The beautiful Scottish island of Islay is host each year to its own jazz festival. However, it’s a difficult place to get to, so for one night only, on Tuesday 3rd September The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show, Lagavulin™ and Jazz FM have come together to bring a bit of Islay Jazz to London at the Jazz Café, Camden.
On stage we will have the Colin Steele Quintet – over the last decade trumpeter Colin Steele has made his mark on the UK scene, winning awards and impressing audiences with his Scottish-folk tinged jazz. His quintet brings him together with four other top Scottish musicians: Konrad Wiszniewski (saxophones), Dave Milligan (piano), Callum Gourlay (double bass) and Stu Richie (drums).
Tom Bancroft will also be gracing the stage. A key figure in the Scottish Jazz scene for over 20 years, drummer, composer and bandleader Tom Bancroft‘s latest project focuses on musical storytelling, with musical mash-ups, improvisations and original compositions drawing on the group’s extensive live experience. Trio Red brings together Tom on drums with Tom Cawley on Piano and Per Zanussi on bass.
Tickets include entry on the night, a Lagavulin aperitif, a dram of Lagavulin 16yo and a Lagavulin cocktail during the interval, designed by virtuoso bartender Ryan ‘Mr Lyan’ Chetiyawardana. VIP tickets are also available, which also include a seat on the balcony and a main course from the Jazz Café’s fabulous menu.
Nick Tether, Group Marketing Manager at Speciality Drinks says: “This is going to be a fantastic evening with real authenticity, pairing award winning Islay jazz musicians together with a variety of Lagavulin drinks. It’s all about getting people together to experience whisky in new and exciting ways while showcasing what we are looking forward to at this year’s show. To be working with such an iconic and distinctive brand as Lagavulin makes this event something really exciting for everybody involved.”
There is also a prize draw to win both a pair of tickets to the Jazz Café Concert and a pair of tickets to the Sunday session of The Whisky Show. Simply buy a bottle of Lagavulin 16 from TWE’s Islay Jazz Festival page (www.whisky-show.com/the-lagavulin-islay-jazz-festival) between now and Friday 23rd August and you will be entered into the draw.