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Laura Jurd Trio

Laura Jurd – trumpet
Ruth Goller – electric bass
Corrie Dick – drums 

Laura loves playing at the Lamp and begged to be included in her latest UK tour so how could we refuse! Laura has carved a reputation as one of the most characterful voices in European jazz today. Her distinctive approach to improvisation is often simple yet always colourful, resulting in a sound that is instantly inviting and recognisable. Her band Dinosaur has won numerous awards for it’s high energy but distinctively lyrical sound and compositions. Here she is joined by kindred spirits Ruth Goller on electric bass and longtime collaborator and Dinosaur bandmate Corrie Dick on drums as they present selected songs from across the centuries. From John Dowland to Bill Withers, the trio breathes new life into some of Laura’s favourite melodies.“… beautifully played and effortlessly confident collage of contemporary styles.”    – The Guardian“Let’s just call it social music”   – BBC 6 Music“At the vanguard of this new generation … a musician who has been composing since she could walk”   -Evening Standard

 

“Stupendous gypsy jazz, and a superb singer”    – The Scotsman

14th Nov, 8pm at The Blue Lamp

Admission: £15, concession £12, students £5

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Rose Room

The hottest ticket in Scotland right now! Classy vintage swing and gypsy jazz played by a band that combines brilliant musicianship and warm personality. Fronted by fiddle player and sophisticated songstress, Seonaid Aitken, Rose Room recreate the excitement of Rive Gauche Paris of the 30’s and 40’s with Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt; and Seonaid pulls the heartstrings with a host of swinging songs and ballads from the Great American Songbook. Rose Room are on a wave right now with a new CD issued, Seonid winning Best Vocalist in the Scottish Jazz Awards plus a recent appearance on BBC Jazz Line-up so get your tickets now to avoid disappointment.

 

“Stupendous gypsy jazz, and a superb singer”    – The Scotsman

21st Nov, 8pm at The Blue Lamp

Admission: £15, concession £12, students £5

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Fraser & Fraser Quartet play Dexter Gordon

Fraser & Fraser are a new band comprised of four hard swinging musicians from both North and South of the border. Scottish pianist Fraser Urquart joins up with London based Saxophonist Fraser Smith who has dedicated years to the study of Jazz legend Dexter Gordon. In this show the iconic originals and standards from albums such as GO!, Our Man In Paris and earlier works are presented true to the originals with all the intensity, coolness and character of Dexter. Gordon rode the jazz wave from the swing-to-bop era, taking on from where Lester left off, jamming with seminal artists such as Charlie Parker and later inspiring legends such as Coltrane. London bassist Simon Read and drummer Steve Brown complete the quartet.

28st Nov, 8pm at The Blue Lamp

Admission: £15, concession £12, students £5

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Kevin McKenzie’s Prime Trio

Leading guitarist Kevin returns to the Blue Lamp with a new trio featuring Pete Johnstone on organ and Doug Hough, drums. This is the classic Hammond Organ trio setup but with these guys you know it’s going to be something special. A  collaborative trio embracing the. organ trio sound. The trio’s music features new original compositions by the members plus classic standards and contemporary jazz repertoire.

 

“…an international-class jazz player”   – The Herald

“…a perfect contribution that completes an urbane study in measured jazz improv”   – BBC Music magazine

5th Dec, 8pm at The Blue Lamp

Admission: £15, concession £12, students £5

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Aberdeen Jazz Orchestra

The North East of Scotland's own big band plays tribute to the great sound of the bands of the 40s 50s and 60s such as Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Stan Kenton. AJO is an amalgamation of the cream of jazz musicians in the Aberdeen area and are renowned for their big sound and great arrangements. Come along and get back to the big band era with a festive twist.

12th Dec, 8pm at The Blue Lamp

Admission: £15, concession £12, students £5

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