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TV cop joins orchestra on the beat

Taggart star Blythe Duff at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

High praise for chart-topping jazz trio

Fergus McCreadie plays Merchants House next month

Hat-trick of honours for jazz saxophonist Matt Carmichael

He is the first student on the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland jazz course to win all three end-of-year awards.

Jazz school guitarist draws perfect circle with debut album

Tom Stephenson becomes the latest product of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s acclaimed jazz course to put his music out onto the market.

Jazz trio release five tracks recorded before pandemic hit

Prime Trio features Peter Johnstone, a former Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year.

Orchestra celebrates the power of the word on Burns Night

Burns composed My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose in 1794, just two years before he died, and is said to have written it for his wife and muse, Jean Armour, to sing.

Award-winning musician goes with flow at Celtic Connections

Matt Carmichael releases the first single from his debut album this Friday ahead of two performances during the new-look, virtual Celtic Connections.

Glasgow pianist tops chart with title track from new album

Fergus McCreadie has scored an early hit with his trio’s second album more than a month before it is officially released.

Young jazz stars join top orchestra for landmark concert

Anoushka Nanguy and Liam Shortall are Scottish Jazz Award winners.

Glasgow students to honour Art Blakey in streamed concert

The lunchtime concert will be available to view afterwards, but people are urged to watch in real-time to enjoy the music 'in the moment'.

Glasgow pianist Kellock in the thick of it for new label launch

The jazz musician spearheads the UK launch of New Zealand-based Thick Records, the jazz label run by Scottish drummer John Rae from his new home in Wellington.

Scottish National Jazz Orchestra releases new video to help fans in 'difficult times'

The latest of these was recorded live in Glasgow and features regular collaborator, Chicago-born vocalist Kurt Elling.

Scottish jazz musicians record 'A Change is Gonna Come' for Mandela statue fund

Tommy Smith, who directs The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, has had a long association with the Nelson Mandela Scottish Memorial Foundation.

Glasgow-based pianist Fergus McCreadie signs to leading jazz record company

McCreadie reached an international audience with his trio’s first album, Turas, which was released just before he graduated.

Tina May and Brian Kellock bring Ella & Oscar to Jazz at the Merchants House

May has worked with some of the biggest names in jazz herself since turning professional in the 1980s.

'I’m really excited about taking the group out to play to audiences' - Tom Bancroft

The group’s debut album, Love & Stillness, was released in the autumn and has been enthusiastically reviewed.

Cathal McConnell - 'I like to change the repertoire around and keep things fresh'

His apparently absent-minded between-song commentaries have endeared McConnell to audiences across Europe.

Icelander Ingi Bjarni brings melodic jazz to the Blue Arrow on Sauchiehall Street

Bjarni, who has received enthusiastic reviews across Europe for his skilful and emotional music, is a product of the internet age.

Dutch jazz outfit Under The Surface play the Blue Arrow club in Sauchiehall Street

The trio formed in 2016 when the group’s singer Sanne Rambags was selected by the Dutch organisation Beaux Jazz to be part of its Next Generation strand.

Jazz at the Merchants House takes a bow with Tim Garland's Weather Walker trio

Garland has worked with top jazz names from both sides of the Atlantic.

Square One open a new series of popular Jazz in the Merchants House concerts

All four musicians are graduates of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s jazz course .

Six of the best ... Fraser Fifield plays Celtic Connections with new international band

The group is the latest instalment of the Going Dutch project, which is continuing to promote jazz musicians from the Netherlands across the UK and Ireland during 2019.

With strings attached … saxophonist Paul Towndrow pays homage to Charlie Parker

As well as arranging for strings, in recent years Towndrow has gained a lot of experience in composing for large-scale projects.

Instant Composers Pool Orchestra to play GIOfest show at CCA in Sauchiehall Street

The ensemble takes its cue from its late founder, pianist Misha Mengelberg, who died in 2017.

Jazz preview: Saxophonist Smith's 'Trane' to stop off at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

The group has had rave responses from audiences, promoters, reviewers and fellow musicians alike.

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