Hanover Street, 225 2131. 7pm. See Fri 14. ■ Fred Frith and The Geordie Approach Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, 650 2750. 8pm. £tbc. Highly inventive musician, improviser and founder of 70s experimental rock group Henry Cow. Part of Dialogues Festival. ■ Picante The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £4 (£3). Latin infused modern jazz and blues from this lively quintet led by drummer Ken Mathieson. ■ Skunk Funk The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm–3am. £5 (£3). See Fri 14. Glenrothes ■ Fife Youth Jazz Orchestra Rothes Halls, Kingdom Centre, 01592 611101. 8pm. £10. Richard Michael conducts the orchestra through a selection of big band standards and new pieces at this concert in aid of Cancer Research UK.
Glasgow FREE Loose Grip Brel, 39–43 Ashton Lane, 342 4966. 3pm. See Thu 20. Edinburgh FREE The Mellotones The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 3pm. See Sat 15. ■ World Premiere Quintet The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £4 (£3). See Sat 15. ■ Fish Fry The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm–3am. £5 (£3). See Sat 15.
Stirling ■ Mr McFall’s Chamber & Michael Marra Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, 01786 274000. 8pm. £14 (£12). See Tue 18.
2–4.30pm. £8 (£6). The legendary New Orleans Joymakers continue with their swinging session of traditional jazz.
Glasgow FREE Common Room Jam The Common Room, 77 Byres Road, 334 7132. 9pm. See Mon 17. Edinburgh FREE Monday at Henderson’s Henderson’s, 94 Hanover Street, 225 2131. 6.45pm. See Mon 17. ■ Nell Bryden Cabaret Voltaire, 36–38 Blair Street, 353 8000. 7pm. £8.50. Modern day Dixie, bluegrass, jazz, soul and blues from this Brooklyn singer-songwriter and Radio 2 favourite. ■ The Jazz Bar Big Band The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). See Mon 17. ■ Great Jazz Jam Session The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 9pm. £2 (£1). See Mon 17.
Glasgow FREE The Bottleneckers Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. See Tue 18. Edinburgh ■ The Six O’Clock Blues & Swing Train The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. Donation. See Tue 18. ■ Le Salon du Jazz Refuse, Adelaide’s Cape and Heidi Heidelberg Cabaret Voltaire, 36–38 Blair Street, 220 6176. 7pm. £5 (£4). ‘Jazz at its most un-jazzy’ with folky and acoustic support. ■ Tuesday Heartbreak Live Funkout The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm. £2 (£1). See Tue 18.
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Glasgow FREE Live Music in the Bandstand: Monday Swing Big Band Mugdock Country Park, Craigallian Road, Milngavie, 956 6100. 2–4pm. A local group of amateur musicians perform music written in the style of American 1930s bands. ■ Jazzpool NRW – Channel Crossing City Halls, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 8pm. £13. An open musical project with contributions from Wolfgang Schmidtke, Jerry Singla, Tom Arthurs, Gunnar Pleumer and Julian Arguelles. Edinburgh FREE Ryan’s Jazz Jam Ryan’s Cellar Bar, 2–4 Hope Street, 226 6669. 5pm. See Sun 16. FREE Metropolitain Jazz Sundays Metropolitain Hotel, 4–6 Picardy Place, 556 6629. 7pm. See Sun 16. ■ River Devils The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. 7.30pm. £tbc. Classic blues and jazz stylings from this Edinburgh band. FREE The Whighams Jazz Club Whighams Wine Cellars, 13 Hope Street, 225 8674. 8pm. See Sun 16. ■ The Beau Nasties The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm. £2 (£1). See Sun 16.
Irvine ■ Sunday Jazz Harbour Arts Centre, 114–116 Harbour Street, 01294 274059.
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Glasgow ■ Live Jazz Tchai Ovna, 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. £2. A mixture of standards and originals played on guitar, drums and saxophone.
Edinburgh FREE Lachlan Duo Henderson’s, 94 Hanover Street, 225 2131. 7pm. Intimate jazz session. ■ RSAMD Jazz Course Sextet The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £4 (£3). Young six-piece on Scotland’s first full time jazz course at the RSAMD. ■ Soul Society The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm. £2 (£1). See Wed 19. Dundee ■ Mr McFall’s Chamber & Michael Marra Caird Hall, City Square, 01382 434940. 7.30pm. £12.50 (£10). See Tue 18.
Glasgow ■ Salsa Celtica Eastwood Park Theatre, Eastwood Park, Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock, 577 4970. 7.30pm. £16 (£12). A heady mix of jazz, African, Latin and Celtic rhythms from this lively group. Edinburgh FREE Thursday Night at Henderson’s Henderson’s, 94 Hanover Street, 225 2131. 7pm. See Thu 13. ■ Corrie Dick Sextet The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £4 (£3). Original compositions and rearranged standards from this cool six- piece led by drummer Dick. ■ The Freaky Family The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm. £2 (£1). See Thu 13.
