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Georgia Cécile

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Fri 22nd June at 7:30pm

Georgia Cécile

Georgia Cécile Debut Single Launch – ‘Come Summertime’.

In association with BAaD Events. 

An accomplished vocalist and songwriter, Georgia Cécile has been captivating audiences with her engaging and heartfelt delivery of eloquent self-penned songs and classic jazz standards. Her ‘stock’ is firmly on the rise, tipped as ‘One To Watch’ by BBC Introducing, ‘Best Vocalist’ finalist at the Scottish Jazz Awards, and showcased at BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘Jazz Nights at the Quay’ series. Working towards the release of her debut album in 2018, she has crafted some timeless original songs with award-winning pianist Euan Stevenson, receiving acclaim from audience and critics alike.

“Georgia is a refreshing new voice who delivers with class and style… Modern and soulful, but absolutely rooted in the traditions of mainstream jazz.” BBC Radio Scotland

“Powerful and soulful…” The Scotsman

“The next big thing in jazz vocals.” Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

www.georgiacecile.com

 

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Geno Washington

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Sat 23rd June at 7:30pm

Geno Washington

Geno Washington and The Ram Jam Band plus support from Friday Street DJs

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Geno Washington and The Ram Jam Band are back at BAaD after a phenomenal show last year. Geno is an undisputed Master of Soul – he has released thirteen studio albums since 1966 and has performed alongside James Brown, The Rolling Stones, Bo Diddley and The Everly Brothers, to name but a few. He is back touring with The Ram Jam Band now aged 71, rocking crowds harder than ever.

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ROOSEVELT COLLIER

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Swampfog

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Sun 24th June at 7:00pm

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Roosevelt Collier – Pedal and lap steel
Rodrigo Zambrano – Bass
Jason Matthews – Keys
Armando Lopez – Drums

Soft spoken by nature, South Florida-bred Roosevelt Collier does his hollering on the pedal steel guitar. Brought up in the “sacred steel” tradition of the House of God Church, Roosevelt built his reputation alongside his uncles and cousins in The Lee Boys, known for their spirited, soul-shaking live performances.Seated front and center, “The Dr.” leaves an indelible mark on listeners, flooring audiences with his lightning-fast slide work on the pedal steel.

At festivals, he is a regular “Artist at Large,” performing alongside many of music’s most prestigious acts, from the Allman Brothers, Tedeschi-Trucks, Los Lobos , the Del McCoury Band and countless others. In 2017, Roosevelt debuted his new project Bokanté – a “World Music All-Star Band” created by Snarky Puppy founder Michael League and featuring the vocals of Malika Tirolien.

As a bandleader, Roosevelt leads his world famous “get-downs” featuring a mixture of “superstars and church folk”, his own “Jimi Hendrix Experience”-style all-star trio, and in 2018 will release the long-awaited Roosevelt Collier debut record, featuring an incredible mixture of blues, gospel, rock, and funk all rolled up by producer and bandmate Michael League.

Fans are in for a real treat as New Orleans influenced Scottish 7-piece outfit, Swampfog, open with their true transatlantic gumbo sound of the battling horns and second line rhythms that epitomise New Orleans funk, alongwith a contemporary, aggressive twist.

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Mr Jukes

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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.

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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.

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ST LUKES

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Konrad Wiszniewski

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Wed 20th June at 7:15pm

ROSE ROOM ORCHESTRA FANTASTIQUE

featuring Konrad Wiszniewski

Scotland’s leading ‘Hot Club’ swing band joins forces with top Scottish saxophonist, Scottish Jazz Awards 2017 ‘Best Instrumentalist’, Konrad Wiszniewski and the award-winning Capella String Quartet to celebrate the vintage sound of the 1930s.

Led by virtuoso violinist, and Scottish Jazz Awards 2017 ‘Best Vocalist’, Seonaid Aitken, Glasgow-based Rose Room also features Scotland’s No.1 guitar maker Jimmy Moon on double bass with Danny Kyle Award-winning Swing Guitars’ Tam Gallagher and Tom Watson on rhythm and solo guitars respectively.

With the help of Wiszniewski’s “ravishingly beautiful tone” and the “gorgeous romantic accompaniment” of the Capella String Quartet, the result is a classy interpretation of Rose Room’s gypsy jazz repertoire fit for a 1930s dance hall.

“A dazzling night of classy vintage swing and gypsy jazz played by a band that combines brilliant musicianship and warm personality” JAZZ SCOTLAND

“As partnerships go, Rose Room plus the Capella Quartet is pure Astaire-Rogers” THE HERALD

“Rose Room swing harder than an elm tree in a force nine English gale” SHETLAND NEWS

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Artist website: www.roseroom.co.uk​

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Vimala Rowe

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A fortuitous meeting in North London brought together legendary guitar veteran John Etheridge and extravagantly talented singer Vimala Rowe, who have developed a highly personal repertoire from an eclectic mix of musics – original and traditional. Both performers have a protean range of influences. Etheridge has over the years worked in contexts from Classical, Jazz to Progressive Rock, whereas Rowe’s span seems almost instinctive – effortlessly absorbing and blending the worlds of all the great soul and jazz singers into a personal mix including Indian Classical, African Folk and Syriac Aramaic.

One of the defining features of the duo’s work is the commitment and passion of their delivery. Rowe is a fiery performer by any standards- yet the paring down to just two produces intimacy and drama alike. Explosive but chambered. The big effect and the delicate gesture. The pieces are carefully chosen to surprise, but above all to take the listener on an emotional journey through joy and pain, sombre or swinging. There’s dark and light. A real musical journey.

A unique pairing that satisfies on so many levels, their album ‘Out of the Sky’ was elected in the Top Ten critic’s choice of album of the year 2016 in both the Guardian and the Sunday Times the track ‘Detour Ahead’ in the Top Five in the Guardian.

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Bitches Brew

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KIKAZARU + MANU VAN KERSBERGEN

Kikazaru brings you thirty minutes of exploration, using free improvisation to move through original and found music, which could be jazz standards, old Senegalese folk tunes, ragas from Lucy’s time in Delhi or John Carpenter-style film music. Combining the cerebral with the physical, the intense with the sublime, the raw with the ridiculous, Kikazaru will fry their brains to blow your minds.
Emma Smith (double bass), Graeme Stephen (guitar+loops), River of Slime (Sampler+loops), Davide L Rinaldi (drums) and Lucy Forde (flute)
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Manu van Kersbergen (Amsterdam, Holland) broke through as a word artist with his album DE VLOEK op de OVERLOED. With his roots in rhythm and poetry, he developed a great love for telling and transferring a story, in the broadest sense of the word.
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And that is not a mystery, but a principal that shapes us.”
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UNA MCGLONE + JIM MCEWEN

Una MacGlone’s career has multiple strands. As a double-bassist in a variety of musical areas, she has collaborated with pop and jazz musicians such as David Byrne, Rab Noakes and Keith Tippett among others, and is also a regular addition to the bass sections of Scottish Opera, BBC SSO and RSNO. As an improvising musician, she is a founder member of Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra (GIO) and works on various projects with international improvisers such as Renee Baker (Chicago, AACM) and Maggie Nicols (London F.I.G). Una is also a member of the inclusive contemporary music group Sonic Bothy, who recently won the Paritor Education award for New Music – which was part of the 2015 National Music Council Education awards, and experimental/improv/noise project Vincent alongside Tom Bancroft, Satoko Fuji and Graeme Stephen. Performing at Bitches Brew with pianist Jim McEwan, the duo work with sympathetic vibrations between their instruments and performance spaces. They prepare their instruments with metal, wood and found objects to make odd musical loops. They are drawn to emotional tunes and harmonies.

