Promoter and drummer Bill Kyle was interviewed in yesterday’s Scotsman. He talks about The Jazz Bar‘s programme for the next few months, but mainly about the funding problems facing Bridge Music and mid-level Scottish jazz promotion:

‘ His argument is that while CS funding goes to recipients such as Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and festival organiser Jazz Scotland, there is no funding going into supporting regular jazz on the ground. “The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is churning out great young players, but where are they going to play?” ‘

Highlights to look out for at The Jazz Bar in the near future include:

  • Eric Alexander – Jim Rotondi Quartet, Wednesday 30th January
  • NeWt playing film music by John Williams, Thursday 31st January
  • Alister Spence – Raymond Macdonald Quartet, Wednesday 6th February
  • Groovediggers Organ Quartet (with Malcolm Macfarlane and John Burgess), Wednesday 13th February
  • Jonathan Gee Trio (with Gene Calderazzo), Wednesday 20th February

There’s no indication yet if any of these will make it through to Glasgow.