Friday 24th January 2020
- Saturday 25th January 2020
£25.00 - £52.50
Friday 24th January 2020 – 6.00pm and 10.30pm shows
Alba: Songs of Scotland
As we approach Burn’s night, join the internationally acclaimed Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, director Tommy Smith, and special guest, the inimitable Eddi Reader, as together, they richly re-imagine Scotland through uplifting music, beautiful arrangements, and a truly unmistakable Scottish voice.
Eddi Reader has the ability to embed emotion deep within her songs while the SNJO are renowned for their quality of sound: together they are perfect partners to perform Alba: Songs of Scotland. Taking evocative melodies from across Scotland, they weave words, music and colourful arrangements together in a rich musical tapestry.
6.00pm show - Torah
"Torah represents Smith's most exhilarating and playing to date, couched in a sweeping series of compositions that position him as one of modern jazz's most intriguing and compelling large ensemble composers." All About Jazz
10.30pm show - Atomic Mr Basie
+ support: Luca Manning
LUCA MANNING feat. LUCA MANNING vocals FERGUS McCREADIE piano MATT CARMICHAEL sax
Line-up: Luca Manning - vocals, Fergus McCreadie - piano, Matt Carmichael - sax
Luca Manning is an award winning Jazz vocalist and songwriter from Glasgow, Scotland. He is inspired by a wide range of artists and musical styles, as well as being firmly rooted in the tradition of jazz. He turned to jazz music almost by accident, after spending his childhood chasing the dream of being a rockstar and found that the more he immersed himself in the music, the more he fell in love with it. Now based in London, Luca has just finished his second year on the jazz degree at the Guildhall School of Music. He has already played major London venues such as Pizza Express Jazz Club and Ronnie Scott’s leading his own ensembles and featuring as a guest with renowned singers such as Liane Carroll and Ian Shaw. He became a member of the London Vocal Project in 2018 and in the same year, became a chairholder with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. Luca was honoured to win the rising star award at the 2018 Scottish Jazz Awards and is now anticipating the release of his first album : “when the sun comes out” which features Scottish pianist Fergus McCreadie and special guest saxophonist, Laura Macdonald.
"With Luca, you get such a complete musical experience. He is so honest and true when he sings. He has a very old soul for someone so young and I look forward to listening to a lot more of his music." - Liane Carroll
"...and – sure enough – among tonight’s highlights was the gorgeous bittersweet Maxine, in which the bridge featured an impressive solo from singer Luca Manning.” - London Jazz News
"Youthful, gorgeous, comforting sound..." - Seonaid Aitken, Jazz on BBC Radio Scotland.
“This young guy has one of the most beautiful, most honestly-delivered voices I’ve heard for a long time” – Ian Shaw
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