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Glasgow Jazz Festival Presents: Mr Jukes plus support from Rebecca Vasmant (DJ set).

Mr Jukes is the new project from Jack Steadman (Bombay Bicycle Club). New album God First sees Steadman take on the roles of artist, composer, producer and sample-hound. Colloborators like BJ The Chicago Kid, Lalah Hathaway, De La Soul and Lianne La Havas contribute powerful vocals over Mr Jukes tantalising mix of jazz, soul and R&B. Featuring samples from sources as diverse as Argentinian jazz great Jorge Lopez Ruiz and famed Italian composer Alessandro Alessandroni as well as Mr Jukes’s own musical contributions, Steadman’s once again succeeded in reinventing himself.

7:30 pm doors, 8:00 pm show time
Over 14s, under 16s accompanied by an adult over 18
Artist website: www.jukesjukes.com

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ART OF FALLING

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Alabaster dePlume (Lost Map Records) plus support from Art Of Falling

Following 12 monthly development residency concerts and 3 viral video clips, this ruthlessly creative approach to experimental pop music delivers eastern-influenced anthems, under spoken elements that attempt to challenge and address divisive rhetoric recently prevalent in society. Ahead of an LP release on Lost Map produced by Danalogue (Comet is Coming) and Kristian Capitol K in early 2018, the show described in the Guardian as “a reminder of how vital and adventurous music can be” enjoys an emphasis on candid interaction, humility and warmth. Based in underground East London’s Total Refreshment Centre, saxophonist and spoken word artist Alabaster creates a new band each month in his development residency Peach. PRSF has funded his forthcoming 4th LP The Corner of a Sphere, following recent performances for BBC Radio 3, National Theatre and clubs festivals and theatres around UK.

“Totally unique… Very, very brilliant indeed” – Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3

“One of the most thrilling performances I’ve seen this year; a reminder of how vital and adventurous music can be” – Laura Barton, The Guardian

“…Majesty” – Q Magazine

“Takes the biscuit” – DJ Magazine

“a torrent of words and ideas that never fail to inspire” – CLASH Music

“One of my definite favourite saxophone players from this country” – Shabaka Hutchings

“Frankly @a_deplume is outrageously talented and puts the rest of us to shame, this is just sublime, one of my favourite poets by a country mile” – WordLife Sheffield

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The Georgie Fame Family Trio

Glasgow Jazz Festival Presents: The Georgie Fame Family Trio plus support from Luca Manning & Fergus McCreadie.

With his much loved blend of Jazz and Rhythm & Blues, Georgie Fame has consistently worked in the highest musical circles and has become a icon of the British music scene.

So far there have been more than twenty albums and fourteen hit singles, including the Number 1’s: Yeh Yeh, Get Away and The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde. Add to this a long list of collaborations with some of music’s most famous names, including Muddy Waters, Gene Vincent, Bill Wyman, Eric Clapton and Van Morrison, amongst many others, and in Georgie Fame you have bona fide music legend.

7:15 pm doors, 7:30 pm show time​

Over 14s, under 16s accompanied by an adult over 18

Artist website: www.georgiefame.co.uk

Vocalist Luca Manning has recently been enthralling festival audiences across Scotland with his heartfelt and understated lyrical delivery and warm, luminous vocal tone. With musical maturity beyond his years, his clarity and authenticity make jazz compositions new and old sound timeless and fresh. As a gifted improviser as well as singer, he has made his name as an up-and-coming jazz artist performing at the Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee Jazz Festivals – where he opened for Becca Stevens – as well as the 2016 BBC Proms with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland. Now resident in London, Luca is fast making a name for himself, having performed at the Holborn, Soho and Pheasantry Pizza Express Venues with his own Quintet and Sextet line up as well as being invited to sing alongside Liane Carroll at her 2017 sold out Ronnie Scott’s Christmas Show.

