Reviews & interviews ..
- 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.]