WHIGHAMS JAZZ CLUB
Situated in Edinburgh's West End, Whighams Wine Cellar is fast gaining popularity as one of the most pioneering jazz venues in the Scottish capital.
Whighams offers a cool, modern and comfortable setting, and a new state of the art Bose PA system, which brings the best out of singers and musicians alike; this combination make it one of the best places to enjoy a relaxed musical evening in the city.
Currently, Whighams hosts a weekly jazz jam and open mic session on Sunday evening starting at 7.30pm and running till 11.30pm. The evening regularly attracts audiences of 60 - 80, and a terrific line up of professional and amateur singers and musicians, soaking up the club-like atmosphere of the event.
The format sticks to the tried and tested piano/bass/drums formula, but with a different host each week - either a singer or a horn player - organising the evening's entertainment.
And for those looking for more than music and fine wines to sustain them, Whighams reputation for offering excellent food, particularly seafood and tapas-style sharing platters, means that a casual dinner during the evening may well be the icing on the (fish)cake!
We'd love to get your news, views, opinions and suggestions. Moreover, if you have any friends who may not yet know about the session, and they're looking for a place to perform, then please tell them to come on down.
WHIGHAMS JAZZ CLUB
Sunday 8pm and Tuesday 8.30pm
3rd Alison Affleck & Vieux Carre
10th Crawford McInally – Kier
17th Jess Abrams
24th Melissa Western
31st Leona Rae with Shades of Blue
John Colianni special
Sun 7th Sept at 2.30pm
John will be playing with Kevin Mackenzie (guitar), Alyn Cosker (drums) and Jay Kilbride (double bass) as part of a Scottish tour. John is a renowned New York pianist and former musical director and pianist for Les Paul, Mel Torme and in his early career pianist with Lionel Hampton and his big band.
He remains MD of the Les Paul Trio continuing a residency at Broadway's Iridium Club which has been a regular feature for almost 30 years. He makes his third visit to Whighams with this top line Scottish band to form the John Colianni Scottish Quartet which played to enthralled packed houses in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee in 2013. An afternoon not to be missed by any lover of jazz piano.
7th Konrad Wiszniewski
14th The Jazz Pack feat. Laura Whelan
21st Copper Cats
28th John Burgess with Jim Douglas