Fergus McCreadie is one of Scotland’s most exciting young artists. Soon to be a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, he has been featured at the Glasgow, Edinburgh, Fife, Aberdeen and Islay Jazz Festivals repeatedly for the past 4 years. His debut album, Turas, has been praised for ‘reflecting his engagement with the Scottish landscape and musical tradition while also showing a firm grasp of the jazz piano tradition.’ (Jazz In Europe) He is also a member of Graham Costello’s STRATA, described as “groovy yet cerebral” by BBC Radio Scotland, and of the Mark Hendry Octet and the Matthew Carmicheal Quartet, both of whom have recently released their debut album. He is a winner of the coveted Peter Wittingham Jazz Award, the Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the year u17s Prize, the Guy Jones Prize and the Joe Temperly Prize from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and the Linda Trahan Memorial Prize from St Andrews University. He has also been featured on BBC Radio Scotland regularly as a leader and as a sideman, and has appeared alongside Bob Mintzer, Mike Stern, Iain Ballamy, Tommy Smith, Kestustis Vaiginis, Pat from Hue and Cry, Mario Caribe, Paul Towndrow and Alyn Cosker.

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Fri 22nd June at 8:00pm

ORCHESTRE POLY-RYTHMO

Glasgow Jazz Festival Presents: Orchestre Poly-Rythmo ​plus support.

The legendary African orchestra are celebrating 50 years together at this year’s ​Glasgow Jazz Festival.

Undisputed kings of voodoo music, Benin’s Orchestre Poly-Rythmo are, at five decades, the oldest active African orchestra and one of Africa’s most prolific of all time, publishing hundreds of EPs and dozens of albums throughout the 60s and 70s as rediscovered in recent years by cult labels Analog Africa and Soundway.​ Blending traditional Beninese music, American soul and funk, Nigerian afrobeat, Congolese rumba, Ghanaian high-life, French pop and Afro-Cuban rhythms in their own unique style, their magnificent live show and unparalleled musical output shows them truly worthy of their full name: Le Tout Puissant Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou (The All Powerful Polyrhtyhmic Orchestra of Cotonou).​ After the success of their 2016 Madjiafalou album on prolific indie/afro label Because Music (Amadou + Mariam / Manu Chao / Metronomy / Major Lazer), the band are back on the road for their first full UK festival tour since 2011, celebrating 50 years together and accompanied by the release of a “best of” album in June 2018.​

8:00 pm doors, 8:30 pm on stage ​

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Artist website: www.poly-rythmo.com​

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KING TUTS

Dinosaur

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Dinosaur

LAURA JURD trumpet & synth
ELLIOT GALVIN synths
CONOR CHAPLIN electric bass
CORRIE DICK drums

2018 sees Mercury-nominated Dinosaur back in action with some immensely colourful, new music – full of imagination and surprise. Led by BBC New Generation Artist 2015-17, trumpeter Laura Jurd, their highly anticipated second album ‘Wonder Trail’ (to be released May 2018) sees the band further their exploration into the world of ‘synth-pop meets jazz band’ as they present a journey of mesmerising new compositions. Expect folk-infused grooves and glistening melodies – all tied together by a love for extemporisation and improvisation.

Receiving a rare 5-star review in the Guardian for their 2016 debut album, ‘Together, As One’, the band have toured extensively in Europe and beyond at some of the world’s most prestigious festivals including North Sea Jazz, Montreal Jazz Festival and Molde International Jazz Festival. In addition they have collaborated with some of the UK’s most celebrated ensembles including the BBC Concert Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia and the Ligeti Quartet

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Slugabed (Anticon)

Slugabed is Greg. He lives in London and has been using the same buggy version of FruityLoops since he was 14. He’s 27 now. That’s 13 years of weirdly damaged bass music spewing from his odd little mind. On Facebook he describes his chosen genre as “steeped pears,” while someone a bit more helpfully once tweeted that he “paints disconnect and loneliness in a tumble of fascinating beats.” The point is, Greg drinks while he works, and he would have no idea how, for instance, he manages to be both of his time and so far ahead of it, to tell vivid stories without using words, or to make mercurial heaters that ought to be hung in aural art galleries considering the way he smears vibrant organic and synthetic sounds across an uncanny sonic valley. He has released with revered IDM labels like Ninja Tune and Planet Mu, helped launch indie imprints like Donky Pitch and Activia Benz, DJed dingy bars in every corner of this earth, run many a Boiler Room broadcast, and soundtracked at least one psychedelic yoga session. Depending on the day, your ears may detect in his music bits of glitch, ambient, trap, future bass, new age, strange pop and/or/mostly “other.” Ultimately, Slugabed is a producer unmoored—a superb floating sound island unto himself.

