• Soundbath
  • Soundbath
  • Soundbath
  • Soundbath
Mar 17, 2024, 10:00 am , Bon Accord Baths

Soundbath

In a highly anticipated return to this popular event, Aberdeen Jazz Festival presents a series of site-specific performances in the historic Bon Accord Baths. Closed to the public since 2008, the vast, light-drenched, cathedral-like space will form an atmospheric backdrop to specially-commissioned short performances. Not only a visual spectacle, the acoustics of the cavernous Art Deco building also create an amazing aural experience, with sound reverberating around the tiled walls and pool floor. A unique opportunity to step inside and immerse yourself in this hugely atmospheric space filled with memories. 

2024 Performers

Kimberley Tessa (saxophone/flute)

Awarded 'Rising star' at the 2023 Scottish Jazz awards, Kimberley Tessa is steadily making a name for herself within the vibrant Scottish Jazz scene. She frequently performs throughout Scotland with bands such as Milhouse Collective and The Vintage Girls.

Ming Hui (violin)

Violinist Ming Hui performs a piece based on the idea of a second home, in which a simple folk-like melody implies both resolution and displacement by way of a shifting tonal centre or home key. Expect forays into blues, contemporary classical and free improvisation along the way.

Sue McKenzie (saxophones)

Sue McKenzie is a diverse artist who works in the realms of free improvisation, folk and world music. She performs with UK/US trio, Multifarious and 2024 sees the release of a new album with guitarist Haftor Medbøe.

The title of the piece she will perform is “Kindred” and explores the connections to our past, our roots and ties to where we’ve come from (whether that’s in terms of family or location) and how that anchors us in the present. 

BOOKINGS

This event is free but tickets are required. Book your ticket below.

VENUE INFORMATION

Please note that Bon Accord Baths is currently a building which is subject to restoration efforts by a local charity. There are no toilet facilities available on site but suitable facilities can be accessed in the local area.  
Due to the historic nature of the building, not all areas are accessible to those with impaired mobility. Volunteers will however be on hand to offer assistance to an accessible area - please email info@bonaccordbaths.org.uk in advance of the performance if you require any support. 

TICKETS AND INFO

🎵 Kimberley Tessa (saxophone,flute), Ming Hui (violin), Sue McKenzie (saxophone)

Presented by Jazz Scotland

Bon Accord Baths

Shows at 10am, 11am and 12pm. Each show is 30 minutes.

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