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Brass Jaw

The “quite simply stunning” Brass Jaw are interviewed on the BBC’s London Jazz Festival blog. Topics discussed include their London appearances and meeting Sonny Rollins. I wonder if the BBC know that part of the URL for the article is “festival-on-the-move-with-bras.shtml”?

They are playing in Glasgow, at the City Halls Recital Room, on Monday 23rd (an 8pm start).

Dundee Jazz Festival

Brass Jaw also have a gig on Thursday night as part of the continuing Dundee Jazz Festival. Phil Mason’s New Orleans All Stars are playing elsewhere in the city at the same time.

The closing weekend features a couple of Scandinavian acts. Singer Josefine Lindstrand, who has worked with Django Bates and Uri Caine and was voted Jazz in Sweden’s Act of the Year for 2009 has a concert on Saturday night, while saxophonist Frøy Aagre is playing on Saturday. (If you don’t know much about her – and I must admit I don’t – there’s an article about her on the London Jazz site). Salsa Celtica play the Caird Hall on Friday, and on Sunday local band the Sellars Brothers Quintet will be sharing a bill with the Dundee University Big Band. Details of venues and prices for all shows are on the festival’s web site.