The Ugly Bug Ragtime Three
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About The Event
The Ugly Bug Ragtime Three brings together three of Scotland’s finest jazz musicians to play a wonderful mix of hot rags, blues and stomps from the golden age of jazz all delivered with real drive, swing and verve by the wee band with the big, big sound. The UBR3 have played at Jazz Festivals all over their native land often playing with some very special guests including Enrico Tomasso, Leroy Jones, Pete Rudeforth, Nic Ball and Roy Williams.
They have released three albums 2014’s C’Mon Meet The Ugly Bug Ragtime Three and 2016’s Meet Me Tonight In Dream Land as well as an EP with the wonderful piano player Brian Kellock.
John Burgess on clarinet and saxophones has played at Jazz Festivals and clubs all over the world from The USA and Canada to Northern Africa, The Middle East and Europe. John has also played on over one hundred recordings and has played and recorded with Jon Erik Kelso, Scott Robinson, Digby Fairweather, Forrie Cairns, Ian Bateman, Jim Fryer, Jim Mullen, Tom Kincaid, Stephanie Trick, Keith Nichols, T.J.Johnson and Max Bygraves.
Ross Milligan’s guitar and banjo has graced live and studio sessions with artists as diverse as The Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Trip Hop Artist Tricky, Horse, Pee Wee Ellis, Ute Lemper, Barbara Morrison, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir George Martin and The Scottish Guitar Quartet. Ross has also written music for the films Get Happy (2015), Butterflies of Bill Baker (2013) and his compositions have appeared on TV worldwide.
An increasingly familiar face on the Scottish jazz scene Andy Sharkey’s string bass has graced sessions with singers Todd Gordon and Niki King, pianists Brian Kellock and Euan Stevenson, saxophonist Konrad Wisniewski and guitarist Nigel Clark and he has toured in the UK and USA with West End hit musical The Rat Pack.
This concert is generously sponsored by Stewart and Bennett Solicitors and Argyll Vintners.