Posts Tagged ‘Shetland Jazz Club’

Shetland Jazz Festival 2014

Posted by on May 27th, 2014 No Comments
Shetland Jazz Festival 2014 Flying in for a Festival Some really great jazz musicians are flying in and out, from and to many parts of the world to take part in the 3rd Shetland Jazz Festival. Ace clarinet and saxophone player Gilad Atzmon is coming here straight from a prestigious gig in Athens, the all-star Brian Kellock Trio members… 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...

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...

Dynamic jazz duo Rob Hall and Chick Lyall to play mid May Shetland concerts

Posted by on April 20th, 2010 No Comments
Two talented practitioners and experimental pioneers of jazz music appear in Shetland over the weekend of 15/16th May in concerts promoted by Shetland Arts and Shetland Jazz Club and part funded by the Scottish Arts Council Jazz Development Fund. Saxophonist Rob Hall has carved out a notable niche in both per­formance and education since moving… Read the rest...

Shetland Jazz Club meeting reminder – Tuesday 16th Feb

Posted by on February 15th, 2010 No Comments
Shetland Jazz Club is to hold a meeting in Shetland Arts’ offices at 7pm in the Toll Clock Centre, Lerwick, tomorrow (Tuesday) night. The club is going through a process of transition – from a period of little or no activity to a potential for a significant increase in the provision of an exciting programme… Read the rest...

Alyn Cosker Quartet to funk Shetland with Feb jazz dates

Posted by on January 22nd, 2010 1 Comment
Drummer Alyn Cosker and his jazz funk quartet will visit Shetland in the first weekend of February to play two concerts and hold educational workshops as part of their national tour. A multi-faceted, all encompassing drummer with blistering technique and a sympathetic ear to all genres, Cosker “has emerged as the top young drummer on… Read the rest...