Christone “Kingfish” Ingram With Support From Blue Milk at The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh – American Blues Scene

Words by Stuart Stott and Colin Campbell. First band up was the Glasgow-based Blue Milk, consisting of four excellent musicians: Johnny McGiffen (lead singer and guitarist), Taylor Whyte (drums), Ike Malinki (bass), and Leo Glaister (harmonica). Together they take the blues genre to a contemporary level, mixing their own feel and giving a very authentic, … Read more

European Jazz Workshop Big Band in Edinburgh – London Jazz News

European Jazz Workshop Big Band (Festival Theater Studio, Edinburgh, 21 July 2022. Live review by Mark McKergow)European Jazz Workshop Big Band . Phone snap by Mark McKergow This astounding performance by young musicians from across Europe produced 75 minutes of disciplined, varied and exciting music without any visible scores, arrangements or written parts. The quality … Read more

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival Digital Hub – London Jazz News

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival is offering music fans the chance to access part of its program – even if they can’t get to Scotland’s capital city in person. Rob Adams reports: A new digital hub will host twenty concerts, which are available to view online with a £10 pass, and while the festival runs … Read more

Picks from Glasgow Jazz Festival (16-19 June 2022) and Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival (15-24 July 2022) – London Jazz News

Full programs for both the Glasgow and Edinburgh jazz festivals have now been released. Patrick Hadfield and Mark McKergow, two of LJN’s ‘friends in the North’, have scrutinised both line-ups. Here are their picks, designed to help highlight some not-to-be-missed visitors alongside top Scottish talent. Glasgow Jazz Festival (Thursday 16 June – Sunday 19 June … Read more