Colin Steele

  • 11 August 2006

This article is from 2006.

Five reasons to see COLIN STEELE

He’s Scotland’s coolest jazz trumpet player
Colin has built a glowing reputation for his lyrical finesse and love for intricate but accessible melodies.

He has a great band
His quintet has continued to develop through a series of personnel changes since he put it together to record his debut album in 2000, and is one of the best units around.

His music has a strong Scottish feel
Jazz is not an indigenous Scottish music, but Colin has been one of the leading lights in bringing the influence of Scottish folk into his jazz-based music, and then combining the elements in original and beguiling fashion.

You can catch him twice
Colin is doing two different shows at The Lot - his Celtic-flavoured quintet on the 22 and 25 Aug, and his tribute to the music of Miles Davis on the other two nights.

He loves his jazz trumpeters
As well as the Miles Davis tribute, he has also paid homage to Chet Baker in a show with singer Cathie Rae, and named his son Louis after the man who started the whole ball rolling.

Jazz Centre at The Lot, 467 5200, 22, 24-26 Aug, 7.30pm, £8.

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