PEFKIN

Pefkin is the alter ego of Gayle Brogan, one half of Glaswegian vintage synth duo Electroscope and ex-proprietor of the Boa Melody Bar mail order. She has been recording as Pefkin since 1999 and released albums on Morc, Wild Silence, Reverb Worship, Pseudoarcana, etc. More recently she has been recording with the Kitchen Cynics’ Alan Davidson under the name Barrett’s Dottled Beauty, creating psych-folk hymnals inspired by a mutual love of folk songs and nature, and has been recording with United Bible Studies. On her own Gayle creates a dreamy rural psychedelia from looped vocals, zither / lyre, analogue synth and violin and has received comparisons to Coil, Popul Vuh and Nico. She has recently released a new album “Final Instar” inspired by moths on Siren Wire, an 8″ lathe cut on Sonido Polifonico and is working on several collaborative projects currently.
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Ailie Robertson from Edinburgh is widely regarded as one of Scotland’s leading young traditional musicians. A five-time National Mod Gold Medalist and a BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year finalist, Ailie also won first prize at the inaugural London Harp Competition, was judged best overall musician at the Edinburgh Competition Festival and won the St Albans New Roots award. Her debut solo album ‘First things first’ won the ‘Live Ireland’ award for ‘Best Instrumental Cut of the Year’. She has performed and taught all over the world, released 3 solo CDs and published 7 volumes of harp sheet music. “Innovative, assured and beautiful…her harp exerts an undeniable and inexorable tug at the heart strings” – Scotland on Sunday
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Wed 20th June at 7:30pm

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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

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YOUNG SCOTTISH JAZZ MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR FINALS

Jazz From Scotland present: Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year 2018 – The Final

Enjoy a fabulous evening of great jazz at Drygate in Glasgow as the best in young jazz talent in Scotland compete for the title of Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year, which will stand them in good stead to establish a career in professional jazz. Supported by a great house band there will be a wide range of styles and instruments showcased – do come and support these young players. The competition is organised by Jazz from Scotland and funded by Creative Scotland.

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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.

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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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Thu 21st June at 8:00pm

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Hailey Tuck plus support from Marianne McGregor and Joe Williamson

Hailey Tuck’s story sounds like a far-fetched film script. A teenager from Texas with a bob borrowed from Louise Brooks and a suitcase stuffed full of vintage dresses takes off for Paris with her college fund and a dream of becoming a jazz singer.

An Italian countess becomes her benefactor, she wows the crowds in crazy cabaret clubs and finds herself underground jazz venues before her music wins her fans around the world and a legendary producer invites her to L.A. to record her debut album.

Already lauded for her live shows and tipped by Interview, Nylon, People magazine and Marie Claire, Hailey is on a mission to turn jazz on its head. Junk, her spectacular debut album for Sony, is infused with her powerhouse personality, her love of the dark side of life and her carefree approach to convention.

Produced by the multi Grammy Award winning Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock, Melody Gardot) and featuring songs by artists as diverse as Leonard Cohen, Pulp, The Kinks and Paul McCartney, Junk is as playful as it is provocative, as witty as it is world-weary, as tailor-made for good times as it is for tears.

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Thu 21st June at 7:00pm

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Nominated for Male Jazz Vocalist of the Year in the prestigious US Downbeat 82nd Annual Readers’ Poll 2017, “Best Jazz Vocalist” at the BBC Jazz Awards in 2007 and 2004, and the Jazz FM awards in 2013, Ian Shaw has recorded a number of highly acclaimed internationally released albums and is a popular performer both in the UK and the US. He has been cited, along with Mark Murphy and Kurt Elling, as one of the world’s finest male jazz vocalists. In 2015 Ian signed to Harmonia Mundi’s Jazz Village label and recorded his first album, the best-selling The Theory Of Joy for them, released in 2016 to great acclaim. Ian toured the album in Canada, the Far East, Australia and Europe in club dates and at festivals.

Shine Sister Shine (just released on double vinyl) is Shaw’s current studio album and is a celebration of the actions and art of extraordinary women – “an album crammed with sharp pain, deeply felt, then countered with soaring, resonant hope” (Stella Duffy).

Moved by recent world events – the election of a cartoon president whose life is more suited to the high-end romps of a glossy pin-up mag hero – and the subsequent rallying of millions of women, Shaw has penned new songs reflecting two years’ working alongside refugees (‘Keep Walking’ is a hymn to the resilience of an Eritrean mother, whose life was shredded by civil war and a world that looks the other way. ‘Carry On World’ stars Shaw’s sisters – all five million of them).

Shaw is known as one of the jazz world’s supreme interpreters of the popular song form – here showcasing dazzling new arrangements of works by Peggy Lee, Phoebe Snow, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, as well as friends and collaborators closer to home – Sarah Jane Morris, the genre-defying Gwyneth Herbert, Judith Owen Julie Matthews – and a stunning co-write with UK pop legend, Tanita Tikaram, on the title track.

“the work of an impassioned and versatile artist…” (Guardian, Nov 2017)

“… in note-perfect solidarity with the jazz sisterhood and, indeed, with women everywhere, the redoubtable Ian Shaw … a consummate interpreter” (The Evening Standard, Dec 2017)

www.ianshaw.biz

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Thu 21st June at 10:00pm

Wuh Oh

Wuh Oh are an electronic production duo comprised of Pete the human and Baboon the baboon, hailing from Glasgow and the jungles of Equatorial Guinea respectively. Their hook laced tracks are whacked-out and danceable in equal measure, with the duo making it their aim to have their audience groove to stranger sounds than they ever thought possible. Hyperactive jazz harmony and tricky time signatures earworm their way into the playful bops Baboon spins seamlessly on his handcrafted decks.

Simultaneously, Pete puts on a frenetic performance, hammering out piano lines and synth stabs amid a flurry of self-styled dancing. Aside from earning them copious critical acclaim, Wuh Oh’s endeavours have seen them land prized slots on BBC Radio Scotland – playing BBC Introducing sessions for Vic Galloway and on Jazz Nights at the Quay – and endear themselves to festival crowds at TRNSMT and Electric Fields. Their performance at The Blue Arrow marks the duo’s first headline show of 2018 and Baboon’s first ever at the top of the bill.

www.facebook.com/wuhohmusic

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Over 18s only

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DRYGATE

COLIN STEELE QUARTET

DIVING FOR PEARLS

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Thu 21st June at 7:30pm

COLIN STEELE QUARTET

DIVING FOR PEARLS

Marina Records proudly presents one of its most unusual and best releases yet: The music of The Pearlfishers, one of Marina’s most beloved acts, gets the royal jazz treatment in exciting new arrangements by the Colin Steele Quartet. Continuing a great jazz tradition – like Miles Davis with “Porgy & Bess” (’58) and Chet Baker with “Plays Lerner & Loewe” (’59) – the entire album is dedicated to the work of one composer – David Scott of The Pearlfishers. Colin Steele from Edinburgh, one of UK’s leading jazz trumpeters, adds his very own sound and interpretations to Scott’s songs and transports them into a brand new musical territory.

