City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Jazz


Free concert: Australian Big Band & Leith Concert Band

FREE CONCERT
Australian Big Band to make a stop in Edinburgh

Three Colours Guitar, C Too, Review

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In his introduction Declan Zapala asked how many of the sizeable audience had been at his previous Fringe concerts over the past five years.

My Leonard Cohen, Assembly Rooms, Review

Stewart D'Arrietta and Philip Alexander (accordian/melodica) in My Leonard Cohen (photo credit Richard Daniels)

Arriving back at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a second year, following sell out performances at the Adelaide Fringe and Sydney Opera House, is Stewart D’Arrietta and his band with their powerful,

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

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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

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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.

Edinburgh Festival Carnival

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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<

Iranian Classical Concert: Darya Dadvar in Collaboration with Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Darya Dadvar is an Iranian soprano soloist and composer who incorporates jazz, blues, folk and world music into her classical opera.

Edinburgh Fringe 2017

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The Edinburgh International Festival may have come first, but generally it's the Fringe that Edinburgh is best-known for. There's really nothing quite like it - "the largest show on Earth".

The stats bear that out: 2016 saw 50,266 performances of 3,269 shows from 48 countries in 294 venues across Scotland’s capital city. It's a sprawling, anarchic, sleepless month of live performances. There are 643 free shows and 164 pay what you want shows at the 2016 Fringe.