Posts Tagged ‘Shetland Jazz Club’

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…

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

Posted by on May 10th, 2011 No Comments

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…

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Looney Tunes animation workshop & jazz concert – Sat 5 March

Posted by on February 23rd, 2011 No Comments

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 Ray Simpson! Well, you may…

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Saxophonist Derek Nash and pianist David Newton Shetland Bound

Posted by on February 1st, 2011 1 Comment

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…

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John Etheridge – Peerie Willie Guitar Season – October dates

Posted by on October 13th, 2010 1 Comment

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…

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