Sat, 25 Jun|
Langtoun Jazz presents The Evelyn Laurie Quartet
Evelyn Laurie performing songs from her second album, released in August 2021. “My Scottish Heart”, a collection of 18th and 19th century Scottish songs, reimagined in jazz settings.
Time & Location
25 Jun, 13:30
Live Lounge, 9 Esplanade, Kirkcaldy KY1 1HR, UK
About the Event
Evelyn Laurie, proud Paisley buddy, is a life-long singer and songwriter in many genres but found a home in jazz after attending a Fionna Duncan Jazz Vocal workshop around 17 years ago. She has steadily built her career as a professional performer since then, gigging mostly around the west of Scotland. Evelyn’s musical influences are very broad as reflected in her choice of repertoire. Her debut album, “A little bit of me”, was released in 2018 to critical acclaim from reviewers and audiences alike. At Langtoun Jazz Festival, she will be performing songs from her second album, released in August 2021. “My Scottish Heart”, a collection of 18th and 19th century Scottish songs, reimagined in jazz settings. The title track is an original work. Reviewers have described it as a ‘musical masterpiece’ and ‘a gem of an album’. Evelyn will be accompanied by 3 fine Scottish musicians
Dan Brown – a graduate of the prestigious jazz programme at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Dan is a talented pianist in increasing demand on the Scottish jazz scene and is also a composer in his own right.
Andrew Robb – award winning bassist, composer and teacher, Andrew regularly plays in venues across the UK and abroad with a variety of highly rated ensembles including the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra. He is Head of Jazz at St Marys Specialist Music School, Edinburgh and lectures at Leeds Conservatoire.
Tom Gordon – a graduate of the Guildhall School and a Fifer, Tom is an innovative and exciting percussionist and teacher much in demand, and occupies the drummer’s chair of the BBC Big Band.