Gypsy Jazz and Swing this weekend

Nova Scotia Jazz Band
Nova Scotia Jazz Band

Swing over to Linlithgow tommorrow (Saturday) for an evening of Gypsy Jazz with Glasgow-based band Rose Room.

The quartet formed in the summer of 2010 after a chance meeting at The Hot Club of Glasgow jam session, and finding that they shared a love of Swing music and the style of the great Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, they became one of Scotland’s leading ensembles influenced by the Gypsy Jazz genre.

The foursome feature award-winning virtuoso violinist and vocalist Seonaid Aitken, who works with Scottish Opera and is currently part of Idlewild singer Roddy Woomble’s band. Also gracing the club on Saturday will be guitar maker to the stars, Jimmy Moon on double bass, and Swing Guitars’ Tam Gallagher and Tom Watson on rhythm and lead guitars respectively.

This exciting acoustic band will charm and entertain you with their *“vigorous and vivacious” performances of ‘Hot Club’ and Jazz standards with a dash of Western Swing thrown in for good measure.

Following the successful launch of their debut CD ,‘Somewhere in Roseland’ in 2011, Rose Room have performed all over Scotland and last year embarked on a successful tour of Ireland incorporating several performances at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. In 2012 they made debut performances at the prestigious Ullapool Guitar Festival, St. Magnus Festival (Orkney) and The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and they also returned to the Kirkudbright Jazz Festival and the West End Festival (Glasgow).

The concert organised by Linlithgow Jazz Club will be at 7.30pm at St Michael’s RC Church hall on Blackness Road. Tickets are £7 on the door.