Grappelli Night with Seonaid Aitken Quintet

Award-winning violinist Seonaid Aitken pays tribute to her French Jazz violin hero Stéphane Grappelli to mark 25 years since his passing – and 30 years since his last performance at the Glasgow Jazz Festival. Specialising in Gypsy Jazz, Seonaid is a regular tutor at the Grappelli-Django Camp in The Netherlands and performs extensively with her Scottish Jazz Award-winning band Rose Room. She has also been a guest with the Tim Kliphuis Sextet, Tokyo Django Collective, Swing 2023 and top jazz fingerstyle virtuoso – and former Grappelli guitarist – Martin Taylor MBE. Seonaid and her piano quintet will celebrate Grappelli’s 60+ year career with swingin’ tunes from his solo repertoire such as ‘Pent Up House’, ‘Ol’ Man River’ and ‘Sweet Georgia Brown’ and will be sure to include a few numbers from his Quintette du Hot Club de France days and legendary duets with Classical violin virtuoso Yehudi Menuhin.

Seonaid Aitken – violin
Conor Smith – guitar
Dan Brown – piano
Andy Sharkey – bass
Max Popp – drums

Saturday 17 June, 7.00pm – 10.00pm | Mackintosh Queen’s Cross | Tickets from £25.71