Glasgow music promoters Sounds in the Suburbs have announced that their September 23 concert by New Jersey singer-songwriter Greg Trooper has had to be postponed due to illness. The Jordanhill-based company still has a full programme of other concerts before the end of the month, however, with New Yorker Jess Klein appearing at Woodend Bowling and Lawn Tennis Club on Thursday 10th, London’s Band of Holy Joy at the Admiral Bar on Sunday 20th, former Hipsway frontman Grahame Skinner at Arlington Baths on Friday 18th, and South Carolinan singer-songwriter Danielle Howle at Woodend Bowling and Lawn Tennis Club on Monday 28th.

Music in West Kilbride brings two concerts to the North Ayrshire coast in its autumn season. Internationally acclaimed saxophone and piano duo Tommy Smith & Brian Kellock, pictured, play their own spontaneously inventive interpretations of the classic jazz repertoire on Friday, October 16 and flute and harp pairing the Clyde Duo will be the music society’s guests on Friday, November 20. Both concerts take place in West Kilbride Village Hall at 7:30pm.

Edinburgh’s Jazz Bar welcomes one of Australia's leading jazz musicians, saxophonist Jamie Oehlers back to the capital for a two-night stopover on September 16 and 17. Oehlers has won the World Saxophone Competition and the Australian Jazz Artist of the Year prize among many other awards, and has performed with jazz luminaries including Charlie Haden, Eric Harland, Ari Hoenig, and Reuben Rogers. On a UK tour to promote his new CD, The Burden of Memory, Oehlers will appear with fellow Australian, pianist Tal Cohen and Scottish bass and drums team, Euan Burton and Doug Hough.

The annual Best of the West festival goes ahead at Inveraray Castle on September 12 and 13. Organised by the Duchess of Argyll, this celebration of music, food and drink from the Highlands and Islands features over one hundred and twenty bands and performers including Skerryvore, Skipinnish, Barluath and Peatbog Faeries.