That might have to do with his upbringing. Gregory Feldwick was raised in Bath, hippie country, far from the garage clubs and grime nights of London, and a good bit closer to other bored teens with access their dads’ ‘shroom stashes and Sun Ra LPs. He grew up with instruments in the house, began playing drums at 8, piano soon after, and moved onto PlayStation at 12. To be clear, he didn’t care about games—he was making mutant dance tracks in Music 2000. From then, it was always beats over bands—why collaborate when an entire warped orchestra exists at your fingertips? Because of all this, Greg didn’t get to school on time often, spurring his mom to call him a “slugabed.” But at 19, he moved to Brighton and found others like him.

In 2009, Donky Pitch was just a weekday get-together in a tiny venue beneath a pub. Greg was invited to play and when he finished he was asked to stay on as a resident. Before long, Slugabed was leading a charge of future-leaning, genre-flouting, leftfield bass-wielders into other small clubs with shit soundsystems and, most importantly, a growing legion of fans eager to get their brains rearranged by whatever the club/ label was playing (see Slugabed’s wobbly, wild 2010 “Donky Stomp” theme). Ninja Tune was a logical fit for his increasingly adventurous and immersive work—after a series of EPs and singles, they released his debut LP, Time Team. It was a gorgeous, inventive, sometimes abstract mix of styles stitched into billowing astral fabric.

But that was in 2012. What in the world has Greg been doing since that he hasn’t released a proper sophomore album? Good question. One, he started Activia Benz, a ‘net label devoted to allowing all sorts of beat eccentrics to flex (the ongoing Singles Club is essential and free), plus Slugabed himself, both in collaboration with folk like Iglooghost and Sega Bodega, and via his 2014 Coolest EP in which he sampled T-Pain and covered Roger Sanchez. But, mainly, Greg’s been in the lab—his messy bedroom studio that smells like a brewery—popping bottles of cheap beer, mashing on cheap keyboards, and otherwise devising the exact sonic specifications which, when LP2 comes, will pull us all bodily into his specific universe. That, or he’s steeping pears.

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Yazmin Lacey

Glasgow Jazz Festival, The Hug & Pint & This Side Up Present: Yazmin Lacey

Yazmin Lacey sings with the directness and emotional clarity of classic soul. Having written in her bedroom for her whole life, she began to play acoustic shows in 2014. As her reputation grew locally in Nottingham, she came to meet the diverse group of musicians who would form her band.

Together, they’ve written an EP which combines Yazmin’s incisive songwriting with the vitality of jazz. Her sound resonates with lovers of soulful and honest music. ‘Brilliant singer/songwriter and great new name for the UK’ Gilles Peterson July 2017.

Black Moon EP was recorded in a makeshift living room studio and selected by Gilles Peterson to be BBC Radio 6’s Record of The Week (June 2017). It was produced by Yazmin and her band, talented multi-instrumentalists whose solo projects (Three Body Trio and Broadstrokes) are finding their own success. After numerous high profile collaborations (Warren Xlnce, Congi) and support slots (Daudi Matsiko, Fatima, Low Leaf), Black Moon is Yazmin’s first physical release and has already received airplay on NTS, Jazz FM, BBC 1xtra, BBC 1 BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 6, Radar Radio.. Fatima at Union Chapel Oct 27. Yazmin Lacey’s band is: Pete Beardsworth (keys), Tom Towle (drums), George French (bass), Charlie Bone (guitar), and Owen Campbell (latin percussion).

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George Benson

Kennedy Street Enterprises by arr with United Talent Agency present: George Benson

Legendary ten-time Grammy Award and NEA Jazz Master winner George Benson, whose career covers five decades, with more than 30 recordings under his belt, returns to the Glasgow Jazz Festival in 2018.

