Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Hamish Stuart Band featuring Molly Duncan

The original lead singer/guitarist with The Average White Band through all the classic 70s albums, Hamish has worked with the likes of Diana Ross, George Benson, Chaka Khan and for six years, Paul McCartney.  In addition to touring with Ringo Starr he leads his own “super-group”, joined tonight by Dundee horn, Molly Duncan for a special Festival concert. Expect AWB hits and loads of great funk and soul classics, by a ... + more ...

Thursday 16 November, 2017

Grainne Duffy Band / Gerry Jablonski Band

The hottest electric blues-rock concert in town!Grainne Duffy blends blues, soul, rock and Celtic influences into emotionally supercharged performances; delivered with a killer combination of passionate and raw vocal strength, range and intensity and guitar virtuosity, Grainne is ‘the real deal’ (Classic Rock Magazine). Gerry Jablonski Band play high-octane blues, packed with killer riffs and striking solos. They blend blues roots with the influences of Classic Rock, delivering a powerhouse, blistering ... + more ...

Jaimeo Brown's Transcendence: Work Songs / Fergus McCreadie Trio

Exuberantly inventive jazz - this year's Innovation winner at the Jazz FM Awards. The drummer Jaimeo Brown, from New York, has emerged from a career as a sideman with Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, Robert Glasper, and countless others to produce a completely refreshing new take on jazz (and blues). Transcendence re-draws a jazz landscape with music that celebrates the human sprit with warmth, integrity and hope.  The latest recording, Work Songs, samples the unknown ... + more ...

Friday 17 November, 2017

One Night In New Orleans with Ali Affleck’s Copper Cats
£12.50 incl BF (Avail from venue box office from 6.30pm)

THIS IS A RIOT! Edinburgh-based American singer Ali Affleck and the acclaimed Copper Cats band transport you to the prohibition era. Good time, swinging vintage jazz a mix of Tin Pan Alley, the Great American Songbook standards, and traditional New Orleans Blues as sung by Bessie Smith, Mildred Bailey, Louis Armstrong and Ma Rainey from ‘Stunningly expressive’ (San Diego Union Tribune) Ali Affleck and her all star band. The show ... + more ...

Jerron ‘Blind Boy’ Paxton / The Troublemakers

Jerron ‘Blind Boy Paxton’ is singlehandedly keeping the torch for original 1920s and 1930s acoustic blues alive and has been acclaimed as the most sensational newcomer in the blues in many years. He plays banjo, fiddle, guitar, piano and a handful of other instruments and mixes it all in the true songster tradition: ragtime, hokum, old time, French reels, Appalachian mountain music, blues and lots more. The Troublemakers open the show. Blues’n’Trouble ... + more ...

The Mouse Outfit feat. Dr Syntax, Dubbul O & Ellis Meade

Fronted by UK hip-hop legend Dr Syntax and verbal acrobats Dubbul O & Ellis Meade, this 9–piece band’s horn heavy and funk driven live show combines original grooves with medleys of classic hip-hop, b-boy and funk breaks spiced with jaw-dropping lyrical acrobatics. Their music combine lost classic sounds from the golden age of hip-hop, with soul, jazz and reggae influences. The Mouse Outfit’s eclectic style is tinged with some extremely tight ... + more ...

Saturday 18 November, 2017

Nathan Bell
£12.50 incl BF

Tennessee-based singer and guitarist, rooted in blues and the music of the southern states, Nathan has reinvented himself as an extraordinarily hard hitting star of Americana. His recent album has won 5-star critical acclaim and he stole the show at Celtic Connections earlier this year. Gruff and tender with a poet’s voice and a sincere sense of justice, counting Neil Young, Lightnin Hopkins, and Jack London as influences, his songs ... + more ...

A Night With Ella

Seonaid Aitken celebrates the songs of Ella Fitzgerald in her centenary year with The Groove Merchant Big Band. Plus special guest Sam West Ella Fitzgerald was the greatest vocalist the jazz world has ever heard. Her extraordinary diction, timing, sense of swing and all round joie de vivre meant that her versions of hundreds of great songs were the definitive ones. The songbooks of Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Rogers and Hart, Irving ... + more ...

Becca Stevens  / Luca Manning & Alan Benzie

Acclaimed by The New York Times and heralded as the successor to Joni Mitchell, the Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter, band-leader and multi-instrumentalist delivers spellbinding performances. Combining personally-charged songwriting and impassioned vocals, she draws upon elements of pop, jazz, and traditional melodies from her native North Carolina to create vivid, adventurous music. A spellbinding Scottish duo open the concert. With Luca Manning – a phenomenal new voice with a luminous tone and expressive phrasing – and ... + more ...

Sunday 19 November, 2017

Jazz In The Ferry 2017
£12.50 incl BF

The Sunday afternoon packed with top class musicians returns to Broughty Ferry with three hours of music across five intimate venues. From big band and bebop to swing and vintage with a nod to fusion, funk, blues and soul the programme covers a broad spectrum of music and with a rover ticket you can roam from venue to venue and discover different music genres and atmospheres. There’s something to please all tastes! 2017  ... + more ...

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