Tickets now available for Midlothian Schools Big Band gig with Dennis Rollins

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There’s a real treat in store for Midlothian jazz lovers this May.

One of the UK's best-known jazz musicians, Dennis Rollins, is coming to town with his Velocity Trio for a very special gig at Loanhead Miners' Welfare Club at 7.30pm on Wednesday 30 May.

He'll be supported on the night by the Midlothian Schools Big Band, which is made up of around 25 highly talented pupils from secondary schools across Midlothian.

The Schools Big Band is supported by our Instrumental Music Service and their members are well used to the spotlight, having previously performed at high profile venues including Edinburgh's Usher Hall and at the recent Music for Youth Festival in Perth.

Our Head of Instrumental Music, David McLeod, said: "We are delighted that Dennis Rollins and his Velocity Trio are coming to Loanhead as part of their UK tour. Our Big Band members are eagerly anticipating the opportunity to share the stage with one of the UK's most highly respected jazz musicians. Tickets for this unique musical event are sure to go fast - so be sure to get yours before they all sell out."

It's sure to be a memorable night for local jazz lovers - and tickets are now on sale, costing just £7 (£5 concession). Bar facilities will also be available on the night for over-18s.

To get your ticket, contact David McLeod on 0131 271 3710 or by email to  - tickets are expected to sell out fast, so book soon to avoid disappointment.