Friday 14 September, 2018

Melissa Aldana
£12
TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR

A FEW TICKETS FOR THIS CONCERT ARE AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR FROM 17:45 The classy singer hits the spot when it comes to Broadway songs, beautfiful ballads, swinging jazz, and a host of modern pop tunes she and pianist, Euan Stevenson have re-invented for their intimate jazz setting. They’ve also written new songs that sound like classics. Concert Ends at 19:00 + more ...

Melissa Aldana

We salute Brian Palmer. The Islay drummer is the only musician to have played all 20 Islay Jazz Festivals. He fronts the Islay Jazz Trio with Craig Weatherhogg (piano) and Niall Anderson (bass) plus guest Samantha MacArthur (saxophone) playing popular jazz tunes from across the entire spectrum of the music. The two leading jazz guitarists, Stephen and Williamson open the concert playing together for the first time. A very intriguing prospect. Concert ... + more ...

Melissa Aldana

Saxophonist and vocalist, MacDonald has developed a show that started with Cole Porter, added Harold Arlen and now features all the great American show tune writers. Her brilliant Quartet is supplemented with the extraordinary young vocalist, Luca Manning. Concert Ends at 22.00 + more ...

Melissa Aldana

SOLD OUT Scalding hot hard bop grooves underpin fiery and impassioned soloing by the alto saxophonist, as fierce and incisive as Charlie Parker, but 100% in the moment, alive to hip-hop, rap, electronica. A MOBO winner and Mercury Prize nominee, Kinch is at the forefront of the very hot English jazz scene – "a real tour de force” (The Guardian). Concert Ends at 22:15 + more ...

Melissa Aldana
£13
£11 Student /Unemployed Concession Price

Brass Gumbo are a brass band melting pot of New Orleans flavoured funk and jazz playing music that’s always uplifting and joyous, steeped in the traditions, but totally contemporary. AKU! are an explosive sax-trombonedrums trio inspired by musicians like Shabaka Hutchings and Roller Trio and featuring some of Glasgow’s most exciting young talent! BYOB Concert Ends at midnight + more ...

Saturday 15 September, 2018

Melissa Aldana
£12.50
£10.50 Student /Unemployed Concession Price

Drummer, Graham Costello’s band plays original music at the intersect of jazz, rock, and classical minimalism with an energy and conviction that wins over audiences of all persuasions.  Harry Weir (saxes), Liam Shorthall (trombone),  Joe Williamson (guitar), Fergus McCreadie (keys), Mark Hendry (bass), Costello (drums). Concert Ends at 13:30 + more ...

Melissa Aldana
£12.50
£10.50 Student /Unemployed Concession Price

Just when it seemed as though the classic traditional jazz of New Orleans might disappear from the UK, along came a host of young talented musicians based in Edinburgh to take it to a new level. Their influence is Louisiana, their appeal worldwide: Tenement Jazz Band is taking Scotland by storm, digging into traditional jazz in an inspiring new way. Here they are, joined for the evening by classy American ... + more ...

Melissa Aldana
£10
£8 Student /Unemployed Concession Price

Innocent, vulnerable, fragile, yet assured, composed, and, yes, beautiful. Chet Baker‘s singing stood apart amongst jazz vocalists, until Luca Manning came along. The young Glaswegian has all of Chet’s appeal without any of the personality downsides, and he’s fast establishing himself as the leading male jazz vocalist on the jazz scene. Here he is with another young tyro, guitarist, Joe Williamson. Concert Ends at 15:30 + more ...

Melissa Aldana

Alison Affleck is one of the busiest singers on the jazz scene. She’s constantly refreshing her music and playing in different musical format – from New Orleans traditional jazz to classy Broadway show tunes.  She’s an old fashioned classic jazz singer, with deep roots in the styles of Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. Here she is in a special “chamber jazz” format, with trumpeter, Colin Steele, and guitarist, Graeme Stephen. Concert ... + more ...

Melissa Aldana
£12.50
£10.50 STUDENT / UNEMPLOYED CONCESSION PRICE

Alto saxophonist and clarinetist, Martin Kershaw, is one of the senior statesmen of the Scottish jazz scene: an intelligent and impassioned musician, who is comfortable across all jazz styles, but likes the challenge of making something new – when he gets the chance. And here it is. A longstanding wish to play in Trio with guitarist, Graeme Stephen, and drummer, Corrie Dick. Concert Ends at 18:30 + more ...

