Eastgate goes Dixieland on Saturday

Jazz comes to the Borders on Saturday (April 12) when the Nova Scotia Jazz Band gets audiences toe-tapping at the Eastgate Theatre in Peebles.

Veterans of the Edinburgh Jazz Festival and Glastonbury, the quartet play Dixieland jazz in the classic style with Lorne Cowieson on trumpet, Duncan Findlay on banjo, bass player Andy Sharkey and, on clarinet, saxophones and vocals, John Burgess.

Since forming in 2009 the band have played at major festivals and events all over the UK from London to Shetland and special guests have included Roy Williams, Jim Fryer, Ian Bateman, Stephanie Trick, Brian Kellock, Digby Fairweather, Richard Leach, Gregor Beck and Forrie Cairns.

For their concert at the Eastgate they will be joined by the top class BBC Radio Big Band drummer Tom


In 2011 the NSJB won their first award as ‘Best Early Jazz Band’ in the Scottish Jazz Awards and 2012 saw their debut film appearance as the travelling Dixieland band in The Happy Lands.

For more information visit www.novascotiajazzband.co.uk or ring the Eastgate.