VIDEO: Gypsy jazz in Rothesay with John Burgess

John Burgess, one of Scotland’s most highly-regarded jazz session musicians, joined local quartet Les Gitanes on stage in Rothesay on Sunday at the last in this winter’s series of ‘Jazz at the Vic’ sessions.

The video clip above features three pieces from the group’s set at the Victoria Hotel - A Porter’s Love Song, Minor Swing and Pennies From Heaven - in which Burgess joined the four regular members of Les Gitanes, Tim Saul, Alec Mack, Keith McIntyre and Paul McKay.

Les Gitanes and John Burgess on stage at the Victoria Hotel in Rothesay on Sunday, March 6.

Les Gitanes and John Burgess on stage at the Victoria Hotel in Rothesay on Sunday, March 6.

Next up for jazz fans on Bute is an appearance by jazz violinist Tim Kliphuis in the last concert in Bute Arts Society’s winter series on Friday, March 18 - then it’s the 2016 Isle of Bute Jazz Festival from Friday, April 29 until Monday, May 2.