Melissa Aldana
£12.50
£10.50 STUDENT / UNEMPLOYED CONCESSION PRICE

Joyously celebrating the trials, tribulations and fortunes of the best female singers of the blues genre, Queens Of The Blues tells the story of Mamie Smith and Big Mama Thornton; Bonnie Raitt and Susan Tedeschi; by way of Sugar Pie and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. This show is an irrepressible, anecdotal anthology, fronted by the acclaimed singer, Nicole Smit. BYOB Concert Ends at 21:30 + more ...

Melissa Aldana

He’s a hip-swinging, finger-snapping cool cat from London who sings and plays piano in a way that makes swinging jazz the sexiest music on earth. He’s been No.1 in the US I-Tunes Jazz Chart. He plays Hollywood Bowl and the biggest stages in France, Portugal, Germnay, Russia … yet he’s not really known here. Let’s change that with an Islay show of feel-good swinging Wynton Kelly to Stevie Wonder; Nat ... + more ...

Melissa Aldana
£15
£13 STUDENT / UNEMPLOYED CONCESSION PRICE

Mario has put together this new supergroup to play mambo and latin jazz, a personal passion. Featuring Stu Brown on drums and Sandro Ciancio on percussion it also includes two young stars of the Scottish scene: Michael Butcher on tenor sax, and Liam Shortall on trombone, with Pete Johstone on piano and Mario himself on bass. It will be hot and full of 'sabor', stay still if you can! BYOB Concert Ends at ... + more ...

Sunday 16 September, 2018

Melissa Aldana

SOLD OUT New Orleans is full of big musical personalities, plying their wares in jazz bars and cafes like the Spotted Cat, The Creole Gardens and Buffa’s Bar, and venturing out to spread the New Orleans vibe to Chicago or maybe even New York. Few make it across the Atlantic, so a special welcome to one of New Orleans’ finest pianists and vocalists, playing with a special band of Scottish friemds, ... + more ...

Melissa Aldana

McCreadie’s concerts are packed with emotional charge, youthful zest and exhuberance; combining traditional Scottish music influences with American Jazz in a thrilling, uplifting and rousing mix. Opening the show is a solo piano set from Alan Benzie, returning to the scene of many wondrous performances: “impeccable technique, and musical imagination” (The Scotsman). 11am Birdwatching walk Light lunches available Concert Ends at 14:00 + more ...

Melissa Aldana

Two of Scotland's leading jazz stars present a one hour set of piano/saxophone duets packed with passion and musical excitement. Johnstone is a pianist of extraordinary facility and musical intelligence. Always searching out new ways of expressing himself, but always thrilling audiences. Here he is with long time associate, and one of the finest saxophonists in the country, exploring standards and originals. Chamber jazz that will appeal to everyone, and ... + more ...

Melissa Aldana
£13
£11 STUDENT / UNEMPLOYED CONCESSION PRICE

In a crowded field of exceptionally talented young musicians making the Glasgow jazz scene such an exciting place at the moment, Stephen Henderson stands out. He’s the drummer that makes everyone else sound fantastic. Sensitive, powerful, swinging, imaginative, musical, Henderson’s drumming has everything. This year he’s formed a band and written new music, and he’s showing that drumming is just one part of his amazing musicality. Beautiful music, contemporary with ... + more ...

Melissa Aldana
£20
£18 STUDENT / UNEMPLOYED CONCESSION PRICE

Held in the highest esteem by the best in the world, Smith “is one of the most important voices in the tenor sax players of today “ (Jack de Johnettte). His Quartet specializes in music by John Coltrane, and features Pete Johnstone (piano), Calum Gourlay (bass), and Sebastian de Krom (drums). Opening the concert is an Islay special - A one-off collaboration between Tommy and the brilliant young pianist, Fergus ... + more ...

Melissa Aldana
£17.50
£15.50 STUDENT / UNEMPLOYED CONCESSION PRICE

Together with Mario Caribe, Colin Steele is a central musician in the 20 year pantheon of Islay Jazz. So many memorable moments over all those years. The island is an inspiration to him too. To close our 20th edition, we are delighted that he presents a special version of his classic Quintet playing the wonderful anthems and songs inspired by Scottish music – and an occasional swinger. With Konrad Wiszniewski ... + more ...

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