Summer Festival Dates
I’m delighted to have some exciting shows in for this summer – mainly at the Glasgow and Edinburgh Jazz Festivals. First up in the Glasgow Jazz Festival is actually slightly outside of the Festival, playing with Graham Costello’s Strata on the 18th of June in support of Sarathy Korwar. at the Hug and Pint. I’m excited for what Graham’s got in store for this band as he’s just secured a grant to record the debut album, so watch this space for updates
Then it’s on to the 20th where I’m playing in the Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year final, alongside some great competitors who are also really good friends of mine, so I think that’ll be a great night. Then on the 21st I’m playing with the great singer Luca Manning, who I always enjoy playing with, and on the 24th I’m playing Hug and Pint again with Werkha - a few recent gigs with him have been really good so I’m excited to see how this project develops.
June also brings the Scottish Jazz Awards 2018, which is happening on the 3rd of June. I’m honoured to have been nominated alongside some stellar musicians in the categories of Rising Star and Best Instrumentalist. The public vote opened a few days ago, and you can still cast your vote here - http://www.jazzfest.co.uk/awards/. Any support you can give would be highly appreciated!
Then in the Edinburgh Jazz Festival, I’m looking forward to 2 trio gigs, one on the 14th and one on the 21st of July. We’re not long off having released our album, so it’ll be great to get about during the festival with the record. The 14th will be part of a showcase with the Mark Hendry Octet (with whom I’m also playing) and Luca Manning – so it’ll be a fantastic evening of music. The 21st is just our own gig, in one of the George Square tents. It’d be lovely to see you at either of these dates.
I’m also very excited to be playing in a very special new project for the festival – they’ve commissioned the great bassist and composer Mark Hendry to write a new suite of music for extended ensemble, including orchestral instruments. I’m very interested to see what he brings out – Mark is quite the compositional force and he’s definitely someone to watch out for in the scene. That’s on the 20th of July.
I’m also playing with Matthew Carmichael Quartet on the 13th July, with Joe Williamson and Ben McDonald in a special tribute to Wes Montgomery on the 15th, and with Graham Costello’s Strata again on the 18th. Looking forward to being out and playing this summer – hopefully catch you at one or more of these dates!
Glasgow Jazz Festival - http://www.jazzfest.co.uk/
Edinburgh Jazz Festival - http://www.edinburghjazzfestival.com/2018-programme.html