Apologies to Alyn Cosker: I forgot to mention that he was playing a “Blue Monday” gig with students from the RCS jazz course on Monday night.
But that’s not the only jazz on this week.
On Thursday 6th, reed player Dick Lee brings his new band, Dr Lee’s Prescription, to Glasgow Art Club. Lee is probably best known for his work in the Django-style Swing 2012 (like the BBC’s Film 2012, the exact name changes with the year) and for his duos with piper Hamish Moore, but this time round he’ll be playing a set of original compositions in a band which also includes guitarists Marcus Ford and Phil Adams, bassist Gerry Forde and drummer Stuart Brown. We’re promised “a completely new, delightful (and often surprising!) programme for the band, the pieces free-ranging across varying territories of Dixieland Jazz, Reggae, Funk, Latin and Swing.”
The concert starts at 8pm and admission is £8 (£6 concessions).
Dr Lee’s Prescription will also be playing at the Jazz Bar in Edinburgh tomorrow night, Wednesday 5th December.
On Friday evening, the Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra kick off a brief tour with a concert at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. It’s at 7.30pm and costs £8. The Orchestra then go on to play afternoon gigs at the Tolbooth in Stirling on Saturday, and the Jazz Bar in Edinburgh on Sunday. If you go to one of the afternoon concerts, you’ll get a mince pie included in the price.
On Sunday night, guitarist Nigel Clark and singer Madaleine Pritchard are at Cafe Cossachok. As usual at Cossachok, tickets for the concert alone (which starts at 9pm) are £6, and there’s a £20 deal which will get you a two course meal as well as the music.
I don’t think I’ve featured anything by Madaleine Pritchard before, so here she is singing up a storm with the Gospel Truth Choir: