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).
Under the Surface is a new Dutch band formed by Dutch drummer Joost Lijbaart (known for his work with Yuri Honing), guitarist Bram Stadhouders (known from his work with the Netherlands chamber choir, Jim Black, Sidsel Endersen) and vocalist Sanne Rambags (winner conservatory talent award 2017). The trio met in 2015 as an initiative of the Dutch foundation Beaux Jazz. This foundation offers young talents artistic support. For this first edition of “Generation Next”, the young singer Sanne Rambags come up with an adventurous group together with guitarist Bram Stadhouders and drummer Joost Lijbaart. Their debut album was released in March 2017 on the Dutch label Challenge Records and got great reviews. The universal language in their music brought the group to major festivals in Mali, Mexico, China, Norway, India and the Netherlands. Drummer Joost Lijbaart (Amsterdam 1967) belongs to the top of the Dutch jazz scene, Bram Stadhouders (Tilburg 1987) is one of the most promising new young musicians in the European improvisation circuit and he received many awards and Sanne Rambags (Tilburg 1994) is one of the few singers of her generation who is able to improvise in a very open way, sometimes with self-written texts and poems, sometimes by positioning herself completely between the musicians. This gives her voice an instrumental function which is beautifully in line with the open group sound and the playing of Lijbaart and Stadhouders. Under the Surface is a unique trio of three musicians from different generations who have found each other in a common urge to search for space and silence through improvisation.
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!