The Sue McCreeth BandPerformance Date: 21 Jun 2017 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tickets £13.50 Adults/£8.50 Concessions (ticket price incl. £1.50 ticket admin fee which will display at the checkout) (fee applicable to all tickets, including tickets bought on the day)
Classically trained jazz, soul, world music singer and composer Sue McCreeth’s 2017 live dates see her performing from London to Glasgow. Hers is an international jazz sensibility, and she blends the material with an expert eye, having studied with Gary Burton (Berklee College of Music USA) and Joy Mammen (Royal Academy of Music). Songs from her current and penultimate critically acclaimed cds, ‘Look Back and Love’ (2017), and ‘Queer Bird’ (2016) will be featured. McCreeth blends her own well regarded compositions, jazz classics by British composers, re-imagined classical art song in German and French, together with Gaelic and Portuguese. Harmonies, grooves, song titles and words have echoes of Arabic, Sikh and Tamil traditions. This promises to be a high energy, engaging and unique concert featuring musicians from the cream of the Scottish jazz set.
‘… Calmly inventive… boldly ambitious… she has imagination and heart… McCreeth applies her plush mid-range and rhythmic flexibility… boldly punctuated and inventive… sultry… hip.’
‘McCreeth’s lyrics communicate on a personal, intimate level. Love songs of tenderness but also of determination are scattered with fascinating hints and possibilities, an edgy uncertainty,’ says Dave Gelly of The Observer. ‘She sings with warmth and intimacy, and commands a wonderful flexibility of vocal tone, which allows her to match it exactly to the message or atmosphere of any particular piece.’
Doors Open 7.30pm, show starts 8pm
This is a seated event. Tickets sold as General Admission (you will not be allocated a specific seat in the auditorium)
Paul Harrison as a youth won a prestigious piano scholarship from Edinburgh University, where upon graduation he also won the Tovey Memorial Prize. He has subsequently won Scottish Young Jazz Musician of the year 1998 and 1999. He won Best Pianist and also Best Project at the first Scottish Jazz Awards ceremony in 2009. In 2010 Paul was commissioned by the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra to write an arrangement of music by Miles Davis for guitarist John Scofield to play. He has toured internationally with Chris Potter, David Binney, Bobby Watson, Jesse David, Lea DeLaria, Joe Locke, Ulf Wakenius, Phil Bancroft and Warren Vache. He has recorded two cds with Martin Kershaw. Paul teaches on the jazz degrees at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and at The University of Edinburgh.
Mario completed his Masters in Jazz Composition after moving to Scotland from his native Brazil in 1996. His CD ‘Hands On’ (2010) was nominated for the Best Jazz CD on the Scottish New Music Award. He has been commissioned to write 9 times for The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and NYJOS. He has worked with British musicians Tommy Smith, Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, Kenny Wheeler, Carol Kidd, Norma Winston, Louise Gibson, Andy Panayi, Clark Tracey, Jason Rebello, Gene Calderazzo, Guy Barker, Gerard Presencer, and Adam Glasser among many significant others. He has also played with leading North American artists such as Bobby Watson, Scott Hamilton, Joe Locke, Valery Ponomarev and Madeline Eastman. Mario teaches Double Bass and Arranging at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, NYOS and FYJOS and is widely recognised as one of the most important influences on two generations of Scottish jazz bassists. He is regularly and consistently seen in festivals within Britain and abroad, and is in constantly in demand for his rich heritage and his diverse ideas and projects.
Stu Brown received first class honours for his first degree, Electronics with Music from Glasgow University in 1997 and won a scholarship to Berklee College of Music, USA, in 1998. His cd releases ‘Twisted Toons Vol 1 and 2’ were Mojo top ten albums 2009 and 2016, and a Times top 10 jazz album of 2016. Stu has toured in Europe, USA, India, Brazil and New Zealand, and has played with Craig Armstrong (film composer for Romeo and Juliet and Moulin Rouge, etc), Niki Haris (Maddona’s backing singer), David Byrne of Talking Heads, Tom Jones, Horse, Barbara Morrison, Rab Noakes, Darius Campbell, Dave Gordon (SunRa Arkestra) Evan Parker, Fred Frith, George Lewis, John Hollenbeck and the unique Orquestra Scotland Brazil. He has opened for: Al Green, Rod Stewart, Bryan Ferry, Average White Band, RSL, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Bugz in the Attic, Russ Dewbury and many more. He has won many touring and recording grants from Creative Scotland, and has been commissioned by the Edinburgh Jazz Festival.
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21 Jun 2017 - 20:00