American saxophonist Bob Sheppard‘s horn has featured on dozens of sessions. and he has toured with the likes of Chick Corea and Steely Dan. but has only just released his debut album. In The Now. on the UK-based Sirocco Jazz label. Why the long wait? Bob has a simple explanation: ‘Basically my career kept expanding in many different areas. and l was very happy playing very good music with a whole lot of people. Ten years sounds a long time. but it feels like ten minutes sometimes. ln the back of my mind I knew I was postponing something I should be doing. though, and I want to get the next one out fairly quickly.‘ (Kenny


I Bob Sheppard plays at the Bridge Jazz Bar. Edinburgh from Wed 2-Sun 30


I The BackBeat Band The Bridge Jazz Bar. 82 South Bridge. 478 2510. 9pm. Free. Four-piece electric jazz night featuring the best in local talent.


I George Melly with John Chilton’s Feetwarmers Vikingar. Barrfields. Greenock Road. 01475 689777. 8pm. £12.50. The larger-than- life George Melly fronts this swinging blues band with trumpeter Chilton. Parr aft/1e [zirgs Jazz I’esli‘ val.


OBaricuda, Burt MacDonald Quartet with Lol Coxhill and Charlie Boyle Quartet Brel. 39—43 Ashton Lane. 342 4966. 2—8pm. Free. A triple bill ofjazz. l’art aft/1e West End festival.


I Melting Pot Henry‘s Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. midnight. £5. Trumpeter Colin Steele (Midnight Blue Band) leads his six-piece through a dancelloor-minded jazz set. with the emphasis on the funk.

I The Piano Trio The Bridge Jazz Bar. 82 South Bridge. 478 2510. 2.30pm. Free. Regular piano afternoon session featuring various pianists and their trios.

I Tam White, Phamie Gow,

Harmonise and the David Patrick

Trio Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £9.50 (£7.50). Todd Gordon and Louise Holden host this evening ofjazz. blues. folk and world music in aid of the Drake Music Project Scodand.

I Alisa McCreary Quartet Henry‘s Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5. Canadian jazz vocalist MacCreary returns from foreign climes with the Paul Harrison Trio.

I The Bridge House Band The Bridge Jazz Bar. 82 South Bridge. 478 2510. 9pm. Free. A regular five-piece with a variable line-up playing specially commissioned arrangements.

I lrfan and the Elastic Band The Beat Jazz Basement. 1 Chambers Street. 0781 1 375374. 10pm. £7 (£4 before

1 1pm). Jazz. soul and house as

Manchester DJ lrfan joins forces with six-piece the Elastic Band.


I Scottish National Jazz Orchestra Vikingar. Bili'i‘iiCidS. Greenock Road. 01475 689777. 12.30pm. £8.50. Saxophonist Tommy Smith leads the SNJO in a tribute to Count Basie. Part of the Largs Jazz festival.

I Carol Kidd Vikingar. Barrfields. Greenock Road. 01475 689777. 8pm. £12.50. Scotland's first lady ofjazz continues to build on her international reputation as a first-rate interpreter of standards. Part of the Largs Jazz Festival.


I The Big Blues Jam Studio 1. Grosvenor Hotel. Byres Road. 341 6516. 6pm. Free. The New Blues Surfers host a night of blues sounds with various special guests such as Rev Doc. John Doole and


I Duo Jazz Brunch The Bridge Jazz Bar. 82 South Bridge. 478 2510. 1.30pm. Free. Various jazz duos provide laid-back sounds to accompany those lazy Sun brunches.

O Burt MacDonald Quartet with Lol Coxhill Henry's Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5. Saxophonist Raymond MacDonald and guitarist George Burt from this quintet with special guest and Lol Coxhill join- ing them with some free flowing sax work. A second collaboration on C1) is also imminent from this creative combi- nation.

I Jazz at the Mfalgar Suite Waterloo Buffet. 3 Waterloo Place. 556 7597. 8.30pm. £3. Mainstream. progressive and experimental jazz from the resident trio lan Millar. Dominic Spencer and Des Travis plus guest appearances.

I Dissentangoed The Beat Jazz Basement. 1 Chambers Street. ()781 1 375374. 10pm. £2 between 1 1pm—lam (free at all other times). Funkateers from Glasgow with dash of Latin for good

I Swing 2002 Willowbank Hotel. 96

Greenock Road. ()1475 675787.

12.30pm. £6. A swinging selection from

the holders of Edinburgh‘s longest-

running pub residency. featuring Dick Lee on clarinet and sax. Roy Percy on bass and the guitars ofJohn Russell and Phil Adams. Par! aft/1e Lurgx Jazz festival.

I Jeannie Maxwell & the

: Jazzweglans Willowbank Hotel. 96 Greenock Road. ()1475 675787. 3.30pm. ; £6. Dixieland jazz from singer Maxwell

and her band. Part of the [xii-gs Jazz festival.

