The Scottish Arts Council presents TUNE UP, a potent brew of new and established, local and international musical artists and inspired collaborations on tour across Scotland from Drumnadrochit to Langholm.
Graham Stephen Septet: Thu 25 Feb - Sun 7 Mar
Treacherous Orchestra: Fri 26 Mar - Sat 10 Apr
Ryan Quigley Big Band with Justin Currie: Fri 12 - 26 Mar
10 Years At The Edge - The An Tobar Commissions: Mon 19 Apr - Sat 15 May
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Episode 5 - Graeme Stephen Septet
Graeme Stephen joins with some of the most creative and in-demand players on the UK folk and jazz scenes for this Tune Up tour. Born in Aberdeen and based in Edinburgh, Stephen is a sensitive and inventive player, influenced by the pre-bop guitar style of Charlie Christian as well as contemporary masters like Bill Frisell. In 2008 he was chosen for the Serious/PRS Take 5 initiative. Stephen currently performs with his own Trio, as will as the free-improvisation outfit Newt, and is a regular guest with the eclectic Fraser Fifield band. His Sextet was selected for the Jazz Services Promoters' Choice Award 2006 and played at the London Jazz Festival and the Manchester Jazz Festival. It has since Expanded to a Septet with the addition of London-based cellist Ben Davis of Mercury Music Prize nominees Basquiat Strings.
Episode 4 - Breabach & Le Vent du Nord
Episode 3 - Frightened Rabbit and guests
Episode 2 - Simon Thacker and the Nava Rasa Ensemble
Episode 1 - Edwyn Collins & 1990s
Tune Up is supported by the National Lottery through the Scottish Arts Council.