PREVIEW: Picks of the Glasgow Jazz Festival (19-23 June)

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Our friends in the north, Patrick Hadfield and Mark McKergow have been studying the programme. Here are their picks:

Patrick:

Haftor Medboe /Jakob Karlzon, Wednesday 19 June 2019 7.30pm, Recital Room.
Nordic sensibilities and Scandinavian jazz tradition from this long-running guitar/piano duo.

Fat Suit, Strata, and Mezcla, Thursday 20 June 2019, 7pm, Old Fruitmarket.
Underground jazz, rock, Scottish folk and electronica in varying degrees from three very exciting new bands.

Brian Molley Qnt / Laura MacDonald Qrt, Thursday 20 June 2019, 7.15pm, Recital Room.
Tenor saxophonist Molley recreates Getz and Byrd’s Jazz Samba album, altoist MacDonald is always a treat to hear.

Lolanders, Friday 21 June 2019, 7pm, Blue Arrow.
New Scottish/Dutch project brings pipes, viola and tabla into the mix with exciting riffing and roaring.

Mark:

Martin Taylor, Thursday 20 June 2019 7pm, St Lukes.
A welcome chance to catch the maestro guitarist in a solo performance.

Mulatu Astake, Friday 21 June 2019 8pm, Old Fruitmarket.
The grandfather of Ethiopian jazz brings his vibes and percussion-led music to Glasgow – catch him while you can!

Nimbus Sextet, Saturday 22 June 2019 7.30pm, Hug & Pint.
Top Scottish-based ensemble with an eye on jazz and world music.

Theon Cross, Saturday 22 June 2019 10.30pm, Blue Arrow.
London-based tuba virtuoso with funk and swagger at the heart of his repertoire.

LINK: Full info and booking at Glasgow Jazz Festival website

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