Renowned for his masterful performances, jazz trumpeter Colin Steele has been increasingly influenced by Celtic music, and his joyous celebrations of Scottish melody and rhythm, liberated and enhanced by the spirit, sophistication and technique of jazz, have won critical acclaim
In Stramash, the trumpet-playing powerhouse leads an exhilarating jazz-folk-classical juggernaut, as a superb line-up of musicians embraces traditional Scottish tunes of both grand scale and emotional power, with outstanding instrumentation, chamber strings and improvisation.
The band features the incredible talents of Phil Bancroft (saxophone), Rory Campbell (bagpipes/whistle), Chris Stout and Seonaid Aitken (fiddles), Patsy Reid (fiddle/viola), Su-a Lee (cello), Dave Milligan (piano), Calum Gourlay (bass), and Alyn Cosker (drums).
This event is delivered in partnership with the University of Strathclyde, as part of their Diamond Jubilee programme. Celebrating the University’s unique contribution to the world since the granting of a Royal Charter in 1964, the Jubilee explores Strathclyde’s innovative approach to education and research and the institution’s impact on society over more than 225 years since its foundation in 1796, as well as looking to the future and the next chapter of the Strathclyde story.