Friday 19 November, 2021

Melissa Aldana
£20 Festival Pass + Booking fee
Festival pass available until midnight on Thursday 25 November

Brian Kellock plays a rare (short) solo set showing off his torrential, lyrical creativity.  Norman Willmore, saxophonist from Shetland, leads a band of young Scottish star players  in a rich blend of  contemporary jazz with Scottish, Scandinavian and Appalachian folk musics. He plays music from his latest album 'Alive & Well at The Muckle Roe Hall', with evocative, stirring and edgy music combining with ballads and jigs; energy and exuberance. Norman Willmore is joined by Jonathan Chung (saxophone), Brodie Jarvie (bass), ... + more ...

Melissa Aldana
£20 Festival Pass + Booking fee
Festival pass available until midnight on Thursday 25 November

Islay favourite, Mario Caribe opens the show with a short solo set filmed in the Manager's office at Lagavulin Distillery. Arguably the finest jazz guitarist the UK has ever produced, “mellow, soulful guitar and legendary fluency” (Observer), gets into a groove with his take on the songs of Robert Burns. From “Banks and Braes” to "My Love Is Like A Red Red Rose", expect hard swinging melodic, blues drenched modern jazz, and plenty ... + more ...

Saturday 20 November, 2021

Melissa Aldana
£20 Festival Pass + Booking fee
Festival pass available until midnight on Thursday 25 November

Rising saxophone star, Matt Carmichael opens the set with a short solo set. A brand new trio from three bandleaders who are inspired by the interconnection of folk and jazz. Fraser Fifield described as “an outstanding talent” by the Sunday Herald plays whistles, saxophone and bagpipes, pianist Dave Milligan is “carelessly-gifted eclectic with but roots as deep in folk music as jazz”, guitarist Graeme Stephen plays “luscious, lyrical music” (The Scotman).   + more ...

Melissa Aldana

Saxophonist, and Masterchef finalist, Laura Macdonald (aka Laura Michaels) joins Lagavulin Distillery Manager Pierrick Guillaume, and Diageo Global Scotch Whisky Ambassadors, Ewan Gunn and Ervin Trykowski to celebrate the launch of the 2021 Lagavulin Islay Jazz Festival Special Bottling live on Saturday 20 November at 7pm, broadcast live from the distillery in a free online event with details on Facebook. + more ...

Melissa Aldana
£20 Festival Pass + Booking fee
Festival pass available until midnight on Thursday 25 November

Fergus’ music is dynamic and excites with a youthful but masterful flair moving effortlessly from impressionistic modal searchings to high octane, hard driving jigs and nuanced ballads underpinned by the empathy he shares with David Bowden (bass) and Stephen Henderson (drums). Fergus' latest album "Cairn" has been winning popular and critical acclaim: "Jazz is forever undergoing reinventions; this is one of the best in some time” (The Times) "In its chemistry of improv adventures ... + more ...

Sunday 21 November, 2021

Melissa Aldana
£20 Festival Pass + Booking fee
Festival pass available until midnight on Thursday 25 November

John Burgess (clarinet and saxophone), Brian Kellock (piano) and Tom Gordon (drums) are Scotland’s three great ambassadors of swing. In this superstar Trio, they cover all the classics, from Fats Waller stride to dixieland clarinet; Benny Goodman to Count Basie. Fabulous swing fun! + more ...

Melissa Aldana
£20 Festival Pass + Booking fee
Festival pass available until midnight on Thursday 25 November

A star-studded final night concert featuring a strutting, grooving, swinging band led by saxophonist Konrad Wiszniewski. He is joined by Colin Steele (trumpet), Brian Kellock (piano), Mario Caribe (bass) and Max Popp (drums). Imagine one of those legendary late night sessions at Bruichladdich Hall. This is a full blooded, passionate modern jazz session that would raise the roof. Let’s hope we can all be there in 2022. + more ...

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