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Curtis Stigers channels the hip, swinging chemistry of Frank Sinatra and the Count Basie Orchestra on tour in Scotland to Aberdeen, Dundee, Dunfermline and Inverness with the Ryan Quigley Big Band.
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We're delighted to announce the first acts who will be playing at Fife Jazz Festival 2017:
Vintage swing and gypsy jazz stars Rose Room kick off the Festival in style, with their “Stupendous gypsy jazz, and a superb singer" (The Scotsman)
Scottish blues masters, Blus N Trouble, bring their high energy sound inspired by electric Chicago blues and boogie to the Brye.
To round off the weekend in St Andrews, the Scottish Swing Orchestra presents "The Story of Swing" (a huge success at the Edinburgh Festival), accompanied by the Fly Right Dancers.
Extraordinary singer Seonaid Aitken presents "A Night With Ella" in Glenrothes, celebrating the songs of Ella Fitzgerald in her centenary year, accompanied by the superstar young Big Band that’s turning all the critics heads, The Groove Merchant Big Band.
Trombonist, Chris Barber, one of the most important figures in British traditional jazz for over 50 years, is back with his Big Band for another wonderful night to remember in Dunfermline.
Festival favourite, Red Stripe Band, bring their infectious mix of boogie boogie, blues, jump-jive, swing and rock'n’roll to Kirckaldy.
Four bands (Ina Forsman, Lights Out By Nine, The Troublemakers, Gerry Jablonski's Electric Band) feature as part of the Blues Afternoon in Dunfermline, for a fun afternoon packed with fantastic music (all for the price of one!).
What's better than gifting a fantastic live event experience at Christmas?
This Christmas give your loved ones the gift of superb live entertiainment! From jazz, to blues; from swing to soul; from funk to trad jazz..there is something to please all tastes!
You can now purchase a ticket voucher (choose any value from £5) that can be redeemed at the Festival box office once the 2017 programme is announced and tickets are on sale.
To purchase a voucher, simply call 0845 111 0302 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of staff will guide you through the booking process.
Falkirk Live! is a brand new music festival with its inaugural events taking place from 14 to 16th October.
The Festival has its roots in blues and jazz but reaches out to cover classical, folk, and indie music as well.
Highlights of the first year’s programme include: The Big Chris Barber Band, the top classic jazz band in the UK; Karine Polwart, award-winning singer-songwriter, and traditional musician; the leading Scottish blues band Blues N Trouble; Rose Room, the classy gypsy swing band; top funk band, James Brown Is Annie; and the young classical guitar star, Sean Shibe.
Falkirk Live! is presented by Jazz Scotland and Falkirk Community Trust, in partnership with Falkirk Blues Club, Falkirk designers Eden, Classic Music Live! and Afterglow and is suported by Creative Scotland, Visit Falkirk, Falkirk Delivers and Eden, who created the festival’s identity and website.
Visit the beautiful isle of Islay in the Southern Hebrides to hear world class jazz whilst sampling the finest of single malts. Stages are set-up in distilleries and other unique, intimate venues across this beautiful island.
The 17 concerts across the three days vary from Martin Taylor playing in Duo with Ulf Wakenius to classic jazz from Enrico Tomasso, to the amazing singer James Torme and an American/Scottish band led by trumpeter Ryan Quigley and featuring Geoff Keezer (piano) and Clarence Penn (drums). Join a late night party with Pocion de Fe, hear some contemporary sounds from Norwegian band Pixel or support new talent like Fergus McCreadie Trio.
Fly-Be have added extra flights for the weekend or travel past Loch Lomond, Inveraray and Loch Fyne to catch the Ferry.
Lagavulin Islay Jazz Festival: 9-11th September
Christmas is coming - don’t get stressed looking for presents - why not buy a Jazz Scotland Voucher as a present?
It’s easy to buy – simply call us on 0131 467 5200. You can buy any value from £5 upwards.
Tickets to Lockerbie Jazz Festival are now on sale! for more information or to buy tickets please visit www.lockerbiejazz.com
We are happy to announce that tickets for Lagavulin Islay Jazz Festival are now on sale. To find out more, please visit www.islayjazzfestival.com
Festivals proliferate, but few can match the unique charm and quality of Lagavulin Islay Jazz Festival. The Hebridean island hosts its 17th event from September 11-13, 2015, and once again there is an extraordinary line-up of leading Scottish and international musicians who will gather for what many regard as the jewel in the Scottish jazz calendar.
Courtney Pine makes his debut at the Festival in the company of award winning pianist, Zoe Rahman. Enrico Zanisi, Rose Room and Fat-Suit all travel to Islay for the first time, along with Islay favourites Alan Barnes, Colin Steele and Mario Caribe.
The concert is now SOLD-OUT