Posts Tagged ‘jazz’

Festive Fun at Bonhoga

Posted by on November 13th, 2013 No Comments
Festive Fun at Bonhoga The exhibition by local artist Paul Bloomer in the main gallery at Bonhoga is not the only attraction at the Gallery, Shop and Cafe this season: Fans of festive fare will have plenty to look forward to including late night shopping with a great selection of unique gifts available for purchase, festive workshops for bairns,… Read the rest...

Sunday Jazz Session in Mareel this weekend

Posted by on December 19th, 2012 No Comments
Come along to Mareel Café Bar this Sunday (23 December) from 2pm – 5pm to enjoy a smorgasbord of cool jazz standards and modern jazz-funk classics from Shetland’s finest jazz young-guns Max Tyler, Hayden Zappa Hook, and Norman Wilmore. Max, Hayden, and Norman are all music students currently studying at Mareel and perform regularly around… Read the rest...

Karma is coming on Sunday!

Posted by on November 6th, 2012 No Comments
Karma is coming on Sunday! Since Tommy Smith brought his revolutionary group Karma to Shetland a couple of years back they have established a reputation as a devastating live band, including a rave appearance at the recent London Jazz Festival. Saxophonist Smith is a good old Scottish local hero, one of our leading jazz musicians and composers, an internationally recognised… Read the rest...

Shetland Jazz up for top Scottish award (vote online)

Posted by on June 6th, 2011 No Comments
Shetland Jazz Club Secretary Jeff Merryfield has been nominated as “Jazz Promoter of the Year” in the Scottish Jazz Awards 2011, presented by the Scottish Jazz Federation and Jazz International. Information on the awards can be found on the following website, where you can also vote online (Please note that online voting closes at midnight… Read the rest...

Nova Scotia Jazz Band in Shetland this weekend (13-14 May)

Posted by on May 10th, 2011 No Comments
- Nova Scotia Jazz Band Guest blog by Jeff Merrifield, Shetland Jazz Club One of the big successes at the last Glasgow Jazz Festival was the performance of the Nova Scotia Jazz Band in the special showcase of Scottish bands. This is an exceptionally good band, primarily for the playing of cornet player Mike Daly, described as ‘the best kept… Read the rest...

Looney Tunes animation workshop & jazz concert – Sat 5 March

Posted by on February 23rd, 2011 No Comments
Stu Brown's Raymond Scott Project A unique jazz and cartoon film project will take place in Shetalnd at the beginning of March. The Stu Brown Sextet from Glasgow have exclusive rights to play the music of Ray Simpson. Now, Cole Porter you may have heard of, Rogers and Hart you may have heard of, but… Read the rest...

Saxophonist Derek Nash and pianist David Newton Shetland Bound

Posted by on February 1st, 2011 No Comments
Derek Nash As with many people the backdrop to Hogmanay is usually the Jools Holland Hootenannny on the telly. For several years now the smiling face in the front row of saxes has been that of Derek Nash – and this year was no exception. Choice solos in spots by luminary guests like Alison Moyet, Kylie Minogue… Read the rest...

Michael Janisch Quintet – Purpose Built tour – 17 to 19 Dec

Posted by on December 8th, 2010 1 Comment
Shetland is to host some of the world’s finest young jazz musicians next weekend when the Michael Janisch Quintet make their way north during their Purpose Built tour. Michael Janisch An eclectic mix of everything from Latin and swing to soul, groove and the avant garde can be expected from Janisch’s band at evening concerts… Read the rest...

Reinhardt returns, this time with his Latin-Swing band

Posted by on November 19th, 2010 No Comments
Lulo Reinhardt Shetland is to welcome guitarist Lulo Reinhardt back for a one-off concert during the Peerie Willie Guitar Season as part of his world tour. The German gypsy jazz musician will this time be taking his 5 piece band, the “Lulo Reinhardt Latin-Swing Project” Lulo Reinhardt The concert will take place at Lerwick Town Hall on… Read the rest...

John Etheridge – Peerie Willie Guitar Season – October dates

Posted by on October 13th, 2010 No Comments
John Etheridge - Peerie Willie Guitar Season - October dates Lead guitar in 1970s and 80s rock fusion band Soft Machine, long term collaboration with Stéphane Grappelli (following in Django Reinhardt’s footsteps), duos with classical guitarist John Williams, founder of the Zappatistas dedicated to keeping alive the music of Frank Zappa and a long and distinguished career as a leading jazz guitarist are just some… Read the rest...