Sam Leak/Brodie Jarvie/John Lowrie £8.00

7:30pm Saturday 11th August

For a special one-off gig the incredible piano player, Sam Leak, is coming to the Blue Arrow! Sam Leak is a London-based Jazz pianist described by JazzFM's Helen Mayhew as 'One of the brightest stars in the Jazz piano galaxy, a heavenly improviser, and a brilliant prospect for the future.' He is most widely known for his band 'Aquarium' for which he is both pianist and composer. Also featured are James Allsopp on Reeds, Joshua Blackmore on Drums, and Calum Gourlay on Double Bass. They have released two albums: their eponymous debut on the Babel Label in 2011, listed in MOJO Magazine as one of the 'Top Ten International Releases of the Year," and their follow up album 'Places' on 'Jellymould Jazz' in 2013. Both have received widespread critical acclaim and regular radio play nationally. John Fordham described 'Places' in the Guardian as 'surefooted creativity... way beyond respectful expertise' and Daniel Spicer described it in BBC Music Magazine as 'assured and sophisticated acoustic jazz with deep roots in the tradition, that knows exactly what it's trying to do - and succeeds.' Jamie Cullum introduced Aquarium as 'the heavyweights of the British Jazz scene' and described himself as a 'fan' of the band in his regular BBC broadcast. As a sideman he has performed internationally alongside musicians including Greg Hutchinson, and Ray Warleigh. Sam is joined by Glasgow musicians who are no strangers to the Jazz scene in Scotland - Brodie Jarvie on Bass (Brodie Jarvie Quintet, Carnival, Pull) and John Lowrie (Blue Rose Code, Adam Holmes and The Embers).


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Sunday 2nd September
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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
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Saturday 8th September
7:30pm
£10.00
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Friday 14th September
7:30pm
£10.00
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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
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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
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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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