Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Dinner & Jazz at V&A Dundee: Alison Affleck sings Billie Holiday

A superb night in the beautiful surrounds of the V&A’s Tatha Restaurant, with a three course meal and the debut performance of a new show by one of the best jazz vocalists on the current scene. Ali Affleck knows Billie Holiday's work inside and out and here she is paying tribute to the immortal Jazz Diva.   It’s a celebration of Holiday's music and her very unique life too - not focusing ... + more ...

American Blues Legends: Otis Taylor Band / Alvin Youngblood Hart Solo

Blues fans mark the date for this unmissable double bill of celebrated American blues legends. From Memphis, Alvin Youngblood Hart is one of the world’s leading new blues powers. Raised on the music of great American bluesmen like Charlie Patton, Robert Johnson and Taj Mahal, the Grammy Award winning vocalist/guitarist plays powerful contemporary blues rooted in the Delta, blending technique and feeling, structure and spontaneity, tradition and freshness. “Boy got thunder in his ... + more ...

Graham Costello’s STRATA

“Based on current form, this is set to grow exponentially”  (The Scotsman) One of the most exciting and innovative bands on the scene, STRATA play original music fusing jazz, rock, and classical minimalism. Pushing the boundaries of the genres, they create a new unique sound combining high-energy polyrhythms, improvisation and collective groove. “There’s a punk energy to STRATA, a jazz ensemble that are as comfortable at the Royal Conservatoire as they are Bar Bloc."  (The ... + more ...

Thursday 15 November, 2018

Film Screening: 'One Note At A Time'
£7.50
For booking please phone 01382 432 444 or visit www.dca.org.uk

“If the musicians ain’t got a chance to live, then what chance has the music got?” (Dr John) Set in the iconic musical backdrop of New Orleans, the multiple award-winning feature documentary pays homage to the musicians who courageously returned to their hometown of New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY Renée Edwards - PG, 95 mins  Tickets: £7.50 - Students/Unwaged/Under 18: £5 - Free carer's ticket on production of a valid ... + more ...

Celebrating Miles Davis: Birth of The Cool Ensemble / Colin Steele Band

Two acclaimed bands celebrate the mercurial trumpeter, making the music feel as fresh, as revelatory and innovative as it sounded in the ‘50s and ‘60’s   With thrilling empathy, phenomenal solos and a driving musical energy, Colin Steele’s trumpet fronts a Quintet who cover the classic music of Miles Davis’ seminal acoustic albums of the ‘50s and ‘60s, from “Milestones” to “Kind Of Blue”. Richard Ingham’s outstanding Nonet recreates Miles’ classic “Birth of ... + more ...

Queens of the Blues

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.                           ... + more ...

Nubiyan Twist
£12.50 incl. BF
18+ ONLY

The UK’s leading Afrobeat purveyors bring their mighty sound to the Small Town Club. With an epic 10 piece live show including a bold brass section, Nubiyan Twist are an incendiary live act that blends afrobeat, neo-soul, hip-hop and jazz with seamless virtuosity, drawing on myriad influences ranging from Erykah Badu to Fela Kuti and Nat King Cole.   Their performances are moving and unforgettable experiences that push the boundaries of genre and ... + more ...

AKU!
£5 incl. BF
16+

Claiming the new genre of doom-jazz, AKU play a mix of hard hitting heavy rhythmical originals and covers of artists like Shabaka Hutchings, Fela Kuti and Young Fathers! Featuring three of Glasgow’s most exciting young talents: Harry Weir - tenor/baritone saxophone/effects, Liam Shortall - trombone/tuba/effects, Graham Costello – drums. Concert ends at 9.30pm + more ...

Samedia Shebeen Tropical Club Night

One of the hottest travelling club nights makes a stop in Dundee for a special one off after party.   With a tropical soundtrack spanning old and new world sounds, Samedia Shebeen’s music will take you on riotous journey through space and time – taking in rhythms old and new from all over Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, with essentials new sounds from London, NY and Paris. Club Night ... + more ...

Friday 16 November, 2018

Gypsy Jazz Night: Gonzalo Bergara Quintet / Rose Room with Laura MacDonald

A gypsy jazz double bill packed with the charm and musical fireworks that made the Hot Club of Paris and its two celebrated leading musicians, Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, such a magnet for jazz lovers in the Left Bank of the 1930s and ‘40s. “Stupendous gypsy jazz, and a superb singer” (The Scotsman). Festival favourites Rose Room combine brilliant musicianship with warm personality playing classy vintage swing and gypsy jazz. ... + more ...

Jed Potts Hillman Hunters

Classic ‘50s and ‘60s American blues, sprinkled with rockabilly and blues-rock. Whether laying into a Freddie King ballad or digging into a hypnotic Muddy Waters tune, Potts’ spirited vocals and sophisticated blues guitar always sounds fresh and current. Concert ends at 10pm + more ...

Saturday 17 November, 2018

Acoustic Afternoon: Krystle Warren / Melisa Kelly Duo

A relaxing Saturday afternoon featuring a double bill of outstanding singer-songwriters from home and abroad. A wholly original singer-songwriter-poet in an age of few, Kansas City born, Paris-based singer and multi-instrumentalist Krystle Warren mixes acoustic American styles blending jazz, bluegrass, alt country and folk to create a unique and original style. With a honeyed voice that resembles that of Tracy Champman and Nina Simone, Krystle’s deep notes are rich as mahogany ... + more ...

Georgia Cecilé + Joe Williamson
£8 incl. BF
TICKETS CURRENTLY ONLY AVAILABLE FROM THE WINE PRESS - PLEASE CHECK AGAIN ONLINE FOR EXTRA TICKETS RELEASE

TICKETS FOR THIS CONCERT ARE CURRENTLY ONLY AVAILABLE FROM THE WINE PRESS (IN PERSON BOOKING). PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE AGAIN AT A LATER STAGE: WE'RE WORKING ON TICKETS ALLOCATIONS.    The classy singer hits the spot when it comes to Broadway songs, beautiful ballads and swinging jazz. Accompanied on acoustic guitar by the brilliant young star, Joe Williamson, they play an intimate set of fresh arrangements of jazz standards and a host of ... + more ...

Kings of Swing

The Scottish Swing Orchestra salutes Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller. With Special Guests: The Flyright Dancers and singer Lorna Reid. Dave Batchelor’s hugely popular “Story Of Swing” has combined great live music, visuals, and dancing, with a narrative that pieces together the history of the music. His new show focuses on the celebrated “Kings Of Swing”, Goodman and Miller, with the same brilliant ingredients – and a story line that doesn’t ... + more ...

Matt Carmichael’s Organ Trio

There’s nothing more salivating in jazz than a classic Saxophone-Organ-Drums Band. The most exciting young saxophonist in Scottish Jazz, Matt Carmichael, joins forces with two of the greatest players of grooving jazz for a special concert: the brilliant Pete Johnstone on organ and Doug Hough on drums.   Together they produce beautiful atmospheric soundscapes, but also greasy, smoke drenched soul-jazz, bluesy ballads and lighting fast bop. Concert ends at 10pm + more ...

Sunday 18 November, 2018

Jazz in the Ferry 2018
£12.50 incl. BF

The Sunday afternoon “Festival within a Festival” returns to Broughty Ferry with three hours of music across six intimate venues. From big band and bebop to swing and vintage with a nod to fusion, funk, blues and soul, the programme covers a broad spectrum of music and with a rover ticket you can roam from venue to venue and discover different music delights and atmospheres. There’s something to please all tastes! With: ... + more ...

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