Glasgow International Jazz Festival

Photo: Jazz Festival. From 22 June - 1 July 2007 - the city will play host to some of the world's top jazz musicians.
Well known artists such as Courtney Pine Annie Ross will rub shoulders with some of our finest home grown talent including Michael Deans and Strathclyde University Big Band.

The event will kick off at The Old Fruitmarket on 22nd June with Dr Robert Beck's presentation on the development and influence of black musicians in Britain.

Expected to be a main attraction is the City Cafe which will host the Late Night Jazz Club - with house band Fiona Duncan and her trio plus a host of local talent and festival performers. Free event - 11.30 - 2.00 a.m.

An event which sounds very tantalising with the best of Dixieland can be found Down by the Riverside at The Ferry, 1st July.
Seven hours of Jazz, with Kit Carey's Jazz Band and a Cajun Barbecue on the deck. Sounds like a great recipe for a perfect summer night's entertainment.

Chatanooga choo choo fanst will be lining up to catch The Swingcasts, Scotland's answer to the Andrews Sisters, making their debut at The Tron on 29th June - £12.

And for those of you seeking some interesting learning opportunities - you can find out all about about African music at the Byhron Wallen Workshop at the City Halls - on 24th June.

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Looks like the city is all set for a swinging couple of weeks with a terrific programme and a vibrant festival fringe.

Fringe Festival

The Festival Fringe offers a programme of events in venues throughout the city. In the West End Brel, Ashton Lane, Rio's Cafe, Hyndland Street and Cottier's, also Hyndland Street plus The Goat, Yorkhill offer a terrific fringe programme of Jazz Music throughout the festival. Or you can catch at Jazz Flick at The Grosvenor Cinema, Ashton Lane.

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Participating Venues

Apart from the more well known venues, you can also check out Mark Robb's newly launched Regal Social Club or head out to Easterhouse to Platform 'aspirational arts centre' part of at the architecturally acclaimed 'Bridge'. Dennis Rollins will perform on Friday 29th June at 2pm & 7.30pm £10.00/£6.00/£4.00 (Local Links)

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