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Saturday, September 17, 2005

Jools to head musical programming for Edinburgh venue

The Edinburgh Evening News reports that Jools will develop musical programming for the Jam House, a new Edinburgh venue that has just started construction, two years after developers proposed the plan for the historic building:

Plans to transform the former BBC building in Queen Street into the Jam House, a four-storey live music venue with three stylish bars and fine dining restaurant, dance floor and main stage, were unveiled today after a two-year wrangle with heritage chiefs.


The Jam House - and in particular the Jools Holland connection - will plug a much-needed gap in Edinburgh's live music scene, (Edinburgh city councillor Tom Ponton) adds.

Jools has done similar work for the Jam House in Birmingham, according to the Evening News. The paper adds that heritage group Historic Scotland didn't like a proposal to tear down interior walls and a doctors' group worried that the entertainment would disrupt their own activities. But everyone's OK with it now, according to the paper.

Update, Sept. 19: I corrected the name of the newspaper who published this report.