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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....

Jazz goes Dutch across the UK and Ireland

The biggest-ever celebration of jazz from the Netherlands in the UK and Ireland sees two of Europe’s most creative and exciting ensembles touring to venues in Nottingham,...

A tale of two Tommys as Scotsman Smith tours his latest album

Internationally acclaimed Scottish saxophonist Tommy Smith plays Ronnie Scott’s in London on Monday 23 October as part of a tour to launch his latest album, Embodying the Light....

Pianist Philip Clouts tours England and Scotland

Pianist Philip Clouts tours England and Scotland with his quartet in October to mark the release of a new album, Umoya, one of the first releases on the new jazz imprint of...

A1 voice and piano team hit the road to Scotland

Leading jazz vocal and piano duo Tina May & Nikki Iles tour Scotland in September as part of their celebrations to mark twenty years of working together. May and Iles met when...

Award-winning Edinburgh jazz venue adds extra shows to its Fringe programme

The Outhouse in Edinburgh, which is hosting a busy jazz programme during the massive Fringe arts festival that runs in the Scottish capital every August, has added three shows...

Uli Beckerhoff | Everyone has heroes

By Rob Adams | 1st published by the Herald Scotland. Everyone has heroes. Even musicians who have been said to have found their own voice as a composer or improviser will have...

Smith & Kellock hit the road

Leading Scottish duo Tommy Smith & Brian Kellock play a series of dates in England and Scotland during June and July. Saxophonist Smith and pianist Kellock have worked...

Collective effort bridges jazz programming gap in Glasgow

Bridge Music, the organisation that stages weekly jazz concerts in Glasgow Art Club, has established a Glasgow jazz collective to promote local musicians in the city center venue...