Jazz Club’s top class line-up

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A TOP class line-up will grace the stage tomorrow (Saturday) with a show presented by Linlithgow’s Jazz Club.

Sue McHugh, a familiar face and voice at the monthly Jazz Club shows, will headline, and the local songstress has assembled a top-class quartet of musicians, rather stripped down from the 17-piece big band that she performed with at a packed-out club in February.

The name best known to aficionados of the genre will be Colin Steele (pictured below) regarded by most as the top trumpeter in Scotland, with his album ‘The Journey Home’ named as BBC Jazz CD of the Year.

Continuing that theme, Tom Gordon is the BBC Big Band drummer and it is a real coup to have someone of this calibre perform in Linlithgow.

The line-up is completed by Andy Sharkey, one of the best young bassists on the scene, while Tom Finlay cuts an almost legendary figure in jazz circles, between shows in his native Edinburgh and prestigious worldwide gigs.

Sue and the band will be performing a selection of standards made famous by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Chet Baker as well as her take on more modern tunes, with her own arrangements of tunes penned by everyone from Pink Martini to the Buzzcocks.

The show starts at 7.30pm at The Queen Margaret Hall on Blackness Road in Linlithgow. Tickets are £7 on the door (BYOB).