I Fionna Duncan and her Riverboat Allstars Largs Pier. 01475 689777. 6pm. £15. Great traditonal jazz with Duncan on vocal duties on this

_ special jazz cruise. Parr aft/re lel‘gs Jazz

l’esli val.


I Eduardo Niebla’s Brilliantisslmo Tolbooth Theatre. Jail Wynd. 01786 274000. 7.30pm. £8

(£5.50). A virtuoso guitar performance from Niebla and his new band. which

sees classic jazz guitar blended with ethnic influences from around the world. St Andrews

I Warren Vache with the Brian Kellock 1H0 Byre Theatre. Abbey

Street. 01334 475000. 8pm. £7. See Thu 20.

Monday 24


I The Special Magic of Louis

Armstrong Brunion Theatre.

Ladywell Way. Musselburgh. 665 2240.

7.30pm. £10.50 (£7). Terry Lightfoot and his Jazzmen pay tribute to Louis Armstrong.

I The Jam Session The Bridge Jazz Bar. 82 South Bridge. 478 2510. 9pm.

Free. Regularjazz jam session as various 1 guests drop in tojoin the David Patrick


I Brian Molley Quartet The Beat Jazz Basement. 1 Chambers Street. ()781 1 375374. 10pm. £2 btween

1 1pm—1am (free at all other times). Young saxophonist Molley fronts this foursome.

' St Andrews

I Ian Millar and Dominic

; Spencer The Scores Hotel. 76 The

Scores. 8.30pm. £3. Contemporary saxophone and piano duo.

: Tuesday 25

Glasgow I Dancing in the Streets (‘oiiier

Theatre. 93—95 Hyndland Street. 342

4242. 2pm. £1. Guaranteed to get you

hopping. the Paragon Community Band

return to the Festival featuring the

Paragon Players and members of the

Southbrae. Whiteinch and Killearn

Resource Centres. Par! aft/1e West 15ml Festival.

I Eduardo Niebla’s Brilliantissimo GilmorehillG l 2. 9

University Avenue. 330 5522. 7.30pm. £10.50 (£8.50). See Sun 23.


' I The Sempiternal Hoon Bongo

Club. 14 New Street. 558 7604. 9pm. £4. Jazz funk grooves from The Hoon backed up by a selection of DJs at the UFO Club. I Goddard The Beat Jazz Basement. 1 Chambers Street. 0781 1 375374. 10pm. £2 between 10pm—1am (free at all other

times). These up-and-coming funksters j play a selection of original and classic tunes. featuring vocalist Jeremy Goddard.

Wednesday 26

' Glasgow

I Eduardo Niebla’s Brilliantlsslmo GilmorehillG 1 2. 9

jazz listings Music

ts: Stahls Bla Saxophonist Joachim Milder is the most familiar member of Stahls Bla (pictured). and his recent collaboration with the Chick Lyall Trio will be repeated in the Edinburgh Jazz Festival). This band is led by vibraphone player Mattias Stahl. with Filip Augustson on bass and Thomas Stronen on drums. Their recent CD suggests they are well worth catching. Henry '3 Jazz Cellar. Edinburgh. Thu 20 & Fri 27 Jun. Burt MacDonald Quartet with Lol Coxhill These gigs herald the imminent release of a second CD from this highly creative combination of a fine contemporary Scottish band (co- led by guitarist George Burt and saxophonist Raymond MacDonald) with one of the most original and idiosyncratic figures on the UK free jazz scene. saxophonist Lol Coxhill. Brel. Glasgow. Sat 22 Jun; Henry '3 Jazz Cellar. Edinburgh, Sun 23 Jun. Atomic A second helping of Scandinavian jazz, this time served up by the excellent Norwegian quintet Atomic. one of the freshest sounding acoustic jazz ensembles currently around on the European jazz scene. Their approach is more directly influenced by American jazz than some of their peers in northern Europe. but they have their own distinctive take on their models. Henry’s Jazz Cellar. Edinburgh, Sat 29 8 Sun 30 Jun.

University Avenue. 3305522. 7.30pm. £10.50 (£8.50). See Sun 23.

I Three Candiru ’I‘ehai-Oviia. 42 ()tago Lane. 357 4524. 8pm. £1.50. Michael Deans and Nick Weston ever changing jazz band joined by various guests. 12 Jun sees Robert Henderson on trumpet and George .\ic.\'icho1 on bass.


I Power of Scotland Big Band Henry‘s Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5. The Power of Scotland Big Band come together to play in a big band just for fun! Drummer John Rae leads a veritable who‘s who of the Scottish jazz scene.

I Bob Sheppard Quartet The Bridge Jazz Bar. 82 South Bridge. 478 2510. 9pm. £8. Direct from LA. former Chick Corea and Steely Dan saxmaii Bob Sheppard is joined by bassist Jeff D‘Angelo. pianist Steve Hamilton and Bill Kyle on drums fora live-night residence. See panel.

I Newcastle’s Funk Conspiracy The Beat Jazz Basement. 1 Chambers Street. 07811 375374. 10pm. £2 £3. Lively dancelloor funk fusion.

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