Saturday 1 June 2024 at 4.15 pm. Doors open 3.45 pm.

Scottish Jazz vocalist Marianne McGregor is an exciting new voice on the UK Jazz scene. Her vocals are rich and velvety in tone, with impressive technical agility and a warm sound that ignites old time jazz flair with modern flavour. McGregor is a natural vocal improviser with an Ella-like freedom towards scatting. Gliding through scat-solos like a horn, she swings and brings something rhythmic, with bite and substance.

Marianne has been performing sell-out shows in the UK, commanding her audiences with charm and musical sincerity in every note she sings. With delivery that ranges from gutsy and bluesy to delicate and personal, Marianne’s voice will break your heart and mend it all in one performance. Her most recent accolade is receiving the Fionna Duncan ‘Best Vocalist’ Award at the Scottish Jazz Awards 2023. In a special performance for Langtoun Jazz Festival Marianne will be ably accompanied by superb pianist Paul Harrison. The duo will deliver a concert of fresh takes on old jazz favourites along with some exciting new original material from Marianne.

Paul Harrison was an outstanding piano scholar at Edinburgh University. He won the Scottish regional final of the Young Jazz Musician of the Year competition in 1998 and again in 1999, both years going on to compete as one of six British finalists in London. In recent years Paul has been called on to play with many great outstanding international performers, including Chris Potter, David Binney, Bobby Watson, Jesse Davis, Lea DeLaria, Joe Locke, Ulf Wakenius and Warren Vache, as well as working with the cream of Scottish jazz


In 2009 Paul won the award for Best Pianist at the first Scottish Jazz Awards ceremony, and in 2011 received another award for Best Project for his composition The Hospitalfield Suite. In 2010 Paul was commissioned by the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra to write an arrangement of music by Miles Davis for guitarist John Scofield to play. Paul now teaches on the jazz degree course at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and at The University of Edinburgh.

 Tickets for all Beveridge Suite performances are ONLY available from the Adam Smith box office. Until 1 May grab yourself a special deal of £35 for all three performances, or individual tickets for £14. After 1 May only individual tickets will be available at £15.

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