The multi-award winning Elliot Galvin Trio return to the Blue Lamp following last year’s superb concert. The Trio are embarking on a UK wide tour of their latest album ‘The Influencing Machine’ and were insisting on including Scotland’s No 1 club in the tour. Being hailed as “audaciously accomplished” by John Fordham (the Guardian) and “one of the strongest debuts from a UK artist” by Jez Nelson (BBC Radio 3, Jazz on 3), this promises to be an unmissable and enchanting performance. Elliot Galvin is one of the rising stars of UK jazz. A superbly gifted composer and pianist, whose maverick imagination and magpie like ability to blend a disparate world of influences into his own unique musical vision has seen him compared to Django Bates although in truth he sounds like no one except himself. Gleefully balancing technical virtuosity, a healthy dose of fun and playfulness with moments of captivating beauty, The Elliot Galvin Trio enthusiastically explore the sonic capabilities and traditions of their instruments through Elliot’s masterful compositions. With Elliot are Corrie Dick on drums and Tom McCredie on bass.
On International Woman’s Day, The Blue Lamp is proud to present one of the UK’s top jazz women, Georgina Jackson, trumpeter and vocalist as guest with Aberdeen’s own fabulous jazz orchestra, the AJO. Having sung in and led various sized bands with miscellaneous musicians, Georgina decided to record and release her first CD. With support from Jazz FM (CD of the week) and Sir Michael Parkinson “til there was you” climbed to the dizzy heights of Number 8 in the HMV jazz charts. The critical success of her first album led to Georgina landing her dream job as resident singer with the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra, where she performs regularly. Georgina now works internationally as a cabaret artiste performing her entertaining trumpet/vocal shows on the world’s most prestigious cruise lines. She is also to be found singing with the Echoes of Ellington Big Band and is in great demand performing up and down the country with her trio show and with guest soloist and workshop dates with Big bands both here and In Europe.
“A talented trumpet player and a singer with a sassy, vibrant style. Her second album, Watch What Happens, puts all of this together and it’s a winning combination”
All About Jazz
“That was amazing….. The real deal…..I never thought I’d fall in love with a girl from Wigan, but I did tonight!