Steele has a long association with The Pearlfishers since he appeared as a studio musician on many of their albums. Steele: “I’d played on many sessions with The Pearlfishers before, and have a similiar taste in music with David Scott, with our shared love of Burt Bacharach, Beatles and Beach Boys. I was impressed by the depth of the beautiful melodies and could immediately hear my own voice playing these melodies – specifically using the ‘Miles Davis sound’ of the Harmon mute.”

The results are simply gorgeous. The album kickstarts with the joyous blast of “The Bluebells” – a song that originally appeared on the Pearlfishers album “Up With The Larks”. Colin Steele makes it swing and rise just beautifully. His warm, melodic playing and tone is also a perfect match for the wonderful “Everything Works Out”, one of Scott’s most enduring songs. “The Vampires Of Camelon” rides on a great piano riff reminiscent of Vince Guaraldi – brilliantly played by Dave Milligan, Steele’s long-time collaborator, who also arranged the album. Quite fabulously so.

“Ice Race” – from the Pearlfishers’ seasonal album “A Sunflower At Christmas” – gets propelled to new heights by the powerhouse drumming of Alyn Cosker. It just grabs you and won’t let you go. “Gone In The Winter” is a superb showcase for the exceptional deep-toned, warm double-bass playing of Calum Gourlay. Just stunning.

The piano intro of “The Umbrellas Of Shibuya” quite fittingly recalls the stripped-down beauty of Ryuichi Sakamoto. And then Steele breezes in with the fantastic melody and his imaginative playing. The album comes to a perfect close with the blissful coda “Swan Dreams” (originally from “Sky Meadows”). Simply sublime.

“Diving For Pearls” was recorded in just one day – like many of the greatest jazz albums – at Scotland’s famous Castlesound studios (The Blue Nile, Orange Juice, R.E.M.). Masterfully engineered by Stuart Hamilton. You really get the “in-the-room-with-the-artist” feel. Dive, baby, dive!

7:30 pm doors, 8:00 pm show time

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

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Alexander Hawkins

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Thu 21st June at 7:30pm

Alexander Hawkins

Alexander Hawkins is widely recognised as one of the UK’s most innovative and imaginative pianists and composers. Alexander is self-taught with a great love and deep knowledge of the jazz tradition which he brings, along with classical references, to his compositions and improvisations.

Along with his solo performances, he works in a vast array of creative contexts including leading and composing for his Quartet and Ensemble; in duo with South African drum legend Louis Moholo-Moholo and in Moholo’s Blokes; along with his duos with Evan Parker, John Surman, and Sofia Jernberg, and in projects with contemporary leaders – Joe McPhee, Anthony Braxton, Marshall Allen and Ethio-jazz pioneer Mulatu Astatke.

www.alexanderhawkinsmusic.com

”Oxford, UK native Alexander Hawkins continues to chart a course that will inevitably place him in the creative category of pianist/composers of the caliber of Cecil Taylor and Andrew Hill” All About Jazz

“…Hawkins is a really vital link in a long historical chain, and his ability to sculpt his own language from a deeply rooted creative bedrock is compelling” Jazzwise

“Sounds like all the future jazz you might imagine without ever being able to conceive of the details. Hawkins improvises with the strength and conviction that come from combining an advanced technique with a teeming imagination”. The Guardian

‘an early 21st century pioneer…a musician with frightening resources’ Point of Departure

7:30 pm doors, 8:00 pm show time​
Over 14s, under 16s accompanied by an adult over 18

luca
Brunswick Hotel Bar

LUCA MANNING & FERGUS MCCREADIE

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LUCA MANNING & FERGUS MCCREADIE

Part of Make Music Day, a free celebration of music that takes place on 21 June each year in 120 countries around the world.

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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Skeltr

Born from the enjoyment of spontaneous music. Our aim is to help people feel something that has a positive effect. We create big energy and gentle waves at our shows. Our music spans across genres and attitudes to bring the experience of freedom and enjoyment to those listening, our target audience is you. We just released a album in 2017 and we are creating our live show at the moment.

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Swing

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with

Fraser John Lindsay’s Blues Incentive

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Swing presents

Jazz Festival Blues Jam, Fraser John Lindsay’s Blues Incentive

Blues Jam with Swing’s house trio Fraser John Lindsay’s Blues Incentive, hosted by popular blues vocalist and bassist Charlotte Marshall.

Free Entry or guaranteed seating £5

9pm – 11.30pm, Doors 8pm

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Mezcla presents

Mezcla is a world jazz/fusion collective at the forefront of Glasgows vibrant improvised music scene. Led by bass player David Bowden (BBC Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year 2017), Mezcla features some of Scotlands brightest stars and is already attracting attention for its innovative blend of soulful jazz and energetic grooves. Skilfully fusing influences from West Africa to Latin America and beyond, Mezcla’s music is distinguished by its uplifting melodies, shimmering textures, and visceral improvisation.

Acclaimed Glasgow-based artist Jamie Johnson has exhibited work across across Europe and Canada. Specialising in painting, printmaking and video, his work draws influences from modern and ancient cultural symbolism, resulting in gently surreal compositions featuring rich detail and collages of colour.

In a highly anticipated one-off collaboration, Mezcla will perform a brand new set of vibrant, genre-spanning jazz to accompany the evocative patterns and textures of Jamie’s atmospheric live visuals. This project has been made possible by Help Musicians UK.

“Fresh and vibrant… really uplifting jazz with world music flavours” – BBC Radio 3

http://www.mezcla.co.uk/
http://www.jamie-johnson.co.uk/

Lineup:

Joshua Elcock – Trumpet
Michael Butcher – Tenor Sax
Alan Benzie – Keyboard
Ben MacDonald – Guitar
David Bowden – Electric Bass and Compositions
Stephen Henderson – Drums
Steve Forman – Percussion
Jamie Johnson – Live Visuals

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Glasgow Jazz Festival Presents: Orchestre Poly-Rythmo ​plus support from DJ Nick Peacock.

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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Claire Martin and Jim Mullen’s ‘Full House’ – Celebrating the music of Wes Montgomery

2018 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the passing of perhaps the most celebrated and iconic guitarist in jazz history, Wes Montgomery.

The self taught Grammy winning legend left an amazing body of work during his short life time which ended tragically early. Award winning UK jazz musicians – vocalist Claire Martin and guitarist Jim Mullen – pay their special tribute to this hugely influential and important jazz musician.

Featuring classic Montgomery tunes such as ‘Full House’, ‘Road Song’ and ‘Bumpin’ – Claire and Jim will also revisit some of the quintessential standard songs that Montgomery played throughout his career such as ‘Willow Weep for Me’, ‘If You Could See Me Now’ and ‘Goin’ out of My Head’.

