This year the 🌟 Edinburgh Jazz and Blues festival 🌟 running between the 15th and 24th July, seems especially ‘glossy’ – quite a special line-up of home-grown and guest performers! More details below.
The always exciting ✨Glasgow Jazz Festival✨ is back Thursday 16th – Sunday 19th June, with a great programme: Paul Harrison and his beautiful soundtrack to the classic old film Alice in Wonderland; Scottish Jazz vocalist Award 2021 winner Marianne McGregor and her band; rising star Rebecca Vasmant; Fergus McCreadie; Konrad Wiszniewski and loads more!! More details below:
Edinburgh folk, loads of jazz happening in Leith over these 4 days: Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th June. See details below 😃
Heads up Greenock (and environs) folk! The great news is there’s a new jazz club opening, Beacon Jazz Club, woo hoo!!✨🎶 Opening gig is Thursday 19th May at 8pm, with the amazing Georgia Cecile Trio!! This will be such a special evening! Tickets below:
Superb violinist and singer Seonaid Aitken’s latest album Chasing Sakura 🌸🌸 is an absolute delight. Here’s a review FM (of Scottish Jazz Space) did for London Jazz News.
🌸 Ali Affleck’s Auld Toon Stompers are coming to Kirkcaldy Old Kirk on 28th May from 8pm (doors 7.30pm). This will be a really fun night! 💃 “Passionate, expressive, unique and above all, refreshingly unpretentious…Ali Affleck is the real deal – a bona fide jazz and blues vocalist with a heartfelt vintage twist.” Further details below.
Shout out for very special band 🔥 Fine Men With Foul Tongues 🔥who play tonight Thursday 5th at 9pm Glasgow’s The Blue Arrow (tickets below), then tomorrow Friday 6th May at 9.25pm at Edinburgh’s The Jazz Bar. A top notch line -up of Brodie Jarvie (Upright Bass), Guy Salamon (Drums), Ben MacDonald (Guitar), Paul Harrison (Piano), Norman Willmore (Alto Sax), Jonathan Chung (Tenor Sax), Michael Butcher (Tenor Sax).
New collective Jazz Forward is appearing a week on Saturday 14th May at 7:30pm as part of Lochwinnoch Arts Festival!! Venue: Lochwinnoch Golf Club. This will be a lovely evening of gentle and intimate jazz. 🙂 More details below. [Note: Scottish Jazz Space’s FM is a non-musician member of Jazz Forward.]
Video: https://www.facebook.com/mariannemcgregormusic/videos/2241810372634182 Tickets: https://scotlandontour.com/product/jazz-forward/
Round 1 of Creative Scotland’s Access to Music Making Fund is now open for applications. “The purpose of the Access to Music Making fund is to create access to high-quality music-making opportunities for children and young people aged 0-25 years (or, aged over 25 if they are disabled and/or care experienced).” Details below.
Hugely talented pianist and accordionist Phil Alexander (of late lamented Moishe’s Bagel) brings Come All Ye to Edinburgh’s The Traverse Theatre as part of Edinburgh Tradfest, tonight Monday 22nd April, at 8.30pm. Phil “has written this new work celebrating the many immigrants who have made Scotland their home, and in so doing enhance the cultural life of our country.” This is going to be an aural feast! Further details 👇