Rose Room with Konrad Wiszniewski
Scottish Jazz Awards finalists Rose Room’s first performance at the Tolbooth earned them a standing ovation. Sharing a love of Swing music and the style of the great Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, their vigorous and vivacious performances go down a storm with any audience as they serve up their 1930s ‘Hot Club’ standards, Gypsy Jazz favourites and self-penned originals with virtuosity, verve and panache recreating the excitement of Rive Gauche Paris.
Based in Glasgow, the quartet is fronted by award-winning violinist and ‘sophisticated songstress’ Seonaid Aitken who was voted Scottish Jazz Awards Best Vocalist in 2017 and who also plays with the Orchestra of Scottish Opera, the Tim Kliphuis Sextet and is recent presenter of BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘Jazz Nights at the Quay’. Scotland’s No.1 guitar maker Jimmy Moon of ‘Moon Guitars’ features on double bass with Celtic Connections’ Danny Kyle Award-winners ‘Swing Guitars’ Tam Gallagher and Tom Watson on rhythm and solo guitars respectively.
Top Scottish saxophonist Konrad Wiszniewski, Scottish Jazz Awards Best Instrumentalist 2017, has collaborated with Rose Room for several years, his ‘ravishingly beautiful tone’ lending itself perfectly to the Rose Room sound and his improvisations on their gypsy jazz repertoire are like vibrant fireworks! A match made in swing-jazz heaven!
‘The hottest ticket in Scotland right now!’ JAZZ SCOTLAND
‘Classy, very accomplished’ THE HERALD
‘As close to the sound of the great Stephane Grappelli as I think you’re going to hear in Scotland’
BBC RADIO SCOTLAND
‘Rose Room swing harder than an elm tree in a force nine English gale…’