The Scottish Freedom Jazz Band, with support Jess Abrams
Scotland's Freedom Jazz Dance Band are the new jazz ensemble who are going to swing Scotland into independence!
Led by one of the most seasoned band-leaders on the Scottish jazz scene – singer, trombonist and all-round entertainer Dave Batchelor - the group is packed full of award-winning instrumentalists. Colin Steele on trumpet, Polish-Scot Konrad Wiszniewski on tenor saxophone, David Patrick on piano and guest bassist from Germany, Martin Zenker, all accompanied by the deeply swinging drums of Milano-Scot Davide Rinaldi.
With a repertoire focussed on the uplifting music of the American civil rights scene – because jazz musicians were ALWAYS on the right side of history – they bring the uplifting message of We Shall Overcome, Now's the Time and I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel to be Free to the Scottish independence movement.
Dance, sway, or even swing your way to independence with the Scottish Freedom Jazz Band.
Over the last ten years, chateuse Jess Abrams has carved out a niche for herself with projects featuring the music of Cat Stevens, and a love-letter to her home town - New York.
From the west side to the wild side, Jess is ‘the real deal, a stone delight’ (Jazzwise)