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Tony
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plus

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plus Rare Groove Band

Tony Momrelle plus support from Rare Groove Band

Singer-songwriter Tony Momrelle, currently one of the hottest artists in the R&B / soul scene, grew up steeped in music and entertainment. He started studying music from the age of just 8 and would embrace gospel through regular church attendance. At 13, he’d switch to “part-time” rapping with a local hip-hop group and then five years’ later, in 1991, would kick-start his career as a backing vocalist for Gloria Estefan

Since then he’s been touring with the biggest and best. His association with Estefan has been rather impressively followed by work for Whitney Houston, Sir Elton John, Take That and most recently Sade. He’s also recorded with urban gospel group Seven, and released two artist albums – the first, Freetime, appeared on Art & Soul in 1999; the second, Message In The Music, arrived 10 years later.

All of this, however, is to forget Momrelle’s long and fruitful association with those bastions of live soulful groove, Incognito. His consistently tip-top vocals on the road impressed Incognito main man Jean-Paul ‘Bluey’ Maunick to the extent of offering him a spot on both the band’s 2002 album Life Stranger Than Fiction and their relentless international tour dates.

But now Tony is ready to focus fully on himself. His 2015 album Keep Pushing (Reel People Music) launched him firmly into the realm of solo star, with the title track hitting number one on the UK Soul Charts. He also received a nomination for Best Male Vocalist from SoulTracks.

Since then he has performed sell-out solo shows in London and appeared at several international festivals including Lugano Jazz Festival and Jakarta’s Java Jazz. Look out for next album coming soon!

‘The 21st century Stevie Wonder’ – Paul Morley, The Guardian

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Alina Bzhezhinska Quartet performs Journey in Satchidananda by Alice Coltrane.

Alina Bzhezhinska – Harp

Tony Kofi – Saxophones

Larry Bartley – Double Bass

Joel Prime – Drums / Percussion

Originally from Ukraine/Poland and now based in London, Alina Bzhezhinska is an internationally renowned harpist. She has performed with leading classical and jazz musicians such as Shabaka Hutchings, Django Bates, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and the Glasgow String Quartet. Her duo, with award-winning jazz vocalist Niki King, has supported Gregory Porter. Alina’s critically acclaimed Quartet led the 80th Birthday celebrations for Alice Coltrane around the UK in 2017. Their appearance at the EFG London Jazz Festival in a special triple bill featuring Denys Baptiste and PharoahSanders – ‘A Concert for Alice and John’ – has been nominated for Best Live Experience of the Year at the 2018 Jazz FM Awards. Alina has recorded a solo album called Harp Recital and is featured on recordings by the American harp ensemble Harp Fusion and the Scottish jazz group New Focus. Her new album, Inspiration, will be released in June 2018 through Ubuntu Music. “I set myself on a mission to tell Alice and John Coltrane’s story in my own words, through my own interpretation of their music and my compositions,” explains Alina. The album was funded in part by the PRS Women Make Music Award.

www.alina-harpist.com

“On Inspiration (the Alina Bzhezhinska Quartet) bathe deeply in the spirit of Alice and John’s majestic, meditative music, yet also use it as a point of departure for new personal directions. The journey is within, to a better place for humanity.”Kevin Le Gendre

TONY KOFI Having ‘cut his teeth’ in the “Jazz Warriors” of the early 90’s, award-winning saxophonist Tony Kofi (www.tonykofimusic.com) has gone on to establish himself as a musician, teacher and composer of some authority. Tony’s playing has also been a feature of many bands and artists including “US-3” World Saxophone Quartet, Courtney Pine, Donald Byrd, Eddie Henderson, The David Murray Big Band and Sam Rivers, Andrew hill, Ornette Coleman, Nu-Troop and Jazz Jamaica. His fluent and fiery hard-bop soprano/ alto/ tenor playing is constantly in demand.

LARRY BARTLEY is a bassist / composer who has been a staple of the London & international jazz scene for the past 20 years as a side man and as a leader. His 2003 debut album, “ALONG THIS WAY” was nominated for ‘best new work” in the BBC JAZZ AWARDS. Larry has also played & recorded in various bands including Abdullah Ibrahim, Tony Kofi, Denys Baptiste, Ingrid Laugbrock, Stanley Turrentine, Steve Grossman, Donald Brown (of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers), David Murray, Orinn Evans & Gary Bartz. Australian drummer

JOEL PRIME has become an important addition to British jazz. He was awarded most outstanding percussionist at Generations in Jazz by James Morrison, received a prestigious performance award from Downbeat magazine (USA) as a member of the Adelaide University Big Band 1. Joel also received the Helpmann Academy Award for Jazz Drums at the Elder Conservatorium and received the 2010 Helpmann Academy Award for most outstanding Honours graduate.

“…Bzhezhinska’s superlative touch on the instrument does her role model proud…” Kevin Le Genre, Jazzwise May 2017

“…Bzhezhinska shares with Alice (Coltrane) a mastery of the jazz harp…”

★★★★★ Will Hodgkinson, The Times, November 2017

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THE BLUE ARROW

ARUN GHOSH

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Arun Ghosh ­ clarinet
Chris Williams ­ alto saxophone
John Ellis ­ piano / keyboards
Marli Wren ­ bass
Dave Walsh ­ drums

British ­Asian clarinettist and composer Arun Ghosh returns to Glasgow Jazz Festival, performing music from new album, But Where Are You Really From?

Winner of ‘Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year’ at the 2014 Parliamentary Jazz Awards, Ghosh is a leading light on UK and international jazz scenes, captivating audiences and critics with his passionate and dynamic performance style, eloquent musical expression and charismatic rock ‘n’ roll spirit.

A renowned innovator of modern Indo Jazz, his ensemble sound fluidly and instinctively incorporates jazz, rock, folk, South­Asian and ambient styles. Propelled by driving drums and psychedelic keyboard soundscapes, Ghosh’s melodic outpourings and freewheeling improvisations become passionate, intensely charged ‘songs without words’

10:00 pm doors, 10:30 pm show time

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THE HUG & PINT

Slugabed

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Slugabed

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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DF Concerts presents

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.

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THE JAZZ PACK BAND

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The Jazz Pack presents

Nick Gould-Tenor Sax

Adrian Stalker- Keyboard

Stuart Winton- Guitar

Iain McIntyre-Bass Guitar

Graham Oliphant – Drums

Laura Hill- Vocals

The Jazz Pack a six piece line up and was formed in 2011 by a group of fairly mature but experienced jazz musicians for the pleasure of playing good jazz music to appreciative audiences at events, functions, festivals and music venues all over Scotland. The band perform from a comprehensive and entertaining repertoire of jazz tunes both instrumental and with vocals covering the many eras and styles of jazz music plus selected arrangements from many well known stage and screen musicals.

Venue Details: The Avant Garde Music Bar and Restaurant, 34-44, King Street, Merchant City, Glasgow. G1 5QT Tel: 0141 552 7123

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Soul Jazz Collective

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Soul Jazz Collective

Swing presents The MacFarlane/McNeil Soul Jazz Collective.

The Collective has a stellar line-up for this exciting Glasgow Jazz Festival event including just announced winner of Best Album in this year’s Scottish Jazz Awards, pianist Alan Benzie.

