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Jazz from Scotland

june 2019

fri21jun19:0022:00LoLandersThe Blue Arrow, 323 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3HWCity:Glasgow

Artist / Band

LoLandersGlasgow Jazz Festival The Courtyard 22 Hayburn Street Glasgow G11 6DG


(Friday) 19:00 - 22:00


The Blue Arrow

323 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3HW

Concert Details

Six fascinating musical friends and individualists this first formal Going Dutch collaborative project brings Scots saxophonist/piper Fraser Fifield together with Dutch viola maestro Oene van Geel and their chosen instrumentalists a meeting of minds and sounds that marries the cool invention and wit of Amsterdam and the Netherlands with the passion and traditions of Scotland and the Highlands, with more than a hint of the Asian diaspora. Joined by Aberdonian Graeme Stephen (guitar) and Glaswegian Hardeep Deerhe (tabla) and Dutch partners Mark Haanstra (bass guitar) and Udo Demandt (percussion).

Keith Bruce in the Herald said of their Glasgow premiere in January:

‘There was groove-aplenty from the LoLanders – no matter whose composition was on the music stand, these experience hands could mine a riff for all it was worth. This was the finest context for Fifield’s talents I have heard, and communication between him and the viola and vocals of Oene Van Geel was the igniting spark, mirrored in Deerhe’s combination with percussionist Udo Demandt, and Stephens lick-trading with bassist Mark Haanstra.