Fergus McCreadie Trio
Saturday 9 September, 8pm
Fresh, young and vital contemporary jazz piano
Fergus McCreadie – Piano/Compositions
Mark Hendry – Bass
Graham Costello – Drums
Fergus McCreadie is one of Scotland’s most exciting young jazz artists. He showed aptitude for music at an early age, and at 12 years old had set himself on a career in music. By the age of 15, Fergus had already won the U17s Young Scottish Jazz Musician award 2013, and went on to win it a second time the next year, the first time and only time this feat had been achieved. For three years in a row, not only Fergus has been selected to compete in the overall final of the Young Scottish Jazz Musician award (2013, 2014 and 2015), he has been the youngest competitor in all three years. Fergus won the Peter Whittingham Award 2016.
Jazzwise magazine named Fergus as a artist to watch in 2017 – ‘Glasgow-based pianist Fergus McCreadie has been on the radar since his mid teens. Great ideas and the skill to bring them to fruition in any situation – solo, trio, big band – mark him out’.
At this point in Fergus’s career he has performed and worked in many different situations. He has performed several times on BBC Radio Scotland’s “Jazz House” and has performed at the Glasgow and Edinburgh International Jazz Festivals. Fergus has also performed in a showcase with the legendary saxophonist Bob Mintzer (The Yellowjackets) and Scottish heavyweight Tommy Smith (Scottish National Jazz Orchestra). Fergus currently studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on a full scholarship, where he is taught by Paul Harrison.
He performs regularly with his own trio which plays a wide selection of inventive originals. The three share an uncanny connection with interaction at the core of the groups sound, and gigs cover several styles ranging from hard bop to ECM style ballads.
Tickets £8 in advance online or £10 on the door