Introducing Stage

At EJBF we want to ensure that our audiences have the opportunity to hear the diverse array of artists that Scotland has to offer as part of our exciting and ambitious programming. To help us achieve these goals we held an open call to all bands in Scotland to perform at the Scottish Jazz Weekend 2021.

The two band performing on our Introducing Stage are  SUS4 and duo Ben Shankland and Sam Hancock.

SUS4 are a 4-piece band who have been playing around the northeast for 5 years, originally as a standards-based band playing swing/bebop, but their music ranges from jazz fusion, through to blues-based funk and latin rhythms. Featuring Colin Black on guitar, Matthew Kilner on sax, Bryan Chalmers on bass, and Richard Glassby on drums. 

Pianist Ben Shankland and vocalist Sam Hancock are an exciting new pairing. From sensitive and delicate passages to electrifying moments of virtuosity, they have undeniable chemistry developed through years of making music together. 

Check both acts out below and get your tickets now - don’t miss your chance to see the stars of the future!  

Join us live at Assembly Roxy, or watch the concert from the comfort of your own home. We will stream this concert for free on Facebook and YouTube, and it will also be included for free in the Digital Weekend Pass.


Saturday 11th December 2021 | 14:00 | 120 min
Assembly Roxy
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More Info

You can book using the link above or by calling 0131 226 0019 between 10am and 6pm Monday to Friday. 

Our concerts are produced in line with Scottish Government health guidelines and performances are subject to measures and guidelines at the time. You will be able to purchase bubbles of 1 or 2 tickets and will be seated accordingly when you arrive at the venue. You will also be required to wear a mask at all times unless exempt.  
Doors will open 45 minutes before the concert starts, please arrive promptly. Latecomers will not be admitted. Tickets will be sent by email. Please print out or show staff on your phone on the day.

Assembly Roxy - Venue Information

Introducing Stage


Ben and Sam

Ben Shankland and Sam Hancock