Just because the Jazz Festival’s over, it doesn’t mean there’s no jazz on. In fact, there are three cracking gigs coming up over the next few days.
Tom Gibbs Quartet, Glasgow Art Club, 185 Bath Street.
Pianist Gibbs will be playing new pieces, due to be recorded soon, in the company of the splendid New York-based altoist Will Vinson on sax, Euan Burton on bass, and James Maddren (here last week with the Kit Downes Trio) on drums. Some sources (including Gibbs’ website) suggest that it’s going to be a quintet with guitarist Lage Lund, but he’s not mentioned on the flyer or on the publicity email which went out today, so I’d assume he won’t be taking part. It starts at 8pm and tickets cost £10 (£8 concession).
Annie Ross, Oran Mor, corner of Byres Road and Great Western Road.
Legendary jazz singer, actress, one third of Lambert Hendricks and Ross, Jimmy Logan’s sister and a woman who shares her birthday with me (and Johnny Hodges). It starts at 7pm and tickets, available from TicketWeb or the main bar at Oran Mor, are £15.
National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland with Mike Walker, Old Fruitmarket, Candleriggs.
Outstanding Manchester guitarist – possibly the best in Britain – with some of Scotland’s up-and-coming young jazz players. Also appearing with the band is another fine soloist from the Manchester area, saxophonist Iain Dixon. Tickets are £10 and it starts at 8pm.