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International Guitar Night

Those of you who aren’t going to one of this weekend’s British Jazz Showcases might be interested in the International Guitar Nights which are on at the City Hall this Saturday and Sunday. There are three guitarists playing, American Brian Gore (who came up with the guitar night idea), Lulo Reinhardt (Django’s grandson), and Itamar Erez from Israel. Not strictly jazz, but close enough to possibly be of some interest to jazzers. The concerts start at 8pm, and tickets are £14. International Guitar Night web site.

Strathclyde Youth Jazz Orchestra

There’s an article about the Strathclyde Youth Jazz Orchestra in today’s Herald:

The band’s alumni include Ryan Quigley, Laura MacDonald and Alyn Cosker. And it’s good to see a couple of stalwarts of the older generation of Scottish jazzers, Bobby Wishart and Stewart Forbes, get mentions. Maybe not major figures, but the type of good solid professionals who’ve helped keep the music alive and have done solid work in jazz education.