Having started weekly sessions on Friday 22nd October 2021, the Club ran successfully up to and including Friday, 10th December. Unfortunately, the Omicron variant was spreading rapidly causing the Club Committee to take a decision to cancel the Christmas Party which was due to take place on the 17rth December. This was a a bit of a bummer with a sell out guaranteed and a lot of hard work put in by various Club members.

One heartening aspect of the start up has been the number of young swing dancers that have supported the Club. They are a joy to watch and some of them have volunteered to help out with the various admin tasks that need doing from week to week.

Being ever optimistic, the programme for the period January – March 2022 has been arranged and is now up on this website

My optimism was ill founded, unfortunately.  Owing to current restrictions resulting from the spread of the Omicron variant it has been decided to cancel the events due to take place on Friday, January 7th and 14th.  

The website will be updated as the situation develops.

.Here are a few notes on the bands booked to play during the first quarter

Mike Daly’s Rhythm Kings  a regular and popular visitor to the Club. Mike, one of Scotland’s best, leads a band guaranteed to provide a night of hot, swinging jazz

Storyville All Stars; this band, from Dundee, is no stranger to the Club, entertaining with straight ahead traditional jazz of the highest order.

Jerry Forde’s New Phoenix Jazz Band  Jerry’s band has been a regular at the Club for some time. Packed with great musicians, the band is a favourite with the dancers and listeners alike

Spirits Of Rhythm  the ‘Spirits’ have been regulars at the Club from the start dispensing laid back, New Orleans jazz

Ken Mathieson’s Classic Jazz Orchestra another welcome visitor to the Club. Playing an eclectic mix of jazz from Morton to Clayton and Bix to Basie just the thing for jazz fans

Joys of Swing  led by Ian Boyter, this is one of the most popular bands to play at the Club. Come along and dance and listen to some swinging, hot jazz.

Greyfriars Society Orchestra this is a new 7 piece band comprising young, Edinburgh based musos looking to capture the sounds of early New Orleans and Chicago jazz. There are 3 musicians from the Tenement Jazz band and 3 who are new to the Club. This band should prove to be a treat for both listeners and dancers..

Bill Jones Renaissance Swing Band another band new to the Club, led by trombonist Bill Jones. Helping Bill to make things swing are Colin Steele, Martin Foster, Campbell Normand, Roy Percy and Jim Drummond. As the name    suggests, this band makes things Swing.

Bechet Nouveau Dick Lee formed this group to pay homage to the great Sidney Bechet. You’ll be treated to some wonderful music along the way