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All Festival Pass

Book for all five Scottish Jazz & Blues Weekend: The Legends gigs for just £20!The Festival Pass gives you access to all five gigs for seven days after they are streamed, but be quick - they are only available until 17:00 on Monday 19 April.

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Colin Steele & Martin Kershaw Quintet play Bird & Diz

Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie - great friends, incredible musicians and founding fathers of bebop. In this exclusive gig for EJBF, two central figures of the Scottish jazz scene, Colin Steele (trumpet) and Martin Kershaw (saxophone), offer a rare chance to hear the music of two of jazz’s great trailblazers.Joined by Pete Johnstone (piano), Brian Shiels (bass) and Max Popp (drums), Steele and Kershaw bring exhilarating playing, fast-paced rhythms and passionate solos as they pay tribute to two indisputable musical geniuses.

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Harry Weir plays Pharoah Sanders

American saxophonist Pharoah Sanders - a disciple of Coltrane but a musical giant in his own right. For this brand-new set, Glasgow saxophonist Harry Weir will be backed by an expert band including Graham Costello and Fergus McCreadie to honour a musician who has had a huge influence on his career.No one comes close to Sanders in his ability to create a uniquely powerful, bright and warm sound. Packed with fiery playing and intense energy, you do not want to miss this chance to hear the music of a living legend.

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Liz Jones: A tribute to Fleetwood Mac’s Peter Green

Peter Green had it all - exceptional guitar playing, timeless songwriting, a real voice for the music. Almost a year after his death, Liz Jones and her talented band tip their hats to the founder of Fleetwood Mac and one of the greatest blues guitarists Britain ever produced, in a brand-new gig created for EJBF.Supported by John Bruce (guitar), Jon Mackenzie (guitar), Jennifer Clark (bass) and Pat McCann (drums), with special guest Gary Martin on harmonica, Jones leads us through some of Peter Green’s best work, including early Fleetwood Mac tracks like ‘Oh Well, Man of the World’. Don’t miss this tribute to a much-loved master of blues.

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Mario Caribé's Boteco Trio - João Gilberto Tribute

Described as the ‘father of bossa nova’ Brazilian singer, songwriter and guitarist João Gilberto was a musical pioneer. In this premiere concert for EJBF, renowned bassist Mario Caribé pays homage to his countryman with his Boteco Trio.Stuart Brown and Brian Moley join Caribé for this unique celebration of the music of a master. Well known for their interpretations of Brazilian music, this versatile trio will take you on a journey through the iconic rhythms made famous by a giant of the Brazilian music scene, including classics like ‘The Girl From Ipanema’, ‘Desafinado’ and ‘Bésame Mucho’. With Caribé on vocals, this is a celebration you don’t want to miss.

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Rachel Lightbody sings Ella Fitzgerald

Dubbed The First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald is arguably the finest female jazz vocalist of all time. Her extraordinary diction, timing, sense of swing and all round joie de vie made her one of the finest interpreters of the songbooks of Cole Porter, Rogers and Hart, Irving Berlin, and George Gershwin. In this brand-new concert, acclaimed singer Rachel Lightbody pays tribute to the Queen of Jazz, performing classics including ‘Lush Life’, ‘Oh, Lady Be Good’ and ‘A-Tisket A-Tasket'.Jazzwise Magazine praises “the fragile beauties of Lightbody’s voice”. Growing up in Chicago she was immersed in American music and, in this EJBF premiere, she will be backed Tom Gibbs, Brodie Jarvie, Conor Smith and Max Popp to celebrate Ella Fitzgerald’s incredible career. A tribute worthy of the great Ella – don’t miss it!

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