Tomorrow, Sunday 25th November, sees the first in a what is hoped to be a series of concerts in Brookfield village hall in Renfrewshire. The promoters, CFS Music, have got a very fine act in to get kick things off: singer and pianist Liane Carroll. The concert starts at 7.30pm. I gather that ticket sales are going well, but if there are any left they cost £15 and can be reserved by phoning 01505 614703 or emailing cfsmusic–at–btinternet–dot–com.
If, like me, you’re not entirely sure where Brookfield is, it’s roughly in the middle of the rectangle formed by Kilbarchan, Johnstone, Linwood and Houston. The village hall is in Woodside Road. Unfortunately, if you live in Glasgow it’s not easily accessible by public transport on a Sunday night. McGill’s X6 service will get you there in time for the start, but doesn’t run back into the city afterwards. It looks as if the only way back is to get yourself to Johnstone station then take a train.
There’s nothing as high profile on in town.
Guitarist Nigel Clark – who was on Jazz Record Requests today, accompanying Carol Kidd – is playing at Cafe Cossachok as in the band Koshka. They might not be strictly jazz, but I’ve always enjoyed their blend of East European gypsy fiddle music and jazzy guitar. It starts at 9pm and admission is £6. Cossachok also offers a two-course meal plus gig deal for £20 if you want to go along and get something to eat first.
There’s a new afternoon session starting at the Griffin Bar tomorrow afternoon. It features the Blue Lane Quintet, who’ll be playing “jazz standards and classics from Herbie Hancock and Horace Silver to Sonny Rollins and Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers”. It starts at 2.30pm and is free.
Sundays, of course, also see the long established Jazz at the 78 session at The 78 in Kelvinhaugh Street. There’s no word of who’ll be playing tomorrow up on their Facebook page as yet, but it’s usually a house trio of Tom Gibbs, Euan Burton and Stu Brown plus guests. It starts at 9pm, goes on until midnight and it too is free.