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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...

Edinburgh churches get into the swing

Churches are hosting a mini-wave of new jazz sessions in Edinburgh, with one new series of concerts beginning this month and another that began last autumn announcing a...

New jazz series in Glasgow’s The Merchants House.

A new series of monthly jazz events begins in one of Glasgow’s most impressive landmarks when saxophonist Paul Towndrow re-imagines the legendary Charlie Parker with Strings...

Kapok takes new approach on tour in UK

There’s a restless spirit in Kapok, the trio who tour in England from November 26 to 29 for the Going Dutch celebration of jazz from the Netherlands in the UK and Ireland....