Lyth 2013 Jazz Exchange
Shows at 3pm, 7.30pm and 10.30pm
A one-day festival brings together around thirty keen and talented musicians from London, Glasgow and Caithness.
Afternoon Session 3.00 – 5.00pm
You can choose to catch the 3pm afternoon show and dance to the marvellous Caithness Big Band in the theatre, enjoy Thurso's Sunday Night Band performing
in the garden gazebo (weather permitting) or just have afternoon tea in
the foyer. These bands play a mix of classic swing numbers you will no
doubt recognise and some more up-to-date tunes with catchy rhythms.
Evening Concert 7.30 – 10.00pm
Or you can attend the 7.30pm evening show. This promises to be a top-rate evening of the very best of jazz musicianship performed by seven highly-skilled musicians playing a mixture of great standards and new compositions.
We welcome top jazz circuit pianist Barry Green who is in much demand at venues both up and down the country and now internationally. He is currently touring with bass stalwart Dave Green, (no relation) as they launch Turn Left At Monday, their new album. "We haven't had anything like this in New York for over twenty years" is what Wynton Marsalis had to say about Barry's great keyboard mastery.
Sharing the bill is Cathie Rae and her band Cat's Club. Cathie is a much-loved figure on the Scottish jazz scene and manages to combine the twin roles of jazz musician and arts administrator as, almost single-handed, she runs the Scottish Jazz Federation. She is touring with Lyth favourites Paul Harrison and Mario Caribé, top UK guitarist Phil Robson and award-winning newcomer, drummer Corrie Dick.
Late Show 10.30pm – late
Or turn up for the late show at 10.30pm. This jam session will no doubt include some of the above musicians, playing informally for each other's entertainment, having fun rather than giving a rehearsed performance and possibly trading places. They may be joined by local band The Lyth Jazz Trio if the 'lads' can get it together in time. Tickets for the late show are free but best to book in advance.