Pianist and composer, Fergus McCreadie, is one of the most exciting young talents out of Glasgow and out of the new UK jazz scene. His music is an innovative blend of jazz and Scottish traditional music, with compositions designed to take the listener on an auditory journey of Scotland. Depicting scenes from the Western Isles to the East Neuk of Fife, the music evokes the landscapes from which it takes its inspiration. Fergus is a complete and well-rounded musician, a passionate communicator and consummate performer, a composer of elegant, nuanced and captivating music as well as a pianist and improviser of exceptional ability and originality.
“The most beautiful music that can be heard in jazz at the moment” WrittenInMusic
“Scottish native Fergus McCreadie ignites his new trio album with a flurry of precisely placed notes, rich harmonies in forest-fire motion.” JazzTimes
“…prodigious, cascading technique while communicating warmth of personality and the ability both to convey a sense of place and landscape and make a melancholy phrase somehow spiritually uplifting.” The Herald
“A trio capable of rivalling EST or The Bad Plus for sheer excitement…Cairn doesn’t so much play jazz with a broad Scottish accent as smother it with Glasgow kisses. Rock on.” MOJOUK
Date of event:25th February 2023