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[email protected] 14 JUNE JAZZ: 6pm-8.30pm, Free before 8pm: Teatime Acoustic SHER WATSON & Friends. The troubadour singer/songwriter, (of band Das Contras - on later tonight!), with freaky, funky 'Folk Fae Fife', and special guests! 9pm (Entry from 8pm). 5/4. GROOVEYARD Organ Quartet. 'Grits and gravy' Hammond Organ-stoked jazz soul grooves from the Blue Note era, featuring tunes by Grant Green, Stanley Turrentine and Jimmy Smith, played by top guitarist Malcolm MacFarlane, with John Burgess (saxophone), Paul Harrison (Hammond organ), and outstanding ex-US drummer Paul Mills 12-3am (Entry from 11.30pm) 5/4 DAS CONTRAS Breezy, funky, Latino-tinged originals from this tight 7-piece with sax/trumpet/trombone horn section, singer Sher Watson delivering what he calls 'Fife Reggae' - with considerable aplomb. Plus Funk DJ. The Jazz Bar, 1a Chambers Street. Edinburgh. HOLD THE SUSPECT / BEAR ARMS / BEAR ARMS / THE YOUTH AND YOUNG / PINSTRIPE JUMPSUIT: Cabaret Voltaire, 36 38 Blair Street, Edinburgh. Tickets are 5 and can be bought from any of the bands or Tickets Scotland. 14+ Doors 7pm. QUIET AS A MOUSE/TRAPPED MICE/WE CAME FROM THE NORTH: Edinburgh Collage of Art. The Wee Red Bar, 74 Lauriston Place, (Edinburgh College of Art). Doors open at 7pm. 3
Entry Show. 15 JUNE THIRTEEN-SEVEN: Supporting touring Australian band VALENTIINE with support also from CABLE35. Would really appreciate if you could make some noise about this one. Lets give VALENTIINE a warm welcome to Scotland! Edinburgh School of Art, Wee Red Bar, 74 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh. Time 7pm, Tickets 5. FIESTON CUBANO: The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, Edinburgh. From 8pm in The Ballroom,. Advance tickets 5 stbf. Over 18 only. JAZZ: 3pm-5.30pm, Free afternoon jazz with the Mellotones Trio. Hot swinging jazz from Alan Anderson (piano), Jimmy Taylor (bass/vocals) and Bob Stewart (drums). 6pm-8.30pm, Free before 8pm:Teatime Acoustic - MIKE MacFARLANE & Friends. Acoustic Wizardry from the fine singer/songwriter/finger-style guitarist. 9pm (Entry from 8pm) 5/4 'World Premiere' Quintet a hand-picked 5-piece of excellent jazz players is brought together for the first time. Tonight features top trumpeter Colin Steele, grooving sax player Stewart Forbes, and creative pianist/composer Chick Lyall 12-3am (Entry from 11.30pm) 5/4 DED RABBIT This young, unique 4-brother unit has influences ranging from Beatles to Hendrix, Queens of the Stone Age, some early House, Chemical Brothers and Prodigy. With their own 'catchy as hell and maddeningly funky indie-pop' sound, brothers Eoin, Donal, Fergus and Eugene Gaine provide intoxicatingly cool/hot sounds with sax, rumbling bass, raw bluesy guitar and manic lyrical anecdotes not
to mention their animated stage presence. Plus DJ Nem The Jazz Bar, 1a Chambers Street. Edinburgh. 16 JUNE JAZZ: 3pm-5.30pm, 2/5 SPANISH FLAMENCO SESSION! Maria Conte, Dancer and Fiesta organiser Maria Conte brings in a colourful selection of musicians and dancers from Edinburgh's party-loving Spanish community in a 'Pea Flamenca' - a kind of Flamenco Jam Session! There's also a participative Flamenco dance and music class run from 2-4.15pm (extra 3 entry) 6-8.30pm, Free before 8pm: Teatime Acoustic: Main Street Blues Duo Stripped-back blues (originals & covers) recreating an intimate bar in the Deep South, from two of Edinburgh blues band 'Main Street Blues', with vocals/guitar from Derek Smith and Simon Brett. (regulars 'Hot Tin Roof' duo are back next week) 9pm (Entry from 8pm),4/3 Roots Showcase Night Guitarist/vocalist Toby Mottershead (of The Black Diamond Express) brings in a prime selection of Acoustic/Blues/Roots singers and bands, with a rousing closing set from his own Jack's Rabbit's Foot Minstrels. 12-3am (Entry from 11.30pm) 3/2 THE Sunday Sinners Dynamic funk/soul-inspired grooves from in-the-pocket 5-piece band, featuring outstanding vocalist Ms Fiona Lynch! The Jazz Bar, 1a Chambers Street. Edinburgh. SKIP LITTLE AXE MCDONALD: The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, Edinburgh. From 7.30pm in The Ballroom. Advance tickets 10 stbf available from The Voodoo Rooms, Ripping Records, Tickets Scotland (Edinburgh). Buy online here. Over 18
