Join us for an evening of amazing jazz performed by two great bands – The Meerkat Parade and The Fraser Urquhart Trio – along with a special gin tasting from Eden.Mill’s Steve Lowrie Mackay.
First up will be The Meerkat Parade (www.meerkatparade.com) a new quartet from Edinburgh, all sharing a love a for jazz and moving it forward with new and exciting compositions. The band features David Series (guitar and compositions), James Lindsay (acoustic bass) winner of the 2014 Martyn Bennett Prize for Composition and tours with bands such as Braebach and Ross Ainslie, Max Popp on drums having recently moved to UK from Chicago and Huw Rees on keys (winner of 2014 Dave Holland composition prize).
During the evening Steve will take you through a gin journey showcasing some of Eden.Mill’s favourite gins and gin cocktails. All gins and cocktails will be available to buy from the fully stocked bar as well as off sales available so you can enjoy both in your own time.
The evening will also include a performance by The Fraser Urquhart Trio, one of Scotland’s leading piano-led groups.
The Fraser Urquhart Trio plays elegant swinging jazz and be-bop. Recently showcased on BBC Jazz Nights and booked for the 2018 Glasgow Jazz Festival, the group are making waves through the Scottish music scene. Fraser (winner of the ‘Rising Star’ award at the Scottish Jazz Awards 2017) plays with a tasteful, classic and artful sensibility. The band features virtuosic bassist Douglas Whates and Powerhouse American drummer Max Popp.