Jazz in the Ferry 2018
The Sunday afternoon “Festival within a Festival” 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 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!
The line up includes:
TENEMENT JAZZ BAND
Here’s a new phenomenon: Some of the best young musicians on the jazz and blues scene get together to form a new band to play traditional New Orleans Jazz! It’s the raw energy and excitement of the early jazz recording that appeals, and digging into and reviving lesser-heard songs.
Inspired by the music of Django Reinhardt’s fabulous quintet, the Hot Club de Paris, Havana Swing combine artistry, fun and feel-good music. They showcase their new line-up with “the animated intense playing of clarinettist, Walter Smith and the fine fiery ensemble of the rhythm section” (Just Jazz).
GORDON McNEIL SOULBOOK + GUEST SINGER KIMBERLEY HAMILTON
The super-group led by Gordon McNeil (sax) and Malcolm McFarlane (guitar) pays homage to the greats of funk & soul music: from James Brown to Sam Cooke, from Prince & David Bowie to Aretha Franklin & Chaka Khan. Get your dancing shoes on and get ready to party!
FULL FAT BAND
Acoustic blues at its finest. Blending a mix of smooth vocals, tight rhythm, sweet throbbing bass and mellow guitar grooves, this brilliant trio creates a brand new sound packing a hefty punch.
CAT LOUD: Torch Songs
Known for her dusky, emotive voice and biting wit, the sultry singer pays tribute to the divas of jazz & blues: from classics by Billie Holiday and Nina Simone to contemporary songs by Melody Gardot. “A brand of dusky torch singing which stuns the room into silence.“ (The List)
ABERDEEN UNIVERSITY JAZZ ORCHESTRA with Fergus McCreadie
Joined by rising star Fergus McCreadie (piano), the mighty AUJO presents a first set of contemporary big band classics, including Kenny Wheeler and Pat Metheny – followed by the East Coast Blowout suite by Jim McNeely: a dramatic, extended work for Big Band and soloists full of dynamic and rhythmic variation.
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 and the higher notes softer and soulful. A contemporary troubadour with one heck of a voice. “A gloriously original set." (The Guardian)
RICKY LINN TRIO
Cuban inspired jazz and Latin standards. From the intense Rumba grooves of Havana’s backstreets to the dancehall rhythms of Songo and Timba, this promises to be jazz like you’ve never heard it before. Featuring Ricky Linn on congas, Fraser Burke on piano and Michael Butcher on Sax.
After playing for the Royal Family earlier this year, the outstanding drummer Ciaran Roberts-Osterberg makes his festival debut playing jazz standards and classic jazz tunes. With Ross Taylor (piano) and Ewan Hastie (bass).