Callander Jazz and Blues Festival

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Callander Jazz and Blues Festival
Genre jazz and blues
Dates 2–4 October 2015
Location(s) Callander, Scotland, United Kingdom
Years active 2006 - present

TheCallander Jazz and Blues Festival is a music festival held in the town of Callander in the heart of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Scotland. It was first held in 2006 and since then the festival has grown. The event in 2010 featured 50 gigs at 30 venues, performing live jazz and blues over 3 days.[1]


2009: 2–4 October[edit]

Invited musicians for the 2009 Festival include:


Fat Sams Band, Aidrian Drovers Slide Rule Winstons's Pennine Jazz, The Tim Barella Big Band, Brass Impact, The George Penman Jazzmen, Havana Swing, Swing Guitars, Kit Carey's Jazz Band, The Trossachs Big Band, The Roger Cull Quartet, Jazzmain, The Maria Speight Quintet, Jan Douglas and Primetime, Moodswing, The Scott Madden Trio, The Jess Abrams Quartet, The Bobby Wishart Quintet McCallum/Harrison Duo, The Thistle Saxophone Quartet , The Frank Curran Quartet, McLaren High School Swing Band, South Ayrshire Schools Jazz Band, The Bert Craig Trio, Quatro Mc Jazz, The Rosie Blue Duo


The Lyndon Anderson Band, Side Winder, The Revolutionaires, The Red Stripe Band, The Blues Devils, The Blues Juniors, The Bob Hall Show, B' and The Honey Boys, Mojo Rising, Main Street Blues, The Cherry Lee Mewis Band, The Sourmash Blues Band, Safe House Blues, The Rosie Blue Blues Band, Gavin Mooney, Al Hughes, Minnie and The Victors

2008: 3–5 October[edit]

The 2008 event featured nearly 50 bands and solo performers.

Big Band

Trossachs Big Band ( composed of local musicians and member of That Swing Sensation ), McLaren High School Swing Band, Brass Impact, Andy Mears Jazz Orchestra, The Tim Barella Big Band


George Penman Jazzmen, Kit Carey’s Jazzband, Winston’s Pennine Jazz

Jazz: Duos to Sextets

Alison Burns Quartet, Birdland, Bobby Wishart Quintet, Claire Daly Trio, Dekal, Havana Swing, Jan Douglas & Prime Time, Liquid Jazz, Liz MacEwan & Jack Finlay Trio, Lorna Reid Quartet, Maria Speight Quintet, McCallum/Harrison Duo, Moodswing, Nick Gould’s Jazzmain, Roger Cull Quartet, The Clyde Rhythm Group, The Frank Curran Quartet, The Jess Abrams Quartet, The Thistle Saxophone Quartet


Al Hughes, Blue Dubh, Bluebelly, Blues Devils, Blues House, Daniel Smith & T-Bone Taylor, Deep Blue, Gavin Mooney, Georgia Crawl, Guy Tortora Band, Kent Duchaine, Lights Out by Nine, Main Street Blues, Papa Mojo, The Blues Collective, The Fabulous Corvettes, The Hitmen, Wing and a Prayer

See also[edit]


  1. ^ White, Gregor (24 September 2010). "Jazz festival returns to Callander". Daily Record. Trinity Mirror. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 

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