The 36th Glasgow Jazz Festival brings its annual supply of world class musicians and upcoming superstars to the city’s already vibrant jazz scene. Glasgow will be transformed with a wealth of home-grown and international jazz talent from Thursday 16th until Sunday 19th June 2022.
Check out the Òran Mór line-up…
Ryan Quigley Band
17th June, 7pm
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. His recent recording and touring work include dates with Quincy Jones, Ron Carter, Aretha Franklin, Harry Connick Jr, George Michael, Gregory Porter, Michael Bublé and Robbie Williams. As a lead and guest principal trumpeter he has appeared with the Grammy-winning Metropole Orkest, the Halle Orchestra, the Berlin Staatskapelle, the Royal Northern Sinfonia, the BBC Scottish Symphony and Royal Scottish National Orchestras, the RTE Concert and Symphony Orchestras, and the BBC Big Band. Ryan is a winner of a Parliamentary Jazz Award, Scottish Jazz Award and a UK Jazz Services Award.
James Taylor Quartet
18th June, 8pm
James Taylor, one of the great British instrumentalists of his generation, has taken his trademark howling Hammond sound to the masses for over 25 years; still famed for its upbeat, energetic live shows… with no sign of slowing down. The band’s relentlessly entertaining tunes take inspiration from the rare-groove style funk, and boogaloo funk of the 60s and 70s and, the band is, without a doubt, one of the most important jazz-pop crossover outfits in British live musical history today.
With Love, from Glasgow
19th June, 3pm – 10.30pm
“With Love, from Glasgow” a festival within a festival, curated by Rebecca Vasmant featuring Paix, Azamiah, Blue Boar Brass, Mama Terra and Era Suite with DJ sets from Nick Peacock, Chris Astrojazz and Rebecca Vasmant.
Each and every one of Glasgow based Rebecca Vasmant’s DJ sets and productions is the product of a lifetime spent digging for the less-heard, the unknown and unexpected. With a fast-growing reputation for her unparalleled knowledge and appreciation for music in its many forms, Rebecca Vasmant is one of the most exciting artists in the UK scene.
MAMA TERRA is the new Scottish Jazz/Soul ensemble from the minds of CAFOLLA & WISZNIEWSKI, drawing from an inner journey of discovery, Jazz/Soul roots, with influences from John Coltrane, Nina Simone, McCoy Tyner & Dave Brubeck to Kamasi Washington, Erykah Badu & Robert Glasper. Debut album ‘The Summoned’ will be released in fall 2022.
Glasgow-based Azamaiah are a genre-fluid collective led by INDIA BLUE (vocals) and consisting of Josef Akin (keys), Alex Palmer (drums), Norman Villeroux (bass), Romy Wymer (harp) and Finn Rosenbaum (percussion). Azamaiah recently recorded their debut album, set for release in 2022, which is the product of collaborative improvisation and three years of writing and home recording. The band’s output is inspired by sounds of the natural world blended with Latin American rhythms, choral music and R&B.
For more information and to buy tickets for the festival please visit www.jazzfest.co.uk