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Glasgow ■ Alastair McDonald Eastwood Park Theatre, Eastwood Park, Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock, 577 4970. 7.30pm. £10 (£8). A celebration of Scottish life in music from the banjo player and popular entertainer. ■ A Tribute to Alistair Hulett St Andrew’s in the Square, St Andrew’s Square, 0870 013 4060. 8pm. £8 (£6). Friends and musicians from the folk scene gather for a performance to celebrate the life and musical heritage of the late Glasgow and Antipodean socialist singer/songwriter Hulett. Edinburgh ■ Rantum Scantum The Jazz Bar, Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. Donation. An eclectic mix of contemporary, Americana, Scottish folk and instrumental skills. ■ Click Clack Club The Hide at the Argyle Bar, Argyle Place, Marchmont. 8pm. Suggested donation £4. New regular night with Odd Times and Ego Ergo Aggro (both featuring Steve Kettley of Salsa Celtica and Cauld Blast), and surprise guests. Think Zorn & Ornette meet Beefheart, James Brown and Philip Glass by accident in a basement. FREE Stan Reeves Ghillie Dhu, Rutland Place, 222 9930. 7pm. Accordion music from the driving force behind the ALP Scottish Music Group, and the Robert Fish Band. FREE The Gorms Whiski, High Street, 556 3095. 10pm. Cheerful Scots/Irish session.
Glasgow ■ Els mariners del Canigó Alliance Française de Glasgow, Park Circus, 01236 732887. 7.30pm. £5. Cuban Havaneres (sea songs) brought back to Europe by Catalan sailors during the 19th century. ■ Michael Marra Strathclyde Suite, Royal Concert Hall, Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. 8pm. £14. Scotland’s most prolific, poetic, witty and touching songwriter. With his authentic, uncompromising vocals, piano and occasional guitar, he moves stylistically through classic song styles, part jazz, rock, popular folk and blues, but remains very much his own man. ■ Friday Ceilidh Sloan’s, Argyle Arcade, Argyle Street, 221 8886. 8.30pm. £8 (£5; or two-course meal for £19.95). End of the week ceilidh action. Edinburgh ■ Chloe Goodchild: Thousand Ways of Light Quaker Meeting House, Victoria Terrace, 331 4469. 7.30pm. £12 (£10). An evening of Shared Sacred Chant, Love Song and World Anthems inspired by Goodchild’s ‘encounter with the Universal Mother.’ Part of the Edinburgh International Festival of Middle Eastern Spirituality and Peace 2010. ■ She’koyokh Klezmer Ensemble The Lot, Grassmarket, 225 9922. 7.30pm. £5–£6. Klezmer (form of vibrant Jewish music) sounds from Eastern Europe, Turkey and the Balkans, via London. ■ Ceilidh Old St Paul’s Church, Jeffrey Street, 556 3332. 7.45pm. £7 (under 16s £4). A night of ceilidh dancing to raise funds for Old St Paul’s Restoration Project.
FREE Old Dollar Bill Whiski, High Street, 556 3095. 10pm. Scottish bluegrass and alternative country. ■ The Burly Ghillie Dhu, Rutland Place, 222 9930. 10.30pm. £5 (£25 inc dinner from 7.30pm). Dance night with traditional music from a variety of fine Scottish musicians every week.
Glasgow ■ Karen Matheson Group Eastwood Park Theatre, Eastwood Park, Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock, 577 4970. 7.30pm. £16 (£12). The vocalist from top Glasgow-based band Capercaillie, Matheson is one of Scotland’s most popular Gaelic singers. ■ Three Wise Men The Accies Club, Helensburgh Drive, Jordanhill, 7.30pm. £15. Daintees frontman Martin Stephenson is joined by Bruce Morton and Roberto Cassani for a fusion of music and comedy. Edinburgh ■ Chloe Goodchild: The Compassionate Voice Quaker Meeting House, Victoria Terrace, 331 4469. 10am–4.30pm. £30 (£20). Workshop in using the voice as a vehicle for spiritual practice. Part of the Edinburgh International Festival of Middle Eastern Spirituality and Peace 2010. ■ Charlie & the Bhoys Cabaret Voltaire, Blair Street, 220 6176. 7pm. £10. Celtic folk rockers (tonight, literally, as this is a special gig for football fans) with guest appearances from players Bertie Auld and Tommy Gemmell (and a chance to have your photo taken with them and a replica of the European Cup). ■ Tabla Alba Old St Paul’s Church, Jeffrey Street, 556 3332. 7.30pm. £7. A concert by some of our finest Indian classical musicians. Vocalist Sharad Sathe and tabla player Vijay Kangutkar perform together, with Sathe demonstrating the Gwalior Gharana style of singing.
Glasgow ■ Flute & Guitar Café Cossachok, Trongate, 553 0733. 9pm. £6. Andrew Robertson (guitar) and Yvonne Paterson (flute) perform a programme of classical, easy listening and Latin American music.
Edinburgh FREE Flamenco Session The Jazz Bar, Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. Spanish musicians gather for an impromptu session. FREE Footstomping Whiski, High Street, 556 3095. 9.30pm. Traditional Scottish session music. Aberfoyle FREE Heelster Gowdie David Marshall Lodge, Achray Forest, Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, 01877 382258. 2.30pm. Cheery folksters enjoy their fifth season as resident band.
Drymen ■ Winnock Hotel Ceilidh Nights Winnock Hotel, The Square, 01360 660245. 8.30pm. £7. Cosy Scottish entertainment every Sunday throughout summer, with music and dance.
Glasgow ■ Michael Simons Tchai Ovna, Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. £2. Glasgow-based guitarist plays folk, blues and Americana. Edinburgh FREE Folk Off The Banshee Labyrinth, Niddry Street, 9pm–3am. Open mic and live bands.
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