Blue Lamp appearance for popular jazz guitarist

Jazz guitarist Ant Law will be appearing at the Blue Lamp in Aberdeen on Thursday, January 30, as part of a UK tour.
Jazz guitarist Ant Law will be appearing at the Blue Lamp in Aberdeen on Thursday, January 30, as part of a UK tour.

Jazz guitarist Ant Law will be appearing at Aberdeen’s Blue Lamp later this month.

Ant will perform with his band at the venue on Thursday, January 30, as part of a UK tour, which has just got under way.

He studied at both Edinburgh University and Berklee College of Music in Boston before moving to London in 2008.

The Scots-born musician picked up work with artists such as Mica Paris, Leon Ware, Koby Israelite, Camille O’Sullivan, Britain’s Got Talent star Tony Laf, X-factor winner Steve Brookstein and Eileen Hunter, and members of Incognito and Level 42. He was honoured to be featured in the July 2011 issue of Europe’s biggest selling “Total Guitar” magazine.

Additionally, he is a pioneer of a new “Perfect Fourths” tuning system for guitarists.

While touring internationally, Ant composed music intensively.

He makes regular trips to New York to study with his heroes Ben Monder, Lage Lund, Adam Rogers, Gilad Hekselman, Tim Miller, and significantly Ari Hoenig.

These influences are audible in the music. His album “Entanglement” was released early last year.

This project was awarded funding from the Jazz Services Recording Support Scheme and released on the 33 Jazz label.

Speaking at the time, Ant explained the meaning behind the album name: “It harks back to my physics days. Quantum Entanglement is something I learned about in the fourth year of my degree.

“If you shine light through certain crystals, the photons emerge polarised - certain particles might be ‘up’, others ‘down’ - you can separate the photons by huge distances and if you alter one of them, the other alters straight away.

“It’s amazing, it happens instantaneously. Anyway, I likened that to a few more romantic analogues, twins for example, if one of them is in a car crash in Australia, the other one knows that something is up.”

The band also include dates in Edinburgh Jazz Bar and Glasgow Art Club next month.

They will then head into the studio to record their second album.

The Blue Lamp gig begins at 8pm, with doors opening at 7.30. Tickets are £10, £8 concessions and £5 students.