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Now in its thirtieth year, Glasgow Jazz Festival is the city’s longest-running annual music event.
To mark the occasion, Glasgow Music City Tours are running three special walking tours which are packed with stories of Scotland’s home-grown jazz talent as well as tales of the international legends who have played the festival.
Entertaining and informative
From wardrobe malfunctions to flirtatious jazz giants and late night jams, the tours are as entertaining as they are informative.
The tours also tell the inside story of how the Jazz Festival has survived and thrived over the decades and the wider role it has played in Glasgow’s vibrant music scene.
Choose your day
Option one is for two people to take the tour on Friday 24th June 2016. Option two is for two people to take the tour on Saturday 25th June and option three is for two people on Sunday 26th June.
Live jazz and gin
Each tour will start at 2pm in the Scottish Music Centre on Candleriggs.
Guides will deliver the introduction to the tour while guests enjoy a complimentary dram of Oaked Highland Gin from Strathearn Distillery in Perthshire.
This first section of the tour will also feature live music from one of the outstanding musicians appearing on the festival’s 30 under 30 strand – a collection of young Scottish Jazz musicians making waves in the global music scene.
Lindy Hopping their way around the Merchant City, each tour will last approximately two hours in total and will finish back at Candleriggs.
Since launching a little under a year ago, Glasgow Music City Tours have had plenty of applause on TripAdvisor for their other walking tours.
At the time of writing, they have 48 reviews – 45 rating it excellent and three rating it very good. These excerpts are taken from longer reviews:
‘Had a fantastic tour… This is a fabulous way to learn about past and present musical Glasgow with a fun element. We learned so much in two hours and it was better than any guide book…’
‘Can’t give enough praise. We are just back from the Music Mile walking music tour and it was amazing! I came straight home and recommended to family and friends, and wrote this review, it was that good. It was interesting, informative, fun, and friendly and I found out a lot of things I didn’t know despite being a Glaswegian music lover… suffice to say we absolutely loved it from beginning to end…’
Whether you are a jazz buff or simply keen to see a little of the city’s famous music scene, these Jazz Festival tours from Glasgow Music City Tours will strike a chord with young and old.
They would make fantastic gifts for the music lover in your life and would also be perfect as a warm up act before going to see a Jazz Fest gig in the evening.