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only. 17 JUNE
ANDY CHUNG AND FRIENDS: On this coming Tuesday we have two "local heroes" coming to play. Support is Eileen Penman, late of Stairheed Gossip among others and a good musician in her own right. But, as a main act we have one of my all time favourites, Andy Chung! He is bringing with him a couple of friends including Iain MacDonald. Andy is a totally unique performer. He is of Chinese ethnicity but was born in Fife and speaks with a broad Fife/Scottish accent which, when you first hear it is slightly surprising. He is a very good songwriter and often sings his own songs along with some very traditional Scottish music. Victoria Park House Hotel, 221 Ferry Road, Edinburgh. Doors Open - 7.30pm. Price - 7. Tickets from:-
Website - www.leithfolkclub.com Email - [email protected] Phone - 07502024852 JAZZ: 7.30pm 4/3. THE JAZZ BAR's 17-Piece BIG BAND!. Open rehearsal 8-9pm, full gig from 9.15-10.45pm. Wonderful sounds from this great weekly band with FOUR trumpets, FOUR trombones, FIVE saxes and FOUR rhythm! There's just nowhere else you can hear this standard of regular Big Band playing. Co-led by sax player Keith Edwards. 11.30-3am (Entry from 10.30pm), 3/2. Glamour & The Baybes, Rock from high-octane electric 6-piece with manic vocals and punchy horn section, featuring original compositions from Oz drummer Jordie Gilmour, plus funky re-mixes of Nirvana, Massive Attack, Galactic, Lettuce, Snarky Puppy and more The Jazz Bar, 1a Chambers Street. Edinburgh.
JAZZ: 6pm-8.30pm, Free: Teatime Acoustic John Hunt's Six O'clock After Work Blues, Blues by singer/guitarist John Hunt - and check out his amazing hand-built guitars! 9pm-12, 2/1 The Great Jazz Jam Session, Open Stage Jam Session where the excellent House Trio backs all kinds of 'Surprise' jazzy guests. 12-3am 3/2 101st airborne, Swirling guitar and driving Funk/Soul from creative guitarist Aki Remally and his 5-piece groove band (named after Jimi Hendrix's US Army unit), The Jazz Bar, 1a Chambers Street. Edinburgh. BLUE ROSE CODE: London based /Edinburgh born Blue Rose Code is singer/songwriter Ross Wilson highly acclaimed folk,roots 'Caledonian Soul' act. The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, Edinburgh. From 7.30pm in The
Ballroom. Advance tickets 8 stbf available from See Tickets, Ticketmaster, Ripping Records, Tickets Scotland (Edinburgh). Over 18 only. 19 JUNE
AGM: The Scots Fiddle Festival would like to invite you to our AGM. Come hear all of the latest news! Kings Hall, 41a South Clerk St, Edinburgh, 6.30pm. Please let me know if you plan to attend. We look forward to seeing you there! Beth Sederstrom www.scotsfiddlefestival.com JAZZ: 6pm-8.30pm, Free before 8pm: Teatime Acoustic The Imperfectionists, 9pm (Entry from 8pm), 7/5 Ben Macdonald Band Led by creative Glasgow-based guitarist Ben MacDonald, this impressive 5-piece includes some of the country's most highly accomplished jazz musicians, Ben's writing is a showcase of technically
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brilliant, high energy, original compositions, which, while respecting the jazz tradition. The quintet is Adam Jackson (sax), Tom Gibbs (piano), Euan Burton (bass), John Lowrie (drums) and Ben MacDonald (guitar). 12-3am (Entry from 11.30pm) 3/2 THE KATET (Weekly residency) Superbly original funk/soul songs from Mike Kearney (keys/vox) and his outstanding 7-piece ba