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Pete Fletcher

Pete Fletcher is a guitarist and composer, he worked with Rock bands in the 60’s Fusion Jazz groups in the 70’s and recently composed tracks for several jazz influenced albums: Dreaming City, (Sub-Urban Collective): Last Man standing (Nujazzeurope): RemixVirus1 (Killervirus-Audio) an Austrian based label showcasing unique, and infectious expressions of nu- jazz through deep house, IDM, and broken beat styles. Working with four other musicians and composers under the collective name Fuasgail (Scottish Gaelic meaning FREE) he produced a CD released early 2015 called The Road to Trasanne: Released 30 July 2015 a CD titled: Lost Weekend featuring Guitar and Flute improvised music.

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Euan Burton

Euan Burton is an award-winning Composer, Bassist, Producer and one of the leading musicians to emerge from Scotland in the last decade. Signed to Whirlwind Recordings, he has released two internationally acclaimed albums with them: “Occurrences” (2012) and “Too Much Love” (2014). As a bassist, his warm tones and poignant improvisations give nod to the Charlie Haden school while retaining his own voice throughout. He's incredibly in demand as a sideman across many genres in his native Scotland and has appeared on dozens of albums to date, with performances with many modern jazz greats including Ari Hoenig, Gilad Hekselman, Will Vinson and Jonathan Kreisberg

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Paul Towndrow

Paul Towndrow Alto and Soprano Saxophonist, Composer / Arranger, Educator "A turbo-charged amalgam of all your saxophone heroes" The Guardian Having won an international scholarship in 1999, Paul went on to study at the world famous Berklee College of Music in Boston; USA where he studied with saxophone icons, George Garzone and Joe Lovano. He currently leads his own groups, The Paul Towndrow Quartet and Paul Towndrow Sextet. He is a member of The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and has also performed with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. In 2002 he won The Peter Whittingham Jazz Award and has secured Jazz Services touring grants for UK tours with The Paul Towndrow Quartet in 2003,2004 and 2006

Alyn Cosker

Alyn Cosker was born and raised in Ayr, Scotland and studied at Strathclyde University in Glasgow where he graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in 'Applied Music'. A regular on the Scottish jazz scene he has performed with many artists of both national and international standing. They include Tommy Smith, Jim Mullen, Lee Konitz, Courtney Pine, Bheki Mseleku, Paul Towndrow, Claire Martin, Geoffrey Keezer, Annie Ross (Lambert, Hendricks & Ross), Frank Gambale, Geoff Gascoigne, Clare Teal, Brian Kellock, Scott Hamilton, Bruce Barth, Steve Hamilton, Madaleine Eastman, Ethan Iverson, Leo Blanco,Warren Vaché, David Newton, Carol Kidd, Bruce Adams, Damon Brown, Tim Garland, Keith Tippet. Alyn is the drummer with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, a position he has held for the past 4 years

MUSICIAN Born:

Ken Mathieson

His interest in jazz began in his early teens, listening to musicians as diverse as Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis, Sidney Bechet and Charlie Parker on record. By the age of 16, he had taught himself drums and began working in semi-professional Dixieland bands in Glasgow, but still listening to much more modern sounds. Lived in Brazil 1970-71, where he played in a night club in Sao Paulo and began a life-long love affair with all kinds of Brazilian music. Following return to Scotland, worked as a freelance drummer playing all kinds of jazz, theatrical, cabaret, radio and television work. For fifteen years was resident drummer at the famous Black Bull Jazz Club in Milngavie, near Glasgow (which was on the circuit for top-flight touring American and British jazz musicians), and worked with a veritable Who’s Who of world-famous players such as Bud Freeman, Wild Bill Davison, Benny Carter, Sonny Stitt, Art Farmer, Bobby Hackett, Al Cohn, Johnny Griffin, Sweets Edison, Ruby Braff, Shorty Rogers, Teddy Wilson, Kai Winding, Tony Coe, Tal Farlow, Martin Taylor, Carol Kidd, Jimmy Witherspoon etc. Following closure of the Black Bull Jazz Club, he ran the first Glasgow International Jazz Festival in 1987, featuring Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Carter, MJQ, Chick Corea, Gary Burton, Stan Tracey, Peter King and numerous others, but decided all the fun in the music business is in playing

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Jon Ritchie

Glasgow based saxophonist and band leader, Jon Ritchie.

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NYOS Jazz Orchestra Featuring Yazz Ahmed @ The MAC

Read "NYOS Jazz Orchestra Featuring Yazz Ahmed @ The MAC" reviewed by Ian Patterson

NYOS Jazz Orchestra Featuring Yazz Ahmed The MAC jny:Belfast, N. Ireland July 22 , 2019 It was a pretty decent crowd for a Monday night. An older crowd, drawn to big-band jazz. Few, it seemed, were Belfast jazz gig regulars, at least, not the usual suspects who pitch up to ...

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Harry Benson: The Music of The Beatles is Still Terrific

Read "Harry Benson: The Music of The Beatles is Still Terrific" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Harry Benson is a renowned journalistic photographer whose pictures have graced the covers of many magazines and are found in many books, museum collections, galleries. With an unprecedented access to some of the most popular artists of our time including intriguing characters from all walks of life and politicians that have shaped the lives of people, ...

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Power, Passion and Majesty - Beauty and the Beast - The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (SNJO) directed by Tommy Smith with special guest Bill Evans (soprano and tenor saxophone)

Power, Passion and Majesty - Beauty and the Beast - The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (SNJO) directed by Tommy Smith with special guest Bill Evans (soprano and tenor saxophone)

CD release date October 28, 2016 on Spartacus Records Tommy Smith originally wrote his epic suite Beauty and the Beast specifically for American saxophonist Dave Liebman, a fearsome player with a generous heart. This fabulous live recording with the superbly expressive Bill Evans and the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra fully captures the colossal scale of the ...


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