Friday 15 September, 2017

Melissa Aldana

Three musicians with a love of melody and a deep understanding of how traditional tune can enrich contemporary music making, come together to open the Festival with one of those classic Islay jazz constellations that somehow distil the best of the Festival. This concert will last one hour. + more ...

Melissa Aldana

Jazz/world, accordion and bass duo from Salsa Celtica and Moishe’s Bagel pianist and Islay’s favourite Brazilian bass player. Standard jazz tunes from Islay Jazz Quartet led by Brian Palmer open the concert. + more ...

Melissa Aldana

Seonaid sings the songbooks of Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Rogers and Hart, Irving Berlin and George Gershwin with the same clarity of diction, timing, sense of swing and joie de vivre that made Ella Fitzgerald such a classic interpreter. Her Ella n’Louis duets with Sam West have won her huge acclaim, and he’s back to reprise those special moments. Great tunes, brilliantly interpreted. + more ...

Melissa Aldana

A rollercoaster of 60s soul and R&B classics with razor sharp vocals, and deep funky groove from the sizzling seven-piece band. Marshall's blistering originals and re-funked covers are drawn from the musical traditions of New Orleans funk, Mississippi blues and 60s jazz, soul and R&B classics. Please note there is no bar in Bruichladdich Hall - please BYOB + more ...

Saturday 16 September, 2017

Melissa Aldana

Great tunes, from jazz standards to modern pop, sung with intriguing arrangements, singularity and clarity from an always swinging and tasteful singer - a class act! With Kevin Mackenzie (guitar), Mario Caribe (bass) Light lunches available. + more ...

Melissa Aldana

A rare solo outing for Memphis singer and pianist who mixes jazz, blues, soul, traditional r&b and popular music embodying hepcat worldliness and barroom empathy. “…The growl and moan of Eric Burdon, the otherworldly lilt of Donald Fagen, and the scorched majesty of Kurt Elling” (Jazz Times).  + more ...

Melissa Aldana

In the atmospheric Round Church, Smith plays un-amplified tenor saxophone. Fusing Scottish folk airs and jazz standards and featuring virtuoso musicianship, deft use of silence as much as sound, and melodies both familiar and improvised, this is not to be missed. This concert will last one hour. + more ...

Melissa Aldana
£12.50

“Stupendous gypsy jazz, and a superb singer” (The Scotsman) Classy vintage swing and gypsy jazz played fronted by fiddle player and sophisticated songstress, Seonaid Aitken. Recreating the excitement of Rive Gauche Paris of the 30s and 40s with Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt.  + more ...

Melissa Aldana

The sensational young pianist breathes new life to the Trio tradition. “There’s something exhilarating about hearing McCreadie create often speedy but always logical phrases in the moment and the narrative shape and communication he puts into his soloing shows someone with a genuine aptitude for the jazz tradition” (The Herald). His Trio features David Bowden (bass) and Stephen Henderson (drums). + more ...

Melissa Aldana

Multi award-winning vocalist, Jacqui Dankworth and acclaimed American pianist-vocalist, Charlie Wood celebrate a century of song. Inspired by some of the great musical partnerships, such as Ray Charles & Betty Carter, Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong, the concert will feature some classics "It Don't Mean A Thing", "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" and "You've Got A Friend". + more ...

Melissa Aldana

Grand Saturday finale offering big swinging fun from a star-studded line-up led by Mario Caribe and including Colin Steele (trumpet), Kevin Mackenzie (guitar), Brian Kellock (piano) and Alyn Cosker (drums). Please note there is no bar in Bruichladdich Hall - please BYOB + more ...

Sunday 17 September, 2017

Melissa Aldana

Benzie is the connoisseur's young pianist of the moment, but the wider public are only just finding out where he's coming from: Brad Mehldau, Esbjorn Svensson, Fred Hersch, John Taylor. He is joined by David Bowden (bass) and Stephen Henderson (drums). Light Lunches Available; Birdwatching Walk available before the concert. + more ...

Melissa Aldana

Saxophone and piano duo – a simple, acoustic setting for the long time collaborators to enjoy playing standard tunes in a relaxed setting. The two stars of the Scottish jazz scene have developed an interplay that’s always sympathetic and often empathetic, and they love playing across all the jazz styles. Light Lunches Available. + more ...

Melissa Aldana

Powerful guitar-bass-drums Trio. “The sound is impeccably light and contemporary, with Mackenzie weaving fresh, fragrant melodic lines around one another” (Jazzwise). With Mario Caribe (bass) and Alyn Cosker (drums). + more ...

Melissa Aldana

Impeccable standards from a phenomenal new Scottish voice – a consummate jazz singer with a luminous tone and expressive phrasing. Catch him in the best way – his spellbinding duo with pianist, Benzie. + more ...

Melissa Aldana

Celebrating 100 year of jazz we pay homage to one of the great icons of the music. With thrilling empathy, phenomenal solos and a driving musical energy, Colin Steele’s trumpet fronts a Quintet who cover the classic arrangements of Miles Davis’ seminal albums of the 50s and 60s, from “Milestones” to “Kind Of Blue”. Konrad Wiszniewski (sax), Dave Miligan (piano), Kenny Ellis (bass) and Alyn Cosker (drums). Please note there is ... + more ...

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