07 September 2021
Aberdeen Jazz Festival goes live from September 30

Norwegian pianist Espen Eriksen’s trio, Jazz FM Awards 2021 double nominee, pianist Fergus McCreadie in a duo with vocalist Irini Arabatzi, singer, violinist and broadcaster Seonaid Aitken’s new string group with guest soloist, saxophonist Helena Kay, and a special tribute to the late local drummer Bill Kemp are among the live attractions scheduled for Aberdeen Jazz Festival from Thursday, September 30 to Sunday, October 10.


Following an on-line event in its regular March time slot and an extraordinary solo concert by saxophonist Tommy Smith in St Machar’s Cathedral in July, the festival is bringing live events to the city once again, with concerts in the Blue Lamp, Queen's Cross Church, Spin, Revolution de Cuba, the Lemon Tree and Aberdeen Art Gallery. There will also be an on-line version of the festival featuring eleven of the eighteen concerts from October 15 to 22.


Scottish Jazz Award-winning soul-funk-nu jazz group corto.alto, a new twin-tenor saxophones-led band featuring Matthew Kilner and Matt Carmichael, the irrepressibly energetic Tom McGuire & The Brassholes, singer Niki King, saxophonist Paul Towndrow, trumpeter Colin Steele, and a special celebration of big band drummers with Aberdeen Jazz Orchestra and the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra’s master drummer, Alyn Cosker also feature in the programme.   





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