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Live Gigs

back at the Blue Lamp!!


We are very excited to let you know that after months of lockdown, some live gigs will be back at the Blue Lamp!!


We have two concerts lined up for you, the first on 24th June with Graeme Stephen & Fraser Fifield (Vista) and the second on 1st July with the Matt Carmichael Quartet.


On 8th July, Tommy Smith will be giving a solo performance at St. Machar’s Cathedral which will be co-promoted by Jazz At The Blue Lamp.


Given the ongoing requirement for social distancing in indoor venues, we have to limit the number of tickets available. Tickets will be £15 each (no concessions) for the gigs at the Blue Lamp.


To apply for tickets, please email don@jazzatthebluelamp.com with your name, mobile number and the number of tickets required. Please note that tickets will need to be purchased via PayPal prior to concerts and will not be for sale at the door. In addition, preference will be given to group bookings. Once we have received all applications, we will get back in touch with you.


Guitarist Graeme Stephen presents a new quartet featuring four of Scotland’s leading creative musical forces. Restless adventure across a range of musical forms give this new group a sound that is hard to pin down. Coming from a jazz perspective, with a strong Scots traditional bent, Graeme is joined by the amazing Fraser Fifield (whistles, sax, kaval), Brodie Jarvie (bass) and Stephen Henderson (drums).




Blue Lamp, 24th June, 8pm

To apply for tickets,

please email




Tickets £15 each

Matt Carmichael Quartet

The return of live music with a limited audience continues at the Blue Lamp next week when one of Scotland’s finest young stars, saxophonist Matt Carmichael returns for our second comeback gig.

Nominated for BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2020, expect searching and melodic playing with a beautiful sound and great improvisation. An engaging and accomplished composer, Matt combines jazz and folk influences in an irresistible mix.

 Matt will be joined by Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2017 Charlie Stewart on fiddle with Tom Gibbs, piano, Ali Watson, bass and Stephen Henderson, drums in an outstanding contemporary band.

1st July, 8pm at The Blue Lamp

To apply for tickets,

please email




Tickets £15 each



Tommy Smith, solo saxophone

Tommy Smith is a leading light in European jazz, first and foremost as one of the finest saxophonists of his generation, and latterly as the founder and current director of the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (SNJO). These career-defining achievements are framed by his status as an international recording artist, a composer and an arranger of extraordinary ambition. He has recorded with the definitive jazz label, Blue Note, and worked with myriad jazz greats. Smith’s solo saxophone concerts feature entirely acoustic performances of spontaneously chosen melodies drawn from the jazz and folk traditions, which highlight his wonderful tone and improvising capabilities in an intimate conversation with the audience.

An atmospheric event not to be missed! “…eloquent wizardry” The Guardian

8th July, 7.30pm at St. Machar’s Cathedral

Tickets are on sale via this link in singles and pairs at £16 / £31 incl £1 bf

Presented in association with Jazz At The Blue Lamp