This quarter the programme includes regular bands and three that are new,
Edinburgh International Jazz Festival: November 18: this is a Festival gig featuring the ever popular Tenement Jazz Band with Dick Lee guesting
Shades Of Dave Pell Octet Led by pianist Alan Anderson this band is by way of a tribute to saxophonist Dave Pell who led a popular 8 piece band in the 50s and 60s. Go to YouTube and listen to the original Octet
Storyville Jazz Band this is a band from Dundee, but not the one that has played at the Club before. It is led by clarinettist Walt Smith, with Billy Hunter on trumpet and features with two incredible keyboards – a Korg PA1X and a Yamaha Tyros 4.Close your eyes and you are listening to a big band!
Dick Lee’s Jammy Pieces: (If you don’t know what a ‘Jammy Piece’ is I’ll tell you when next you see me!). The line-up is Chtris Grieve (trombone), Dick Lee (reeds), Brian Kellock (piano), Owen McDonald (bass) Jim Drummond (drums). Dick tells me that this band will play traditional jazz designed for dancing.
Tom Gordon’s Kansas City 7 this will be this band’s second appearance at the Club following a very successful first visit when the dancers and listeners were treated to an evening of 1930s style Swing a la Count Basie
Christmas Party: an annual get together to celebrate the Festive Season with great nusic provided by Ian Boyter’s Joys of Swing and a buffet thrown in.
Ali Affleck’s Auld Town Stompers: what is here to be said about Ali’s band? You can be sure that there will be a lot of swinging numbers, both old and new, performed with Ali’s usual professional presentation
Mike Daly’s Rhythm Kings, Ian Boyter’s Joys of Swing, Bill Jones Renaissance Swing Band, Jerry Forde’s New Phoenix Jazz Band: these bands are very popular at the Club, especially with the swing dancers. Come along and listen and bring your friends with you.