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Friday, November 27, 2020

Lagavulin Islay Jazz Festival

(Press release)

On Saturday 28th November at 6:00pm, the 2020 Lagavulin Islay Jazz Festival unveils three sets of new music, celebrating its 22nd edition.

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Featuring the world premiere of a brand new sextet co-led by trumpeter Colin Steele and pianist Fergus McCreadie and also featuring saxophonists Konrad Wiszniewski and Norman Willmore, Islay stalwart Mario Caribé on bass and Stephen Henderson on drums. 

Their set is 30 minutes long and was recorded at The Traverse in September. Konrad Wiszniewski plays a newly commissioned solo tune entitled Islay Magic at Dunyvaig Castle and Toby Mottershead delivers some early blues classics.

To find out more, please check out our facebook event 

The 22nd Festival will instead be staged from 17-19 September 2021.

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