The full line-up of artists who are set to perform as part of the three-day digital Glasgow Jazz Festival, taking place virtually between Friday 18 and Sunday 20 June, has been announced.


Stunning performances from Scottish musical talent across a spectrum of genres including jazz, blues, soul, funk, R&B, electronic and world music, will be available to enjoy online as part of the summer festival. Saint Luke’s and The Blue Arrow Jazz Club will play host to a series of special virtual performances from homegrown and established jazz musicians. The four headline acts – Ryan Quigley’s Homeland Sextet, Fergus McCreadie TrioLaura MacDonald Quartet and corto.alto – will also premiere a new piece of music specially commissioned by the festival at their shows. 


Alongside the virtual concerts and DJ sets, there will be extra bonus features available to view throughout the weekend. Seonaid Aitken hosts a series of Women in Jazz interviews featuring fellow Scottish musicians Laura MacDonald, Georgia Cecile, Rebecca Vasmant, Rachel Lightbody, kitti and Emma Smith with an honest discussion of their experiences as female jazz musicians in a male-dominated industry. There will also be some exclusive Pop-Up tunes each evening from special guests including an opening number on Friday night from festival favourite and world-renowned guitarist Martin Taylor from his Scottish studio. 



Digital Festival Passes are on sale now. This All-Access ticket gives fans unlimited online access to the full weekend of virtual entertainment for just £35 where you can watch over a dozen performances, DJ sets and much more from across the Scottish jazz scene. The virtual performances will be available to view on myplayer for 7 days following the initial broadcast. 
18th Jun 7:20pm BST

Martin Taylor

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18th Jun 7:30pm BST

Fergus McCreadie Trio

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18th Jun 8:30pm BST

Prime Trio

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18th Jun 9:30pm BST

Noushy Quartet ft Anoushka Nanguy

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18th Jun 10:30pm BST

Rebecca Vasmant - DJ Set

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19th Jun 6:30pm BST

Women In Jazz - hosted by Seonaid Aitken - Part 1

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19th Jun 7:20pm BST

Graeme Stephen & Sodhi

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19th Jun 7:30pm BST

Laura MacDonald Quartet

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19th Jun 8:30pm BST

Animal Society

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19th Jun 9:30pm BST

corto.alto

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19th Jun 10:30pm BST

Nick Peacock - DJ Set

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20th Jun 4:00pm BST

Christine Bovill

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20th Jun 6:30pm BST

Women In Jazz - Hosted by Seonaid Aitken - Part 2

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20th Jun 7:20pm BST

Paul Towndrow International Group

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20th Jun 7:30pm BST

Georgia Cecile

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20th Jun 8:30pm BST

Ryan Quigley's Homeland Sextet

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20th Jun 9:30pm BST

Mama Terra

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20th Jun 10:30pm BST

Mark Robb - DJ Set

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Glasgow Jazz Festival 2021

Artists

Animal Society

Animal Society

Animal Society is a new sound in UK jazz. Ringleader Joe Williamson, guitarist and winner of Young Scottish Jazz Musician Of The Year 2018 presents daring new music - cutting-edge electric jazz with the uncompromising power of a stadium rock band.

Noushy Quartet

Noushy Quartet

2020’s Rising Star winner at the Scottish Jazz Awards, Anoushka Nanguy and her band the Noushy Quartet. The young trombonist teams up with guitarist James MacKay, drummer Peru Eizagirre and double-bassist Ewan Hastie.

Christine Bovill

Christine Bovill

Award winning chanteuse, and a singer songwriter in her own right, Christine Bovill combines enthralling storytelling with a wry, Glaswegian sense of humour, and an unforgettable voice which is smoky, evocative and emotive.

Fergus McCreadie Trio

Fergus McCreadie Trio

One of the hottest young groups in European jazz, pianist Fergus McCreadie’s trio has begun 2021 in terrific form. Released in January on the prestigious Edition Records label, the trio’s second album, Cairn earned five stars from Mojo.

Georgia Cecile

Georgia Cecile

Georgia Cécile is at the helm of an exciting new wave of UK female jazz talents. Tipped as ‘One To Watch’ by BBC Introducing and Jazzwise Magazine. Her accessible approach to jazz provides the key to her crossover appeal.

Prime Trio

Prime Trio

Prime Trio, comprising of guitarist Kevin Mackenzie with former Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year, Peter Johnstone on organ and first-call drummer Doug Hough as part of Glasgow Jazz Fest!

Rebecca Vasmant

Rebecca Vasmant

Glasgow-based record collector, DJ and music lover Rebecca Vasmant will be playing a special set mixing sounds from all over the world.

Laura Mcdonald

Laura Mcdonald

One of the U.K’s most prominent women in Jazz. She began playing alto saxophone at the age of sixteen. In 1995  Laura was given a full scholarship to Berklee School of Music in Boston and graduated in 1997.

corto.alto

corto.alto

corto.alto comprises a collective of skilled musicians who craft aurally nourishing music paired with visually rich video content.

Nick Peacock

Nick Peacock

Nick Peacock is a photographer, occasional filmmaker and pioneering DJ with a legendary reputation on the Glasgow club scene.

Ryan Quigley's Homeland Sextet

Ryan Quigley's Homeland Sextet

Ryan Quigley is one of the most in-demand lead and jazz trumpet players in the UK as well as a highly regarded composer, arranger and educator.

Mama Terra

Mama Terra

A new musical collaboration between Scottish artist, composer, producer and the mastermind behind the multi award-winning band ‘Federation of the Disco Pimp’ Marco Cafolla, and critically acclaimed saxophonist Konrad Wiszniewski.

Mark Robb

Mark Robb

Mark Robb is a crowd-pulling DJ and political activist, known for his northern soul parties, which come with the tunes, dancing and mod style alike.

Martin Taylor

Martin Taylor

Multi award winning guitarist and composer MARTIN TAYLOR has established a unique musical career as an internationally acclaimed musician, and his inimitable style has seen him recognised as the world’s foremost exponent of solo jazz guitar playing.

Graeme Stephen & Sodhi

Graeme Stephen & Sodhi

Graeme Stephen has been playing guitar since the age of 9. Today he leads and contributes to a multitude of musical projects in Scotland and overseas, playing a wide array of styles from free improvised jazz to Scottish folk.

Paul Towndrow International Group

Paul Towndrow International Group

Paul Towndrow is a Scottish saxophonist, composer, arranger and educator. He won the Audience Prize at The 2003 World Saxophone Competition and is a member of Scotland’s flagship jazz orchestra, the Scotland National Jazz Orchestra.

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