Moray Jazz Club meets at Elgin City Football Club Social Club, Borough Briggs Road, Elgin IV30 1AP every Thursday evening. Live music between 8pm and 10.30pm, door opens 7.30pm
Annual membership £15.00
Everyone is welcome
Moray Jazz Club is a Registered Charity, No. SC028421
What an entertaining evening of superb music from our House Band with keyboard supremo Jon Hall( Keyboard, banter and wit), Colin Henderson (Baritone & Tenor Saxophone and Flute), James Steele(Baritone Saxophone), DavId Swann(Bass Guitar) and Nigel Mackenzie (Drums).
The Band combined a superb balance of tightness and fluidity in their playing that went down well with an appreciative audience. Hopefully, we have the full set in the right order: …
Bernie’s Time (Bernie Miller)
Walking Shoes (Gerry Mulligan)
One by One (Wayne Shorter)
Out Back Barn (Gerry Mulligan)
Blue in Green(Miles Davis)
Moanin (Bobby Timmons)
In Your Own Sweet Way (Dave Brubeck)
The Hippest Cat in Hollywood(Horace Silver)
Freight Trane (Tommy Flanagan)
Georgia On My Mind (Hoagy Carmichael)
Filthy McNasty (Horace Silver)
Swinging At The Haven (Ellis Marsalis)
Footprints (Wayne Shorter)
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free (Billy Taylor)
One thing is for sure when Matthew Kilner plays at MJC, you know you are in for some lively and sublime jazz musicianship and particular homage to Mr T Monk. Tonight was no exception. It was a superb evening’s entertainment that seemed to go on for ever! What is more is that Matthew was supported by the ever present Neil Birse and Pete Lowit ( chaps, we are going to have to rent a house for you in Elgin at this rate!) AND the return of Richard (Ricky) Glassby. What a joy to hear Richard’s sublime tempo, interpretation and solo breaks. Moreover, a big thank you Richard for travelling up from Arbroath after a hard days work at school. It was very much appreciated and we hope to see more of you in the near future.
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What a delight to hear Elaine Crichton at Moray Jazz Club after an absence of nearly two years. Elaine was accompanied by the perennial and superb bassist Pete Lowit and the sublime playing of Neil Birse on Keyboard. Elaine entertained us with a great narrative behind each and every song; her rhythmic and mellow voice was just what was needed to brighten up a November evening. Many thanks Elaine.
A fantastic evening of great music from the House Band- James Steele (Baritone Sax), Colin Henderson (Baritone and Alto Sax and Flute), Jon Hall (Keyboard), David Swann(Bass Guitar) and Nigel Mackenzie (Drums).
The Band played a set packed with rich tunes and jazz standards which gave James and Colin plenty of scope to show what superb sound double baritones are capable of. Gerry Mulligan and Horace Silver had plenty of exposure.
There was a real vibe in the music tonight so a big thank you from an appreciative audience.
We welcomed back Black Isle Jazz Ban for the second time this season with Pat Strachan [Trombone], Mike Mackenzie Sax and Clarinet, Dave Matheson [Guitar], Dave Swann [Bass guitar] and Nigel Mackenzie [Drums].
The band treated us to a wide ranging repertoire including- ‘Indiana’, ‘Cute’, ‘Bye bye blues’, ‘Aint misbehavin’, ‘Penny blues’, ‘All blues’, ‘Swing that music’, ‘Roses of Picardy’, ‘A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square’, ‘I cant give you anything but love baby’, ‘St James infirmary’, ‘Whip me with plenty of love’, ‘Lonesome blues’,
Great evening with the House Band and the wonderful Pamela Nairn. Colin Henderson [Alto and Baritone Sax], Graeme Nairn[ Guitar], David Swann [Bass Guitar], Nigel Mackenzie [Drums] and Pamela Nairn [Vocals]
Wide ranging numbers tonight including- ‘Out of nowhere’, ‘I love being here with you’, Lulu’s back in town’, ‘Turn the tables on me’, ‘Sir Charles Dawston’s robins nest’, ‘Like someone in love’, ‘Mucho besame’, ‘Dream your troubles away’, ‘Will you still be mine?’, ‘My funny valentine’, ‘Always true to you in my way’, ‘Let’s settle down’, ‘Dont get around much anymore’, ‘They can’t take that away from me’ and ‘Got to take a sentimental journey home’.
Lovely music but minus Colin’s flute playing, hope you get it fixed soon.
Matthew Kilner(Tenor Sax), Neil Birse (Keyboard), Pete Lowit(Double Bass) and Fraser Peterkin (Drums).
Well, what an evening of jazz! It was an absolute delight to see these musicians after such a long absence and to be treated to an evening of superb music. Although Matthew quite rightly said they had not played as a band before, this did not matter one jot as their musicianship was of such quality you would think they had been playing together for decades. There was such an easygoing understanding between them that complimented a sharpness and focus especially in solo sections. All four seemed to be on fire, performing live post Covid was like a release of pent up jazz expressionism. The audience were truly appreciative and look forward to their return.
We welcomed back tonight our House Band with Colin Henderson [ Alto and Baritone Sax and flute], Graeme Nairn [Guitar], Jon Hall [Keyboard], Nigel Mackenzie [Drums] and Dave Swan [Bass Guitar].
The Band played a number of classics from jazz greats such as Sigmund Romberg, George Gershwin, George Benson, Dave Bailey, Fred Coots, Cole Porter and Karl Snessdorf. Great evening, many thanks fellas.
The House Band welcomed three guest musicians this evening- James Steele [ Alto and Baritone Saxophone], David Swann[Bass] and Nigel McKenzie [Drums]. Joining them were stalwarts Graeme Nairn [Guitar] and Jon Hall [Keyboard].
A superb evening of diverse music ranging from some classic jazz standards through to one or two unfamiliar numbers. There was a really great tonal quality from these musicians with the rhythm section gelling well with guitar and saxophone. James Steele is an exciting saxophonist who puts a very personal stamp on his music, we look forward to seeing more of him at MJC.