A HOST OF EXCITING ACTS HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED FOR LOCKERBIE’S JAZZ AND BLUES PARTY

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Take 5 – Saturday 26th September, 2014 – Lockerbie Town Hall and Little Theatre

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From 11am on Saturday 27th September the centre of Lockerbie will be transformed in an exhilarating musical showcase of jazz, blues, funk, soul, R&B, swing, bop, vocals and big band!

The hot sounds of the Lockerbie Jazz Festival can be heard on 3 stages for Take 5, the town’s one-of-a-kind music event. The programme boasts a stellar line-up of local and international acts, poised to deliver a relaxed afternoon of festivities. To top it off – admission is just £5 or free for the under 16s!

The acts confirmed to perform are:

Dom and the Ikos – a fantastically hot New Orleans funk and blues style band driven by killer piano player Dom Pipkin – taking time off from his regular gig with Paloma Faith and teaching Jonathan Ross to play the piano.

Kris Dollimore – is the guitar player with Scottish rock icons, Del Amitri, but he’s also one of Britain’s leading acoustic blues singers and guitarists, with a fabulous knowledge and deep respect for all the country blues traditions.

The Tom Gordon Septet playing Basie – the drummer with the BBC Big band front a new band playing the classic jazz by Count Basie

Dumfries Community Choir – the organiser says “probably going the biggest Choir in Scotland”

Getz Tribute Group – play music by the master of 50s and 60s cool jazz: Stan Getz

The Dumfries and Galloway Big Band – the debut performance of a big band created just last year

Deluxe Blues – driving, rocking blues band

StrumSum – guitar group

Singers Unlimited – classic jazz vocals from eight different singers

 

Plus specially assembled projects featuring young people from the DG area working alongside professional musicians:

The Moffat Young Piano Ensemble,  The Lockerbie Youth Guitar Group,  The Lockerbie Youth Choir, The DG Youth Jazz Group in association with the BBC Big Band.

Take 5 is sponsored by Creative Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway Council, Holywood and Robertson Trust.

Derek Gorman Director of Lockerbie Jazz Festival “we are delighted to present such a vibrant event in the heart of Lockerbie which showcases excellent music for residents and for visitors alike. It’s fun, it’s vibrant and there really is something for everyone in Take 5 if you are a jazz specialist or never heard a note of jazz.

For details about the full Take 5 programme, visit http://www.lockerbiejazz.com

Saturday 27th September, noon–4.30pm, Lockerbie Town Hall and The Little Theatre, Tickets £5

For more information please contact: Fiona Alexander – Fiona@jazzscotland.com

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