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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...

SNJO swings towards its 20th anniversary

By: Rob Adams When Kurt Elling sings with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra in May, he’ll be celebrating not only the centenary of Frank Sinatra and the twentieth anniversary...

Blanco returns to make Celtic connections

Venezuelan piano virtuoso Leo Blanco returns to the UK at the end of January for concerts in Glasgow, London and Edinburgh. He appears with his Blue Lamp Quartet at Glasgow’s...

Fat Suit produce the goods

It began as a tribute band but Fat-Suit has just released its second album of original music, Jugaad, in twelve months and at the end of a year that has seen the Glasgow-based...

Ole Seimetz | My Everything

Ole Seimetz is describing his transformation from a fourteen year old who didn’t particularly listen to music into, at sixteen, a very determined young drummer who wanted to...