Aberdeen Jazz Festival Week One Highlights

by Jazz Scotland

The Aberdeen Jazz Festival 2022 was back in it's usual March timeslot, heralding the start of spring. With pandemic restrictions not long lifted, this was a festival defying expectations on many levels. Audiences were treated to a full 10 days of live music in both iconic venues, and new unexpected places. 

Matthew Kilner and Dawid Rejniak at the launch of Aberdeen Jazz Festival 2022

Matthew Kilner and Dawid Rejniak at the launch of Aberdeen Jazz Festival 2022. Photo by Colin Black

 

The first weekend featured evening performances in Aberdeen's famous jazz club, The Blue Lamp. Audiences were treated to performances by Marianne McGregor, Shapes of Time Trio, Funk Connection, Matthew Kilner's Two Tenors, Astrosnax and the Martin Kershaw Quartet

 

Marianne McGregor and Colin Steele on opening night. Hosted by Jazz at the Blue Lamp. Photo by Colin Black

 

The Aberdeen Jazz Festival also held it's first performance in the newly refurbished Cowdray Hall. Ali Affleck performed with her band The Gin Mill Genies. See some media coverage here