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Sunday, January 25, 2015

JAZZ SCOTLAND Announces Joe Temperley in Dumfries

From Jazz Scotland

Promoters of the five Jazz Festivals across Scotland, Jazz Scotland, are embarking on a national jazz project in February and March promoting concerts in nine towns across Scotland. The bands include American saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, Scottish trumpeter Colin Steele, the 14-strong fusion juggernaut Fat-Suit, and Scottish and long term US resident, saxophonist Joe Temperley who performs in Dumfries on Friday, 6th March at St. John’s Church.

The legendary saxophonist Joe Temperley returns to his Scottish roots for an exclusive five-day tour. Having started out playing in Humphrey Lyttelton’s band, Joe moved to New York in 1965 where he performed with many of the big names in jazz including the Jazz Composer’s Orchestra, Woody Herman and the Duke Ellington Orchestra. He has been anchoring the leading Big Band in the world, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra for 25 years now and has released several albums as a leader. “There is no greater sound on earth than Joe Temperley on a horn” (Wynton Marsalis), so don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to witness the return of Scottish baritone sax legend Joe Temperley.
Joining Joe on this tour is the ever-exciting Edinburgh-based Brian Kellock, “Scotland’s finest jazz pianist” (The Guardian), who has been working alongside many great musicians as well as leading his own project, the Brian Kellock Trio.

Fiona Alexander, Jazz Scotland Director, said: “We’ve been building towards developing a touring programme for some time, and now we’ve got the chance to ask jazz fans across Scotland if they’ll support a quality touring programme. If we get the kind of response we’ve been getting at some of our Festivals recently, we’re sure we can sustain this as a regular feature on the Scottish jazz scene"

More information about the upcoming concerts can be found on the website
For further information please contact:
Fiona Alexander, T: 0131 467 3660, E:

Joe Temperley & Brian Kellock
Dumfries: St John’s Church, Friday 6th March, 7.30pm
Tickets £12 from 01387 253383

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