Soul singer Madaleine Pritchard will be a special guest on the night. As an artist she has toured the world extensively and performed at famous festivals worldwide. Opening for Tom Jones, Al Green, The Fun Lovin Criminals, Dr John, Edwin Starr, Mayer Hawthorne, Hue and Cry and British soul diva Alice Russell.

Other highlights include live stage appearances with The Average White Band, Edwin Collins, The Skids, Paul Carrack of Mike and The Mechanics, Ricky Ross (Deacon Blue), Karine Polwart, Salsa Celtica, and Jon Fratelli.

Malcolm MacFarlane (guitar), Gordon McNeil (saxophones), Alan Benzie (keys), Madaleine Pritchard (vocals), Gus Stirrat (bass), Tom Gordon (drums).

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Glad Cafe presents

A genre busting line up of inspiring performers, each one a musical superhero in their own right, join Raymond MacDonald at the Glad Café to present new work inspired by Muriel Spark.

“Mighty and glorious. Music this articulate is rare in any style of music” Jazz Wise

“Exhilarating music. it eliminates the boundaries not just between composition and improvisation but between cultures and idioms.” Sydney Morning Herald

Raymond MacDonald – saxophones
Cliona Cassidy – voice
Emma Smith – bass
Kim Macari – trumpet
Graeme Wilson – saxophone
Gerry Rossi – keyboards
Stuart Brown – drums
Jules Rawlinson – electronics and graphics

£8 / £5
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Georgia Cécile Debut Single Launch – ‘Come Summertime’.

In association with BAaD Events. 

An accomplished vocalist and songwriter, Georgia Cécile has been captivating audiences with her engaging and heartfelt delivery of eloquent self-penned songs and classic jazz standards. Her ‘stock’ is firmly on the rise, tipped as ‘One To Watch’ by BBC Introducing, ‘Best Vocalist’ finalist at the Scottish Jazz Awards, and showcased at BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘Jazz Nights at the Quay’ series. Working towards the release of her debut album in 2018, she has crafted some timeless original songs with award-winning pianist Euan Stevenson, receiving acclaim from audience and critics alike.

“Georgia is a refreshing new voice who delivers with class and style… Modern and soulful, but absolutely rooted in the traditions of mainstream jazz.” BBC Radio Scotland

“Powerful and soulful…” The Scotsman

“The next big thing in jazz vocals.” Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

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Glamour & The Baybes

In association with The Blue Arrow.

Glamour & The Baybes – the UK’s most energetic funk band – have finally stopped touring long enough to record and release their new EP “Baybealicious”. Tracked in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle, Scotland and mastered within kicking distance of Brooklyn Bridge in New York City; these unlikely lads have weaved a horn-soaked love letter to all things funk & neo-soul. What if George Clinton grew up with DragonBall Z? Find out with SUPER SAYIN’. Do you have an unquenchable love for the actor Terry Crews? Have it sated with TIGHT TERRY. A horn-heavy diss track for Justin Bieber? Introducing TAKING IT BACK.

Individually and together Glamour & The Baybes have toured the world screaming alongside some of the industry’s most recognised names, such as John Legend, Matt Schofield, and Snarky Puppy.

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Dementia Friendly Concert Series

With Penman Jazzmen

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Fri 22nd June at 1:00pm

Dementia Friendly Concert Series

With Penman Jazzmen

Glasgow Life presents Dementia Friendly Concert Series

With their first gig in 1959 and with numerous appearances on Radio, television and recording sessions at Abbey Road Studios with the Thorn/EMI label the band have gone from strength to strength. Sadly George Penman passed away in 2009 however the band still continues playing gigs all over the country, including a regular slot at ‘King Tuts’ in Glasgow every Saturday afternoon.

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NIGEL CLARK & TOM MACNIVEN QUINTET

Celebrate Bobby Wellins

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Sat 23rd June at 5:45pm

NIGEL CLARK & TOM MACNIVEN QUINTET

Celebrate Bobby Wellins

NIGEL CLARK & TOM MACNIVEN QUINTET CELEBRATE BOBBY WELLINS

The concert will be preceded by a screening of ‘Dream Are Free’ – the documentary film celebrating talented musician, composer and great storyteller – the legendary jazz musician Bobby Wellins.

Bobby Wellins’ tenor saxophone was one of the most distinctive sounds in British jazz. Best remembered for his haunting contributions to Stan Tracey’s classic Under Milk Wood album in the 1960s, Bobby went on to influence countless musicians through his playing, his teaching and his compositions and he touched audiences for decades with his always soulful improvising. A late career highlight came when his Culloden Moor Suite was rearranged and recorded by the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra with Bobby as featured soloist.

This concert, featuring musicians who were directly involved with and affected by Bobby, honours a great Scot. Guitarist Nigel Clark was set on the jazz path he follows today by the encouragement Bobby showed him as a young player looking for a new direction and SNJO trumpeter Tom MacNiven revisits his “Guess What?” album with another SNJO stalwart, Konrad Wiszniewski taking the tenor saxophone role that Bobby memorably filled on the recording. Saxophonist Helena Kay, the Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year 2015, for which Bobby sat on the judging panel during his last visit to Glasgow Jazz Festival, will also feature as a special guest with Tom MacNiven’s quintet.

Tom MacNiven – Trumpet
Konrad Wiszniewski – Sax
Brian Kellock – Piano
Calum Gourlay – Bass
Doug Hough – Drums

5:45 pm doors, 6:00 pm screening, 7:30 pm show time

Dreams are Free is a celebration of a talented musician, composer and great storyteller. It charts the rise, fall and redemption of critically acclaimed Scottish saxophonist Bobby Wellins. He’s played with the cream of jazz musicians, including Ronnie Scott, Stan Tracey and Charlie Watts and received critical acclaim for his intense and haunting performances on the seminal track ‘Starless and Bible Black’. Yet Wellins struggled to overcome addiction and depression. Ten years of silence followed, before he began to rediscover the desire to play, and self-belief in his ability.

The documentary includes rare concert footage and interviews with family members, musicians and Wellins himself. His honesty, warmth and humour provides a compelling insight into a world of a musical survivor. Running time 60 mins

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

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DIVINE

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Sat 23rd June at 9:00pm

NAT BIRCHALL

Plus DIVINE

Nat Birchall plus support from Divine (DJ set)

The music of Nat Birchall joins with a long-flowing conversation in jazz. His chosen tongue is that of the spiritualised musical discourse whose vital source can be found in the sacred testaments of John Coltrane, and which was channelled most directly by his fellow travellers Albert Ayler, Pharoah Sanders, and his wife Alice Coltrane. Many others followed where Coltrane led, giving voice in music to the esoteric renewal of the soul and mind that lent spiritual strength to the black counterculture, and complemented the political radicalism of the late 1960s and 1970s. This rich vein of spirit music has rarely been tapped by British jazz musicians, and Birchall is one of the few to have been drawn to it with the conviction of heart that it demands. For these are the sonic and spiritual spaces where the colossi of an earlier age declaimed and confessed with sacrificial passion, from within the flames of revolution.

