Charles Mingus was one of the most individual and tempestuous figures in the histOry of jazz. A sometimes wayward. always larger than life genius. Mingus created some of the most memorable music of the 20th century. The bassist and composer's magnificent legacy is celebrated by the Mingus Big Band. formed by his fOurth wife. the indefatigable Sue Mingus. and made tip of some of the top

players on the New York jazz scene.

They know and understand Mingus's music better than anybody. The band have been to the festival before. and have always made a powerful impact. Expect the same again this time round. (Kenny Mathieson)

I Mingus Big Band play the Old Frurtmarket. Wed 3 Jul.

I Morph Princes Square. 48 Buchanan Street. 221 ()324. 12.30pm. Free. Ja/z fusion from guitarist Morph.

I The Glasgow Boy: Buchanan (iallcries. Buchanan Street. 333 9898. Ipnt. Free. See Sun 30.

I Niki King with Marcus Ford 'I‘ron Theatre. 63 'I'rongate. 552 4267. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Ja// \ocals from award- winning singer King. backed by the guitar stylings of Ford.

I Humphrey Lyttelton with Stacey Kent and Jim Tomlinson The Old Fruitmarket. .Albion Street. 287 551 1. 8pm. £14 (£12). Trumpeter Ilumph may hayc celebrated his 80th birthday last year. but ltis passion for traditional and mainstream _ja//. hasn't diminished. Ilis regular band is joined by popular Vocalist Stacey Kent and saxman Jim 'I'omlinson. but they are practically members of the group anyway.

I Tom Colquhoun Loop. 64 Ingram Street. 572 I472. 8pm. Free. See Fri 28. I Cathie Rae and Ross Milligan Millennium Hotel. (ieorge Square. 332 671 1. 8.30pm. Blues and funk as Vocalist Rae is joined by guitarist Milligan.

I Going Solo (‘afe ('ossachok.

Russian (‘ultural ('entre. 1(1 King Street. 553 (1733. 8.30pm. Free. I’iattoja/l standards performed by Rtissian duo Nick and Iilena Kaboey.

I Kudu Mc('ltui11‘s. 4f) Iligh Street. 552 2135. 9pm. Free. Hot jazz and blues. I Lynne O’Neill and Paul Harrison Corinthian. I91 Ingram Street. 552 l 101. 10pm. Jazz piano standards with \‘UL‘ills.

I David Milligan Trio Millennium Hotel. (ieorge Square. 332 671 I. If).3()pm. See Mon 1.

I Graeme Scott Trio (tlasgtm- Airport. Abbotsinch. 887 l I l 1. 5pm. Free. See Sun 3().


I Fionna Duncan Vocal Workshops Rainshorn ’I'heatre. 93 Ingram Street. 552 3489. £100 £150. See Tue 2.

I Glasgow International Jazz Festival Various Venues. 552 3552. tbc. See Fri 28.

I Andy Mitchell and Graeme Scott Duo Princes Square. 48

Buchanan Street. 221 (1324. 12.30pm. Free. Jazz guitar duo.

I Tom Colquhoun Buchanan (iallcries. Buchanan Street. 333 9898. lpnt. Free. See Fri 28.

I Ruth Lambert DUO Loop. 64 Ingram Street. 572 1472. 8pm. See Sun 30.

I Mingus Big Band The Old Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 287 551 1. 8pm. £17.51) (£15.50). The band Mingus never really had himself. Formed in 1991 under the direction of his fourth \yife. Sue. this band of top-drays er New York ja/zmen pay respectful btit creatiye tribute to the musical legacy of one of ja/z's greatest composers and improvisers. A festival highlight.

I Hotclub (‘afe (‘ossachok. Russian ('ultural Centre. 11) King Street. 553 ()733. 8.3(1pm. £5 (£3). Mttsic from guitarist Nigel ('Iark. \‘iolttlisl ()leg I’onomarey and \’t)L‘ilIl.\1 I.ynn ()‘Neill. I Niki King with Marcus Ford Millennium Hotel. (ieorge Square. 332 671 1. 8.30pm. See Tue 2.

I Deek McGhee Duo .\tc(‘huill‘s. 4() High Street. 552 2135. 9pm. Free. Jazz and blues duo.

I Martin Kershaw Quartet 'l'ron Theatre. 63 'I'rongate. 552 4267. 9.3(1pm. £6 (£4 ). Acoustic quartet fronted by innoyatiyc saxman and Berklee graduate Kershaw.

