Wed 20th June at 7:30pm
Plus Rebecca Vasmant
Glasgow Jazz Festival Presents: Mr Jukes plus support from Rebecca Vasmant (DJ set).
Headlining the opening night at The Old Fruitmarket is former frontman of Bombay Bicycle Club, Mr Jukes, who will perform his debut solo album, a project full of material that revives his long-standing interest in jazz, soul and R&B. The incredible album ‘God First’ sees collaborators Charles Bradley, BJ The Chicago Kid, Lalah Hathaway, De La Soul and Lianne La Havas contribute powerful vocals alongside samples from sources as diverse as Argentinian jazz great Jorge Lopez Ruiz and famed Italian composer Alessandro Alessandroni.
With a 10 piece band featuring Binker Golding on sax and Joe Armon Jones on keys along with Mr Jukes himself, Jack Steadman – this fantastic live show is guaranteed to get you dancing to the soulful summer hits Grant Green, Leap of Faith and Somebody New.
7:30 pm doors, 8:00 pm show time
Over 14s, under 16s accompanied by an adult over 18
Artist website: www.jukesjukes.com
In an age increasingly dominated by faceless machine-created sounds, DJ-Producer Rebecca Vasmant is bringing a fresh new twist to dance music with her love of jazz, the original form of unbridled spiritual sonic expression. Rebecca is a passionate record collector and her knowledge exceeds her time as a “digger”.
While promoting her own parties and record fair in Glasgow, starting her record label Shiehallion and touring the world over the past years, her whirlwind schedule has fitted in sessions with eight-strong Ghanaian outfit Kakatsitsi, as a live fusion show mixing traditional African rhythms with modern dance ingredients; two strains of dancefloor- friendly catharsis joining together in a vibrant new mutant. As well as working on her new project ‘Glasgow Jazz Experiment which features world class musicians from The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, her talents are not only in spinning records, but in composing and live shows also.
Rebecca has already made a name in Glasgow with her residency at Sub Club, Made In Glasgow and Know The Way parties, running a popular record fair with the venerable Sub Club and a monthly spot on BBC Radio Scotland playing contemporary jazz records in an attempt to bridge the gap between this much abused but crucial genre and the electronic scene. A huge jazz fan, she also airs this facet of her irrepressible musical passion at key events like the Glasgow Jazz Festival and the Baltic Soul Weekender.
Renowned UK clubs which have been treated to Rebecca’s sublime house and techno sets include a two year residency at Edinburgh’s Cabaret Voltaire, the Sub Club/Arches and 69 Below in Glasgow, Aberdeen’s Snafu, Dundee’s Reading Room, We Love… at Manchester’s Sankey’s, Leeds’ Back To Basics and London niteries including MOS, Pacha, Turnmills and East Village. She has also played festivals including Rockness, Audio Soup, Kelburn, Doune The Rabbit Hole and Wickerman, plus Ibiza spots such as Space, Savannah and Zoo Project.
Rebecca’s MOS activities have taken her to 22 countries in the last two years, including premiere spots in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Estonia, India, Africa, Nicaragua, Bosnia, Latvia, Dubai, Austria, Turkey, Serbia, Algeria and Bulgaria.