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Ron Davis -European release of the album – UpfRONt,

Canadian pianist Ron Davis marks the official European release of his latest album, UpfRONt, with an extended run of dates during the world’s largest arts event, the Edinburgh...

The Scottish Fergus McCreadie Trio – Euro & UK tour – April & May 2019

Young Scottish pianist Fergus McCreadie takes his trio on the road during late April and May for an international tour that includes a return booking at Ronnie Scott’s in London...

Dutch trumpeter Eric Vloeimans trio plays at Turner Sims in Southampton

A helpful Belgian bartender and a change of heart about the accordion’s lack of attractions as a musical instrument led to Dutch trumpeter Eric Vloeimans forming a trio that has...

Celtic Connections gets significant injection of Jazz in 2019.

Glasgow’s internationally regarded winter festival of folk and roots music, Celtic Connections is getting a significant injection of jazz this year. Pianists Tigran Hamasyan,...

Scottish saxophonist Tommy Smith takes his ‘Coltrane’ quartet on a six-date UK tour in November.

Smith formed the group in the early weeks of last year in the run-up to two fiftieth anniversaries – his own fiftieth birthday and the half-centenary of the death of John...

New music celebrates Glasgow’s international trade links

Scottish saxophonist Paul Towndrow premieres a major new composition, Deepening the River at the Merchants House of Glasgow on Friday 11th August, with a second performance going...

Canada’s SymphRONica prepare to land at Pianodrome

Canadian pianist Ron Davis will be one of the first musicians to appear in what is being described as the world’s first playable amphitheatre when his band SymphRONica returns...

Amsterdam-based jazz-funk band Tristan return to the UK

Amsterdam-based jazz-funk band Tristan return to the UK in July and September for a series of dates organised through Going Dutch, the joint initiative between Dutch Performing...

Young pianist’s journey takes him to a four-night run

Twenty-year-old Scottish pianist Fergus McCreadie launches his trio’s debut album, Turas, with an unprecedented four-night run at leading Glasgow jazz club the Blue Arrow...

Gateshead International Jazz Festival goes Dutch and interactive…

Gateshead International Jazz Festival is set to go Dutch in its latest incarnation as three Amsterdam-based acts. Smartphone manipulators Tin Men and the Telephone, pianist Kaja...

Joost Lijbaart brings “Under the Surface” to Scotland

Under the Surface, the group led by Amsterdam-based drummer Joost Lijbaart, plays its first concerts in the UK this month when it appears in Scotland as part of the Going Dutch...