Events are listed by date, then city. Submit listings at least ten days before publication to Ruth Hedges at, by post or by tax on 0131 557 8500. Listings are compiled by Ruth Hedges and Kenny Mathieson.


I The Michael Deans Quartet BL‘L‘I‘ ('alc. (iatttllc‘t‘iggs. 553 9815.

9 I 1.45pm. l‘ree. .\lodern _ja// quartet led b} tenor saxman Deans.


I Gina llenr} 's Ja// ('ellar. 8 .\1ot'l'ison Street. 407 5200. 8.30pm. £5. New band from \ocalist (iina Rae with laid back. hip ballads with an R&B feel.


I The Strathclyde University Big Band ("ale Source. 1 St Andrew 's Sqttare. 548 6020. 9pm. l-‘ree. The l'ni\crsit_\ 's llig Band get down and pla) a selection ot’ja/l tunes from their estensixe repertoire inclttding .\lilcs I)a\is. Start Kenton. Budd} Rich and Bill} Ma).


I Jesse Davis llenr} 's Ja/l ('ellar. 8 .\lot‘t‘ison Street. 4(37 5201). 8.30pm. £5. Star saxophonist from New Orleans Plit}s w ith soul. See pre\ iew

I Guest Band Night so Queett Street Bar attd Restaurant. 80 Queen Street. 220 5097. 9pm midnight. l'ree. Regular _ja// night featuring top Scottish _ja// groups.

I Funkafize llenr} ‘s Jan ('ellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. midnight. £5. ('lassic. big. dancel'loor funk powered b} New York drummer l’attl .\1i|1s.


I George McGowan and his Orchestra Merchant's (‘orner. 18 John Street. 552 3801. 2.30 5.30pm. liree.

Drummer .\lc(iowan leads his big band with guest \‘ocalists.

I Konrad Wiszniewski Quartet Brel. 5‘) ~15 Ashton Lane. 542 4906.

5 (rpm. l'it'ec. Saxophonist Konrad \Visniewski has a rich sound. rooted in the tradition of the sa.\ophone giants. He has spent some time at Berklee ('ollege in Boston. and will showcase ltis itew attack and technique.

I Big Bob’s Jazz Band Bar ISS. Buchanan Hotel. 185 Buchanan Street. 332 7284. 5.30pm. Free. Regular swinging ja/I. session.

I Ivan Henderson Scottish Ragtime Band (‘al‘e Source. I St Andrew 's Square. 548 ()0211. 8pm. £10.95 price lot' _ja// supper; no charge for bar accessl. Featuring special guest (’olin Bow den ta recognised specialist in the classic Bab). l)odtls st) let on drums. I Eddie Toal and Quintet ()’.\'ei1|‘s. 71 Albion Street. 5520822. 9 1 1.45pm. l-‘ree. Vocalist liddie sings his wa) through .v\merican songbook standards.


I Jesse Davis llenr} ‘s Jan (‘ellaiz 8 Morrison Street. 4(r7 5200. 8.30pm. £5. See liri 2 and preview.

I 80QSt House Band St) Queen Street Bar and Restaurant. 80 Queen Street. 220 5097. 9pm midnight. l’t'ee. .\1odern ja/l classics from this d)namic 1i\ e-piece.

I Groove Diggaz llenr} \ Ja// ('ellar. b’ Morrison Street. 467 .521)“. midnight. U). A dose of the ltrnk l‘rom lidinbttrgh's premiere heat y“ eight soul outtit. featuring vocalist 'l‘on)‘ King and the talents of Martin Kershaw on sa\.


I Scottish Guitar Quartet 'I‘olbootlt. Jail \\'_\nd_ (ll-780 27-1000. 7.30pm. £8 (£5.50). The popular guitar ensemble entertain w ith a mix ot‘ja/l. Latin. traditional and world st_\ Ies.

pla) ed on their futuristic l‘t'ameworks guitars and the Roland \‘(i-88 ‘Virtual gtiitar' s_\ stem.


I Jazz Brunch (‘at’e Source. I St Andrew 's Square. 548 6020. 1pm. £7.95. liobb} \\'islt;tt't and friends play a jazz

brttnch for a chilled end to the weekend. l’rice inclttdes refreshments btit there is no charge for bar and side lounge.