Ultimately, it has been the sonic pathways offered by jazz that have provided Birchall with the clearest way to channel the resonances of the higher heights, wherefrom timeless musical messages might be revealed. “It seems to me that’s it’s the most direct way of tuning in to this higher source. That music seems to me to display this connection to whatever this higher source, this higher energy, might be. It seems to connect to it the most, more than other music. You can hear it in other musics to a certain degree sometimes, but this seems to be almost purely of that nature. That’s what really motivates me the most.”

All music is a spiritual communion – it is a talking in tongues, a present conversation with the past and the future, a dance with technology, a branch held out to a stranger. It speaks to the old and the young in a language that is beyond language, it expresses and elicits emotion and thought at once, it is both bodily and mental, noise and silence, intention and accident: it is the dissolution of opposites, the fleeting noise made eternal prayer, the transubstantiation of spirit into sound. Music is the expression of unity, in which difference is both accepted and resolved, and from which a mended world might be born. To make music is, as Roland Kirk observed, to talk with the spirits. We are lucky that the music of Nat Birchall allows us to hear the sounds of their world once more.

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CITY OF MUSIC STUDIO

Glasgow Jazz Festival All Stars

Children's Concert

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Sat 23rd June at 1:45pm

Glasgow Jazz Festival All Stars

Children's Concert

The Glasgow Jazz Festival’s Community and Education Fund is a fantastic initiative that incorporates concerts and interactive workshops that educate people of all ages in jazz music, allowing them to try out instruments they might otherwise never play and watch concerts they might otherwise never see. Join us for an exciting children’s concert featuring the Glasgow Jazz Festival All Stars who will provide an educational insight into the history of jazz music with the chance to try out some instruments for yourself!

This is a free ticketed event in the City Of Music Studio in Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

Age restriction: Over 5’s, children must be supervised by an adult over 18.

For further information: www.jazzfest.co.uk/community-and-education-fund/

1:45 pm doors, 2:00 pm show time

kim trio
THE BLUE ARROW

KIM Trio

featuring

Helena Kay

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Sat 23rd June at 7:00pm

KIM Trio

featuring Helena Kay

KIM Trio is led by tenor saxophonist Helena Kay (Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year 2015), and features Ferg Ireland (Kansas Smittys) on double bass and David Ingamells (Yamaha Jazz Scholarship 2013) on drums. The trio have performed at the London Jazz Festival, Glasgow Jazz Festival, played live on BBC Radio 3’s Jazz Now, as well as various other gigs in London and the UK. Inspired by greats such as Sonny Rollins and Antonio Carlos Jobim, and by contemporary names like Melissa Aldana and Larry Goldings, the trio enjoy playing a varied mixture of Helena’s originals and tunes from the jazz canon.

www.helena-kay.com

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Yazmin Lacey

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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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Sat 23rd June at 8:30pm

Million Dollar Orchestra Live

In association with Million Dollar Disco.

The Million Dollar Orchestra debuted over a decade ago with a highly ambitious project, recording an album using – possibly for the first time since disco’s 1970s heyday – strings and horns and a real live band in pursuit of an authentic, credible but original disco production. The final head count was somewhere in the region of 25 musicians and the result was the highly acclaimed “Better Days” album that was released by BBE Records. Glasgow DJ Al Kent was the man behind the project, who sold a large chunk of his record collection to finance what seemed like a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Despite the album achieving something of a cult status, and copies now rising in value among collectors, little has been heard of the band since. So it’s with a great deal of genuine excitement that we can announce this latest adventure…

THE MILLION DOLLAR ORCHESTRA LIVE ON STAGE – PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE STARS OF SALSOUL!

We’ve teamed up with Salsoul Records, with a little help from the Glasgow Jazz Festival, to bring you something extra extra special. When we say Orchestra, we mean Orchestra. And when we say Salsoul, we mean Salsoul.. With a nine piece band backed up by a 26 piece (at least) orchestra, performing some of the best music ever written and released on the most legendary of record labels, I’m sure you can understand our elation.

Anyone who’s familiar with Million Dollar Disco will know that quality of sound is really important to us, so the fact we’re doing this in Saint Luke’s – a converted church with surprisingly good acoustics, and a sound system curated by one of Glasgow’s finest engineers – just adds another layer of pleasure.

DJ support on the night will come from Al Kent, with a secret after party already being planned.

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Soak up the late night festival atmosphere with foot stomping rhythm and blues 4 piece The Shiverin’ Sheiks. A special swing set with songs from the 40’s, 50’s and the prohibition era!

The Shiverin’ Sheiks have been a stalwart of the Glasgow music scene for over a decade. A regular on BBC’s Hogmanay show and top festivals and events throughout the UK.

The band opened for The Mavericks in this year’s Celtic Connections and will be hot footing it to Swing for our festival gig after opening for Glasgow pop icon Lulu at The Kelvingrove Bandstand.

Dave Addison (lead vocals and guitar), Richard Anderson (vocals and double bass), Duncan Kennedy (vocals and guitar), Ross Wilson (drums)

Seating £10 in advance or £7 on door on night

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New Beginnings Quintet

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Sat 23rd June at 10:00pm

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New Beginnings Quintet

In association with The Blue Arrow.

Luca Manning’s “New Beginnings” Quintet is a project which showcases the collaboration
of musicians from the Scottish and London Jazz scenes. The band features Luca’s original music which takes inspiration from an eclectic mix of contemporary influences: using the voice as a fully improvising instrument within the ensemble. Luca’s music has been written throughout his time living in both Glasgow and London and reflects the new inspiration, sound and environment that his “new beginning” encompasses.

The Quintet have played a range of venues in London include both Holborn and Chelsea Pizza Express venues and are planning to record together in May.

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Luca Manning – Vocals + composition
Jacob Cooper – Trombone
David Swan – Keys\Synths
Ali Watson – Bass
Harry Ling – Drums

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Geno Washington

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Geno Washington and The Ram Jam Band plus support from Friday Street DJs

In association with BAaD Events.

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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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From Russia with Jazz

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Sat 23rd June at 7:00pm

From Russia with Jazz

In association with Platform.

From Russia with Jazz
Platform
23rd June 2018
Kick Off 7pm
£5 / £3.5
Bus leaves Monorail at 1815 returning after match – £5
Tickets available from Platform & Mono

GIOsessions 2018
From Russia with Jazz
WORLD CUP KICK OFF AT THE JAZZ FESTIVAL IN GLASGOW
From Russia with Jazz, a truly unique event celebrating jazz and football kicks off at Platform in Easterhouse on 23rd June, 2018 at 7pm.

Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra (GIO), in partnership with Goethe-Institut will be performing live music during the preliminary round of this year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia. GIO musicians will be teaming up with some of Germany’s most accomplished improvising musicians and performing live on live – during the real time broadcast of the Germany-vs Sweden match.

Raymond MacDonald, Una MacGlone, Maria Donohue, Sam Beagles and Mike Parr-Burman from GIO will be performing opposite some great jazz musicians from Germany, amongst them the renowned double bass player Alois Kott, the fabulous wunderkind drummer Christian Lillinger along with DJ IllVibe (Vincent von Schlippenbach).