I Pauline Copeland and Ronnie Findlay ('orinthian. 191 lttgram Street. 552 ll()l. lflpnt. la/z \ocalist ('opeland joins forces with renoys ned keyboardist Findlay.

I Paul Harrison Trio Millennium Hotel. (ieorge Square. 332 671 I. 111.3(1pm. Modern ja/z from keyboardist Harrison. who is already making major \s‘ayc‘s in ja/l circles despite his modest years. He is joined by bassist Mario ('aribe and drummer Paddy Flaherty.

I Pauline Copeland Quartet (ilasgoyy Airport. Abbotsinch. 887 1 I l I. 5pm. Free. Ja/I front \‘UL‘illlsl ('opeland.


I Fionna Duncan Vocal Workshops Ramshorn 'I‘heatre. 98 Ingram Street. 552 3489. £11)() £150. See 'I‘ue 2.

I Pauline Copeland & Ronnie Findlay I’rinces Square. 48 Buchanan Street. 22I (I324. l2.3(lpttl. Free. See \Ved 3.

I The Glasgow Boyz Buchanan (ialleries. Buchanan Street. 333 9898.

I )m. Free. See Stilt 31).

David Berkman Quartet and Chris Potter Quartet The Old I-‘ruitmarket. Albion Street. 287 551 I. 7.30pm. £14 (£12). A line double bill of imaginatiye contemporary jazz featuring quartets led by two of the best musicians on the New York scene. pianist Berkman and s;t\t)pltt)nisl I’otter.

I Lynne O’Neill Trio ()Kt). 68 Ingram Street. 572 15()(). 8pm. Bra/ilian tunes with the odd jaz/ standard.

I Impact ('anyas. 62 Albion Street. 552 2 101. 8pm. £5. I)ancet1oor friendly ftmk and lit/l from this new (ilasgoys quartet.

I Lorna Brown Quartet Loop. ()4 Ingram Street. 572 1472. 8pm. Illisjtt/l foursome. featuring guitar. bass and drums. is fronted by on-tlte-up saxophonist Brim n.

. NiCk Kaboev ('ttlc ('tissttc‘llt)k. Russian (’ultural ('entre. If) Kittg Street. 55311733. 8.30pm. Free. The Russian piartist/composer presents his ms it take on jazz tunes for piano.

I Niki King with Marcus Ford

Glasgow Jazz Festival


David Berkman and Chris Potter The opening weekend of the Glasgow Jazz Festival is big on major names that don't have an awful lot to do with jazz. but the hard jazz action cuts in with a vengeance midweek. This double bill features two of the most imaginative exponents of contemporary jazz in New York. pianist David Berkman and saxophonist Chris Potter. each leading their own bands. Old Frultmarket. Glasgow. Thu 4 Jul.

Martin Taylor The guitar great reverts to a more acoustic jazz setting for this tribute to the music of Richard Rodgers. who actually hated the things jazz players did to his tunes. It hasn't stopped them taking liberties. though. Martin is joined by the undervalued John Horler on piano. with Alex Dankworth on bass and Allan Ganley on drums. plus saxman Denys Baptiste as special guest. Old Fruitmarkel. Glasgow. Sat 6 Jul.

Richard Galliano and Michel Portal Accordion isn't the first instrument that springs to mind when thinking abetit the classic jazz instruments. but Richard Galliano (pictured) is one of the great exceptions. His duo with clarinetist Michel Portal has produced some startling results. and this is a great chance to catch them live on a very rare Scottish visit. Tron Theatre. Glasgow. Sun 7 Jul.

Millennium Ilotcl. (ieot'ge Square. 332 671 1. 8.30pm. See Tue 2.

I Kudu Mc('htti|1‘s. 4t) Iliin Street. 552 2 l 35. 9pm. Free. See Tue 2.

I Sylvia Rae Quartet 'l‘ron 'l‘lteatre. 63 'l'rongate. 552 4267. 9.30pm. £6 (£4 ). Another accomplished singer from the Rae family. accompanied by the great trio of Brian Kellock (piano). Kenny Iillis (bass) and John Rae (drums).

I Ruth Lambert Duo ('oritttltian. I91 Ingram Street. 552 11111. 10pm. See \Vc‘tl .3.

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