Edinburgh promoters Soundhouse’s Music Mondays series recommences at the Traverse Theatre with a programme of folk, jazz and Americana running through September and October. The north-east tradition’s stalwarts Old Blind Dogs, pictured, open the series on September 7 followed by jazz vocal and piano duo Tina May & Nikki Iles on September 14. Alison Affleck & David MacGregor present their tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass on September 21 and old-time specialists the Corn Potato String Band, featuring Aaron Jonah Lewis, Lindsay McCaw and Ben Belcher, of popular bluegrass band the Hot Seats return on September 28, with leading English singer-songwriter Chris Wood, Texas-based troubadour Eric Taylor, Edinburgh harmony vocal trio The Bevvy Sisters, and South African pianist Philip Clouts’ quartet all due in October.


Two of the world’s leading improvising musicians, New York-based double bassist William Parker and drummer Hamid Drake play a concert with Amsterdam-based American saxophonist John Dikeman at the Poetry Club in Eastvale Place, Glasgow on Monday, September 7. Parker, who first came to international attention with maverick pianist Cecil Taylor’s group, and Drake, who has worked with Don Cherry, Herbie Hancock, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp and David Murray, have played together in countless formations over many years and are key figures in international avant-jazz. Their trio with Dikeman will be supported by Death Shanties. Doors open at 7pm.