Some partnerships are made in heaven and others are born out of the restless, inventive, innovative, charismatic sound that is jazz... and such a collaboration has been struck by Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree and Blue Lamp.
Both venues have hosted some of the hottest jazz nights in the city and have now come together to produce a joint Thursday night season with regular Jazz at The Blue Lamp nights occasionally interspersed with Jazz at The Lemon Tree nights.
The first kicks off with Phil Robson’s Immeasurable Code Quintet at The Lemon Tree tomorrow (Thursday), followed by a solo show by Zoe Rahman at The Blue Lamp on Thursday next week.
In October, the four jazz nights will all be at The Blue Lamp – the Mario Caribe Quartet (Oct 4), Gordon McNeil’s 7th Avenue Project (Oct 11), Organ Spot (Oct 18) and the Paul Booth Quartet (Oct 25).
In November, the season will continue with Breach Trio at The Blue Lamp (Nov 1), Tommy Smith’s Karma at The Lemon Tree (Wednesday, Nov 7), Malcolm McFarlane Trio (Nov 15) and Tom Gibb’s Fear of Flying (Nov 22) at The Blue Lamp and winding up with the Konrad Wisniewski Octet at the Lemon Tree.
Both jazz nights in December – Brian Kelloch and Julian Arquelles on the 6th and Aberdeen Jazz Orchestra and Marisha Addison on the 13th – will be held at the Blue Lamp.
“Jazz lovers in Aberdeen are lucky to have two fantastic, atmospheric venues for jazz in the city,” said Ben Torrie, head of programming with Aberdeen Performing Arts which operates The Lemon Tree.
“By working together we aim to offer audiences greater opportunities to see top notch jazz acts on their doorstep.”
Tickets for all the jazz nights are available online at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.