Glasgow improvisers press the Go button for this year's GIO fest which opens on Thursday

This week sees the latest running of the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra's GIO fest which begins on Thursday. Highlights include appearances by the pianist Alexander Hawkins and double bassist Joëlle Léandre Thursday 25 November …

Published: 22 Nov 2021. Updated: 11 days.

This week sees the latest running of the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra's GIO fest which begins on Thursday. Highlights include appearances by the pianist Alexander Hawkins and double bassist Joëlle Léandre

Thursday 25 November

6-7pm: GIOfest XIV Films: GIO Films + Discussions with Ross Birrell and Raymond MacDonald (CCA Cinema, no livestream)

8-10.30pm: Ceol is Craic (CCA Theatre, no livestream)

Friday 26 November

6-7pm: GIOfest XIV Films: What Is Man and What Is Guitar? A Film About Keith Rowe (CCA Cinema, no livestream)

8-10.30pm: The Noisebringers (CCA Theatre & livestreamed)

Saturday 27 November

10-11am: GIObabies (CCA Theatre, no livestream)

11.30-1pm: GIOdynamics (CCA Theatre, no livestream)

2-4pm: GIOfest XIV Films: Howard Riley - Cheerfully Beyond Category (CCA Cinema, no livestream)

4.30-6pm: New Short Films, specially commissioned for this year’s festival (CCA Cinema & livestreamed)

8-11pm: Joëlle Léandre, Alexander Hawkins, GIO Small Groups (CCA Theatre & livestreamed)

Festival website

Further reading: a 2018 interview with Raymond MacDonald

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A selection of what's on this week

Steppin' out? Coming up this week: Today Matthew Bourne, The Yard, Manchester Tuesday Zakir Hussain, St George's, Bristol Wednesday Paul Dunmall Quintet, Bristol Music Club, Bristol Thursday Fergus McCreadie trio, Bear Club, Luton Friday James …

Published: 22 Nov 2021. Updated: 11 days.

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Steppin' out? Coming up this week:

Today

Matthew Bourne, The Yard, Manchester

Tuesday

Zakir Hussain, St George's, Bristol

Wednesday

Paul Dunmall Quintet, Bristol Music Club, Bristol

Thursday

Fergus McCreadie trio, Bear Club, Luton

Friday

James Taylor Quartet, The Marrs bar, Worcester

Saturday

Alfa Mist, Ritz, Manchester

Sunday

NYJO play Amy Winehouse, Cambridge Junction, Cambridge

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