The dates listed below are for one-off or ticketed shows; see below section for free residencies. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Performances will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least eight days before publication. Jazz listings compiled by Ruth Hedges and Kenny Mathieson.
I John Bunch Trio The Piping Centre. 30- 34 .‘ylcPhater Street. Coweaddens. 287 551 1. 8pm. £‘)-£l0. An evening with veteran piano star John Bunch. who has worked with the greats including Louis Arntstrong. Jack Benny and Duke Iillington. Ricky Steele (bass) and John Rae (drums) make tip the trio.
I Out of the Bedroom Waverley Bar. 1 St Mary's St. ‘)pm~-midnight. Free. Open mic session for lidinbtirgh- based singer-songwriters. ()riginal music only with chance to record set on four track ~ just bring blank tape.
I Paul Towndrow Quartet The Bridge Jazz Bar. 82 South Bridge. 478 2510. ‘)pm. Free. Modern jazz standards and originals from alto-saxophonist 'l‘owndrow.
I The Goat Stew World Jazz Party The Beat Jazz Basement. 1 Chambers Street. 467 253‘). 10pm. £2-£3. World roots. afro beat and Latin ﬂavoured jazz from Toby Shippey’s new six piece band.
I Hot Charanga Sauce lil Barrio. 104 Westport. 22‘) 8805. 10pm. The startling Latin voice of Carlos Pena fronts a new group playing Brazilian son mUsic - with Carrie McKenna (flute). Dave Patrick (piano). and Mario Caribe (bass).
I The Sinatra Songbook Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. 7.30pm. £8 (£4.50). Stars in their F.yes contestant Robert Scott wows as ()1‘ Blue liyes. while Pat Keating interprets the lilltt Fitzgerald songbook for good
I Clyde Quartet Silver Tassie. Almada Street. 8pm. Free. Straight up jazz with special guests at the Hamilton Jazz Club.
I The BackBeat Band The Bridge Jazz Bar. 82 South Bridge. 478 2510. ‘)pm. Free. Four-piece electric jazz night featuring Paul 'I‘owndrow on sax. Ross Hamilton on bass. Stuart (iorman on guitar and Bill Kyle on drums.
I Trouble at the Blue Note The Beat Jazz Basement. 1 Chambers Street. 467 253‘). 10pm. £2 £4 (free before £l0pm). Dolphin Boy with Sandy Wright (mandolin. guitar). Chris Stout (violin). Chris (ireive (trb) atid Frik da Viking (1)J) cause some trouble iii this all singing. all 1)Jing session.
I The Sinatra Songbook Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. 7.30pm. £8 (£4.50). See Thu 5.
I Duck Baker Rothcs Halls. Rothes Square. 01592 61 l 101. 8pm. £8
(£6 £7). The highly regarded fingerstyle guitarist mixes traditional music. bluegrass. gospel. ragtime and modern
I Alan Gilbert Quartet Brel. 3‘) 43 Ashton Lane. 342 4‘)66. 3 »6pm. Free. (itiitarist Alan (iilbert heads this jaz/ quartet.
I Jazz Brunch The Bridge Jaz/ Bar. 82 South Bridge. 478 2510. 2.30pm. Free. Regular Saturday brunch sessions. Kids welcome.
I The Bridge House Band The Bridge Jazz Bar. 82 South Bridge. 478 2510. ‘)pm. Free. A regular five-piece with a variable line-up playing specially commissioned arrangements.
Isle of Islay
I Laura MacDonald Quartet Bunnahabhain Distillery. Port Askaig. 467 5200. 4pm. £6 (£4). Contemporary jazz from this rising Scottish saxophone star. whose regular quartet also features Chick Lyall on piano. Part of the Islay Jazz Festival.
I Edinburgh Jazz Quintet Bowhill Theatre. Bowhill House. Bowhill. 01750 22204. 7.30pm. £7 £‘) (£6). A lively programme from the Quintet including tributes to the composers of classics such as ‘Blue Moon'. ‘Bewitched' and ‘Funny \"alentine’.
Isle of Islay
I Carlos Pena and Hot Charanga Sauce Bruichladdich Hall. Bruichladdich. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £8 (£6). Venezuelan salsero. Pena. fronts this powerful batid that cover samba. rumba. son and salsa. Part of the [slay Jazz Festival.
I All Oat Jazz Cafe (‘ossachok. Rtissian Cultural Centre. 10 King Street. 553 0733. 8.30pm. £3. Lev Atlas on violin and Stephen Adam on piano pun through some jazz standards.
I All Day Jazz Breakfast The Bridge Jazz Bar. 82 South Bridge. 478 2510. 2.30pm. Free. Music and food to while away your Sunday. Kids welcome. I Ross Hamilton Quartet The Bridge Ja// Bar. 82 South Bridge. 478 2510. ‘)pm. Free. Funky jazz from lop young bassist. I)J support from l)om Flanagan.ch Hill and lirik 1)a Viking. I Apache The Beat Jan. Basement. Chambers Street. 467 253‘). 10pm. £2 (free before £ 10pm). Jeremy (ioddard returns from the [SA for a night of big ftiiik and deep grooves. Joined by Alan .‘ycheown on guitar. John Spiers on bass and Patil Mills on drums.