I Paul Towndrow and Friends Beer (Kile. (‘andleriggm 552 9815. 2pm. Free. Modern jazz standards and originals from the pen of alto- saxophonist 'l‘owndrow.

I Jesse Davis 'l‘ron 'l‘heatre. o3 'I'rongate. 552 4267. 8pm. £8 (£6). See Fri 2 and preview.

0 Mr McFall’s Chamber (‘ottier 'l‘heatre. llyndland Street. 330 5522. 8pm. £10 (£8t. 'l'he tar-out music group ptish back tttore boundaries with a collaboration between artist ('olin Lawson attd ja/I—inl'lttenced composer Matilda Brown. The programme also includes nutnbers b}- liddie Daniels. John 'l‘aylor. .-\slot‘ l’ia/zolla. Joe Zawinul and Robert l-‘ripp. See Hit List

Edinburgh I Jazz Brunch Oxygen Bar & (irill. 3 5 Infirmary Street. 557 9997. 2 5pm. l-‘ree. The Robert l’ettigrew 'I’rio p|a_\ in a new \\ eekl) ‘jtt/l brttnch kitls welcome. I Open Mic llenr} ’s Ja/l ('ellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5. .\ chance for aspiring musicians and singers to pet'liot‘tn \\ illt 'l‘otltl Gordon and a piano trio led b} l)a\ id I’atriek.


I Cafe Source Trio (‘at'e Source. 1 St Andrew 's Square. 548 ()020. 8pm. £5 (\lL‘ttllk‘l's lil'L‘L‘l. ()pen \lttg’c musicians welcome as part of the Monday (‘lub.

I 4 Jazz Btirnbrae. .\li1nga\‘ie. 942 5951. 8pm. liree. Quartet producing swinging _ja// standards l’eaturing guitarist Bob Sloan and Andy Sharkey on double bass.

I Robert & May Miller Mitchell 'l'heatre. (i (iranville Street. 0845 330 3501. 8pm. £12. .-\ night ol- songs and good times with Robert and .\1a'\' .\Iiller.


0 Mr McFall’s Chamber Queen‘s lla11.('1erk Street. («)8 2019. 7.45pm. £12 (£10). See Sun 4 and Hit

Live Sciences play Henry's Jazz Cellar, Edinburgh, Fri 9 Apr

jazz listings Music

Mr McFall’s Chamber The iconoclastic group of classical musicians turn their attention to a new multimedia project incorporating music by jazz— influenced composer Matilda Brown. paintings by Colin Lawson. and video projection by John McGeoch. Their eclectic programme also features music by Joe Zawinul and John Taylor. alongside Astor Piazzolla and King Crimson. Cottier Theatre. Glasgow, Sun 4 Apr; Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Mon 5 Apr.

Scottish Jazz All-Stars Long before the Current upsurge of Scottish jazz talent. musicians like Alex Welsh. the Clansmen and the Clyde Valley Stompers put Scotland on the jazz map. The All-Stars pay tribute to those pioneers with a line-up featuring Fionna Duncan, Forrie Cairns. Lennie Herd, Dave Batchelor. Brian Kellock. and John Rae. Expect high quality trad jazz and swing. Tron Theatre, Glasgow, Sun 7 7 Apr; Henry's Jazz Cellar, Edinburgh, Wed 7 4—Thu 75 Apr.

Mike Whellans It is always tempting to think of one man bands as novelty acts. but that would be a big mistake in the case of bluesman Mike Whellans (pictured). Jaw- dropping, maybe. but definitely no novelty. He isn‘t the greatest singer around. but his playing is a serious treat. Folk Club, Edinburgh, Wed 74 Apr.

I Jam Session 80 Queen Street Bar and Restaurant. 80 Queen Street. 226 5097. 8.30% 1.30pm. l‘ree. ()pen session with the David Patrick 'l’rio »~ come and play or come to hear a whole load of new talent.

Tuesday 6


I Robert & May Miller Mitchell Theatre. (t (iram'ille Street. 0845 330 3501. 8pm. £12. See Mon 5.

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