There’s a good selection of gigs coming up in the next week.
Rush Hour Jazz at the City Halls, featuring students from the Applied Music course at Strathclyde University, directed by Stewart Forbes. It starts at 5.30pm and tickets are £4.
Martin Zenker Quartet, Glasgow Art Club. Zenker, Professor of Jazz Double Bass at Seoul University, was here a few weeks back as bass player in Herb Geller’s quartet, and was very impressive. He returns as leader of an all-German quartet, the other three members being Stefan Maus (sax), Buggy Braune (piano) and Bjoern Luecker (drums). It starts at 8pm; tickets are £8 (full price) and £6 (concessions).
Strathclyde University Big Band. Cafe Source, downstairs at St Andrew’s in the Square, 9pm. Admission free. If you want, you can book a table for a meal beforehand.
In the afternoon, you can go and hear guitarist Nigel Chadwick’s Tones and Colours Sextet at Brel in the West End. Admission free, but it’s only manners to buy a soft drink or one of their range of weird but often wonderful Belgian beers. Then, in the evening, you’ve a choice of events.
“Mondo Morricone”. Davie Scott (of the Pearlfishers) and Duglas T Stewart (of the BMX Bandits) present an evening of music by Enrico Morricone. The exact line-up’s not clear, but we’re promised “a range of guests from the worlds of indie, pop and jazz”. It’s in The Arches, starts at 7.30, and costs £15.
Mario Caribé is playing a latin set at Boteco do Brasil in the Trongate, starting at 7pm. Again, there’s no admission charge but you’ll probably want to consider buying a drink.
The regular Jazz at the 78 session, at the 78 in Kelvinhaugh Street, featuring the fine house trio of Stu Brown, Tom Gibbs and Euan Burton. There’s often at least one guest musician as well, but I don’t know who if anyone is lined up for this weekend. A 9pm start with free admission.