City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Jazz Festival

Free concert: Australian Big Band & Leith Concert Band

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.

Edinburgh Jazz Festival Mardi Gras


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.

Edinburgh Festival Carnival

Jazz festival tambourine

A free, family music and dance event, the Edinburgh Festival Carnival takes place on the opening weekend of the Edinburgh International Jazz and Blues Festival<

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.

Rumba Caliente, EJBF 2012, Review

Rumba Caliente

The Latin Quarter descended on the Queens Hall last night for Rumba Caliente’s tour de force performance.

Havana Swing, EJBF 2012, Review

Havana Swing

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.

Lazy Lester, EJBF 2012, Review

Lazy Lester

The Spiegel Tent in George Square was honoured to have the one and only Lazy Lester in residence last night as part of the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival<