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Ali Affleck, stalwart of the Scottish jazz scene, is now back in California, and for tomorrow Wednesday 4th August only is taking over Women in Jazz Media’s Instagram page! Expect some stonking good fun with Ali and an all-star band! πŸ’ƒπŸ”₯πŸŽ‰ Details below..

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‘Paint It Gold’ is the name of the new single with accompanying video, which comes out this Friday 6th August 2021 from ‘Scottish Jazz Rising Star’, Marianne L McGregor.

Beautifully showcasing her lyric-writing skills and vocal jazz chops, the interesting title references Japanese ‘golden joinery’ or kintsugi, the Japanese…
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New Music Scotland’s excellent list of ‘opportunities’ – listed in order of deadline expiration date!

https://newmusicscotland.co.uk/opportunities/
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There’s a FREE information session about Post Brexit Working for Musicians, hosted by The National Piping Centre in Glasgow, on Wed 11th August at 2pm BST. Details below.

https://pipinglive.co.uk/events/post-brexit-working-for-musicians-talk?fbclid=IwAR06Hh1uaUKByTi5_TOEsT0Gg7DCOZiHvA66qYEfOeCjV77j1Q9nD-xWurI
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The Sound of Young Scotland Award, a new award, offers emerging artists up to Β£5,000 to facilitate the creation of a debut album. Applications open until midnight Friday 13th August 2021.

https://www.smia.org.uk/news/the-sound-of-young-scotland-award/?fbclid=IwAR1PURQHcbeYzDzSJH2S9USnDS01ns4OhEirj1G_YAamp92s1afUzfg2xLc
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The great Jim Mullen joins singer Zoe Francis at the 606 Club, Chelsea on Sunday 1st August at 8pm UTC + 01. A wonderful chance for those of you on the neighbourhood to see this truly masterful guitarist. Tickets below..

https://www.606club.co.uk/events/view/zoe-francis-featuring-jim-mullen-2/
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Attention individual artists or creators, if you’re based in Scotland: a simplified application form for the Open Fund is being launched on Tuesday 10th August 2021. Details of explanatory sessions, below..

https://www.creativescotland.com/what-we-do/latest-news/archive/2021/07/open-fund-for-individuals-sector-sessions?fbclid=IwAR34TBtw3p4P-s7OIfugCBSQ0JXWsCncGyjhhLbUgIvAa2WvEQjbWUoSwTI
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Lucky Londoners! Graham Costello and STRATA are playing tomorrow Tuesday 27th July at 8pm UTC + 01, at Ronnie Scott’s! Woo hoo!! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ Tickets below..

Photo fromm EJBF site. https://www.ronniescotts.co.uk/performances/view/6591-graham-costelloas-strata
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Today is the last day of this year’s Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival! EJBF staff and all the musicians deserve plaudits for putting on such wonderful shows at this very difficult time. πŸ‘πŸ‘

SJS (for reasons beyond her control) has not been able to provide her usual overview of the shows, but hopefully…
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The very excellent Aki Remally and his band play tomorrow Sunday 25th July at 8pm UTC + 01. In-person tix now sold out, but Online tickets still available!! For all you funk, soul and R & B fans… πŸ”₯πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒ

Aki Remally – Vocals/Guitar Johnny White – Tenor Sax Tom Pickles – Baritone sax Cameron Jay – Trumpet Rob Harrison…