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SUN 3

N 13 SEPT U S 0 1 S THUR

Art Exhibition

Welcome to the first Northern Edge Jazz Festival - taking place in Aberdeen from 10-13 September 09. We have put together an exciting and top quality line up which offers something for everyone to enjoy. You can see below at a glance what's on, where and when or take a look at the acts in more detail in this festival booklet. We hope you come along and enjoy our line up.

MARY MAY

Ben Torrie, Festival Director

PT THURS 10 SE THUR EPT FRI 11 SEPT I SAT 12 SEPT

SUN 13 SEPT

ANCE L G A T A Z

7.30pm 1pm 2pm 7.30pm 1pm 2pm 9pm 1pm 7.30pm

Acker Bilk Marisha Addison Quintet Afternoon Chillout YolanDa Brown Brian Kellock Trio Afternoon Chillout Guru’s Jazzmatazz The Aristocats Todd Gordon & The Marcus Pope Orchestra 7.30pm Tina May

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Mary May is more usually to be seen singing jazz and is a regular performer at The Lemon Tree Sunday lunchtime sessions, but this exhibition in the foyer by the award winning artist consists of portraits of jazz musicians who have influenced her work as a singer. Mary gained a degree in Fine Art at Leeds Metropolitan University and a post graduate diploma in Industrial Design at Herriot Watt. She has exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy, The London Design Centre, Scottish Artist/Artist Craftsmen (where she was a recipient of the Gatehouse Gallery Painting Award) and the Society of Scottish Artists exhibiton as well as having solo exhibitions nationally. This is a fun departure from her usual large abstract works. All the works in the exhibition will be available for sale via The Lemon Tree Box Office.

Aberdeen Performing Arts is a charity registered in Scotland, No. SC033733.

For future bookings please contact: Doug Taylor, Programming Manager doug.taylor@aberdeenperformingarts.com or Derek McArthur, Programmer for Music & Comedy derek.mcarthur@aberdeenperformingarts.com

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Jazz Fest Leaflet AW:Layout 1 22/07/2009 11:56 Page 1

SUN 3

N 13 SEPT U S 0 1 S THUR

Art Exhibition

Welcome to the first Northern Edge Jazz Festival - taking place in Aberdeen from 10-13 September 09. We have put together an exciting and top quality line up which offers something for everyone to enjoy. You can see below at a glance what's on, where and when or take a look at the acts in more detail in this festival booklet. We hope you come along and enjoy our line up.

MARY MAY

Ben Torrie, Festival Director

PT THURS 10 SE THUR EPT FRI 11 SEPT I SAT 12 SEPT

SUN 13 SEPT

ANCE L G A T A Z

7.30pm 1pm 2pm 7.30pm 1pm 2pm 9pm 1pm 7.30pm

Acker Bilk Marisha Addison Quintet Afternoon Chillout YolanDa Brown Brian Kellock Trio Afternoon Chillout Guru’s Jazzmatazz The Aristocats Todd Gordon & The Marcus Pope Orchestra 7.30pm Tina May

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Mary May is more usually to be seen singing jazz and is a regular performer at The Lemon Tree Sunday lunchtime sessions, but this exhibition in the foyer by the award winning artist consists of portraits of jazz musicians who have influenced her work as a singer. Mary gained a degree in Fine Art at Leeds Metropolitan University and a post graduate diploma in Industrial Design at Herriot Watt. She has exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy, The London Design Centre, Scottish Artist/Artist Craftsmen (where she was a recipient of the Gatehouse Gallery Painting Award) and the Society of Scottish Artists exhibiton as well as having solo exhibitions nationally. This is a fun departure from her usual large abstract works. All the works in the exhibition will be available for sale via The Lemon Tree Box Office.

Aberdeen Performing Arts is a charity registered in Scotland, No. SC033733.

For future bookings please contact: Doug Taylor, Programming Manager doug.taylor@aberdeenperformingarts.com or Derek McArthur, Programmer for Music & Comedy derek.mcarthur@aberdeenperformingarts.com

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SEPT m HURS 10 T m Doors 7.30p EPT ACKER BILK “I still find it hard to believe I am getting paid for doing what I love most in the world”. Acker Bilk With a career spanning more than five clarinet has to decades Acker Bilk – Great Master of the “The master of the d” Clarinet, band leader and composer be heard to be believe has helped popularise traditional jazz through his music, introducing a whole generation to music that had previously been the preserve of the beatnik generation and the American New Orleans and Chicago jazz scenes. With a string of hits in the early 1960s, Acker famously topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic with his composition 'Stranger on the Shore'. Synonymous with his famous bowler hat and striped waistcoat he is one of the most successful and best loved British jazz musicians of all time. Get your tickets early for an evening in the company of a traditional jazz icon and the cream of the UK’s current jazz talent, in the intimate setting of The Lemon Tree. All of which adds up to a very special concert opening the first Northern Edge Jazz Festival.

