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Manuel Magrini (Italy) & Heriot Watt Jazz Group

Pianist Manuel Magrini graduated with first class honours from Perugia Conservatoire ‘F. Morlacchi’ and has since performed across Italy and abroad releasing in 2016 his repertoire of classic covers and new compositions on his first CD of solo jazz piano. The Heriot Watt Jazz Group are all students on the University’s music course. They take jazz standards and give them their own unique presentation.

 

This concert is part of the Aberdeen International Youth Festival.

 27th July, 8pm at The Blue Lamp

Tickets £9.90, concession £6.60

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Mezcla in Concert

Mezcla is a world jazz/fusion collective at the forefront of Glasgow’s vibrant music scene. Led by bass player David Bowden (BBC Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year 2017), Mezcla features some of Scotland’s brightest stars and is already attracting attention for its innovative blend of soulful jazz and energetic grooves. Skilfully fusing influences from West Africa to Latin America and beyond, Mezcla’s music is distinguished by its uplifting melodies, shimmering textures, and visceral improvisation. Mezcla have been featured on BBC Radio Scotland and recently launched their highly praised debut EP at the Glasgow Jazz Festival 2017.

 

Joshua Elcock – Trumpet

Michael Butcher – Tenor Saxophone

Alan Benzie – Keyboards

Ben MacDonald – Guitar

David Bowden – Bass Guitar and Compositions

Stephen Henderson – Drums 

 

‘Gleefully combining African, Latin-American and even Scottish influences with exuberant energy’ – The Scotsman

‘Highly accomplished music-making’ – BBC Radio Scotland 

 

This concert is part of the Aberdeen International Youth Festival.

3rd August, 8pm at The Blue Lamp

Tickets £9.90, concession £6.60

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