Edinburgh Jazz Festival
The annual Edinburgh Jazz and Blues festival runs the gamut of jazz persuasions from more traditional Dixie and ragtime bands to up-and-coming stars, from big band concerts to Latin dance music. The EJBF comes the month after the Edinburgh International Film Festival and gets the August Festivals season going. 2013 dates and program TBC - below are details from 2012.
In amongst the crowd-pleasing hurly-burly and boogie-woogie brought to Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival audiences courtesy of Jools Holland, Curtis Stigers and Kyle Eastwood in terms of mainstream jazz, it was good to come across a few smaller gigs which show that modern jazz still has a few tricks up its sleeves.
The Latin Quarter descended on the Queens Hall last night for Rumba Caliente’s tour de force performance.
George Square’s Spiegel Tent rang to the tones of manouche last night as the Havana Swing Band welcomed fans of gypsy jazz from everywhere.
George Square’s Salon Elegance became an ocean of smoothness as Polish-born Aga Zaryan took to the stage last night as part of the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival.
Edinburgh's Festival Theatre played home to the deep southern drawl of Dr John and The Lower 911 on Saturday as part of the Capital's Jazz and Blues festival.
Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra will bring this year’s Jazz & Blues Festival (20-29 July) to a close on Sunday 29th July.<
Edinburgh's Festivals have received a funding boost, it was announced on Thursday as an ambitious programm