Glasgow based pianist/composer Peter Johnstone is fast becoming recognized as one of the leading lights in British Jazz. After winning the prestigious BBC Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year competition in 2012 and being nominated to take part in the 2013 Yamaha Jazz Scholars project, Peter is now working mainly with his trio featuring bassist Brodie Jarvie and drummer John Lowrie which recently played at the London Jazz Festival who will all be performing at the University on 14th May.
This trio consists of Peter Johnstone on piano, Brodie Jarvie on double bass and John Lowrie on drums/percussion. The group first began playing together properly in 2008 when all three members started attending the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. The trio's repertoire includes mostly original compositions composed by all members of the group which range from pieces influenced by the ECM sound, scottish folk music, contemporary American jazz and also American songbook standards and occasionally interpretations of pop songs.
The Glasgow Lindyhop group will be performing and will also lead a taster session to show people how to swing dance.
Timetable for Jazz Afternoon
1pm Guests arrive – (Jazz band playing 1.- 1.30pm)
1.30pm Swing dance demonstration
1.45 – 2.15 Swing dance taster lesson
2.15 – 3.15 Jazz band playing
3.15 Swing Dance demonstration
3.30 Jazz band playing
£10 adults, £6 children
Throughout the afternoon there will be guided tours of the exhibition space and afternoon tea for the participants. The cost of the ticket includes afternoon tea, band, tours and dancing.