Bridge Music’s Thursday night spring season may have come to a end, but that doesn’t mean there’s no interesting jazz on over the next week or so. Here are some things to look out for:

Tuesday 17th

Mira Opalinska and Douglas Whates, Ramshorn Theatre, 1.15pm. £4.
Cinema Paradiso: piano and bass duo play a mixture of original tunes and film music.

Friday 20th

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Oran Mor, 7pm. £15.
Funky jazzy music from a Chicago brass band. Most of the band are brothers. Their father was legendary Sun Ra trumpeter and AACM founder member Phil Cohran, so as they put it in the video below, “music was our family business”. Should be fun.

Saturday 21st

Gus Stirrat Quartet, Brel, 3pm. Free.
Gus Stirrat bass, Davie Dunsmuir guitar, Scott Murphy sax and Mark Scobbie drums.

Scottish National Jazz Orchestra with Bill Evans. RSAMD, 7.30pm, £17.50
The SNJO play two extended pieces by Tommy Smith: Torah with Smith himself playing the solo part, and Beauty and the Beast with ex-Miles Davis saxophonist Bill Evans as featured soloist. If you heard the interview with Tommy Smith on “The Jazz House” this week (available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0079g0d until Sunday 22nd) you’ll know that this was originally written for Dave Liebmann and has been extensively reworked to suit Evans’ playing style. Tommy and Bill will be giving a pre-concert talk at 6.45 which is free to ticket holders.

Monday 23rd

Bill Evans, RSAMD, 6.30pm. £4.
The latest in the “Blue Monday” series sees American sax virtuoso Evans performing alongside members of the RSAMD’s jazz course.

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