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PICTURE SHOWS Rebecca Vasmant, Seonaid Aitken (with violin) and Tam Gallagher AT THE LAUNCH OF GLASGOW JAZZ FESTIVAL

Glasgow Jazz Festival has today launched their full 2018 programme for this year’s summer festival. Organisers have also announced a brand-new partnership with the Keychange Project – the initiative that encourages festivals to achieve a 50:50 gender balance by 2022. Glasgow Jazz Festival, the cities longest running music festival, has today on International Jazz Day announced their full programme for the 32nd edition. The summer festival will bring yet another richly diverse programme to some of Glasgow’s most iconic venues. From Wednesday 20th – Sunday 24th June 2018, the city will be transformed by a wealth of international and home-grown jazz talent, as veteran fans cross pass with jazz newcomers in a city bursting at the seams with unforgettable musical moments. Already announced to headline the festival is former front-man of Bombay Bicycle Club, Mr Jukes, who will bring his debut solo album to this year’s festival, a project full of material that revives his long-standing interest in jazz, soul and R&B. Music legend Georgie Fame will also return to the festival to showcase his much-loved blend of jazz and rhythm & blues with his Family Trio, as well as Orchestre Poly-Rythmo – one of Africa’s biggest and longest running orchestras. Glasgow Jazz Festival has also signed up to be part of the Keychange project – a pioneering European initiative that empowers women to transform the future of the music industry and encourages festivals to achieve a 50:50 balance by 2022. Keychange aims to accelerate change and create a better, more inclusive music industry for present and future generations. Year on year the festival showcases talented female musicians on the jazz scene and the 2018 festival is no different. Bahrain-raised, London-based trumpeter Yazz Ahmed will be taking to the Glasgow Jazz Festival stage this summer. Yazz has played