’Tis the season to be jazzy as well as jolly

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On Saturday, December 6, St Boswells Live! brings together a superb evening of jazz music to get everyone feeling all seasonal.

Headlining the evening and back for a very welcome return visit to St Boswells Live! are The Alex Yellowlees Quartet.

One of the finest exponents of jazz in Scotland is Alex Yellowlees, Scotland’s premier jazz violinist, who has dazzled and entertained audiences throughout Europe with his original realisation of the Hot Club style. Ever the pioneer, Alex has sculpted his own musical voice over a lifetime of performance and recordings, drawing from his extensive experience of Celtic, blues and jazz genres you can now hear and share in the sonic marvel that is at the very core of the Alex Yellowlees band.

Mike Nisbet’s virtuoso guitar playing belies his years and possesses a ferocious technique that is the envy of many a guitarist.

Ged Brockie is one of the world’s top acoustic guitarists and has eight recorded albums to his credit and regularly composes for film and media.

Completing the quartet is bass player Kenny Ellis who has been at the forefront of the Scottish jazz scene for more than three decades.

Kenny is known and respected throughout the world of jazz on both sides of the Atlantic. The list of American jazz musicians he has played with reads like a who’s who from the jazz world. Supporting the quartet are the Earlston High School Jazz Band. Led by ace multi-instrumentalist Mike Haywood, the band comprise a wide range of talented musicians from throughout the school, including a couple of teachers.

Doors open at 7.30pm, with the music starting at 8pm. Bring your own drinks; there will be a few seasonal nibbles and a lovely atmosphere. If you play a bit of jazz and would like to go on stage, then please contact enquiries@stboswellslive.com and just ask.

Tickets for the show are available from St Boswells Post Office or online at www.stboswellslive.com, priced £10, with generous concessions for under-16s and families. They will also be available on the door at the full price of £12 (concessions also apply).