The live shows will feature George Benson’s masterful guitar playing, and Benson and his band will perform his Greatest Hits from his impressive back catalogue – which includes such classics as Give Me The Night, Lady Love Me (One More Time), Turn Your Love Around, Love X Love, Never Give Up On A Good Thing and In Your Eyes.

“I’m looking forward to my trip to the UK and we’re going to have a good time at the shows” says George Benson.

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Noya Rao (Gondwana Records)

Leeds-based, electronic-soul quartet Noya Rao are vocalist Olivia Bhattacharjee, bassist Jim Wiltshire, drummer Matt Davies and keys player/producer Tom Henry. Purveyors of lush, enigmatic dreamscapes and grooving electronica, they released their debut album Icaros in November 2017 on Gondwana Records.

Werkha (Tru Thoughts)

Werkha is Tom A. Leah, a Mancunian in Glasgow, via rural Cumbria.

First adopting the alias in 2012, Tom’s time so far as Werkha has seen him craft a singular sonic portfolio; exploring a vast array of live instrumentation, band arrangement, electronic production, DJ and remix work.

Like his busy schedule, Werkha’s productions demonstrate an infectious energy, curiosity, and enthusiasm for exploring the ways in which sound can traverse time and space, taking in transatlantic jazz and soul, diasporic West African percussion, trembling Chinese guzhengs, rolling Lancashire hillsides and vibrating urban tenements. After his first Cube & Puzzle EP on Cool Kid Music, Werkha signed to iconic Brightonbased label Tru Thoughts, releasing the Beacons EP in 2014, followed by his widely lauded debut album Colours of a Red Brick Raft last year. Described by Urban Essence, as “ooz[ing] with creative flair, vibrancy and musical craftsmanship. It has soul, it has funk, it has feeling,” Colours showed the maturing musical depth of this still young producer; balancing an organically live kinetic energy with an attentive ear for sonic nuance, spatialisation, and harmony. Tom’s subtly impressive lustrous guitar playing also shines through on the album, touching on the Breezin’ jazz tones of a young George Benson. Clash magazine extolled the record as “a challenging, yet intensely satisfying listen”, with Werkha’s ideas and wide range of influences percolating at such a frequency that he ends up “creating new subgenres of his own.” Supported consistently by Gilles Peterson, who included early single “Sidesteppin” on his Brownswood Bubblers Ten, Werkha’s music has also been heavily championed by THUMP, Eton Messy, Rob da Bank, BBC R1’s Monki, John Kennedy at Radio X, and a broad range of BBC 6Music tastemakers including Lauren Laverne, Nemone and Tom Ravenscroft.

Werkha’s virtuoso live band, fronted by regular collaborator Bryony Jarman-Pinto, alongside Matt Davies (kit), Alan Keary (bass), Dom Morris (FOH), have been busily honing their craft for a while now, playing clubs and festivals across Europe, alongside high profile support tours with Bonobo and Chet Faker. Werkha’s DJ chops are also impressive, most effortlessly at home in the context of the So Flute club-night he helps run in Manchester, alongside fellow residents Baloo, Bolts, Danuka and Yadava.

Linking up for remixes and gigs with luminaries like Mr Scruff, Contours, Dutch Uncles, Henry Wu, Alexander Nut, DVA, General Ludd, Quantic, Hot 8 Brass Band, and more, Werkha’s musical community extends through Manchester, London, Glasgow and beyond, finding him at the heart of a vibrant, diffused scene that is always evading categorisation. Werkha’s recent collaborations with local musicians at Glasgow’s African Arts Centre, and willingness to use his platform to take stands against Tax Dodging, Sexism, and Racism, show a musician with a rare ability to do the tricky political work of building networks of commonality through music. The future already looks busy for Tom, with a new album in store for 2017, trailed by a string of singles and live dates in the second half of 2016; Werkha continues to expand his already wide musical ideas in depth and breadth, exploring the possibilities of movement through sound.

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