28.4.18 - BITCHES BREW TORONTO LAUNCH - CANADIAN MUSIC CENTRE - 7.30pm
Join us at the Canadian Music Centre on April 28th at 7:30 for a night of music. Tickets available here: https://musiccentre.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F1a00000ePHwnEAG
The Smith Sessions Presents: Bitches Brew - Curated by Aline Homzy
The leaders are:
Emma Smith, bass – Edinburgh, Scotland
Anh Phung, flute with Alan Mackie on bass – Toronto, Ontario
Magdelys Savigne, percussion – Toronto; with her group OKAN
Aline Homzy, violin – Toronto; with her group Aline's étoile magique: Chris Pruden on piano, Daniel Fortin on bass and special guest Thom Gill on the guitar
The intention of this concert is to contribute to the normalization of women in leadership roles, in the context of jazz and improvised music. From Emma Smith’s website, Bitches Brew is: “… a night of music written / improvised and performed by some of the best female instrumentalists around. Flying in the face of reports that all-female bands are often seen by bookers and agents as novelty acts, and that more than one in a night would just be over-kill, Emma presents a gloriously eclectic night of music which celebrates the mind-blowing variety of talent playing, dancing and pushing boundaries of creative music”.
Naming the concert “The Smith Sessions Presents: Bitches Brew” is an acknowledgment of the ground-breaking work Emma Smith has done in Edinburgh (Scotland) to present a regular series of female-lead groups.
For more information on the Bitches Brew concert series, please visit: http://www.emmasmithbass.com/bitches-brew.html
A TD Discovery Series Special Project
1.11.17 - Morgan Szymanski - Día de Muertos - A celebration of life through music - Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
Mexican guitarist Morgan Szymanski presents a programme which celebrates the lives and work of Mexican, Latin American and Spanish composers including Andrés Segovia, Violeta Parra and Antonio Lauro as well as their own compositions in a unique musical feast not to be missed.
25.11.17 - DPJ Ensemble - Something There - Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Composer David Paul Jones and his 7-piece ensemble present a live concert performance of his acclaimed Linn Records recording Something There. A beautiful and powerful meditation on love, loss and wonder inspired by the poem Something There by Samuel Beckett.
Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards UK Tour Sept/Oct 2017
28.9 - Live Theatre, Newcastle
29.9 - St. Cuthbert's House, Seahouses
30.9 - The Carlile Institute, Meltham
1.10 - The Assembly Rooms, Presteigne
4.10 - St John's Church, Farncombe
5.10 - The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber
7 & 8.10 - The Square and Compass, Worth Matravers
10.10 - Archspace, London
12.10 - Cafe #9, Sheffield
13.10 - The Haining, Selkirk
14.10 - The Speigeltent, Spree Festival, Paisley
11.6.17 - Among Others - Scottish Storytelling Centre - 6pm
Celebrating 200 years of the Jewish Community in Edinburgh, music, stories, poems and recordings let us into the lives of those who have lived in Edinburgh throughout that time.
Joining the mighty talent of Phil Alexander (Moshe's Bagel, Salsa Celtica), having toured together for years in the Eliza Carthy Band, and the incredible Martin Fell on sax and clarinet the trio will be performing traditional and new music by Phil Alexander.
23.6.17 - Bitches Brew ft. Emma Smith & Signy Jakobsdottir + NÉRIJA - St. Luke's - 8pm
"Recently nominated for Jazz FM Breakthrough Act of the Year 2016, Nérija are a collective of up and coming, London-based musicians playing exciting and original music inspired by Jazz, Hip Hop, Afrobeat and South African Township. Together they have toured across Europe and the UK in addition to performing alongside top UK jazz musicians such as Nathaniel Facey of Empirical, pianist Zoe Rahman, and supporting Jazz Jamaica at the renowned Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club."
24.6.17 - Raymond MacDonald and Friends - Glad Cafe - 8pm
Music by Raymond MacDonald, performed and improvised by
Raymond MacDonald - saxes / Stuart Brown - drums / Robert Henderson - trumpet / Su-a Lee - cello / Jim MacEwan - Keys / Graeme Wilson - sax / Emma Tomlinson - viola / Emma Smith - bass
25.6.17 - Bitches Brew Glasgow Jazz Festival - Glad Cafe - 7.30pm
The line-up for this year's Glasgow Jazz Fest includes Maud the Moth, Rachael Cohen and Kikazaru. Check out the Bitches Brew page for more details...