I Barbara Morrison The Beat Ja/z Basement. 1 Chambers Street. 467 253‘). 10pm. £5 (free before £l0pni). Sassy American singer supported by the Tom Finlay Trio performs swing. blues. sottl.
I John Bunch Trio Byre 'l‘heaire. Abbey Street. 01334 475000. 8pm. £7. See Thu 5.
I Gilad Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble liast Kilbride Arts Centre. ()ld Coach Road. ()1355 261000. 8pm. £8 (£6). The electi'iling Israeli saxophonist (and ex-Blockhead) is fresh from a stint with Shane .\1c(iowaii . . . and lived to tell the tale!
I Gilad Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble Tron 'l‘heatre. 63 'l'rongate. 552 4267. 7pm. £5 (£20 inc dinner). See Fast Kilbi'ide Stiii 8.
jazz listings Music
I Fionna Duncan and Friends
McChuill's. 40 High Street. 552 2135.
‘)pm. Free. Renowned vocalist Duncan presents a varied repertoire of jazz with various special guests.
I The Jam Session The Bridge Jazz Bar. 82 South Bridge. 478 2510. ‘)pm. Free. Regular jazz jam session as various gttesl drop in lojoin the David Patrick Trio.
I John Burgess Quartet The Beat Jazz Basement. 1 Chambers Street. 467 253‘). 10pm. £2 (free before £l0pm). Tenor saxophonist Burgess fronts this innovative foursome.
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I Gilad Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. 7.30pm. £8 (£4.50). See Sun 8.
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I Cathie Rae Quintet Tron 'l‘lieatre. 63 'I‘rongate. 552 4267. 8pm. £6 (£4). Classical lit/l vocal repertoire sung by one of Scotland’s most Personal siiti—‘ers. Cathie is on an extended Scottish tour this month. and also has a tiew album. fllllt’ ()ul. due for release (or maybe out by now. although it w asn't quite ready to launch as planned during the recent _ja// festival in lidinbtirgh). In an act of sisterly synchronicity. singer Syly ia Rae also has a new album out. entitled Close linough.
I Bill Kyle’s Usual Suspects The Bridge Jan Bar. 82 Sotttli Bridge. 478 2510. ‘)pm. Free. New Ja// Quartet ptit together by drummer Kyle and featuring a rotating line tip of the best of Titlinburgh's jazz players such as Colin Steele. Brian Sheils. Brian Kellock. Jimmy Wood and more.
I Food for Thought The Beat Ja/z Basement. 1 Chambers Street. 467 253‘). l0pm. £3 (free before 1: 10pm). Local crew Highway cruise into FFT with some loungecore hip hop featuring Ry lie on keys. Tani 'l'reanor on drums/samples and Steve Mackie on bass/liarmonica.
I Alan Wylie Quartet Ad Lib. l l I Hope Street. 248 6645. 10.30pm. £5. Hard-edged jazz with spatial trumpet sounds from Alan Wylie.
I Bill Simpson Quartet The Bridge Ja// Bar. 82 Sotttli Bridge. 478 2510. ‘)pm. Free. Tenor saxophonist Bill Simpson leads this hard-swinging. bop- based outfit.
Barbara Morrison Barbara Morrison is an American jazz singer in the classic mould. with a big voice. an unerring swing feel. and a sassy personality. She has been gigging extensively this summer. and follows an appearance at the Islay Jazz Festival (see preview) with this outing. accompanied by the Tom Finlay Trio. Beat Jazz Basement. Edinburgh. Sun 8 Sep: Carnigie Hall, Dunferm/ine. Fri 73 Sep.
John Bunch Trio American pianist John Bunch is now in the veteran phase of his distinguished career. but continues to perform with the sparkle and vitality of a man half his age. augmented by the experience of a lifetime in mainstream and traditional jazz settings. He is joined by bassist Ricky Steele and drummer John Rae for this Jazz Mainstream presentation. The Piping Centre. G/asgow. Thu 5 Sep; Byre Theatre. St Andrews. Sun 8 Sep.
Cathie Rae Quintet Cathie Rae launches an extensive Scottish tour with this gig. and should have her new self- produced disc available by then. Time Out is essentially her debut as a leader (her only previous record was a Chet Baker tribute co—led with Colin Steele). and coincides with the recent release of her sister Sylvia's own debut album. C/ose Enough (Caber). featuring Brian Kellock and Warren Vache. Tron Theatre. G/asgow. Wed 7 1 Set).
& The Orient House Ensemble
Tue 10 89;) 7.30pm £8 / £4.50 0141 887 1010
Israeli born saxophonist, Gilad Atzmon returns to Paisley Arts Centre with a challenging repertoire including
'Singing In The Rain ', 'In A Sentimental Mood' and Sidney Bechet's legendary ’Peﬁt Fleur'
"touching. tender. angry. funny and highly spontaneous music." Jazz UK
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