Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Irini Arabatzi and Graeme Stephen

Those with their ear to the ground will know that Arabatzi is one of the most exciting young vocal talents on the current jazz scene. She has an extraordinary voice, a deep knowledge and affection for jazz traditions, yet wants to make new music for new audiences too. Accompanied by one of Scotland’s finest guitarists Graeme Stephen for this intimate concert + more ...

360 Band featuring Hamish Stuart and Steve Ferrone

360 Band featuring Hamish Stuart and Steve Ferrone  Dedicated to Molly Duncan  A special project for Hamish Stuart, the 360 Band came together to refresh the fabulous hits of the classic 1970s Average White Band for a new generation. Three members of the original classic Average White Band's 70s group, lead singer/guitarist, Hamish Stuart; drummer, Steve Ferrone; and saxophonist, Molly Duncan have come full circle with a new band:  "360" where they go ... + more ...

Animal Society

Ferocious fusion from a new band fronted by guitarist, Joe Williamson. Heavy riffs, soaring melodies, all manner of synth noises and high energy improvising. The 5-piece play scorching instrumental music that touches on 21st-century jazz, nu-metal and post rock. ‘’Jazz with a heavy rock edge!’’ – BBC Radio Scotland Joe Williamson – Guitar/Chief Animal, Alan Benzie – Keys & Synth, Craig McMahon – Keys & Synth, Gus Stirrat – Bass , Graham Costello - Drums + more ...

Thursday 31 October, 2019

Ali Affleck with Joplin Parnell

Ali Affleck sings music straight from the red hot roots of jazz, in New Orleans. She’s a sensational performer, hugely knowledgeable about early jazz and blues and a regular visitor to New Orleans top music joints. Here she is with the brilliant New Orleans jazz pianist, Parnell, one of the most exciting young musicians in the idiom. ***SOLD OUT*** + more ...

The Story of Swing: The Scottish Swing Orchestra featuring Irini Arabatzi and the Flyright Dancers

The Swing era is always a favourite since it brought us so much amazing music, from Glenn Miller to Duke Ellington; Frank Sinatra to Ella Fitzgerald. In this all new show featuring Irini Arabatzi the will be preforming performing some of the classic songs of the era.  Dave Batchelor and The Scottish Swing Orchestra with dancers and live projections take you on a breathless race through the chronology of swing, taking you back to those times ... + more ...

Gerry Jablonski and The Electric Band

High-octane blues roots with influences of classic rock. One of the tightest and hardest hitting bands on the current Scottish scene. According to Classic Rock magazine, "Jablonski has the blues under his fingernails" + more ...

Mezcla

Bassist, David Bowden’s band, Mezcla play world jazz fusion – it’s heartening music packed with infectious grooves fuelled by chattering percussion and springy bass lines, warm melodies with catchy riffs; big shimmering textures, and visceral improvisation, with some powerful soloists including Michael Butcher (saxes) and Ben MacDonald (guitar) “Fresh and vibrant … really uplifting jazz with world music flavours” (BBC Radio 3). Limited Seating + more ...

Friday 1 November, 2019

Tcha Limberger Trio and Rose Room

A five star gypsy jazz double bill Tcha Limberger Trio Undeniably the most loved and respected Gypsy musician on the planet, violin superstar Tcha Limberger, was recently accorded the title by The Times “virtuoso King of Gypsy music”. Born into a renowned family of Manouche musicians, he grew up mixing swinging Reinhardt classics mix with traditional European Gypsy repertoire. Tonight he makes his Dundee debut   Rose Room combine brilliant musicianship and warm personality, is ... + more ...

The Gil Scott-Heron Songbook

Extraordinary guitarist and vocalist Aki Remally and outstanding young pianist Fraser Urquhart join forces to pay homage to Gil Scott-Heron. Their band delve deep into the work of the revolutionary poet, jazz musician and rap pioneer whose lyrics expressed views on politics, culture and social injustice - expect a whole lotta funk, jazz and soul tunes from Gil Scott-Heron’s repertoire. Limited Seating + more ...

Tommy Smith and Peter Johnstone

Scotland’s peerless, world class saxophonist, Tommy Smith, in duo with the young musician he now champions in his own Quartet, pianist Peter Johnstone playing standards from Duke Ellington and Chick Corea in their own beautiful style. An intimate conversation between Tommy, Peter and the audience in the beautiful surroundings of Steeple Church. + more ...

Saturday 2 November, 2019

Richard Michael: A History of Jazz Piano

The pianist, educator, and star of jazz radio takes you on a journey through the musical DNA of jazz piano – from stride to contemporary jazz, with wit, humour, insights, and great piano playing. Richard infuses every piece with a sense of joy and happiness. A wonderful listening experience for young and old. Under 16s go free to this concert if accompanied by a paying adult. These tickets must be booked in advance ... + more ...

Colin Steele Quartet play Joni Mitchell

The stellar trumpeter has been inspired by the quirky, romantic, disillusioned and joyful tunes written by one of the greatest songwriters of the past 50 years, Joni Mitchell. Steele’s approach is to savour the simplicity; not stray too far from the melody; look for beauty; and create tunes that glow and sparkle with warmth and affection. It’s a beautiful concept that not many musicians could pull off, but with David ... + more ...

Orion All Stars

An Afrobeat-ElectroJazz-DrumNBass-Funk-Fusion-HipHop collective inspired by Sun Ra, Flying Lotus, Jaga Jazzist and Outkast, Saxophonist, Harry Weir’s new band play their own explosive material, as well as covers of prominent musicians ranging from Childish Gambino to Sun Ra, with an “interstellar” line-up: Cameron Thomson-Duncan (trumpet), Liam Shortall (trombone), Harry Weir (s), John Patton (guitar), Mark Hendry (bass), Greg Irons (drums). Limited Seating   + more ...

Sunday 3 November, 2019

Jazz in the Ferry 2019

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!  Full Line-up! Jed ... + more ...

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