JAZZ combo Spark Trio have moved their monthly Glasgow session to Swing Ltd on Hope Street with immediate effect. The group, which consists of one of the UK’s most versatile keyboardists, Paul Harrison on organ and two members of award-winning quartet Square One, guitarist Joe Williamson and drummer Stephen Henderson, will be joined by saxophonist Brian Molley this Monday, May 8. A musician with experience across jazz, classical, pop and theatre, Molley has toured internationally with his own group, including appearances at Rochester Jazz Festival in New York and Jodhpur RIFF festival in India. He released his new album, Colour and Movement last month and heads back to India at the beginning of June.


REGULAR Herald contributor Alison Kerr has received international recognition for her writing on jazz. Kerr’s jazz blog, Jazzmatters has been selected among the world’s top fifty websites for jazz musicians, teachers and students to consult by internet monitor Feedspot.

Kerr began writing for the Herald in 1993 when on secondment to the Herald Diary and has since written features and reviews of concerts and festivals including Nairn Jazz Festival and Norwich Jazz Party as well as Glasgow and Edinburgh’s summer jazz events.

She joins luminaries including jazz educator Jamey Aebersold and Shadows guitarist Hank Marvin, who writes about Django Reinhardt, as well as the very popular UK jazz news sites London Jazz News and Tyneside’s Bebop Spoken Here in the world top fifty.