Pianist Euan Stevenson has a couple of unusual Glasgow shows coming up over the next few days. He’s at the Tron Theatre on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th, working with singer Judith Williams on two concerts of music from the Great American Songbook. On Thursday night, they’re performing a set called “Songs in the Key of Love”, and on Friday it’s the turn of “Songs for the Broken-Hearted”. Both nights are part of a Valentine’s Day evening meal plus concert package, so they’re not cheap: £50 for two courses or £60 for three. The events start at 8pm.
Those concerts are very much aimed at people expressing their love for their partner. If you’d rather spend Valentine’s Day evening expressing your love for hot sweaty Blue Note-style organ jazz, the place to be is Glasgow Art Club in Bath Street. Appearing there on Thursday night is the Grooveyard Organ Quartet: Richard Anderson on Hammond organ, John Burgess on sax, Malcolm MacFarlane on guitar and Tom Gordon on drums. They promise us tunes by Grant Green, Stanley Turrentine and Jimmy Smith, so it promises to be pretty funky (in the pre-Funkadelic sense). This also starts at 8pm, and is a rather more affordable £7 (with £5 concessions).