08.03.18Playtime wins New Music Scotland Award!

Playtime is proud to announce that it is the winner of the 2018 Ginkhana Award for Innovation in New Jazz Music in association with Jazz from Scotland. The award was collected by Martin Kershaw at a ceremony in the Drygate Brewery on 7 March, but of course huge credit must also go to Playtime co-founder Graeme Stephen, along with core quartet members Tom Bancroft and Mario Caribe. Big thanks also to Kim Finlay at The Outhouse for all her incredible help and support over the last 4 years, and finally thanks to all the incredible musicians who have performed at Playtime, and to all the wonderful people who come to our concerts! Onwards and upwards!

05.03.16PLAYTIME - MAR/APR PROGRAMME!


All concerts at The Outhouse, Broughton Street Lane, Edinburgh EH1 3LY. 8pm start. Admission £8/6 on the door.

10 MARCH: KENNY WHEELER TRIBUTE

A celebration of the unique and wonderful music of jazz legend Kenny Wheeler - with Martin Kershaw (saxes), Phil O'Malley (trombone), Graeme Stephen (guitar), Mario Caribe (bass) and Tom Bancroft (drums).

24 MARCH: TANGENTIAL EXCURSIONS

Martin Kershaw (saxes), Graeme Stephen (guitar) and Tom Bancroft (drums) engage the warp drive for musical destinations unknown. Always an ear-opening, mind-expanding experience!

7 APRIL: DAVE MILLIGAN

The consummately talented pianist and composer makes a welcome return to Playtime - with Martin Kershaw (saxes), Graeme Stephen (guitar) and Tom Bancroft (drums).

16.01.16PLAYTIME LATE JAN/FEB 2016 PROGRAMME


28 January: JOE HENDERSON TRIBUTE

A tribute to the amazing music of a true jazz great, from the mellow Latin flavour of 'Recordame' to the irresistible ferocity of 'Inner Urge' and everything in between. With Martin Kershaw (sax), Graeme Stephen (guitar) Mario Caribe (bass) and Tom Bancroft (drums).

11 February: PHIL BANCROFT

The phenomenal saxophonist and composer pays a welcome return visit to Playtime, joined by Martin Kershaw, Tom Bancroft and Mario Caribe for passionate, lyrical, inspiring original music. Don't miss it!

25 February: COLE PORTER CELEBRATION
A joyous tribute to the timeless music of a true genius. It is hard to think of a composer who contributed more to the standards repertoire - this will be a special night of wonderful evergreen classics performed by an all-star line-up of Kershaw, Stephen, Caribe and Bancroft!

All concerts are at The Outhouse, Broughton Street Lane, Edinburgh, EH1 3LY - 8pm start.

Admission STILL ONLY £7/5 concs on the door!

06.08.15PLAYTIME @ THE FRINGE 2015!

The wait is over - here are the details for Playtime's Special Fringe 2015 programme!

16 AUGUST - 7-8.15PM: The Cabinet of Dr Caligari

Graeme Stephen's amazing original score to the classic 1920 chiller - performed alongside a live screening of the film! With Graeme Stephen (gtr), Martin Kershaw (sax/clt) and Tom Bancroft (dms).

23 AUGUST - 7-8.15PM: The Music of Wayne Shorter

A joyous tribute to a living jazz legend, with Martin Kershaw (sax), Graeme Stephen (gtr), Mario Caribe (bass) and very special guest - the quite incomparable CHRIS WALLACE on drums!

25 AUGUST - 9-10.15PM: Playtime on Broadway!

Evergreen classics from the Great American Songbook performed by an all-star band of Martin Kershaw (sax), Graeme Stephen (gtr), Mario Caribe (bass) and Tom Bancroft (dms).

All shows are at The Outhouse, Broughton Street Lane, EH1 3LY. Admission is still only £7/5 ON THE DOOR.
See you there!