A Bute audience was treated to a superb performance of mellow jazz at the Victoria Hotel on Sunday afternoon.
Edinburgh-based four-piece band JazzMain, who will be making a return visit this May for the Isle of Bute Jazz Festival, launched straight into “I Thought About You”, and “The Girl from Ipanema”, before saxophonist Nick Gould, turning to look out the function room’s window, commented “This is without a doubt the best view we’ve had for a gig - usually we’re playing in a cellar! You’re so lucky to live in this wonderful place.” With the sun blazing down on the snow-capped hills across the bay, Nick was most definitely correct.
Joining Nick on stage were Kevin Dorrian on drums, Steve Grossart on keyboards and Iain Harkness on bass, the four performers were each given their time to shine with skilled solos, in addition to displaying their talents as an ensemble.
Other performances included “New York on Sunday”, “You Don’t Know What love Is”, “Autumn in New York”, and “Satin Doll”, with the audience showing their enthusiastic appreciation.
JazzMain have been playing together for over ten years, performing all over Scotland and Ireland, and if their gig on Sunday is anything to go by, their performance at this year’s jazz festival will be one to mark in your diaries!