So what’s on this weekend? Quite a lot actually.
Highlight of the weekend has to be Christine Tobin and Liam Noble’s appearance at the Recital Room on Sunday 14th. They’re doing a show based on Carole King’s 70s album Tapestry, although presumably they’ll be doing more than just that otherwise it will be a very short concert. I gather it’s pretty much sold out, so if you’re planning to go and don’t have a ticket yet, your best bet would be to book online. They’re at the Lot in Edinburgh the night before.
Young sax player John Fleming brings his quartet to the East Kilbride Arts Centre on Saturday 13th. I don’t know much about him beyond the fact that he’s in his final year on the jazz course at Birmingham Conservatoire. It’s good to see the biggest town (as opposed to city) in Scotland put on some jazz. There’s an interview with him in the Evening Times. I hadn’t realised until reading it that he is originally from East Kilbride, so it’s a home town gig for him.
Back in Glasgow, the Saturday afternoon set at Brel features a young Scottish-Czech band. Admission is free (although obviously it’s good manners to buy one of their exotic Belgian beers or a soft drink).
On 2pm on Sunday afternoon, singer Loretta Reid is performing in the Victorian Bar at the Tron Theatre.
Finally, the RSAMD is putting on one of its “Blue Monday” 6.30 concerts on Monday evening, featuring Ryan Quigley on trumpet, some students from the jazz course and, I believe, Paul Towndrow on alto.