Friday 3 February, 2017

Rose Room

“Stupendous gypsy jazz, and a superb singer” ( The Scotsman) The hottest ticket in Scottish jazz right now is for the classy vintage swing and gypsy jazz played by a band that combines brilliant musicianship with warm personality. Fronted by fiddle player and sophisticated songstress, Seonaid Aitken, Rose Room recreate the excitement of Rive Gauche Paris of the 30s and 40s with Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt. Sophisticated, stylish and hugely ... + more ...

Saturday 4 February, 2017

Alison Affleck's Copper Cats
*including £1 booking fee

Good time, swinging vintage jazz – a mix of Tin Pan Alley, the Great American Songbook standards, and traditional New Orleans Blues as sung by Bessie Smith, Mildred Bailey, Louis Armstrong and Ma Rainey from “stunningly expressive” (San Diego Union Tribune) and award-winning vocalist Alison Affleck and her all star band. + more ...

Blues N Trouble

For over 30 years, Blues n Trouble have set the standards in Scotland for high quality blues shows. Fronted by the irrepressible vocalist and harmonica player, Tim Elliot, and featuring ace guitarist, Sandy Tweeddale, their deep understanding of the roots of the blues underpins high energy shows inspired by classic electric Chicago blues and boogie and packed with classic tunes – by John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Little Walter and ... + more ...

Sunday 5 February, 2017

The Story of Swing

With the Scottish Swing Orchestra and the Fly Right Dancers The Swing Era brought us so much classy music, from jazz to mainstream pop, from Glenn Miller to Duke Ellington; Frank Sinatra to Ella Fitzgerald. Dave Batchelor presents the story of this extraordinary time in music, words, dance, and pictures, with Scotland’s leading swing big band, and the doyens of Charelston, Lindy Hop, Jitterbug and Ragtime Dance, The Flyright Dance Company, ... + more ...

Thursday 9 February, 2017

A Night With Ella
*including £1 booking fee

SEONAID AITKEN Celebrates the songs of ELLA FITZGERALD In her centenary year with THE GROOVE MERCHANT BIG BAND Ella Fitzgerald was the greatest vocalist the jazz world has ever heard. Her extraordinary diction, timing, sense of swing and all round joie de vie meant that her versions of hundreds of great songs were the definitive ones. The songbooks of Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Rogers and Hart, Irving Berlin, and George Gershwin ... + 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 Andy James (drums). + more ...

Friday 10 February, 2017

The Big Chris Barber Band
*including £1 booking fee

Trombonist, Chris Barber has been the most important figure in British traditional jazz for over 50 years. His current band sets the benchmark for quality, featuring a host of star names. They play a wide ranging repertoire from New Orleans to classic Duke Ellington tunes. A rare chance to hear a jazz legend, with an absolutely top-notch band. + more ...

Saturday 11 February, 2017

Blues Afternoon
*including £1 booking fee

INA FORSMAN THE TROUBLEMAKERS LIGHTS OUT BY NINE REUNION WITH AL HUGHES GERRY JABLONSKI ELECTRIC BAND Ina Forsman is the new young shooting star of European blues - a vocalist who is “enigmatic, honest, passionate, and dangerous” and she has an ace band, featuring Fife guitar great, Robbie Hill. The Troublemakers is Blues n’Trouble front-men, Tim Elliot and Sandy Tweddale, together with Dunfermline bass great, Chris Agnew playing a set of rollicking boogie and ... + more ...

Red Stripe Band
*including £1 booking fee

Festival favourite, Red Stripe, and his seven piece band, featuring the great vocalist, Helena May Harrison, are back with another rollicking night of boogie boogie, blues, jump jive, swing and rock n’roll – and a singular mission to give audiences a good time. “Red Stripe’s immediate rapport with the audience and quirky humour makes this show unmissable” (Stephen Fry). “Charismatic delivery and perfect timing” (Julian Lloyd Webber). + more ...

Ina Forsman
*including £1 booking fee

The rising star of the European Blues scene, Ina Forsman is one of the most inspired and eclectic artists of this generation. With a powerful burnt-honey voice reminding many of Amy Winehouse and Christina Aguilera, Ina plays original blues songs, subtly fusing other genres such as soul, R&B, jazz and swing, resulting in fresh, raw, real music. Described as “enigmatic, honest, passionate and dangerous”, she fronts an incredible five-piece band, ... + more ...

Sunday 12 February, 2017

Jazz at Carnegie Hall
*including £1 booking fee

A Festival within the Festival. Rare Scottish appearances by Scott Hamilton and Colin Steele Quintet, and the cream of Scottish Jazz playing on three stages. One ticket buys you entry to all the music (subject to “room full signs”). Enjoy the classic tenor sax of one of America’s swinging jazz legends, Scott Hamilton in the company of Brian Kellock; the atmospheric folkloric jazz of pianist, Dave Milligan; Brass Gumbo’s funky New Orleans ... + more ...

Inverkeithing Community Big Band

In the lovely airy suite of the Bay Hotel, and afternoon 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 this afternoon they welcome the "young man with the horn" - trumpeter, Cameron Thomson-Duncan - recent star of Fife Youth Jazz Orchestra and now one of the leading young players ... + more ...

Fife Youth Jazz Orchestra
*including £1 booking fee

Under the direction of Richard Michael, the kingdom’s top young jazz musicians present a concert of classic and new big band tunes.  + more ...

Saturday 18 March, 2017

Curtis Stigers
£25 + Booking fee

One More For The Road The Songs of Frank Sinatra with The Ryan Quigley Big Band The timeless cool of Frank Sinatra and the robust swing of the Count Basie Orchestra made the perfect marriage of old-school pop and big band jazz in the 60s. Curtis Stigers has been bringing those worlds together in his own music for the last three decades, and now, with a top notch Big Band, he captures the ... + more ...

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