Glasgow Concert Halls
Dates and times
Glasgow Jazz Festival present
Brian Molley Quartet and Laura Macdonald Quartet
Brian Molley Quartet
Saxophonist and composer Brian Molley is based in Scotland, leading several of his own projects as well as freelancing as an in demand session player.
The focal point of Brian’s musical output since 2012 has been the Brian Molley Quartet, performing his own compositions and featuring the finest in UK jazz players with Tom Gibbs on piano, Mario Caribé on bass and Stuart Brown on drums. In spring 2013 the band recorded their debut album CLOCK (BGMM), released to critical acclaim in October that year. Highlighted by Jazzwise Magazine as ‘one to watch 2014’ Brian’s compositions have attracted much acclaim, “a classy and well-crafted debut” BBC Radio 3, “His tone is gorgeous, he never wastes a note” All About Jazz.
Laura Macdonald Quartet
Laura Macdonald is one of the U.K’s most prominent women in Jazz. She began playing alto saxophone at the age of sixteen . In 1995 Laura was given a full scholarship to Berklee School of Music in Boston and graduated in 1997. Laura became the first winner of the Scottish Young Jazz Musician of the Year in 1997.In 1998, Laura became lead alto player in the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra.
Laura has released 4 c.d’s ‘Laura’ – Spartacus records (2000), “Awakenings’ Spartacus Records (2003, ‘Open Book’ – Imogena Records (2008), ‘Duets’ – Niro Music (2014).2005 saw Laura win a ‘Take Five’ initiative award funded by the Jerwood Foundation. Laura is a prominent composer being nominated twice for the Paul Hamlyn Composition Award and has been commissioned by Creative Scotland (Commonwealth Games, SNJO, London Jazz Festival, PRS, Edinburgh Jazz Festival, Jazz Scotland, The European Jazz Network and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra.
Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