Impresario and radio presenter Alan Steadman celebrates the 25th birthday of his Jazz at Hospitalfield promotions with a specially assembled line-up in concert at the Arbroath venue on Saturday, October 24. Steadman has invited seven of the musicians who have appeared for him over the years - pianist Brian Kellock, saxophonists Alan Barnes, Karen Sharp and Molly Duncan, drummer Alyn Cosker, bassist Kenny Ellis, and guitarist Kevin Mackenzie - to put a programme together from a variety of sources and jazz styles. Tickets are available only through calling 01382 774648, which is the number also for further information.

The promoters of the popular music nights at Victory Hall, Benderloch, near Oban present three concerts during October and November. Singer, songwriter and guitarist Allan Taylor, pictured, appears in the venue that’s become known locally as “Benderloch Palladium” on Saturday, October 10. Jazz-folk-world music guitar duo Wingin’ It follow on Saturday, November 7 and harmonica player and creator of a special mouth organ designed to play bagpipe music, Donald Black completes the autumn season on Friday, November 20.

The Kora Band, which features musicians from Seattle, Chicago, New York, and London, brings its unique combination of jazz and West African music to the Jazz Bar, Edinburgh on October 14 as part of a six date UK tour to mark the release of its new album, New Cities, on Whirlwind Recordings. The band was formed in 2008 by pianist Andrew Oliver, who heard a kora, the 21-string African harp, being played in Senegal while on a West African tour with the U.S. State Department and was inspired to seek out Kane Mathis, a kora player based in New York. As well as piano and kora, the band includes trumpet, bass and drums and its sound has been described as “mesmerizing” and “refreshing”.

Our item on accordionist and composer Freeland Barbour’s book launch gave the date as September 10. It is, of course, Saturday, October 10 at Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh.