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I’m going to be otherwise engaged for a couple of weeks, so don’t expect any posts for a while.

Here are some of the jazz events which are coming up in the first half of September.

Glasgow gigs

NYJOS Collective.

3rd September, Recital Room, City Halls

Small group consisting of members of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland. Part of a tour to mark the release of their first CD. NYJOS Collective web page.

Scottish National Jazz Orchestra with Gary Burton

12th September, RSAMD

A concert of music by Wayne Shorter. See this post for more details.

Michael Janisch Quintet featuring Clarence Penn

13th September, Recital Room, City Halls

The US-born, London-based bass player on tour with a what looks like an excellent band: American trumpeter Jason Palmer, the fine vibes player Jim Hart, and Paul Booth on tenor. The drummer is another American, Clarence Penn, who has recorded with, among others, Betty Carter, Joshua Redman and David Sanchez. There’s an interesting interview with Janisch on the London Jazz blog: he’d an unlikely career before deciding to become a full-time musician.

Islay Jazz Festival

This year’s Islay Jazz Festival runs from Friday the 11th to Sunday the 13th of September. As usual, it features a selection of musicians working not only in their regular bands, but in some one-off combinations. Among this year’s performers are Trygve Seim, Laura Macdonald, Alan Barnes, The Bachelors of Jazz and Trio AAB (it’s good to know they’re back in action). I’ve never been, but apparently it’s always a fun weekend. If you don’t like the bands, you can always go bird-watching or sample a few of the local malts. Mine’s an Ardbeg.

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