GIO and the German Jazz Musicians will form two bands. One band will ‘play’ Germany, the other band will ‘play’ Sweden. The DJ will take on the role of the referee. As the match is screened onstage, the bands will improvise to the action as it unfolds on the pitch. The DJ directs, interacting with his own sound bites and mixing in the original Russian commentary.

The musicians are currently in training, studying the patterns of a football match. They will establish musical patterns to mirror the action on the pitch thus creating a music-enhanced experience transcending the pure joy of a good football match.

Previous events have taken place in Johannesburg in 2006 and in Sao Paulo and Santiago de Chile in 2014.

From Russia with Jazz at Platform is a UK premiere.

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Marianne McGregor Quartet

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Sat 23rd June at 7:00pm

Marianne McGregor Quartet

Swing presents

Marianne McGregor is a Scottish/Canadian jazz singer living in Glasgow. Growing up in Orkney to a musical family, Marianne found influence in listening to the great jazz singers like Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald from a young age, and became obsessed with singing jazz and improvising.

Noticed for her unique use of tone and meaningful delivery, Marianne has been immersed in live performance in Scotland since moving to Glasgow to continue her studies. Although still early in her career, the singer has been recognised by winning the prestigious Danny Kyle Award at Celtic Connections 2017 and performing at Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival’s Ice House Jazz Stage. Marianne was also one of the recent semi-finalist’s of the Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year 2018, which took place at The Blue Lamp in Aberdeen .

Taking influence from the great jazz singers of the past and merging her style with contemporary music, Marianne is now working towards releasing her debut album of original songs.

The Marianne McGregor quartet will perform an authentic evening of old jazz meeting contemporary styles. A mix of Marianne’s original jazz songs from her upcoming album and renditions of some of her favourite standards.

Marianne McGregor (vocals), Aaron McGregor (guitar/violin), David Munn – (cello/piano), Christopher Sergeant (double bass).

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/mariannemcgregor/my-funny-valentine-marianne-mcgregor

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£10

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Big Band Festival

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Sat 23rd June at 2:00pm

Big Band Festival

Big Band Festival presents

Scotland’s only Big Band Festival returns for 2018. For the 6th year running we will be showcasing some of the West of Scotland’s best big bands once again 2018 Big Band Festival will be part of the Glasgow International Jazz Festival.

From early big band swing to contemporary pieces and premieres written and arranged by local Scottish composers. This year features Zig Zag Big Band, Byres Road Big Band, Strathclyde Youth Jazz Orchestra and East Dunbartonshire Youth Jazz Orchestra. An exciting fusion of jazz, blues and funk based music.
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Hafla Band

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Hafla Band

Line up:
Yazz Ahmed – trumpet
George Crowley – bass clarinet
Ralph Wyld – vibraphone
Naadia Sheriff – piano/electric piano
Dudley Phillips – bass guitar
Martin France – drums
Vasilis Sarikis – percussion

After the release of her album La Saboteuse (Naïm Records) in May, the young trumpeter, promising talent of British jazz, joined Anteprima.

A Bahraini-British performer,Yazz Ahmed, is giving a new meaning to nowadays jazz. This trumpet and flugelhorn player has worked with Radiohead and These New Puritans, experiments with electronic effects, and shapes her own musical universe from that legacy. Part of the new wave of artists who are eager to break the old codes of jazz, such as Kamasi Washington, Yussef Kamaal, Christian Scott, Yazz Ahmed is thrilled by the possibilities of making something new. “I feel like I’m a part of modernising jazz and connecting it with audiences today,” Yazz says. “It’s exciting.”

Her new album ‘La Saboteuse’ is a deep exploration of both her British and Bahraini roots. Ably assisted by musicians including Lewis Wright on vibraphone, MOBO-winning new jazz kingpin Shabaka Hutchings on bass clarinet and Naadia Sherriff on Fender Rhodes keyboard, it’s composed of undulating rhythms, Middle Eastern melody and Yazz’s sonorous trumpet lines. The record sounds like the passage of a desert caravan, bathed in moonlight. The theme of ‘La Saboteuse’ is the sense of self-doubt that Yazz feels when she is creating, personified in a female saboteur, an anti-muse that spurs her into action. “Giving ‘her’ a name has really helped me to identify those negative voices we all get,” she says. “I know what it is and I know how to combat it.”

‘La Saboteuse’ was released in four chapters incrementally, unravelling the story. Each chapter has its own cover, with beautiful illustrations by Bristol artist Sophie Bass. “I feel really touched, nobody’s created art from my music before, it’s really special,” Yazz says.

Yazz spent her early childhood in Bahrain, her father’s homeland, before moving to London with her English mother at the age of nine. There, she became fascinated by her grandfather’s trumpet playing, and vowed to learn the instrument herself. “My grandfather, my mum’s dad, was a trumpet player, and I was quite taken by him, inspired. I wanted to learn the trumpet at school.” Jazz became her chosen form of expression, because “I loved the spirit of the music, the freedom. There’s a lot of joy, mystery. I connected with it”. Yazz’s sound is unique. Her take on jazz weaves in Arabic melodies to evocative, cinematic effect. “I love the sounds of Arabic music. The traditional folk singing is so heartfelt, elemental and passionate. I absorbed it as a child, but only in the past few years has it come to the surface in my playing and writing. I want to embrace my culture and my British jazz heritage, the music my grandfather played to me.”

Jazz has traditionally been a male-dominated sphere. But Yazz is challenging that notion, helped by a new wave of women musicians. “There are more female jazz musicians and attitudes are changing,” she says. “People see that women can play just as well as the men. But there are still areas that haven’t caught up with the rest of society. It’s getting better, but we can do more.”

Future-facing and fascinating, Yazz Ahmed is part of a glimmering new constellation in the jazz firmament. And her next project is destined to take her further into the stars. “I’m planning to write a piece inspired by the ever-changing structures of the universe,” she concludes.

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Trevor Watts

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GLASGOW IMPROVISERS ORCHESTRA

with Trevor Watts

A major figure in the development of European Jazz, Trevor Watts was first associated with the British free jazz and improvised music scene during the mid-’60s. He became well known for his involvement in the Spontaneous Music Ensemble and in other projects with drummer John Stevens. During the ’70s Watts led the multifaceted group Amalgam, moving on to his brilliant African music-inspired Moiré Music projects from the ’80s to the turn of the millennium. The early 2000s saw Watts incorporate Moiré Music concepts into the music of his Celebration Band while, as the decade progressed, he became involved in more intimate musical settings, including a return to creative improvisation in a duo with longstanding musical collaborator pianist Veryan Weston.

This is a rare and unique opportunity to hear this major artist in collaboration with Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra in smaller and larger group settings featuring some of Scotland’s leading improvising musicians in GIO.

Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra is a large improvising ensemble of around 20 musicians from diverse artistic backgrounds ranging from free improvisation, jazz, classical, folk, pop, experimental musics and performance art.

Since its inaugural project in 2002 the Orchestra has established an international reputation and garnered critical acclaim for its innovative projects and its exploration of improvised music. A host of collaborations with world-renowned improvisers including Evan Parker, Lol Coxhill, Barry Guy, Howard Riley, George Lewis and many others, and with other ensembles, have expanded the band’s artistic horizons and given rise to musical connections throughout the world.