LT Lounge £15 T U FRI p1m1 SEPT YOLANDA

BROWN

m Doors 7.30p 2008 pmWinner in the ‘Best Jazz” category at the prestigious MOBO awards. No bad thing, maybe, as there are few instruments as beautiful as the saxophone, and few sounds as effortlessly beautiful as jazz, but YolanDa Brown is someone who has made the instrument truly her own, a miraculously gifted saxophonist fluent in a whole lot more than just that one genre.

LUNCHTIME LIVE!

7.30pm

THE LEMON TREE TAT U FRI 11 SEPT

THE SINATRA-BASIE SESSIONS REVISITED

TODD GORDON & THE MARCUS POPE ORCHESTRA

1p2pm

THE MARISHA ADDISON QUINTET Well known and established local vocalist, Marisha Addison, has been charming audiences for many years and is one of the most in-demand artists in the North-East scene. Now, for the first time, she has put together her own group and is delighted to be joined by some of Aberdeen and Scotland's leading jazz musicians. Offering a new approach to the Aberdeen jazz scene, The Marisha Addison Quintet bring a fresh sound with the superb Graeme Stephen on guitar, Garry Gibb on tenor sax, Dave Innes on drums and Bryan Chalmers on bass.

One of Britain’s top jazz and swing singers, Todd Gordon returns to Aberdeen with a new show complete with 17-piece big band. Featuring special recreations of Quincy Jones and Neal Hefti arrangements, hear Todd's take on wonderful songs from the three albums Frank Sinatra recorded with the great Count Basie Orchestra - Sinatra-Basie, It Might As Well Be Swing and the all-time classic, Sinatra at The Sands. "Gordon's made the American Songbook his own" - The Guardian "Impeccable choice of music and Todd and his band interact wonderfully" - Sir Michael Parkinson "The new King of Swing" - The Independent "Seamlessly arranged, masterfully crooned swing" HHHHH - Three Weeks

SAT 12 SEPT

Long ranked among the UK's best jazz pianists, Brian Kellock has worked with all manner of international stars, including Sheila Jordan, James Morrison, Scott Hamilton and Herb Geller. His main creative vehicle is the trio he's led for nearly 20 years, winning the Best Album prize at the BBC Jazz Awards with their second recording, Live At Henry's.

T SUN 13 SEP EPT SUN 13 S pm

SAToo12 SEPT

GURU’S JAZZMATAZZ

Doors 9pm

TINA MAY

"With May around who needs another singer" - The Scotsman Tina started exploring and developing her jazz sensibilities at University College, Cardiff. She attended vocal studies with Eilleen Price in the music dept. and almost immediately teamed up with other musicians to form small bands. She joined the Welsh Jazz Society run by Jed Williams and was soon a regular listening to Sweets Edison, Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davies, Al Cohn and many, many more at The Lions Den in the Great Western Hotel in Cardiff.

LT Lounge £10

1p2pm

THE ARISTOCATS

2pm

0 Doors 7.3 pm

1p2pm

BRIAN KELLOCK TRIO

Music Hall £17.50

LT Lounge £10

Guru has always been a classic innovator. He was the first artist to actually blend Hip Hop with Live Jazz beginning in 1993 with his groundbreaking Jazzmatazz series. These four groundbreaking volumes saw Guru collaborate with jazz and hip-hop greats such as Donald Byrd, Herbie Hancock, Roy Ayers, David Sanborn, Ramsey Lewis, Bob James, Ronny Jordan and Courtney Pine. Jazzmatazz live, produced and arranged by Guru's longtime collaborator Solaar, featuring Guru and Solaar on vocals and the 7 Grand Players has received rave reviews at venues and festivals around the globe and is a captivating musical journey through all of Guru's classics old and new. This is the purest hip-hop and hip-hop/jazz on the planet, a criticallyacclaimed live show that leaves its LT Lounge £15 audience both euphoric and inspired.

FREE EVENTS

T SUN 13 SEP

U

The Aristocats are an 11 piece swing, jazz and soul band, made up of the cream of Aberdeen's jazz musicians, and featuring the powerhouse female vocals of Alison Murray and Cath MacPherson, and "Yorkshire" Dale Vaughan. They deliver big and brassy instrumentals, along with classic big band swing and vocal numbers from the great american songbook, augmented with more contemporary jazz.

