Six-piece swing band at Bute jazz festival

The Brownfield/Byrne Hot Six is inspired by the swing era style of the late 1930s and early 1940s.

The Brownfield/Byrne Hot Six is inspired by the swing era style of the late 1930s and early 1940s.

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Performing at this year’s Isle of Bute Jazz Festival is a band inspired by the swing era of the late 1930s and early 40s - Brownfield Byrne Hot Six.

The six-piece band, which formed in January 2012, consists of experienced jazz musicians with large and diverse repertoire ranging from New Orleans, through the tin-pan alley classics, the swing era, and mainstream jazz.

With trumpet, tenor saxophone, guitar, piano, double bass and drums, the Brownfield Byrne Hot Six creates a really authentic and infectious swing-feel, while the talents of standout soloists Jamie Brownfield (trumpet) and Tom Kincaid (piano) really energize and lift the audience.

Brownfield Byrne Hot Six will perform at the ever-popular Rothesay Castle Picnic on Sunday, May 4, but in the event the weather is poor, will be relocated to the Pavilion’s main hall (all drinks must be purchased at Pavilion’s Bar).

* To buy tickets for any of this year’s performances you can purchase them on the day by visiting the Jazz Festival Ticket Office, located at the Community Shop in Guildford Square, on May 2-3 from 10am-9pm, May 4 from 11am-9pm, and on May 5, from 11am-12.30pm.

Tickets can also be purchased in advance from Brechin’s on Bridgend Street.

Please note that tickets for the Farewell Concert at Glenburn Hotel on Monday, May 5, are limited, so get yours while you can.