Thursday 25 March, 2021

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Music Research Seminar: Professor Raymond MacDonald
free
Hosted by University of Aberdeen Music Department

Duet for Two People have never met: Online improvising as a mean of sustaining community and developing new approaches to creativity. This presentation outlines a number of online music projects during the COVID 19 global pandemic. Particular attention is given to the experiences of The Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra’s virtual, synchronous improvisation sessions. Sessions included an international, gender-balanced, cross-generational group of over 70 musicians all of whom were living under conditions of social ... + more ...

Graeme Stephen Trio ft. Aidan O'Rourke, Stephen Henderson

Graeme Stephen, guitarist and composer is “world class and original” (London Jazz News) and one of the leading players in Scottish jazz, but he also has strong roots in Scottish traditional music. In the traditional world, he works with the best, and you can’t get a bigger name in contemporary Scots music than Aidan O’Rourke, one of our finest traditional fiddlers, known worldwide with his band, Lau Drummer, Stephen Henderson, is a ... + more ...

Friday 26 March, 2021

Mike Stern Band ft. Leni Stern

Guitarist, Mike Stern made such a stir with Blood Sweat and Tears and Billy Cobham in his early 20’s that Miles Davis signed him. He featured with the trumpeter from 1981-1985. Blending blues power and jazz sophistication, Stern is one of the true guitar greats. He has played with Jaco Pastorious, The Brecker Brothers, David Sanborn.., and for many years he’s led his own and collective bands. He was in ... + more ...

Saturday 27 March, 2021

Tommy Smith & Pete Johnstone play Chick Corea

One of the modern legends of jazz, pianist, composer, Chick Corea, passed away in February. The leading Scottish saxophonist, Tommy Smith was a friend. He knew and played with Corea, and was in regular contact. Tonight he’ll celebrate Chick’s life and music, in duet with pianist, Pete Johnstone.  There are no half measures in Tommy’s musical life, so expect a big-hearted session that pays tribute to a musician who gave so ... + more ...

Sunday 28 March, 2021

Ali Affleck, Brian Kellock, Enrico Tomasso

Bessie Smith, Ella Fitzgerald, James P Johnson, Oscar Peterson, Louis Armstrong, and King Oliver will all be in the room tonight, as three swing greats get together for a night that celebrates classic jazz – the music that took us from New Orleans through Chicago to Harlem and 42nd Street, New York. Vocalist, Ali Affleck has emerged as a supreme exponent of classic jazz singing. She loves the earliest jug ... + more ...

AKU!

A power trio like no other. Energy at Max! They call it doom-jazz and their album “Blind Fury”. Hard hitting, heavily rhythmical tunes for head, heart and feet. Music by saxophonist, Harry Weir, with dons to mentors like Shabaka Hutchings, Fela Kuti and Young Fathers. The experience can be cathartic: big grooving bass, thundering drums, wild bone and sax expression…making a noise three musicians have no right to muster. Passionate ... + more ...

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We’re pleased to announce that the Festival will take place in 2021.  In fact, there are going to be two Festivals, an on-line event on the traditional March 25-28 dates, and then a second episode with live activity, with dates to be confirmed + MORE

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