Saxophonist Tommy Smith and pianist Brian Kellock are Scotland’s international jazz ambassadors, having worked with jazz’s leading players and wowed audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. They team up to create a beautiful and imaginative duo who bring a special musical relationship to the stage.
Jazz Nairn will bring together two exponents of great jazz sounds for the 23rd July. Roy Williams (trombone) and Enrico Tomasso (trumpet), backed by the Tom Kincaid trio, will perform at Nairn Community & Arts Centre. The show starts at 8pm.
Jazz Nairn kicks off its 2016 season with the Scott Hamilton Quartet who will perform at the Nairn Community & Arts Centre on Thursday, 21st January. Saxophonist Scott Hamilton will be joined on stage by Dave Green (bass), Steve Brown (drums), and John Pearce (piano). Tickets are available in advance from the box office or on the door.
The Nova Scotia Jazz Band will be bringing their Dixieland style to Nairn on Saturday, 28th November, when they perform at the Nairn Community & Arts Centre. Tickets are available in advance from the box office or on the door.
The NSJB lineup on the night is expected to be John Burgess on reeds, Colin Steele on trumpet, Tom Kincaid on piano, Andy Sharkey on string bass, and Tom Bancroft on drums.
Learn more about the band by visiting http://www.novascotiajazzband.co.uk/. You can also listen to the band’s music by streaming their performance at the Fife Jazz Festival 2014.
On 8th May, Jazz Nairn welcomed back Rossano Sportiello, this time accompanied by Dave Green and Steve Brown. Over the years, all three had played in Nairn but this was their first occasion together. Fresh from gigs in London, the exciting trio delivered another wonderful evening of improvisation, fun and classics, filling the hall with some magical sounds. How easy it was to listen to three world-class musicians grooving effortlessly together. The great reaction by another large audience emphasised the quality of their performance.
A great favourite with jazz audiences everywhere, the master Italian pianist Rossano Sportiello is welcomed back to Nairn for our next gig on May 8th. He will be playing music from the blues to bebop in the company of Dave Green (bass) and Steve Brown (drums). The Trio should be in fine form as they are flying in to Nairn after playing at the PizzaExpress Jazz Club in Soho.
This was Joe’s last gig on his short but special Scottish Tour. With Brain Kellock playing his usual immaculate and creative accompaniment Joe performed to a packed house of over 150 in the Nairn Dunbar Golf Club and demonstrated that with age he’s lost none of his class.