Playtime with Dave Milligan
With an enthusiastically received new album, Momento just released, Dave Milligan is a highly versatile musician and a leading figure in the diverse Scottish music scene. His musical imagination flows
With an enthusiastically received new album, Momento just released, Dave Milligan is a highly versatile musician and a leading figure in the diverse Scottish music scene. His musical imagination flows freely between multiple genres, and is in great demand all over the world as a performer, composer, arranger, musical director and educator.
Now based near Edinburgh, Dave grew up in the Scottish Borders and went on to study at the City of Leeds College of Music, before returning to his native Scotland.
Having established himself early in his career as one of the most sought-after jazz pianists in the country, Dave’s work with some of the folk and Celtic music scene’s brightest artists earned him a reputation as a hugely adaptable, creative force.
As part of Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival in 2003, he co-founded and directed – along with harpist, vocalist and composer Corrina Hewat – The Unusual Suspects, a 22-piece big-band of leading folk and jazz musicians that set the bench-mark for the wave of large-scale ensembles that followed in the contemporary folk scene. The Scotsman would later count their debut performance in a list of the top 20 gigs of all time.
The amazing pianist joins Martin Kershaw (saxes), Mario Caribe (bass) and Tom Bancroft (drums) for a night of inspiring originals and contemporary jazz classics. Watch on Facebook
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(Thursday) 8:15 pm - 10:30 pm