Jazz in the Village Friday July 12th at 8pm. Tickets £10 

Ian and Dominic have been performing together for a number of years
playing melodic improvisations on jazz standards and original
compositions.  Their style of jazz
concentrates on developing melodic ideas within the framework of the melody of
a tune, whilst maintaining the concept and groove behind it.  The result is a very accessible melodic style
which allows them to explore, improvise and develop ideas without losing the
essence of each piece of music, and to interact together in as creative a way
as possible.

 

They have had enormous success over many years during the Edinburgh
Fringe Festival with their very successful show “Jazz at Lunchtime”.  Thousands of people have come to see them
perform, with many sell-out shows.  A
number of visitors to the Edinburgh Fringe from all over the world have
returned year after year.

 

Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, the duo has regularly and extensively
toured throughout the UK.  They have
embarked on many rural tours under their “Jazz in the Village”
series, playing in hundreds of halls, often bringing jazz for the first time to
remote communities, performing in intimate settings to appreciative
audiences.  The beautiful Scottish
scenery that they have seen on their travels has inspired the writing of many
pieces of music by Ian.

 

Ian and Dom have also performed in a number of festivals including:

 

Edinburgh Jazz Festival

Glasgow Jazz Festival

Fife Jazz Festival

Callander Jazz Festival

Borders Jazz Festival

Bath Fringe Festival

Buxton Fringe Festival

 

 They have also performed in Arts
Centres and small theatres throughout the country, such as: Kirkudbright Arts
Centre; East Kilbride Arts Centre; Aberdeen Art Gallery (Cowdray Hall); The
Loft, Winchester; Knock Castle, Crieff; The Firestaion Arts Centre, Windsor;
Norden Farm Arts Centre, Maidenhead; The Lot Arts Centre, Edinburgh; Harbour
Arts Centre, Irvine; The Old Well Theatre, Moffat; Lockerbie Little
Theatre;  Dibble Tree Theatre,
Carnoustie; The City Theatre, Durham; Mission Theatre, Bath; The Doghouse Jazz
Club, Ramsbottom; Henry’s Jazz Cellar, Edinburgh; Links Hotel Jazz Club,
Montrose; Swallow Theatre, Newton Stewart; National Museum of Scotland,
Edinburgh; The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen; Bearsden Town Hall and The Music Village,
Brussels.

 

“...he
really used the vast range of the tenor, always with gentle lyricism”

 

“...really
excellent Millar originals...”

 

"Beautiful
soaring magic! I was blown away by your show, just breath-taking!”

 

"What
a lovely and exhilarating performance! Enjoyed the interaction between the two
of you, and the obvious love you have for what you do.”

 

"...expect
warm, intelligent, reflective, human music...”

 

"Ian
Millar’s own composition Morning Dew opened the performance, its lovely sinuous
melody ranging freely from the heights to the depths of the tenor sax voice.”

 

"...a
unique performance not only in its introduction of many new pieces but also in
the splendidly relaxed jazz styling; music that had its own special flavour and
was not a copy of anything else.”