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If you’re planning to see all the interesting jazz coming up in the next week, you’re going to be busy. You’ll also sometimes have to be in two places at once. Here’s what’s coming up:


Calum Gourlay Euan Burton is playing at the Jazz Bar in Edinburgh in a quintet with Steve Hamilton, Mark McKnight, Doug Hough, and saxophonist Adam Jackson.


You’re spoilt for choice.

Stars of the Gateshead and London jazz festivals, the mighty Brass Jaw, are playing upstairs at the Vale Bar at 8pm.

At the same time, further west, the John Jorgenson Gypsy Jazz Quintet and the Hot Club of Glasgow are performing at Hughenden Rugby Club. Tickets are available from CC Music in Otago Street near Kelvinbridge, or from the CC Music web site. I’ve never heard of Jorgenson before, but he seems to be well known in international guitar circles, both as a country rock musician and as a Django style jazzman. Here’s a clip of his Gypsy Guitar Quintet in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Tm5Ikl1AXw


Clare Teal sings at the Recital Room, backed by Australian pianist Grant Windsor. She’s in Inverness tomorrow, Aberdeen on Thursday and Arbroath on Saturday, having already played in Edinburgh, St Andrews and Wick as part of her “Great British Songbook” tour.


In the afternoon, you can catch a set of Brazilian jazz from the Dias Quartet at Brel in Ashton Lane.

Once you’ve done that, hop on the train to Edinburgh and hot foot it up to The Jazz Bar in Chambers Street. As usual on Saturdays, Bill Kyle has assembled an ad hoc “World Premiere Quintet” made up of musicians who don’t usually work together. What makes this evening’s special is that it will feature not only Colin Steele on trumpet but also the great Brian Kellock on piano. UPDATE: Also in the band: Martin Kershaw and Kenny Ellis. Better and better.


The second Recital Room gig of the weekend sees Ken Mathieson’s Classic Jazz Orchestra with special guest Alan Barnes performing music by Benny Carter.