Thursday 11 February, 2016

Maggie Bell & Friends

Featurig Tim Elliott One of the greatest blues and rock singers of our time – Maggie Bell is still, remarkably, as powerful and persuasive as she’s always been, with a handpicked band of top blues musicians and featuring Blues 'n’Trouble frontman, Tim Elliott. Fife’s own great r’n’b, blues, and soul band, Lights Out By Nine, open the show. + more ...

Friday 12 February, 2016

The Big Chris Barber Band

"It's incredible" is what audiences and critics say about the gold standard that this jazz master is setting in 2016. At 85, he's the bright front man he's always been, and he sets the musical quality bar on high. Apart from Wynton Marsalis, there's no-one playing classic jazz at this level. From New Orleans and traditional jazz hits like "Bourbon Street Parade" and "Petite Fleur" to a host of Duke ... + more ...

Rose Room with special guests Capella String Quartet and Konrad Wiszniewski

The hottest ticket in Scotland right now! Classy vintage swing and gypsy jazz played by a band that combines brilliant musicianship and warm personality. Fronted by Fife’s very own “dazzling” fiddle player and sophisticated songstress, Seonaid Aitken, Rose Room recreate the excitement of Rive Gauche Paris of the 30’s and 40’s with Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt; and Seonaid pulls the heartstrings with a host of swinging songs and ballads from the ... + more ...

Mud In Your Ear & Jensen Interceptors

Double header of driving blues. First up, Richard O’Donnell and Allan Jones (Mud In Your Ear) deliver a set of early blues – acoustic and electric. Then, the charismatic singer and harmonica player, Gary Martin, fronts the powerhouse blues band, Jensen Interceptors, now featuring  guitarist, John Bruce. They salute the classic 50’s/60’s era of Slim Harpo, Little Walter, T Bone Walker and Muddy Waters, but there’s a real currency about their sound. ... + more ...

Fergus McCreadie Trio

The young pianist is probably the most exciting new Scottish jazz talent for a decade. A phenomenal technician for his age, he’s progressing so rapidly it’s hard to keep track of his artistry. Originally inspired by Oscar Peterson, he now ranges across the entire jazz piano tradition, infusing his performances with huge personal emotion. Catch him now, with David Bowden (bass) and Stephen Henderson (drums). + more ...

Saturday 13 February, 2016

The Ugly Bug Ragtime Three meets Tom Gordon

The swingiest, happiest of 20’s and 30’s jazz from the wee band with the big, big sound featuring the clarinet and saxophone of John Burgess; the banjo and guitar of Ross Milligan; and the ever swinging bass of Andy Sharkey joined for this special gig by one of the UK’s finest drummers, Tom Gordon. Burgess always makes audiences smile: jazz for your heart and your feet! + more ...

Inverkeithing Community Big Band
£5
On the door ONLY

In the lovely airy suite of The Bay Hotel, with expansive views and warm atmosphere, the Inverkeithing Band present their now famous Saturday afternoon Jazz Festival session of classic Big Band music. In the tradition of Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Woody Herman and Duke Ellington, leader Margaret Douglass likes to keep things relaxed and swinging, and she’ll be helped by Fife’s leading Big Band name, and special guest singer: Eliot ... + more ...

The Big Dance with the Scottish Swing Orchestra

Playing STRICTLY FOR DANCING Leader Dave Batchelor Hosted by George Duncan It’s back. Returning due to popular demand and playing strictly for dancing, The Scottish Swing Orchestra have fun with all the dance music that Fife dancers love. For one night only Rothes Halls is transformed into Fife’s premiere ballroom – all dressed-up and lit with real style – cabaret seating, full bar and big dance floor. A great night out. Come along at ... + more ...

Naomi Shelton and The Gospel Queens

The real thing! Originally from Alabama, but living for many years in Brooklyn and a legend on the US soul and gospel scene, Naomi Shelton records for Daptone, and tours with a band that oozes class and authenticity. This is the lady who belted out Otis Redding and Lou Rawls classics as resident singer at Brooklyn’s Night Cap Club in 1963. She’s been in the business of singing sanctified soul ... + more ...

