If you haven’t had a look at the Glasgow Jazz Festival website recently, you won’t have noticed that another tranche of gigs has been added to the programme.

Among the recent announcements are:

Wednesday 22 June

Pharoah Sanders. Coltrane’s former saxophone sparring partner, now playing in a much more conservative style than when he was locking horns with Trane. Old Fruitmarket.

Soweto Kinch Trio. Birmingham alto player and occasional rapper plays what I believe is the first Glasgow Jazz festival gig at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut.

Thursday 28 June

Robert Cray Band. Grammy winning blues guitarist. O2 ABC.

Yolanda Brown.¬† MOBO winning funky saxophonist. She puts on a good live show. King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut.

Saturday 30 June

MacNiven/O’Malley Quintet. New band led by SNJO regulars Tom MacNiven (trumpet) and Phil O’Malley (trombone). City Halls Recital Room (afternoon).

Simon Thacker’s Svara-Kanti. Indo-jazz-classical quartet, performing pieces by Terry Riley, Nigel Osbourne, Indian composer Shirish Korde and Simon Thacker. City Halls Recital Room (evening).

Sunday 1 July

Nova Scotia Jazz Band with Brian Kellock. Excellent Dixieland-style band augmented by the Edinburgh piano god. City Halls Recital Room.

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