Wednesday 16 November, 2016

The Scottish Swing Orchestra presents The Story of Swing

With the Flyrights Dancers The Swing Era brought us so much classy music: Glenn Miller to Duke Ellington; Frank Sinatra to Ella Fitzgerald. Dave Batchelor presents the story of this extraordinary time in music, words, dance, and pictures, with Scotland’s leading swing Big Band, The Scottish Swing Orchestra, and the doyens of Charleston, Lindy Hop, Jitterbug and Ragtime dance, The Fly Right Dance Company; all illustrated with live visuals. A huge ... + more ...

Thursday 17 November, 2016

Nikki Hill Band / Charlotte Marshall & the 45s

An explosive double header: NIKKI HILL BAND “A revelation…a spunky rocker with a thrilling voice, charged stage persona and a killer band” (Downbeat) A charismatic powerhouse who blends all the flavors of American roots music, from country blues, gospel and rockabilly to hard rock. Her gritty and raw voice with Stax soul dynamics ranges from smooth and dreamy to floor-buckling intensity. With a no-filter energy, and explosive live show, Nikki and her band deliver ... + more ...

Friday 18 November, 2016

Rose Room with Konrad Wiszniewski & The Cappella String Quartet / Vardo

A double header of superb Parisian gypsy jazz! Rose Room with special guests Capella String Quartet and Konrad Wiszniewski “Stupendous gypsy jazz, and a superb singer” (The Scotsman). The hottest ticket in Scotland right now! Classy vintage swing and gypsy jazz played by a band that combines brilliant musicianship and warm personality. Fronted by fiddle player and sophisticated songstress, Seonaid Aitken, Rose Room recreate the excitement of Rive Gauche Paris of the 30’s ... + more ...

Soweto Kinch
(standing) / Age Restrictions: 18+

Double MOBO Award winner Soweto Kinch is one of the British jazz scene's brightest stars. His distinctive brand combining technically brilliant, bebop-influenced alto saxophone and imaginative, incisive, hip-hop lyricism; ignores musical barriers to deliver thrilling live concerts infused with showmanship and sheer energy.  “A real tour de force.. scalding saxophone” (The Guardian) To celebrate the launch of his new album Nonagram, alto-saxophonist and MC Soweto Kinch takes to the stage. A journey through the hidden world of abstraction, Nonagram ... + more ...

Acoustic Blues Evening

With Tim Elliot and Sandy Tweeddale / Mike Whellans Blues 'n' Trouble's Tim Elliott and Sandy Tweeddale get together to refresh some old school blues classics. Tim’s voice and trenchant harmonica is showcased in the free spirited, spontaneous style of pre-war rural blues. They are joined by the undisputed master of the one-man blues format, Mike Whellans, playing electric and acoustic guitar, mouth harp, drums and mouth percussion. “Amazing ability...totally brilliant” (Mike Harding, BBC). + more ...

Saturday 19 November, 2016

Tommy Smith & Brian Kellock / Aaron Diehl / Fergus McCreadie Trio

The two stars of the Scottish jazz scene play in a simple acoustic setting - saxophone and piano duo. Smith and Kellock have developed an interplay that's always sympathetic and oftne empathetic, and they love playing across all the jazz styles. "Consummate class" (The Guardian).  Pianist Aaron Diehl is one of the most sought after jazz virtuosos, consistently playing with what The New York Times describes as “melodic precision, harmonic erudition, and elegant ... + more ...

Late Night Jazz at the Rep with Gordon McNeil Quintet

The Late Night Session at the Dundee Rep is back! One of Scotland’s leading jazz musicians, saxophonist Gordon McNeill, kicks off the new and hot late night session with his band featuring Malcolm MacFarlane (guitar), Ricky Linn (drums), Iain Mathieson (keyboard) and Mark Austin (bass). They recreate the vibe of New York’s 7th Avenue South jazz club, paying homage to jazz legends such as Steps Ahead, Mike Stern, Bob Berg, Jaco Pastorius and ... + more ...

Sunday 20 November, 2016

Jazz in the Ferry

The Sunday afternoon packed with top class musicians returns to Broughty Ferry with three hours of music across five intimate venues.  From big band and bebop to swing and vintage with a  nod to fusion, funk, blues and soul the Ferry programme covers a broad spectrum of music and with  a rover ticket you can roam from venue to venue and discover different music genres and atmospheres. There’s something to please all ... + more ...

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