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01 May 2024
Top saxophonist Bobby Watson set for Glasgow Jazzfest

The outstanding alto saxophonist Bobby Watson is among the artists announced for Glasgow Jazz Festival, which runs from Wednesday 19th to Sunday 23rd June in various venues across the city.

 

Kansas-born Watson, who has carried the spirit of the legendary bebop master Charlie Parker into Art Blakey’s jazz academy, the Jazz Messengers, and on into his own distinguished career as a bandleader, brings his quartet to St Luke’s on Saturday 22nd June.

 

Among those also appearing at the festival are saxophonist Helena Kay, spiritual jazz troupe Mama Terra, pianists Fergus McCreadie and Ben Shankland, Average White Band founder, singer-guitarist Hamish Stuart, Scottish singer kitti, folk music-influenced duo Norman&Corrie, vibes player Orphy Robinson, and jazz-electronica act Jazz Massive.

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