GO TO OUR WHAT’S ON PAGE TO SEE THE FULL OCTOBER TO DECEMBER PROGRAMME
With autumn firmly in place, bringing some windy weather and lower temperatures, why not prescribe yourself a weekly dose of Hot Jazz! The Edinburgh Jazz ‘n’ Jive Club is the place to be on Friday nights – except for 13th October and 3rd November, when the Rigby Club has a couple of private events.
Our 2017/18 membership year has now got under way and we have held our annual subscription at £15.00 (which is due by the end of October) – giving members a weekly discount of at least £1 on standard admission charges. Of course, you don’t need to be a member to listen to our live bands – just turn up at the door and we’ll give you a warm welcome.
Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 23rd November at Heriot’s Rugby Club (7.00pm, for a prompt start at 7.30) and this is the opportunity for you to find out how the club is progressing and what the Committee is doing “behind the scenes”. In 2017, we brought you a number of new bands and always got lots of encouraging comments about them. We plan to bring some of them back in 2018 and also to find more new bands for you to enjoy. Remember, we are the only regular weekly jazz club in Edinburgh featuring live bands that focus on traditional jazz, so please continue to support us throughout 2018.
JOHN BURGESS’ STORYVILLE SEVEN on Friday 17th November
Our guest band for November is led by star reedman John Burgess, who has become a firm favourite at the Club over the years, leading his Nova Scotia Jazz Band or occasionally playing with Bill Salmond or Jim Petrie. He has become a regular at many UK Jazz Clubs and Festivals and we are delighted that he has selected some of Scotland’s best musicians in his Storyville Seven – joining John on clarinet will be Jim Petrie (cornet, vocals), George Howden (trombone), Campbell Normand (piano), Ross Milligan (banjo and guitar), Bill Brydon (bass) and Dave Swanson (drums).
THE JAZZ ‘N’ JIVE CLUB CHRISTMAS PARTY AND BUFFET on Friday 15th December
It’s our special annual Jazz ‘n’ Jive Club Christmas Party and this year, we have Jim Petrie’s Diplomats of Jazz with some special friends, followed by The Spirits of Rhythm. Once again, to thank you for all your support during the year, there will be a Festive Buffet, fun-filled entertainment, music, dancing and prizes to build up a real party atmosphere, so it’s a wonderful way to finish off 2017. We are then closed for two weeks on 22nd and 29th December, and start off the New Year on Friday 5th January 2018.
Our local bands fill out the quarterly programme as usual. They keep the club alive with their constant support and you will find details of when you can see Jim Petrie’s Diplomats of Jazz, Graham Blamire’s Maid of the Forth Stompers +2, Bill Salmond’s Hot Four, Violet Milne’s Spirits of Rhythm, Ian Boyter’s Joys of Swing, Jerry Forde’s New Phoenix Jazz Band – and last but not least, Fred Murray’s Clubhouse Six – on our What’s On page.
VISITORS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME – You don’t need to book or buy tickets in advance, except for the Christmas Party – just come along with a smile on your face and join us. If you’re feeling energetic, you can trip the light fantastic and dance the night away. If you’re feeling down and blue, just listen to the music and brighten up your spirits. We have a licensed bar (at Club prices) if you need some additional refreshment! Please spread the word and keep traditional jazz live in Edinburgh.