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FREE Jazz Jam and Open Mic Session Whighams Wine Cellars, 13 Hope Street, 225 8674. 8–10.30pm. See Sun 25.
Monday 2 Edinburgh ■ The Jazz Bar Big Band The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). See Mon 26. ■ Great Jazz Jam Session The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 10.30pm. £2 (£1). See Mon 26.
Glasgow FREE The Bottleneckers Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 9pm. See Tue 27. Edinburgh ■ The Six O’Clock Blues & Swing Train The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 5pm. Donation. See Tue 27. ■ Tuesday Jam The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 9pm. £2 (£1). See Tue 27. ■ Tuesday Heartbreak Funk Session The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.15pm. £2 (£1). See Tue 27.
Wednesday 4 Edinburgh FREE Edinburgh University Jazz Orchestra The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 5.30pm. See Wed 28. ■ The Portico Quartet and Sweet Billy Pilgrim Electric Circus, 36--39 Market Street, 226 4224. 7pm. £10. Mercury-nominated jazz meets classical outfit, who mix the richness of Brahms with the unruly nature of Mingus.
Glasgow ■ The Portico Quartet and Sweet Billy Pilgrim The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000. 7.30pm. £10. See Wed 4. ■ Will Vinson and Mark McKnight Quintet City Halls: Recital Rooms, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 8pm. £10. The New York sax star has played with Rufus Wainwright, Ari Hoenig’s Punk Bop and Eddie Gomez, here playing with guitarist McKnight’s quartet. See preview, page 64. Edinburgh ■ Paul Towndrow Slovakia Quartet The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 473 2000. 8.15pm. £6 (£5). Gifted alto-saxophonist Towndrow brings in two guests from Slovakia, vibraphonist Miroslav Herak and pianist Michal Vanoucek, for a UK tour. ■ The Freaky Family The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.15pm. £1. See Thu 22.
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Thursday 22 Edinburgh ■ Rantum Sanctum The Jazz Bar, Chambers Street, 220 4298. 5pm. Donation. An mix of contemporary, Scottish trad and Americana.
Glasgow ■ The Beats On The Arches, Argyle Street, 565 1000. 7.30pm. £20. Charity night of live music and entertainment (featuring Glasgow Gospel Choir and ceilidh band Kilter) to raise funds for Friends of Beatson. ■ Christy Moore and Declan Sinnott Royal Concert Hall, Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. 8pm. £22.50–£26.50. One of Ireland’s best-loved solo singers, mixing traditional song with contemporary social and political commentary. Edinburgh ■ A Hundred Thousand Welcomes Scottish Storytelling Centre, High Street, 473 2000. 7.30–9.30pm. £10 (£8). Storytelling, song and traditional clarsach tunes brought to you by Heather Yule, George MacPherson and David Campbell. Part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2009. ■ Ceilidh for Marie Curie St Bride’s Centre, Orwell Terrace, 346 1405. 7.30pm. £8 (£5). Dance to the Will Marshall Ceilidh Band and raise money for Marie Curie Edinburgh Hospice. ■ And they All Sang Rosselsongs: A Celebration of Leon Rosselson Edinburgh Folk Club, Cabaret Bar, The Pleasance, 650 2458. 8pm. £10 (£8). A special concert to celebrate the work of Leon Rosselson on the occasion of his 75th birthday, featuring Leon Rosselson himself, and singers Frankie Armstrong, Sandra Kerr, and Janet Russell. ■ Edinburgh Ceilidhs Roxy Art House, Roxburgh Place, 339 5374. 8pm. £6–£10. Traditional fun with ceilidh bands and a piper, and some international folk dances to complement the Scottish classics. Refreshments available. ■ Festival Club: Phyllis Davison Waverley Bar, St Mary’s Street, 556 9579. 9.30–11pm. Suggested donation £3. Continue the festival fun well into the evening with this performance from storyteller/singer Phyllis Davison and open session. Part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2009.
Daedelus Make sure you through some shapes as this producer/musician/DJ performs his instrument of choice,
the monome. The eccentric LA native complains his concerts ‘can become kind of a staring contest, kids looking at the box . . . unblinking.’ Recommending that ‘people should dance, dancers are the easiest way for me to get a line of communication. A bunch of dudes just standing, watching, kind of kills that.’ ■ Stereo, Glasgow, Wed 28 Oct.
Morrison is joined by his friends Alistair McDonald and Alan Kitchen for some good old fashioned entertainment in an evening of music and chat, with hits from the West End and Broadway shows, light opera, and a Scots song or two.
Glasgow FREE Alan Sweeney Quintet Brel, 39–43 Ashton Lane, 342 4966. 3pm. Jazz from this young guitarist and his quintet. Edinburgh FREE The Mellotones The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 3.30pm. See Sat 24. ■ The Jam House Experience The Jam House, 5 Queen Street, 226 4380. 6.30pm. Free before 8pm; £5.50 before 11pm; £7.50 after. See Thu 22. ■ Tony Jacobs: The Gershwin Years Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. 7.30pm. £14.50
(£12.50). A show celebrating not only Gershwin but also all the other classic songwriters-singers of his time. ■ World Premiere Quintet The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8.15pm. £4 (£3). See Sat 24. FREE Faye Levy Trio Eighty Queen Street Bar and Restaurant, 80 Queen Street, 226 5097. 8.30–11.30pm. Live jazz sounds from singer Levy and this cool trio. ■ Fish Fry The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm–3am. £5 (£3). See Sat 24.
Sunday 1 Edinburgh FREE Martin Waugh Trio The Yard Leith, 2 Bonnington Road Lane, 554 1314. 1pm. Waugh croons along to standards made famous by Sinatra and the rest of the Rat Pack. ■ Verona Chard Quartet The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). London-based jazz vocalist.
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