City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Jazz Festival


Swing 2018, Teviot, Review

Swing presented their 37th performance at the annual Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival, this time as Swing 2018 and joined by guest artist saxophonist John

Hot Club Gypsy Swing, Assembly Hall, Review

Dutch violinist Tim Kilphuis stole the show in this double bill afternoon celebrating the music of the legendary Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt.

Edinburgh Jazz Festival 2018 Gets into Swing

Marquise Knox at Edinburgh Jazz Festival

The 40th Edinburgh International Jazz and Blues Festival is officially underway and will get into full swing this weekend with its two headline free events

Edinburgh Festival Carnival

Jazz festival tambourine

A free, family music and dance event with a flamboyant, festive flavour, the Edinburgh Festival Carnival takes place on the opening weekend of the Edinburgh Int

Edinburgh Jazz Festival Mardi Gras

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The free Mardi Gras, part of the Edinburgh Jazz Festival, launches Edinburgh's Festival season with the sounds of New Orleans and trad styled jazz in the street.

Free concert: Australian Big Band & Leith Concert Band

FREE CONCERT
Australian Big Band to make a stop in Edinburgh

Ingrid Lucia Sings Billie Holiday, Spiegeltent, Review

Opening her tribute to singer Billie Holiday with the popular standard Summertime Ingrid Lucia emulated the jazz legend's low key warm and warbling tones.

Mike Whellans, George Square Piccolo, Review

Mike Whellans is a one man orchestra who, with three guitars, a drum kit, harmonica and castanets delivered a performance of electric and acoustic blues, jazz and folk music all seamlessly strung toge

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival

Horn at Jazz Fest

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.

EJBF 2012: Paul Kirby East-West; Haftor Medboe and Anneke Kampman

Haftor Medboe & Anneke Kampman

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.