Soundin' Off | Fergus McCreadie Trio

Thursday 20th February 2020

8:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Seated dining from 7pm
  • Performance starts at 8pm
  • Mediterranean & Middle Eastern Meze Menu served until 9:30pm

Pianist Fergus McCreadie’s trio is among the leaders of the exciting young wave currently energising the vibrant and creative Scottish jazz scene.

A phenomenal technician, McCreadie has developed a deeply personal style that captures Scotland’s musical traditions and landscapes while honouring his American and Nordic influences. He has worked with fellow young Scottish musicians including jazz-funk-folk juggernaut Fat-Suit, drummer Graham Costello's STRATA, singer Luca Manning and saxophonist Matt Carmichael and collaborated with award-winning trumpeter Laura Jurd.

His trio with David Bowden (bass) and Stephen Henderson (drums) has made a major impression in the UK, winning the coveted Peter Whittingham Jazz Prize in 2016, and its debut album, Turas, as well as reaching the shortlist for the Scottish Album of the Year Award 2019, a rare feat for a jazz group, won Best Album at the Scottish Jazz Awards 2019.

Their concerts, highlighting their thrilling virtuosity, brilliantly attuned collective dynamism and their music’s huge emotional charge, have earned five-star reviews and invitations to appear at London jazz mecca Ronnie Scotts’ International Piano Trio Festival as well as Oslo and Stockholm jazz festivals.

As well as winning the prestigious Peter Wittingham Jazz Award with his trio in 2016, Fergus has twice won the Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the year under-17s Prize and is the winner of the Guy Jones Prize, the Joe Temperley Prize from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and the Linda Trahan Memorial Prize from St Andrews University.

His trio has featured at the Glasgow, Edinburgh, Fife, Aberdeen and Islay jazz festivals regularly and earlier this year toured in Norway, Sweden, Lithuania and Estonia. The group has also appeared at Oslo Jazz Festival and the Ronnie Scott’s International Piano Trio Festival and later this month will play at Stockholm Jazz Festival.

Released in Spring 2018, the trio’s debut album, Turas, has been praised for “reflecting his engagement with the Scottish landscape and musical traditions while also showing a firm grasp of the jazz piano tradition” (Jazz In Europe) and won the Album of the Year title at the Scottish Jazz Awards this year, following on from McCreadie’s Best Instrumentalist title at the 2018 awards.

More recently, Turas was shortlisted for the Scottish Album of the Year Award, reaching the final ten from 290-plus candidates, a rare feat for a jazz album, and McCreadie is currently shortlisted for two categories (Best Album and Best Newcomer) in the Parliamentary Jazz Awards and in the Piano section of the British Jazz Awards, the results of which will be announced later in the year.

McCreadie’s music is an innovative blend of jazz and Scottish traditional music. Turas (Scottish Gaelic for ‘Journey’) features eight original compositions which are designed to take the listener on an auditory journey of Scotland. Depicting scenes from the Western Isles to the East Neuk of Fife, the music is evocative of the landscapes from which it has taken its inspiration.

McCreadie, who also works with drummer Graham Costello’s widely acclaimed STRATA, among other groups, will perform tonight with bassist, David Bowden, the winner of the Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year title in 2017 and leader of the acclaimed, world music influenced band Mezcla, and drummer Stephen Henderson, a former Jazzwise magazine One to Watch and a widely experienced musician in jazz and folk music circles.

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Soundin' Off | Fergus McCreadie Trio

£8.00

£12.00

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  • All seating is allocated by our Maitre d', who will make every attempt to accommodate your first choice. This is not always possible, and for busy events your party may even be split between tables. Please email bookings@peggysskylight.co.uk
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