DATE: September 8, 2013
TIME: 3:00 pm
LENGTH: All day events
INTERVAL: yes
AGE SUITABILITY: 8+
LOCATION: Lyth Arts Centre
Lyth 2013 Jazz Exchange September 8, 2013

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

Caithness Big Band
Sunday Night Band

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.

Barry Green, Dave Green

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.

Cat's Club

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

 The Lyth Jazz Trio

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.

One Response to Lyth 2013 Jazz Exchange

  1. Steve Foster says:

    Thanks to William and his great team for organising such a wonderful jazz event. It was packed full of variety and talent at all levels from keen amateur to top-flight pro. Would struggle to find such a blend anywhere else. Magic moments included taking part in the jam into the sma’ hours. I was delighted with how friendly and encouraging the pro’s were to us keen amateurs – a very inspiring Jazz Exchange.” cheers, Steve Foster

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