Studio interviews

Below is a selection of filmed interviews with grandees of the Scottish jazz scene. Click on individual names for unique and wonderfully vivid stories about the foundations of Scotland’s jazz community that underpin the SJA collections.

Charles ‘Dizzie’ Jackson
Fionna Duncan
Alan Steadman
Tom Lowrie
Ken Mathieson
Dave Swanson
Andrew Lauder
Norrie Thomson
Lachlan MacColl
Kenny & Violet Milne
Graham Blamire
Donald ‘Chick’ Murray

Kenny Ellis
Jim Petrie
Freddie King
Dick Lee
Colin Steele
Bob Busby

Interviews conducted during the Corona-19 pandemic

While social distancing measures remain in place during 2020/21, we are conducting a series of online interviews with eminent contributors to the Scottish jazz scene:

Jim Vincent
Martin Taylor MBE
Stewart Forbes
Alan Wallace
Lennie Herd

Rob Adams
Hamish McGregor
Graham Stark

Playtime interviews

During the Covid pandemic, our friends at Playtime have bravely continued a programme of socially-distanced online gigs featuring musicians from far and wide alongside the house quartet. Independent to the work of the SJA, each of these gigs has featured an interview with the guest artist and they are available here: