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There doesn’t seem to be anything on in the way of formal gigs this weekend, but there’s some interesting jazz going on in Glasgow’s pubs.

On Saturday afternoon Steve Kettley (of Salsa Celtica and the much-missed Cauld Blast Orchestra) is appearing at Brel with his current band Odd Times. They’ve got an interesting line-up: Kettley on saxes, along with cellist Robin Mason, bassist Alec Hudson-Crauford and drummer Des Travis.

On Saturday evening, pianist Declan Forde and his quartet are playing at the Rio Café in Hyndland Street. It’s a 9pm start.

On Sunday afternoon, Mira Opanlinska and Douglas Whates are playing at West Brewery just off Glasgow Green.

There’s normally a Sunday night session at the 78 in Kelvinhaugh Street featuring a house band of Tom Gibb, Euan Burton, and Stu Brown plus guest(s) and I presume this week isn’t going to be any different. Again, it’s a 9pm start.

Finally, drummer Corrie Dick has started organising regular Monday night sessions in the Common Room on Byres Road.

Admission to all the above is free.

Alternatively, you could stay in and read the Glasgow International Jazz Festival brochure which is now out.

To whet your appetite for some live jazz, here’s Mira Opalinska with Douglas Whate on bass, Slawek Justynski on drums and Konrad Wiszniewski making a rare outing on soprano: