Matt Anderson Quartet £8.00

7:30pm Thursday 4th October

London-based saxophonist and award-winning composer Matt Anderson presents a new quartet touring their new release, 'Rambling,' on Jellymould Jazz. The band seeks to bring together seemingly distinct musical influences, for example exploring the common ground between the folk music reminiscent of Matt's rural upbringing in the North Yorkshire Moors, the bluesy, country strains of Bill Frisell and Scandinavian jazz, culminating in a lyrical and honest Afro-Celtic sound world. Although made up of talented band-leaders, the sum of this group is greater than its individual parts, and playing intensively together during studies at the Royal Academy of Music, London, has created a playfully interactive band sound. They have performed across the UK as well as representing the Academy as finalists at the Keep an Eye International Jazz Competition at Amsterdam’s Bimhuis. The new album follows Matt's first album, Wild Flower, which was described by Selwyn Harris of Jazzwise as "their own unique stamp on Shorter's very personal repertoire... of a quality that resonates with its inspirational source... Enjoyably un-pretentious." Matt Anderson – Tenor and Soprano Saxophones Peter Lee – Piano and Keyboards Jay Davis – Drums


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On the 24th August, The Blue Arrow are hosting 'Like a Cat Tied to A Stick - A night of Radiohead Songs', re-imagined rearranged and performed by a ten-piece band of musicians from Glasgow's vibrant contemporary jazz scene. Putting their own genre-blurring spin on the music they ...
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Sunday 2nd September
7:30pm
£10.00
BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, Hannah Rarity, launches her much-anticipated debut album 'Neath the Gloaming Star', joined by her band, which features some of Scotland's most sought after musicians - Euan Burton, Innes White, John Lowrie, Conal McDonagh...
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Thursday 6th September
7:30pm
£8.00
‘Commanding’ - The Times ‘Fast becoming one of the leading lights in Scottish Jazz’ - Tommy Smith Matt Carmichael is a 19 year old saxophonist currently studying at the Royal Conservatoire is Scotland. He has played at festivals including including Love Supreme Festival,...
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Saturday 8th September
7:30pm
£10.00
'Best Vocalist' finalist at this year’s Scottish Jazz Awards, Georgia Cécile has been captivating audiences with her engaging delivery of self-penned songs and arrangements of classic standards. Tipped as 'One To Watch’ by BBC Music Introducing, and showcasing her original ...
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Friday 14th September
7:30pm
£10.00
Purveyors of whipped up, calorie-laden, full-fat funk, James Brown Is Annie are the modern day Scottish extension of Caledonian R'N'B legends Average White Band: smooth, soulful and uber-slick. Renowned for their tight, dynamic, groove-laden live shows, the sextet regularly sell...
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Thursday 20th September
7:30pm
£8.00
Meerkat Parade have just released their debut album, the quartet all sharing a love and passion for taking the jazz tradition and moving it forward with new and exciting compositions. Their music is influenced by the likes of Julian Arguelles, the Allman brothers and Kurt Rosenw...
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Friday 21st September
7:30pm
£8.00
Têtes de Pois is a seven-piece instrumental band based in Leeds, performing exciting original music influenced by genres including cinematic and latin jazz and afrobeat. The band formed in 2016 at the Leeds College of Music, where they met while studying on the Jazz course; they...
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Saturday 22nd September
7:30pm
£8.00
On The Edge of Europe is the debut project from award winning bassist Andrew Robb. Since winning the 2009 BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year, Andrew established himself as an exceptionally versatile bassist within the UK and went on to win 2nd Prize at the European Society of Ba...
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Thursday 27th September
7:30pm
£8.00
Led by bass player David Bowden (BBC Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year 2017), Mezcla features some of Scotland's brightest stars and is attracting attention for its innovative blend of soulful jazz and energetic grooves. Skilfully fusing influences from West Africa to ...
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Friday 28th September
7:30pm
£8.00
LE CAFE PARISIEN is a musical and cultural journey through the streets, cafes and terraces of Europe, expect to hear Hot Club Swing, Classical Themes, adventures into Romani and Celtic Music, and vintage Songs, all delivered with a fresh new twist. A veritable melting pot of asto...
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Thursday 4th October
7:30pm
£8.00
London-based saxophonist and award-winning composer Matt Anderson presents a new quartet touring their new release, 'Rambling,' on Jellymould Jazz. The band seeks to bring together seemingly distinct musical influences, for example exploring the common ground between the folk mus...
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Friday 16th November
7:30pm
£8.00
"Nominated for both Best Band and Best Album in this year's Scottish Jazz Awards, Graham Costello’s STRATA make their Blue Arrow debut. They are known for blending stylistic elements of jazz, minimalism, and celebrated progressive/noise bands together with a strong DIY ethic, w...
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