Animus Quartet £10.00

7:30pm Saturday 16th June

Animus Quartet One of the most exciting and accomplished ensembles around today, led by guitarist Ben MacDonald, Animus Quartet feature some of the most acclaimed Scottish Jazz musicians around at the moment. Their music isenchanting audiences by blending modern jazz with influences spanning a vast range of genres, having already performed at a range of festivals and venues including Glasgow Jazz Festival and Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and with releasing their debut album last year, this is a gig not to bemissed! Ben Macdonald - Guitar/Compositions Pete Johsntone - Organ/Piano Doug Hough - Drums Adam Jackson - Alto Saxophone "Improvises with a sure sense of Structure, building solos to climaxes that chimes with the music'sebb and flow" The Herald on Ben Macdonald


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Wednesday 20th June
7:30pm
£10.00
KIKAZARU + MANU VAN KERSBERGEN Kikazaru brings you thirty minutes of exploration, using free improvisation to move through original and found music, which could be jazz standards, old Senegalese folk tunes, ragas from Lucy’s time in Delhi or John Carpenter-style film music. Co...
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Nominated for Male Jazz Vocalist of the Year in the prestigious US Downbeat 82nd Annual Readers’ Poll 2017, “Best Jazz Vocalist” at the BBC Jazz Awards in 2007 and 2004, and the Jazz FM awards in 2013, Ian Shaw has recorded a number of highly acclaimed internationally relea...
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Thursday 21st June
10:00pm
£10.00
Wuh Oh are an electronic production duo comprised of Pete the human and Baboon the baboon, hailing from Glasgow and the jungles of Equatorial Guinea respectively. Their hook laced tracks are whacked-out and danceable in equal measure, with the duo making it their aim to have thei...
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Friday 22nd June
7:00pm
£12.00
Glamour & The Baybes – the UK’s most energetic funk band – have finally stopped touring long enough to record and release their new EP “Baybealicious”. Tracked in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle, Scotland and mastered within kicking distance of Brooklyn Bridge in New Yor...
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Friday 22nd June
10:00pm
£12.00
Arun Ghosh ­ clarinet Chris Williams ­ alto saxophone John Ellis ­ piano / keyboards Marli Wren ­ bass Dave Walsh ­ drums British ­Asian clarinettist and composer Arun Ghosh returns to Glasgow Jazz Festival, performing music from new album, But Where Are You Really From? ...
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Saturday 23rd June
7:00pm
£10.00
KIM Trio is led by tenor saxophonist Helena Kay (Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year 2015), and features Ferg Ireland (Kansas Smittys) on double bass and David Ingamells (Yamaha Jazz Scholarship 2013) on drums. The trio have performed at the London Jazz Festival, Glasgow Jaz...
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Luca Manning's "New Beginnings" Quintet is a project which showcases the collaboration of musicians from the Scottish and London Jazz scenes. The band features Luca's original music which takes inspiration from an eclectic mix of contemporary influences: using the voice as a ful...
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Sophie Bancroft: The Songs Quartet with Louis Durra A confident musical voice that is distinctly jazz-based, Sophie writes and performs with an inspirational folk expression, giving us hints of Kirsty McGee, Thea Gilmore, and the wit, sensuality and expressive minimalism of Pegg...
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Sunday 24th June
9:30pm
£10.00
Brian Kellock is one of the UK’s finest and most in-demand jazz pianists, acclaimed for a distinctive, swinging, playing style which has classic jazz piano influences at its heart but can never be second-guessed. For almost three decades, Edinburgh-born Kellock - who has led ...
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Hailed by Vanity Fair as a ‘chortling, cussing, a room-dominating force of nature’ trying to find words to describe this stunning and otherworldly chanteuse is near impossible. If you have met her or been lucky enough to see her perform you would understand why! Now lucky ...
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Friday 29th June
7:30pm
£8.00
One year ago, Kornelijus entered the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where he met miraculous musicians. He had a dream to create an ensemble which could reflect players’ spirituality and their own inner philosophy. Our music is based on abyssal contraposition of human existenc...
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Saturday 30th June
7:30pm
£10.00
The Music of Chet Baker. A classic, a legend....
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Thursday 5th July
7:30pm
£5.00
The STANK Jam is back again and smellier than ever!...
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Friday 6th July
7:30pm
£8.00
Scat 23 are proud to present Waldo's Gift! Waldo's Gift is a contemporary instrumental trio of three young stars of the latest generation of Bristol-based jazz talent combining blinding technique with real creative musical insight and authenticity. Their hybrid of groove, mat...
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Saturday 7th July
7:30pm
£10.00
In 2016, Olly Chalk established his Trio with Sam Ingvorsen (bass) and Gwilym Jones (drums). Influenced by David Binney, Pablo Held and Einojuhani Rautaavara, the trio walks the high-wire between total freedom and detailed writing, juggling intricate, daring and emotive compositi...
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Thursday 12th July
7:30pm
£8.00
The wonderful Josh Elcock returns once again with his Blue Arrow Big Band! Prepare your ears for an evening of phenomenal Big Band music. ... Founded by Trumpet player Joshua Elcock, ‘The Blue Arrow Big Band’ is a new exciting big band formed of Glasgow’s finest. Bringing ...
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Friday 13th July
7:30pm
£8.00
Charlie Parker, a well known, world famous for his unique saxophone licks and tricks. An energetic, soul lifting night of good old school jazz entertainment! Don't miss it!...
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Saturday 14th July
7:30pm
£10.00
Tom Bancroft is a drummer, composer, bandleader and educator who has been working professionally in music for over 30 years. You can explore his previous projects in the Archive section of this website. Originally trained as a medical doctor Tom now makes a living from music. He ...
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Thursday 19th July
7:30pm
£8.00
Guitarist Ben Macdonald takes to The Blue Arrow's stage....
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Friday 20th July
7:30pm
£8.00
Kitty, known for her soulful, sensual vocals and creative scats, will be performing songs made famous by the unbelievable Erykah Badu. Expect "get down and dirty" beats with bewildering solos from the young sextet. The Sextet ; Vocals - Kitty Drums - Lauren Macdonald Bass Gui...
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Saturday 21st July
7:30pm
£10.00
In early 2017, the Amsterdam based contemporary-indie-jazz quartet PULL has released their debut album “Pull a String, a Puppet Moves” recorded in Germany under Loumi Records, presenting an all original project of new music composed by all four band members. This co-lead band...
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Thursday 2nd August
7:30pm
£8.00
Scat 23 Present KINKAJOUS Travelling through places where borders disappear, Kinkajous give birth to an innovative path to nu-jazz. The London based quintet (led by saxophonist/ clarinetist Adrien Cau and drummer/producer Benoît Parmentier, joined by pianist Maria Chiara Argi...
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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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