Tenement Jazz Band; the TJB is making a name for itself, not just in Scotland but throughout the UK at clubs and festivals. If you haven’t heard this band you have missed a treat.
Jerry Forde’s New Phoenix Jazz Band: Jerry’s band has been a regular at the Club for some time. It started as a six piece but has now grown by a further two members. The ‘New Phoenix’ is popular with both listeners and dancers.
In this quarter, as well as the regulars, there are three bands new to the Club
Tom Gordon’s Kansas City 7: Tom’s band will take you back to the swinging KC of the 30s with a brand of jazz originally performed by the small bands of Count Basie. Don’t miss this treat
Mellotones Ensemble: led by bassist, Jimmy Taylor this 5 piece is another new band to the club. Here we have a mixture of red hot jazz mixed in with jazz standards – line-up is Colin Steele, Hamish McGregor, Alan Anderson, Jimmy Taylor and Dave Swanson
The Jake Leg Jug Band: another first. Tremendously popular at festivals and clubs, this band will take you back to the 1920s with a mixture of jazz, blues, ragtime spirituals and hokum. Visit the band’s website and listen to what they can do (www.thejakelegjugband.com)
Anniversary Party (September 23): It has become a tradition to hold an anniversary party each year. 2020 should have been the 20th anniversary but the Pandemic put a stop to that. This year will celebrate the 22nd. As usual the admission charge will include a buffet. Full details of the event will be posted due course
EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL
As in the past, the Club will be hosting two Jazz Festival bands. Both bands have been to the Club in the past.
AFTER HOURS QUINTET ( tickets – £12.50)
Friday, July 15: 8.00pm – 11.00pm – Heriots Rugby Club The AHQ will be making a second visit to the Club. This is a group that will take you back to the classic jazz period of the 20s. You can listen to the band on its website – www.theahq.com
SAVANNAH JAZZ BAND: (tickets – £11.50)
Friday, July 22 8.00pm – 11.00pm – Heriots Rugby Club
This band needs no introduction to Club members. ‘The Savannah’ has appeared at the Club in every year of the Club’s existence until the pandemic struck. See the band on YouTube
There are tickets for both events on sale at the Club
Festival programmes: there is a stock of free, Jazz Festival programmes at the Club