“One of the best large improvising ensembles in the world” BBC Jazz on 3

www.glasgowimprovisersorchestra.com

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ROOSEVELT COLLIER

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Sun 24th June at 7:00pm

ROOSEVELT COLLIER

plus Swampfog

In association with BAaD Events.

Roosevelt Collier – Pedal and lap steel
Rodrigo Zambrano – Bass
Jason Matthews – Keys
Armando Lopez – Drums

Soft spoken by nature, South Florida-bred Roosevelt Collier does his hollering on the pedal steel guitar. Brought up in the “sacred steel” tradition of the House of God Church, Roosevelt built his reputation alongside his uncles and cousins in The Lee Boys, known for their spirited, soul-shaking live performances.Seated front and center, “The Dr.” leaves an indelible mark on listeners, flooring audiences with his lightning-fast slide work on the pedal steel.

At festivals, he is a regular “Artist at Large,” performing alongside many of music’s most prestigious acts, from the Allman Brothers, Tedeschi-Trucks, Los Lobos , the Del McCoury Band and countless others. In 2017, Roosevelt debuted his new project Bokanté – a “World Music All-Star Band” created by Snarky Puppy founder Michael League and featuring the vocals of Malika Tirolien.

As a bandleader, Roosevelt leads his world famous “get-downs” featuring a mixture of “superstars and church folk”, his own “Jimi Hendrix Experience”-style all-star trio, and in 2018 will release the long-awaited Roosevelt Collier debut record, featuring an incredible mixture of blues, gospel, rock, and funk all rolled up by producer and bandmate Michael League.

Fans are in for a real treat as New Orleans influenced Scottish 7-piece outfit, Swampfog, open with their true transatlantic gumbo sound of the battling horns and second line rhythms that epitomise New Orleans funk, alongwith a contemporary, aggressive twist.

7:00 pm doors, 7:15 pm show time

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On The Edge of Europe featuring Special Guest Bjørn Solli.

On The Edge of Europe is the debut project from award winning bassist Andrew Robb. Since winning the 2009 BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year, Andrew established himself as an exceptionally versatile bassist within the UK and went on to win 2nd Prize at the European Society of Bassists Jazz Competition 2016. Teaming up with the virtuosic pianist Pete Johnstone and the rhythmically charged drummer Doug Hough they are joined by one of Norway’s most foremost jazz guitarists for the last 15 years, Bjørn Solli. On his two most recent recordings Solli recorded and toured with Seamus Blake, Aaron Parks, Ingrid Jensen, Matt Clohesy, Bill Stewart, Tim Collins, Phil Donkin, Adam Pache and Jon Wikan. They will play brand new original compositions inspired from Andrew’s time spent living and travelling in the UK and Norway.

“Andrew Robb on Bass is all about close ensemble interaction” Jazzwise

“Solli’s sound on the guitar is like his compositions, lucid and singing without fancy effects.” All About Jazz

“Creative, well constructed intros and solos, showed the fluid fingerboard familiarity that comes with classical training allied to a natural fluency in the language of jazz and a full, firm, attractive tone.” Herald

“Meanwhile the composer (Robb) combines a strong melodic sense with great dexterity on his double bass” The Jazz Man

“Bass player Andrew Robb was an obvious stand-out” The Scotsman

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Sophie Bancroft: The Songs Quartet with Louis Durra

A confident musical voice that is distinctly jazz-based, Sophie writes and performs with an inspirational folk expression, giving us hints of Kirsty McGee, Thea Gilmore, and the wit, sensuality and expressive minimalism of Peggy Lee. Following a collaboration between Bancroft and American pianist Louis Durra for the Made In Scotland showcase at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Songs Quartet emerged featuring Bancroft on guitar and voice, Durra on piano with Stuart Brown on drums and Tom Lyne on basses. Their resulting CD ‘Songs’ was listed in The Herald’s top 50 album releases of 2015. The quartet creates a refined contemporary take on Bancroft’s originals and unexpected interpretations of covers from Eryka Badu and Michael Franks to Steely Dan. Sophie’s original songs have been covered by jazz vocalists including Liane Carroll and collaborations with Glasgow based electronic band Spylab featured in hit American TV show ‘Six Feet Under’.

“Nothing short of completely captivating.” David Kidman, FATEA online magazine

“Brave, bright and engaging” Jazz Journal

“Highly imaginative…inventive style…intriguing territory…One of the top 50 must-see shows in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival” The Scotsman

“Hip, cool and simply beautiful.” The Big Issue

www.sophiebancroft.co.uk

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Winner of ‘Rising Star’ at the 2017 Scottish Jazz Awards, Fraser Urquhart debuts his new trio featuring bass virtuoso Douglas Whates and powerhouse drummer Max Popp. This is classic swinging jazz with an artful twist.

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The music of Egberto Gismonti is like a microcosm of his native Brazil – diverse, joyful, surprising and unique. Award winning jazz pianist Paul Harrison, bassist Mario Lima Caribe and drummer Stu Brown have a special rapport from years of performing together in Scotland and internationally. In this new trio they bring fresh life to great compositions that deserve to be heard more widely. From romantic and film-score like, to celebrations of carnival rhythms that will (literally) move you, these are melodies that you’ll find yourself singing for a long time afterwards, and a musical experience that will stay with you.

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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.

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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.

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Brian Kellock

In association with The Blue Arrow

Brian Kellock is one of the UK’s finest and most in-demand jazz pianists, acclaimed for a distinctive, swinging, playing style which has classic jazz piano influences at its heart but can never be second-guessed.

For almost three decades, Edinburgh-born Kellock – who has led his own, hugely popular, trio since the late 1980s – has been the first-call pianist for visiting American jazz musicians who appreciate his swinging style, his skills as a sensitive accompanist, his spontaneity and his sense of humour. Warren Vache, Scott Hamilton, Joe Temperley, Ken Peplowski, Herb Geller and Red Rodney are some of the diverse musicians with whom he’s played.

In recent years, he has headlined numerous concerts, recordings and tours with the SNJO, cemented links in Australia with trumpeter James Morrison, and in Denmark has appeared annually at the Copenhagen Jazz Festival.

His love of playing in a duo has resulted in regular tours with Tommy Smith, and celebrated recordings and concerts with Julian Arguelles, Liane Carroll, Carol Kidd and Sheila Jordan.

Kellock’s many accolades include Best CD 2002 and Best Instrumentalist 2003 at the BBC Jazz Awards; Creative Scotland Award 2003, Herald Angel Award 2003 and Jazz Musician of the Year 2011 at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards.

Brian Kellock will host a Jam Session after his performance.

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In association with the Late Night Studio Jazz season.

“Soundscapes, subject to change, without notice”

Allon Beauvoisin (saxes/effects) and Malcolm MacFarlane (guitars/effects) perform music from the intricately exquisite to the darkest film noir.

Launching their first digital release on the 24th June, this concert is in collaboration with the Glasgow Jazz Festival and the Late Night Studio Jazz season at the Royal Concert Hall. The First 25 tickets sold get an exclusive bonus track download.

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Ticket price £12 (£10 con)

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