FRI 1SAT 1 2pm

AFTERNOON CHILLOUT AT THE MUSIC HALL

Let your long lunch wind it’s way into a chilled out afternoon at the Music Hall’s Coffee Shop as the cream of Aberdeen’s jazz talent play out the daytime in style, Fri/Sat 2-4pm.


Jazz Fest Leaflet AW:Layout 1 22/07/2009 11:56 Page 2

SEPT m HURS 10 T m Doors 7.30p EPT ACKER BILK “I still find it hard to believe I am getting paid for doing what I love most in the world”. Acker Bilk With a career spanning more than five clarinet has to decades Acker Bilk – Great Master of the “The master of the d” Clarinet, band leader and composer be heard to be believe has helped popularise traditional jazz through his music, introducing a whole generation to music that had previously been the preserve of the beatnik generation and the American New Orleans and Chicago jazz scenes. With a string of hits in the early 1960s, Acker famously topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic with his composition 'Stranger on the Shore'. Synonymous with his famous bowler hat and striped waistcoat he is one of the most successful and best loved British jazz musicians of all time. Get your tickets early for an evening in the company of a traditional jazz icon and the cream of the UK’s current jazz talent, in the intimate setting of The Lemon Tree. All of which adds up to a very special concert opening the first Northern Edge Jazz Festival.

LT Lounge £15 T U FRI p1m1 SEPT YOLANDA

BROWN

m Doors 7.30p 2008 pmWinner in the ‘Best Jazz” category at the prestigious MOBO awards. No bad thing, maybe, as there are few instruments as beautiful as the saxophone, and few sounds as effortlessly beautiful as jazz, but YolanDa Brown is someone who has made the instrument truly her own, a miraculously gifted saxophonist fluent in a whole lot more than just that one genre.

LUNCHTIME LIVE!

7.30pm

THE LEMON TREE TAT U FRI 11 SEPT

THE SINATRA-BASIE SESSIONS REVISITED

TODD GORDON & THE MARCUS POPE ORCHESTRA

1p2pm

THE MARISHA ADDISON QUINTET Well known and established local vocalist, Marisha Addison, has been charming audiences for many years and is one of the most in-demand artists in the North-East scene. Now, for the first time, she has put together her own group and is delighted to be joined by some of Aberdeen and Scotland's leading jazz musicians. Offering a new approach to the Aberdeen jazz scene, The Marisha Addison Quintet bring a fresh sound with the superb Graeme Stephen on guitar, Garry Gibb on tenor sax, Dave Innes on drums and Bryan Chalmers on bass.

One of Britain’s top jazz and swing singers, Todd Gordon returns to Aberdeen with a new show complete with 17-piece big band. Featuring special recreations of Quincy Jones and Neal Hefti arrangements, hear Todd's take on wonderful songs from the three albums Frank Sinatra recorded with the great Count Basie Orchestra - Sinatra-Basie, It Might As Well Be Swing and the all-time classic, Sinatra at The Sands. "Gordon's made the American Songbook his own" - The Guardian "Impeccable choice of music and Todd and his band interact wonderfully" - Sir Michael Parkinson "The new King of Swing" - The Independent "Seamlessly arranged, masterfully crooned swing" HHHHH - Three Weeks

SAT 12 SEPT

Long ranked among the UK's best jazz pianists, Brian Kellock has worked with all manner of international stars, including Sheila Jordan, James Morrison, Scott Hamilton and Herb Geller. His main creative vehicle is the trio he's led for nearly 20 years, winning the Best Album prize at the BBC Jazz Awards with their second recording, Live At Henry's.

T SUN 13 SEP EPT SUN 13 S pm

SAToo12 SEPT

GURU’S JAZZMATAZZ

Doors 9pm

TINA MAY

"With May around who needs another singer" - The Scotsman Tina started exploring and developing her jazz sensibilities at University College, Cardiff. She attended vocal studies with Eilleen Price in the music dept. and almost immediately teamed up with other musicians to form small bands. She joined the Welsh Jazz Society run by Jed Williams and was soon a regular listening to Sweets Edison, Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davies, Al Cohn and many, many more at The Lions Den in the Great Western Hotel in Cardiff.

