Our Saturday evening concert once again features a trio of young jazz musicians making waves on the Scottish scene.The trio is led by Ben Shankland, a young Edinburgh-born pianist and composer who made his debut at Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival as part of the 2021 Introducing Stage.He also plays with Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra. His compositions show much influence from traditional recordings, but bring a fresh contemporary jazz sound. Ben is joined by two of Scotland’s finest young musicians – Ewan Hastie on bass and Chun-Wei Kang on drums.

 Bass player Ewan Hastie is in his fourth year of a Bachelor of Music degree on the RCS Jazz programme and is an alumnus of the Junior Conservatoire of Music. He was announced as the winner of the BBC Young Jazz Musician 2022 in November last year, the third Scottish finalist following Fergus McCreadie in 2018 and Matt Carmichael in 2020, but the first Scottish winner.
Born in Edinburgh and raised in Kirkcaldy, Ewan started playing the bass guitar at the age of 12 and took up the double bass during his time with the Fife Youth Jazz Orchestra. He gained touring experience with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland, visiting Skye, Glasgow, Belfast and the Sligo Jazz Festival, eventually enrolling at RCS. Ewan was also presented with the Mark McKergow Prize for Jazz Improvisation at the RCS Jazz Awards, awarded for hard work, diligence and creativity, and was selected to go to Nuremberg, Germany for a European jazz workshop.

Chun-Wei Kang is a young drummer based in Glasgow. He is kept ​very busy in various groups on the lively jazz scene there.

Doors open 7.30 for 8.00 pm.

Tickets £13 from Ticket Source (plus booking fee) or £15 at the door. Tickets can be reserved for payment at the door via info@langtounjazz.co.uk New for 2023, contactless payment will be available on the door.


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