Jazz In The Ferry 2017
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 line up:
James Brown is Annie: "One of Scotlands top bands of the moment" (BBC Radio Scotland), funk and groove based sextet fronted by guitarist/vocalist, Aki Remally, inspired by the likes of Average White Band, Steely Dan and Little Feat.
Mike Whellans: “One of Scotland's heroes, a bluesman of amazing ability...a totally brilliant one man band” (Mike Harding, BBC). After a sold out show at the Unicorn last year, Mike is back for a thrilling afternoon in the Ferry.
Gordon McNeil 5et: Saxophonist, McNeil recreates the vibe of New York's legendary 7th Avenue South jazz club, where musicians like Steps Ahead, Mike Stern, Bob Berg, Jaco Pastorius and Chick Corea fused the spirit of jazz, with the energy of funk and rock. With Gordon McNeil (sax), Malcolm MacFarlane (guitar), Chick Lyall (keys), Mark Austin (bass), Greg Irons (drums).
Havana Swing: Inspired by Parisian jazz of the 1930s, Havana Swing are a tight four piece band who play the sometimes languid and sometimes lightning music of Django Reinhardt's Hot Club de Paris, with subtle harmonies and with energy, passion and charm: "happy, jaunty, feelgood jazz executed with great panache" (The Herald).
Georgia Cecile & Fraser Urquhart: The next big thing in Scottish jazz vocals, singer Georgia Cecile is “modern and soulful, but absolutely rooted in the traditions of mainstream jazz” (BBC Radio Scotland). Working alongside pianist, EFraser Urquhart, she sings classic jazz standards and some eloquent self-penned songs.
The East Coast Jazzmen: Dixieland jazz and swinging tunes of the 40s and 50s by one of Dundee's original jazz bands.
Wolftrain: a mixture of blues, rock 'n' roll and swing from Dundee
Luca Maning & Alan Benzie: A consummate jazz singer with a luminous tone and expressive phrasing. He’s surely going to be Scotland’s best. Catch this phenomenal new voice in the best way – his spellbinding duo with lyrical pianist, Alan Benzie, playing impeccable standards.
Al Hughes: Al plays 6&12 string guitar and harmonica, with haunting smoky voice capable of conveying a huge variety of moods. Expect gentle instrumentals to raucous, in your face, electric blues.
The Vintage Girls: the Dundee based harmony trio sings classic songs from the 40s/50s/60s, adding a vintage twists on all your favourite songs.