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This. Obviously not Scottish jazz, but just because it’s timely, & incredibly beautiful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tCmp8VD82w&ab_channel=AbstractLogix
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For creative freelancers based in Scotland.

https://www.creativescotland.com/funding/funding-programmes/hardship-fund-for-creative-freelancers?fbclid=IwAR1bqpzTzMK9rLsLO9QP7YlKqVAnj5WB2GnGFQMZIeCqOGjYTy2Tp5NrW7I
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A very sad loss to the Jazz world.

http://jazzbluesnews.com/2020/10/22/toshinori-kondo-an-improvising-trumpeter-died-on-japan-he-was-71-video-photos/
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Sound is “a new music incubator based in NE Scotland encouraging new music creation and discovery” and every year has something worth checking out. Starts tomorrow 22 October 2020!

https://sound-scotland.co.uk/?mc_cid=72510d9570&mc_eid=cee094049d
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FYI. In case anyone is in a position to contribute.

Image from : sligojazz.ie https://www.gofundme.com/f/steve-hamilton039s-nephrectomy-recovery-fund
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Big Congratulations to all the winners of the Scottish Jazz Awards last night. Woo hoo!! Also to all the wunderbar runners up!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸŽ‰

The ceremony included performances from hosts Suzanne Bonnar &Β Luca Manning – Vocalist plus guests Fergus McCreadie & Laura MacDonald.Β  Winners…
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Interesting recent survey of 266 professional jazz musicians around the world, about their work and plans in relation to the coronavirus pandemic – by Jazzfuel’s Matt Fripp.

https://jazzfuel.com/covid-jazz-survey/
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Attention UK professional musicians! A post from the Musicians’ Union re UK government measures for the music industry.

https://www.musiciansunion.org.uk/Home/Advice/covid-19/government-support?fbclid=IwAR0ubhk9hW65t2SsTvYc7ESbUihcCYcGD1S7F3ZnIdLXBuabe5lIJnyU9lk
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Attention Scotland-based creatives! Creative Scotland’s Open Fund is changing on 5 October 2020, its threshold rising to Β£100,000. πŸ‘

https://www.creativescotland.com/what-we-do/latest-news/archive/2020/09/open-fund
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A stand-out jazz memory in recent years here in Scotland is the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra + Kurt Elling gig, so it is a pleasure to share Rob Adams’ Press release & video with you. Enjoy! πŸ˜ƒπŸŽ΅

Transatlantic connection inspires fiery orchestral manoeuvres. Feistiness, defiance, creativity, and down-home gospel-blues grooves fire up the latest video β€œsingle” from…