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The club normally meets on the first Saturday of each month at 7:30 pm - doors open at 7:00. Unless otherwise stated, we meet in the Hall of St. Michael's RC Church, Blackness Road, Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7AJ, (also known as Queen Margaret's Hall), see Venue Page to find out how to get there.

New dates are being set all the time, so please check this page regularly. If you want to be on the email list for information, (sent out for each concert), please send an email to Sue McHugh - see our Contact Page.

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The following dates have been confirmed at the time of writing, (except where marked "TBC"):

Date Band Tickets Additional information
Saturday
3rd December
King Louis and the Primas £10.00 (including a glass of bubbly!) Louis Prima Tribute Band, based in Scotland. You’ll hear all the great songs – Just A Gigolo, I Ain't Got Nobody, Buona Sera, Angelina, Black Magic, Zooma, Zooma, When You're Smilin and of course I’m the King of the Swingers - and all the fun and gags and nonsense as well. Trombonist and singer Dave Batchelor leads a specially assembled all-star band in a loving recreation of the Louis Prima Vegas Show.
King Louis and the Primas also celebrates the roots of 50s rock and roll, bringing to life the songs of the Coasters, The Big Bopper, Joe Turner and Chuck Berry. More information on the band's own website.
Saturday
7th January 2017
Dick Lee's Swingtet £8.00 With an instrumental repertoire that draws on King Of Swing Benny Goodman's bandbook, Django Reinhardt's 1940s setlists and the Glenn Miller Band and with singer Ali Affleck contributing songs from the jollier end of the Billie Holiday canon, Dick Lee's Swingtet might appear on paper to capture a certain, bygone jazz age.
Lee, however, is such a spontaneous musician that items such as Reinhardt's Cavalerie, written for clarinet in the absence of his regular partner, violinist Stephane Grappelli, and showing a certain Arabian influence, spring forth as if being created in the moment. More information on the band's own website.
Saturday
4th February
Rose Room £8.00 Rose Room comprises virtuoso violinist and vocalist Seonaid Aitken, Jimmy Moon on double-bass, with guitarists Tom Watson and Tam Gallagher completing the line-up on solo and rhythm guitars respectively. The music embraces many of the songs of the swing jazz era but the gypsy swing jazz of the Hot Club de Paris is their forte. ‘…vigorous and vivacious…’ (Radio Scotland). ‘…they manage the feat of making music that's essentially rooted in the 1930s sound both fresh and true to its origins’ (Herald). ‘…music to lift the foulest of moods’ (Acoustic Magazine). More information on the band's own website.
Saturday
4th March
Freddie King £8.00 "The hippest singer in town: bebop, ballads, blues, all spun afresh in a net of warmth and pleasure." "He’s a magnet for great musicians and good times." Edinburgh Jazz Festival "A blend of deep passion, emotion and artistic sensitivity, topped up with that velvety soothing sound of a truly amazing voice" ​. More information on the band's own website.
Saturday
1st April
Sue McHugh Quintet £8.00 ​A welcome return of the house band featuring Colin Steele. Following an earlier stint singing with Glasgow based jazz bands in the 80s, Sue has resumed her jazz career with a vengeance. She has appeared with many of the country's top musicians including Brian Kellock, Tom Finlay, Martin Litton, Konrad Wiznieski, Ronnie Rae, John Rae and Colin Steele. Descriptions of her rich alto voice ranging from "caffe latte" to "creme brulee". More information on her own website.
Saturday
6th May
Jeff Barnhart £12.00 ​Jeff Barnhart is an internationally renowned pianist, vocalist, arranger, bandleader, recording artist, composer, educator and entertainer. Jeff began his professional career at age 14 playing and entertaining four nights a week in a restaurant in his home state of Connecticut. Here he began to learn the classic swing, jazz and ragtime repertoire of the early 20th century. The 21st century has found Jeff constantly appearing as a soloist, guest artist and pianist at jazz parties, festivals, clubs and cruises throughout the world. Jeff leads several bands in the UK: the Fryer-Barnhart International Jazz Band, which concentrates on hot music of the 1920’s, and Jeff Barnhart’s British Band, which performs small group swing of the 30’s and Jeff Barnhart and His Rhythm - The New Fats Waller Show. Jeff spent 15 years as pianist/vocalist with the US based Titan Hot Seven acting as band manager for 10 of those 15 years. Due to his versatility, vast repertoire and vibrant energy, Jeff is in increasing demand as a participant in international jazz events as either a soloist or as pianist in All-Star Jazz ensembles. In addition to his widely acclaimed solo and band appearances, Jeff is enjoying great success performing with smaller groups, most notably Ivory&Gold®, a group he co-leads with his talented wife, flutist Anne Barnhart. Ivory&Gold® has become a mainstay at many jazz and ragtime festivals throughout the US and the UK.. More information on his own website.
Saturday
3rd June
TBA £8.00 TBA.
Saturday
1st July
TBA £8.00 TBA.
Saturday
5th August
TBA £8.00 TBA.
Saturday
2nd September
TBA £8.00 TBA.
Saturday
7th October
TBA £8.00 TBA.
Saturday
4th November
TBA £8.00 TBA.
Saturday
2nd December
TBA £8.00 TBA.













This page last updated 2016-12-06 JGM.