Don Paterson with Graeme Stephen, Laura Macdonald and Steve Hamilton

Don't miss this special event in Leith on 7th March from some of the UK’s leading jazz musicians - Don Paterson, Graeme Stephen, Laura Macdonald and Steve Hamilton!

Don Paterson with Graeme Stephen, Laura Macdonald and Steve Hamilton

About Don Paterson with Graeme Stephen, Laura Macdonald and Steve Hamilton

Though better known as one of the UK’s leading and most decorated poets, Don Paterson has had a second career as guitarist, and moved to London in the mid-80s to join the free-improv scene, where he took lessons with the great guitar maverick Derek Bailey.

For twelve years he co-led the Celtic-jazz ensemble Lammas with saxophonist Tim Garland, playing classical and 12-string guitars and sharing stages and studios with jazz luminaries including trumpet master Kenny Wheeler, vibraphone virtuoso Joe Locke, and pianist Jason Rebello.

For his new project, Paterson has turned his unusual fingerstyle technique to electric as well as acoustic guitar to play in a group featuring some of the UK’s leading jazz musicians.

Fellow guitarist Graeme Stephen is a hugely distinctive player whose constant searches for new inspiration have led him into the Eastern European folk tradition as well as a mastery of looping. Stephen also features in the European collective LoLanders and is a mainstay of the award-winning Playtime sessions.

Saxophonist Laura Macdonald has the distinction of having one led a band that included both David Bowie’s final collaborator Donny McCaslin and Pat Metheny drummer and Birdman soundtrack composer, Antonio Sanchez. She has recorded enthusiastically received albums with New York pianist David Berkman, drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts and bassist James Genus.

Steve Hamilton is an extraordinarily resourceful keyboards player, currently working with drumming legend Billy Cobham, and a former member of Bill Bruford’s Earthworks. He has worked with Paterson for many years, building a great understanding, and his resume also includes gigs with Ray Charles and Freddie Hubbard, among many other notable musicians.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Don Paterson with Graeme Stephen, Laura Macdonald and Steve Hamilton are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment. All information (whether in text or photographs) is given in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement of representation or fact.

Similar events you might like...

Campbell’s Ceilidh - Online

Campbell’s Ceilidh - Online

Selected dates between 21st June 2020 - 27th December 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Join Mairi Campbell for a weekly online global gathering of songs, tunes, poems and offerings from friends, fans and family!
Read more

Opium Open Mic Night

Opium Open Mic Night

Selected dates between 23rd August 2020 - 31st January 2021

It's Opium Alternative Club & Bar Edinburgh's Open Mic Night every Sunday. Come on down and play some tunes with us!
Read more

Top Banana

Top Banana

Selected dates between 9th September 2020 - 28th October 2020

Catch the stars of the future right at the beginning every Wednesday night at our new act competition 'Top Banana'!
Read more

The Pop-Up Opera Roadshow

The Pop-Up Opera Roadshow

27th September 2020

You may not be able to come back to the theatre yet – so instead, Scottish Opera are coming to you! Catch their pop-up roadshow at Edinburgh Zoo on September 27th!
Read more

Bang Bang Romeo

Bang Bang Romeo

1st October 2020

Bang Bang Romeo bring their Beautiful World tour to Mash House, Edinburgh on Thursday 1st October!
Read more

Fionna Duncan and Brian Kellock

Fionna Duncan and Brian Kellock

1st October 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Playtime invites you to hear Fionna Duncan & Brian Kellock sing and swing the standards repertoire with bruised and bluesy, life-affirming honesty and vigour on October 1st.
Read more

Robert Vincent

Robert Vincent

2nd October 2020

Working class hero for the 21st century Robert Vincent comes to The Voodoo Rooms Edinburgh on Fridau 2nd October!
Read more

Fore Play Crazy Golf

Fore Play Crazy Golf

2nd October 2020 - 31st October 2020
Edinburgh New Town

Round up your pals and get the ball rolling for your next night oot as Fore Play Crazy Golf Edinburgh pop-up has found a new home!
Read more

Love Distraction and Enjoy the Silence Uk

Love Distraction and Enjoy the Silence Uk

9th October 2020

Catch Love Distraction, a Tribute To The Human League, and Enjoy The Silence UK, a tribute To Depeche Mode at The Liquid Room in October!
Read more

Find other events in Edinburgh

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

The Big Escape Edinburgh
The Big Escape is a brand new interactive outdoor experience, played on your smartphone, which will turn Edinburgh City Centre into a giant escape game!
Royal Highland Show 2021
One of Scotland's most iconic events 'The Royal Highland Show' returns to the Royal Highland Centre from 17th June!
Bergamotte Pop Up Jungle - Edinburgh
Bergamotte Pop Up Jungle returns to Edinburgh from September 23rd - 26th with a wide election of plants for every budget!
Edinburgh Corn Exchange Car Boot Sale Market
Edinburgh Corn Exchange Car Boot Sale Market is open but with strict rules and guidelines. Come and join us for some bargains and for sellers to have a clearout!
Leith100 : Light-Up Leith History Mural
Come see the Leith History Mural in a whole new LIGHT when it returns for a run of 10 nights from 25th September!

Popular Venues

Edinburgh Playhouse Festival Theatre Edinburgh Kings Theatre Edinburgh National Museum of Scotland Traverse Theatre