Friday 9 September, 2016

Melissa Aldana

Two of the greatest guitarists in the world. Each played for nearly a decade with jazz legends, Stephane Grappelli and Oscar Peterson. They’re steeped in jazz tradition, but extraordinarily alive to creating new music. Together they play with almost superhuman fluency, astounding technique, and musicality – for lovers of beautiful melody and spontaneous improvisation. + more ...

Melissa Aldana

Piper, saxophonist and guitarist flow traditional-sounding airs into the realms of jazz. Standard jazz tunes from the Islay Jazz Quartet led by Brian Palmer on (drums). + more ...

Melissa Aldana

Instantly recognisable, the Norwegian band have a unique concept all their own. A straight shot of earthy and ethereal jazz and indie rock energy, they merge knotty jazz compositions with boisterous grooves that are both catchy and satisfying. Fronted by Ellen Andrea Wang (bass, vocals), with Jonas Vemoy (trumpet ), Harald Lassen (saxophone) and Jon Audun Baar (drums). + more ...

Melissa Aldana

A new collaboration formed especially for the Festival. Award winning singer Alison Affleck  is joined by acclaimed guitarist Graeme Stephen and Islay favourite Colin Steele. They’ll celebrate the Great American Songbook and the tunes of Tin Pan Alley. + more ...

Melissa Aldana

An original spicy mix of afrobeat, Caribbean rhythms, Cuban salsa, and African mambo, with Spanish vocals. Expect tight funky grooves and irresistible horn licks.  Pleae bring your own drinks. + more ...

Saturday 10 September, 2016

Melissa Aldana

Guitarist, Haftor Medbøe is joined by two of Norway's most exciting musicians: Espen Eriksen (piano) and Gunnar Halle (trumpet). Meditative, majestic music, crossing genre boundaries, sparkling with fire and passion. + more ...

Melissa Aldana

From Oscar Peterson and Ray Brown to Herbie Hancock the “Swedish Guitar Genius" (Downbeat) is a giant of contemporary jazz. Swinging and grooving modern jazz, with Brian Shiels and Alyn Cosker. + more ...

Melissa Aldana

Instantly recognisable, the Norwegian band have a unique concept all their own. A straight shot of earthy and ethereal jazz and indie rock energy, they merge knotty jazz compositions with boisterous grooves that are both catchy and satisfying. Fronted by Ellen Andrea Wang (bass, vocals), with Jonas Vemoy (trumpet ), Harald Lassen (saxophone) and Jon Audun Baar (drums). + more ...

Melissa Aldana

Two trumpet stars join a crack rhythm team to celebrate the music of great jazz trumpeters from Louis Armstrong to Chet Baker.  + more ...

Melissa Aldana

The world’s foremost exponent of solo jazz guitar playing. Martin Taylor is a phenomenon. A musician who transcends his instrument, who can make a solo guitar fill a room like an orchestra. He plays both solo, and in duo with the ever tasteful and swinging velvet voiced singer, Alison Burns and with fellow guitar maestro, Ulf Wakenius. + more ...

Melissa Aldana

The alto saxophonist’s Quartet has reinvented itself with Kershaw’s trademark lyricism steeled by a musical intelligence that makes for music that satisfies head and heart. And with the skill, energy and musical nous of Paul Harrison (piano), Mario Caribe (bass) and Alyn Cosker (drums) in the band, there’s constant rhythmic and harmonic excitement too.  + more ...

Melissa Aldana

Stellar American singer celebrates the great American songbook with songs made famous by Miles Davis, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Ray Charles and Mel Torme (of course). Swinging, fun-loving music - all served up with sophistication, swagger and brio. + more ...

Melissa Aldana

All-star, new project from trumpet virtuoso “bright, bursting trumpet breaks and poised construction … world-class” (The Guardian). Quigley and Paul Booth (tenor sax) features with three great American jazz stars: Geoff Keezer (piano), Michael Janisch (bass) and drum sensation, Clarence Penn. + more ...

Sunday 11 September, 2016

Melissa Aldana

Three young Scottish jazz stars, influenced by the ECM sound, Scottish folk music, contemporary American jazz and also American songbook standards, and occasionally interpretations of pop songs. Tom Gibbs (piano), Brodie Jarvie (bass) Stephen Henderson (drums). Light lunch available. Bird watching walk available before the concert. + more ...

Melissa Aldana

The swingiest, happiest of 20’s and 30’s jazz from the wee band with the big, big sound featuring the clarinet and saxophone of John Burgess; the banjo and guitar of Ross Milligan; and the ever swinging bass of Andy Sharkey joined for this special gig by swing trumpeter par excellence, Enrico Tomasso. Light lunch available. + more ...

Melissa Aldana

The young pianist, McCreadie, made waves last year when he played solo. Now he returns with his trio featuring David Bowden (bass) and Stephen Henderson (drums). Probably the most exciting new Scottish jazz talent for a decade. Originally inspired by Oscar Peterson, he now ranges across the entire jazz piano tradition, infusing his performances with huge personal emotion.  + more ...

Melissa Aldana

Blending the melodic and rhythmic influences of his homeland with an exploratory contemporary jazz sensibility, Mario’s music ranges from luscious ballads to sizzling uptempo burners. He is joined by Martin Kershaw (saxophone), Kevin MacKenzie (guitar) and Alyn Cosker (drums). + more ...

Melissa Aldana

A supergroup fronted by alto saxophonist, Martin Kershaw, and trumpeter, Colin Steele, playing the music of Cannonball and Nat Adderley: soulful, funky swinging jazz with passionate solos and catchy tunes. Paul Harrison (piano), Brian Shiels (bass) and Alyn Cosker (drums). Plese bring your own booze. + more ...

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