Rose Room with special guests Capella String Quartet and Konrad Wiszniewski

The hottest ticket in Scotland right now! Classy vintage swing and gypsy jazz played by a band that combines brilliant musicianship and warm personality. Fronted by Fife’s very own “dazzling” fiddle player and sophisticated songstress, Seonaid Aitken, Rose Room recreate the excitement of Rive Gauche Paris of the 30’s and 40’s with Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt; and Seonaid pulls the heartstrings with a host of swinging songs and ballads from the ... + more ...

Moishe’s Bagel

An intoxicating, life-affirming mix of Eastern European dance music, Middle Eastern rhythms and virtuoso performances. Rip-roaring, foot-stomping music full of the exotic flavours of Balkan dances, klezmer weddings, and all things Eastern European and Middle Eastern The five piece band features virtuoso players from across the folk, classical, and jazz worlds: fiddle, piano, bass, accordion, percussion. “Exhilarating… breathtakingly intricate, but with the momentum of an express train” (Herald). “Moishe’s Bagel are ... + more ...

Trio HLK

Invigorating and intoxicating new music from a genuinely exciting new band. They think of themselves as rhythmically and harmonically deviant. They draw on ideas from contemporary classical music and jazz, while referencing idiomatic elements of hip-hop, breakcore and metal. They play with musical ambiguities: perceived rhythms, improvisation in new compositional frameworks…”highly evolved … they’re at the top of the class”(The Herald). Trio HLK are Richard Harrold (piano), Ant Law (guitar) ... + more ...

Sunday 14 February, 2016

Fife Youth Jazz Orchestra

Under the direction of Richard Michael, the kingdom’s top young jazz players present a concert of classic and new Big Band tunes.  + more ...

Batchelors of Jazz
£10
only on door

Trombonist and singer, Dave Batchelor, runs one of the most entertaining traditional jazz bands in Scotland. Classic dixieland jazz played with real verve and rhythmic punch. Here they are in the beautiful setting of the Bay Hotel: Lennie Herd (trumpet), Hamish McGregor (saxes/clarinet), Fraser Spiers (harmonica), Alastair MacDonald (banjo), Ronnie Rae (bass) and Ken Mathieson (drums).  + more ...

Film Event: The Battle Of The Sexes (U)

With Live Musical Accompaniment   Directed by WD Griffith. Starring Jean Hersholt, Phyllis Haver, Belle Bennett, Don Alavarado, Sally O'Neill, William Bakewell Battle of the Sexes couples the pure joy of watching a classic on the big screen with live musical accompaniment performed by Jane Gardner (piano), John Burgess (alto & tenor saxes and clarinet) and Hazel Morrison (percussion). Beneath the surface of a frothy, entertaining and well-paced comedy lurks a sophisticated social commentary ... + more ...

Naomi Shelton and The Gospel Queens

The real thing! Originally from Alabama, but living for many years in Brooklyn and a legend on the US soul and gospel scene, Naomi Shelton records for Daptone, and tours with a band that oozes class and authenticity. This is the lady who belted out Otis Redding and Lou Rawls classics as resident singer at Brooklyn’s Night Cap Club in 1963. She’s been in the business of singing sanctified soul ... + more ...

Strangeness & Charm

“Richard Ingham’s potent saxophone” (The Herald) fronts this dynamic quintet with a refreshingly new take on modern, melodic jazz. Clean-lined interpretations of classic tunes feature alongside the band’s own music – with Maarten Verbraeken (trumpet), Fraser Burke (keys), Kenny Irons (bass) and Alan James (drums). + more ...

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Rose Room

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A special collaboration for the Festival - Rose Room are joined by Capella String Quartet and Konrad Wiszniewski. Click here for more information + MORE

Tickets for Sunday daytime

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Please note that tickets are now ONLY available on the door for: Fife Youth Jazz Orchestra at Lomond Hills Hotel, Freuchie Batchelors of Jazz at the Bay Hotel The Byre Theatre box-ofice will open at 6pm + MORE

Naomi Shelton

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Playing two dates during the Festival - Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens Click here for more info + MORE

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