However, not all jazz was dance music, during the 50's, singers
and players like Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, John Coltrane,
Miles Davis & Dizzy Gillespie catered to a more modern, sophisticated
and discerning taste, the listener, a taste that gave birth to the 'cool.'
Much of what we consider as Jazz in Scotland during the 60's and 70's
is derived from this 'cool' strand and could be heard throughout the
country in the many Jazz clubs and bars. Today the world has become
closer and many of our Jazz musicians enjoy healthy reputations abroad.
Players such as saxophonist Tommy Smith and singers Annie Ross are well
respected by the great who they have played with on the worlds stage.
Into the 21st century the Scottish Jazz scene has never been healthier
with clubs, festivals and other events catering to International &
Local artistes and audiences with a ravenous appetite for all that's
good about live Jazz in Scotland.
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