Multi-talented Mr Murray at Jazz Club

Eliot Murray and his quartet perform for Fife Jazz Club on July 8.
Eliot Murray and his quartet perform for Fife Jazz Club on July 8.

A MAN of many talents - multi-instrumentalist, singer, conductor and arranger - Eliot Murray will play Fife Jazz Club with his quartet next week.

He’s been part of the big band scene for as long as he can remember, his mother was a big band singer, and he made his debut with the legendary Tommy Sampson at the age of three.

At school he played the sax with Fife Youth Jazz Orchestra, before going on to study music at St Andrews College, Bearsden.

Since then he has directed and prepared numerous bands, his arrangements are played throughout Britain and he’s been working in music education for nearly 20 years.

Eliot has made many radio appearances and has been guest artist at venues including the Usher Hall, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and SECC.

He has been the musical director of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra Big Band for the last four years.

Eliot and his quartet - Stuart Brown on drums, Kevin McKenzie on guitar, and Mario Caribe on bass - will play Fife Jazz Club’s newest venue, Styx in Victoria Road, Kirkcaldy on Sunday, July 8 between 2.00 p.m and 5.00 p.m.