LT Lounge £10

1p2pm

THE ARISTOCATS

2pm

0 Doors 7.3 pm

1p2pm

BRIAN KELLOCK TRIO

Music Hall £17.50

LT Lounge £10

Guru has always been a classic innovator. He was the first artist to actually blend Hip Hop with Live Jazz beginning in 1993 with his groundbreaking Jazzmatazz series. These four groundbreaking volumes saw Guru collaborate with jazz and hip-hop greats such as Donald Byrd, Herbie Hancock, Roy Ayers, David Sanborn, Ramsey Lewis, Bob James, Ronny Jordan and Courtney Pine. Jazzmatazz live, produced and arranged by Guru's longtime collaborator Solaar, featuring Guru and Solaar on vocals and the 7 Grand Players has received rave reviews at venues and festivals around the globe and is a captivating musical journey through all of Guru's classics old and new. This is the purest hip-hop and hip-hop/jazz on the planet, a criticallyacclaimed live show that leaves its LT Lounge £15 audience both euphoric and inspired.

FREE EVENTS

T SUN 13 SEP

U

The Aristocats are an 11 piece swing, jazz and soul band, made up of the cream of Aberdeen's jazz musicians, and featuring the powerhouse female vocals of Alison Murray and Cath MacPherson, and "Yorkshire" Dale Vaughan. They deliver big and brassy instrumentals, along with classic big band swing and vocal numbers from the great american songbook, augmented with more contemporary jazz.

FRI 1SAT 1 2pm

AFTERNOON CHILLOUT AT THE MUSIC HALL

Let your long lunch wind it’s way into a chilled out afternoon at the Music Hall’s Coffee Shop as the cream of Aberdeen’s jazz talent play out the daytime in style, Fri/Sat 2-4pm.


Jazz Fest Leaflet AW:Layout 1 22/07/2009 11:56 Page 2

SEPT m HURS 10 T m Doors 7.30p EPT ACKER BILK “I still find it hard to believe I am getting paid for doing what I love most in the world”. Acker Bilk With a career spanning more than five clarinet has to decades Acker Bilk – Great Master of the “The master of the d” Clarinet, band leader and composer be heard to be believe has helped popularise traditional jazz through his music, introducing a whole generation to music that had previously been the preserve of the beatnik generation and the American New Orleans and Chicago jazz scenes. With a string of hits in the early 1960s, Acker famously topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic with his composition 'Stranger on the Shore'. Synonymous with his famous bowler hat and striped waistcoat he is one of the most successful and best loved British jazz musicians of all time. Get your tickets early for an evening in the company of a traditional jazz icon and the cream of the UK’s current jazz talent, in the intimate setting of The Lemon Tree. All of which adds up to a very special concert opening the first Northern Edge Jazz Festival.

LT Lounge £15 T U FRI p1m1 SEPT YOLANDA

BROWN

m Doors 7.30p 2008 pmWinner in the ‘Best Jazz” category at the prestigious MOBO awards. No bad thing, maybe, as there are few instruments as beautiful as the saxophone, and few sounds as effortlessly beautiful as jazz, but YolanDa Brown is someone who has made the instrument truly her own, a miraculously gifted saxophonist fluent in a whole lot more than just that one genre.

LUNCHTIME LIVE!

7.30pm

THE LEMON TREE TAT U FRI 11 SEPT

THE SINATRA-BASIE SESSIONS REVISITED

TODD GORDON & THE MARCUS POPE ORCHESTRA

1p2pm

THE MARISHA ADDISON QUINTET Well known and established local vocalist, Marisha Addison, has been charming audiences for many years and is one of the most in-demand artists in the North-East scene. Now, for the first time, she has put together her own group and is delighted to be joined by some of Aberdeen and Scotland's leading jazz musicians. Offering a new approach to the Aberdeen jazz scene, The Marisha Addison Quintet bring a fresh sound with the superb Graeme Stephen on guitar, Garry Gibb on tenor sax, Dave Innes on drums and Bryan Chalmers on bass.

One of Britain’s top jazz and swing singers, Todd Gordon returns to Aberdeen with a new show complete with 17-piece big band. Featuring special recreations of Quincy Jones and Neal Hefti arrangements, hear Todd's take on wonderful songs from the three albums Frank Sinatra recorded with the great Count Basie Orchestra - Sinatra-Basie, It Might As Well Be Swing and the all-time classic, Sinatra at The Sands. "Gordon's made the American Songbook his own" - The Guardian "Impeccable choice of music and Todd and his band interact wonderfully" - Sir Michael Parkinson "The new King of Swing" - The Independent "Seamlessly arranged, masterfully crooned swing" HHHHH - Three Weeks

SAT 12 SEPT

Long ranked among the UK's best jazz pianists, Brian Kellock has worked with all manner of international stars, including Sheila Jordan, James Morrison, Scott Hamilton and Herb Geller. His main creative vehicle is the trio he's led for nearly 20 years, winning the Best Album prize at the BBC Jazz Awards with their second recording, Live At Henry's.

T SUN 13 SEP EPT SUN 13 S pm

SAToo12 SEPT

GURU’S JAZZMATAZZ

Doors 9pm

TINA MAY

"With May around who needs another singer" - The Scotsman Tina started exploring and developing her jazz sensibilities at University College, Cardiff. She attended vocal studies with Eilleen Price in the music dept. and almost immediately teamed up with other musicians to form small bands. She joined the Welsh Jazz Society run by Jed Williams and was soon a regular listening to Sweets Edison, Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davies, Al Cohn and many, many more at The Lions Den in the Great Western Hotel in Cardiff.

LT Lounge £10

1p2pm

THE ARISTOCATS

2pm

0 Doors 7.3 pm

1p2pm

BRIAN KELLOCK TRIO

Music Hall £17.50

LT Lounge £10

Guru has always been a classic innovator. He was the first artist to actually blend Hip Hop with Live Jazz beginning in 1993 with his groundbreaking Jazzmatazz series. These four groundbreaking volumes saw Guru collaborate with jazz and hip-hop greats such as Donald Byrd, Herbie Hancock, Roy Ayers, David Sanborn, Ramsey Lewis, Bob James, Ronny Jordan and Courtney Pine. Jazzmatazz live, produced and arranged by Guru's longtime collaborator Solaar, featuring Guru and Solaar on vocals and the 7 Grand Players has received rave reviews at venues and festivals around the globe and is a captivating musical journey through all of Guru's classics old and new. This is the purest hip-hop and hip-hop/jazz on the planet, a criticallyacclaimed live show that leaves its LT Lounge £15 audience both euphoric and inspired.

FREE EVENTS

T SUN 13 SEP

U

The Aristocats are an 11 piece swing, jazz and soul band, made up of the cream of Aberdeen's jazz musicians, and featuring the powerhouse female vocals of Alison Murray and Cath MacPherson, and "Yorkshire" Dale Vaughan. They deliver big and brassy instrumentals, along with classic big band swing and vocal numbers from the great american songbook, augmented with more contemporary jazz.

FRI 1SAT 1 2pm

AFTERNOON CHILLOUT AT THE MUSIC HALL

Let your long lunch wind it’s way into a chilled out afternoon at the Music Hall’s Coffee Shop as the cream of Aberdeen’s jazz talent play out the daytime in style, Fri/Sat 2-4pm.


Jazz Fest Leaflet AW:Layout 1 22/07/2009 11:56 Page 1

SUN 3

N 13 SEPT U S 0 1 S THUR

Art Exhibition

Welcome to the first Northern Edge Jazz Festival - taking place in Aberdeen from 10-13 September 09. We have put together an exciting and top quality line up which offers something for everyone to enjoy. You can see below at a glance what's on, where and when or take a look at the acts in more detail in this festival booklet. We hope you come along and enjoy our line up.

MARY MAY

Ben Torrie, Festival Director

PT THURS 10 SE THUR EPT FRI 11 SEPT I SAT 12 SEPT

SUN 13 SEPT

ANCE L G A T A Z

7.30pm 1pm 2pm 7.30pm 1pm 2pm 9pm 1pm 7.30pm

Acker Bilk Marisha Addison Quintet Afternoon Chillout YolanDa Brown Brian Kellock Trio Afternoon Chillout Guru’s Jazzmatazz The Aristocats Todd Gordon & The Marcus Pope Orchestra 7.30pm Tina May

LT

Mary May is more usually to be seen singing jazz and is a regular performer at The Lemon Tree Sunday lunchtime sessions, but this exhibition in the foyer by the award winning artist consists of portraits of jazz musicians who have influenced her work as a singer. Mary gained a degree in Fine Art at Leeds Metropolitan University and a post graduate diploma in Industrial Design at Herriot Watt. She has exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy, The London Design Centre, Scottish Artist/Artist Craftsmen (where she was a recipient of the Gatehouse Gallery Painting Award) and the Society of Scottish Artists exhibiton as well as having solo exhibitions nationally. This is a fun departure from her usual large abstract works. All the works in the exhibition will be available for sale via The Lemon Tree Box Office.

Aberdeen Performing Arts is a charity registered in Scotland, No. SC033733.

For future bookings please contact: Doug Taylor, Programming Manager doug.taylor@aberdeenperformingarts.com or Derek McArthur, Programmer for Music & Comedy derek.mcarthur@aberdeenperformingarts.com

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