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Mark Hendry

Mark Hendry

Mark Hendry (b.1997) is a Glasgow based bassplayer composer and arranger. At age 11 Mark received an electric bass as a Christmas present, he then fell in love with playing music and also took up the double bass at age 14 as his curiosity for jazz sparked. In 2015 Mark was accepted to study double […]

Ian Millar & Dominic Spencer

Ian Millar & Dominic Spencer

Ian and Dominic have been performing together for a number of years playing melodic improvisations on jazz standards and original compositions. Their style of jazz concentrates on developing melodic ideas within the framework of the melody of a tune, whilst maintaining the concept and groove behind it. The result is a very accessible melodic style […]

Alan Benzie

Alan Benzie

Winner of the BBC Scotland Young Jazz Musician at only 17, pianist/composer Alan Benzie is one of the UK’s most exciting young talents. Now 27, he has won a string of high profile awards in the last few years, including the prestigious Billboard Award at Berklee College of Music. Alan is the first musician from the UK […]

Sophie Bancroft and Tom Lyne

Sophie Bancroft and Tom Lyne

In the setting of voice, bass and guitar, Sophie Bancroft and Tom Lyne create a dynamic, entertaining and intimate interpretation of beautiful songs. Their repertoire includes Sophie’s original folk-inflected jazz songs, informed by both the vibrant Scottish jazz scene and the rich traditional music culture in which she has grown up, stunning jazz standards and songs from […]

Ali Affleck

Ali Affleck

Award winner Ali Affleck, (Best Jazz Vocalist -Scottish Jazz Awards 2014), leads two bands of extraordinary musicality, ‘The Gin Mill Genies’ and ‘The Copper Cats’ – these bands include top artists Colin Steele, Steve Hamilton, Roy Percy and Dick Lee. With a powerful and conversant vocal approach, Ali’s heart lies with New Orleans Blues, Gospel, Torch, Chanson […]

Brass Jaw

Brass Jaw

Working without a traditional rhythm section, Brass Jaw creates a performance that is truly unique in sound and direction, revealing a group that is able to adapt to almost any performance environment. Brass Jaw’s concerts are characterised by the band’s trademark momentum, drive and charisma, in a set that strongly embraces the jazz tradition whilst […]

Alyn Cosker

Alyn Cosker

The Alyn Cosker Group features the outstanding talents of pianist Steve Hamilton (Billy Cobham, Bill Bruford), guitarist Davie Dunsmuir (Maggie Reilly) and electric bass player Colin Cunningham (Hue and Cry). The band perform tracks from the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra drummers critically acclaimed album ‘Lyn’s Une’ along with the debut of some new compositions. The music conveys […]

Brodie Jarvie

As one of the freshest and most driving forces on the Scottish Jazz scene today, Brodie has shown his strengths as a bass player, bandleader and a composer on multiple occasions.    Through the years he has worked and recorded with many esteemed musicians including Tommy Smith, The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, Texas and his […]

Ben MacDonald’s Animus Quartet

Ben MacDonald’s Animus Quartet

Ben MacDonald’s Animus Quartet is one of the UK’s foremost emerging Jazz groups. The highly anticipated debut album from this exciting and vibrant group was extremely well received at their sold-out launch gig at Glasgow Jazz Festival 2016. This new repertoire is enchanting audiences with enthralling and emotive modern jazz, blending progressive compositions and eclectic influences. […]

Calum Gourlay

Calum Gourlay

London-based double bassist and composer Calum Gourlay is known for his deep warm tone, controlled execution as both a supporter and improviser and rock solid time and pulse. Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1986, he began his musical journey playing the cello in primary school and by the age of fourteen started the double bass, having developed […]

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