Gypsy jazz quartet Rose Room pay a much-anticipated return visit to Rothesay this weekend to play in the Isle of Bute Jazz Festival’s monthly winter concert series.
The group, who specialise in the ‘Hot Club’ jazz style of 1930s Paris as popularised by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, first played on the island at the 2011 Isle of Bute Jazz Festival, and their sense of fun, allied to their top-notch musicianship, quickly put them in high demand.
Jimmy Moon, the group’s double bass player, told us: “We play 30 gigs or so a year, and it’s funny how it all comes together after we’ve been away doing other things - I think it keeps the music really fresh.
“I wouldn’t consider myself a jazz musician but I really enjoy playing this kind of music - and the music and the band are great fun.”
* Rose Room play in ‘Jazz at the Vic’ at the Victoria Hotel this Sunday, November 1. Read more from our Rose Room chat with Jimmy Moon in this week’s issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, October 29.