ROSE ROOM @ GLASGOW JAZZ FESTIVAL

Written by on 2nd May 2018

Rose Room confirmed for Glasgow Jazz Festival 2018

Seonaid Aitken (centre)

Glasgow Jazz Festival has launched their full 2018 programme for this year’s summer festival. From Wednesday 20th – Sunday 24th June 2018, the city will be transformed by a wealth of international and home-grown jazz talent, as veteran fans cross pass with jazz newcomers in a city bursting at the seams with unforgettable musical moments.

Amongst those confirmed for the festival – and shortly to make an appearance on Sunny G Radio – are Glasgow-based Rose Room. Led by virtuoso violinist and last year’s Scottish Jazz Awards ‘Best Vocalist’ Seonaid Aitken, the group dubbed Scotland’s leading ‘Hot Club’ swing band join forces with top Scottish saxophonist Konrad Wiszniewski and the award-winning Capella String Quartet to celebrate the vintage sound of the 1930s with the Rose Room Orchestra Fantastique.

Glasgow Jazz Festival has also signed up to be part of the Keychange project – a pioneering European initiative that empowers women to transform the future of the music industry and encourages festivals to achieve a 50:50 balance by 2022. Keychange aims to accelerate change and create a better, more inclusive music industry for present and future generations. Year on year the festival showcases talented female musicians on the jazz scene and the 2018 festival is no different.

Jill Rodger, Director of Glasgow Jazz Festival, said: “Year on year we endeavour to bring an exciting and varied line-up of big name artists alongside up-and-coming musicians to Glasgow’s audiences. We’re really excited to be announcing this eclectic line-up and we look forward to welcoming jazz fans old and new to some of Glasgow’s most iconic music venues in June. 
 
“We have always endeavoured to celebrate the fantastic female jazz musicians that are part of our ever-evolving jazz scene, so we’re delighted to also announce that we are now part of the Keychange project – a fantastic initiative that will hopefully empower individuals to work together towards a more inclusive music industry.”
 
The Glasgow Jazz Festival will take place in various exciting venues across the city including the Old Fruitmarket, St Luke’s, Drygate and The Hug and Pint. The festival will also be taking place in Glasgow’s first ever dedicated jazz club – the brand-new venue The Blue Arrow. The festival is once again taking place with support and funding from Glasgow City Council and Creative Scotland.

For more information and to buy tickets for the festival please visit www.jazzfest.co.uk

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