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).


Full Gig Listings

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 ...
More info..

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...
More info..

Monday 1st October
8:30pm
£5.00
Spangled Cabaret is the longest running monthly alternative variety show in Glasgow! Beginning at The Rio Cafe on the 1st Monday in February 2008, Spangled went on to capture the imagination of the audience with an ever expanding roster of eclectic acts. An anything goes mix of: ...
More info..

Thursday 4th October
7:30pm
£17.50
Hypnotic (also known as HBE, or Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, or The Bros) is an eight-piece, Chicago-based brass ensemble consisting of eight sons of the jazz trumpeter Phil Cohran. With only horns and a drum set, "Hypnotic" has traveled the world. Their musical style ranges from hip...
More info..

Thursday 18th October
7:30pm
£8.00
Beats & Pieces Big Band take the big band sound to places it’s never been before, with a distinctive blend of rocking energy and precise dynamics, infectious floor-filling rhythms and widescreen arrangements, and generous individual freedom and tight collective interplay. Embra...
More info..

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...
More info..

Keep up to Date!


Join our mailing list to be kept up to date with new gigs and special offers!