City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Jazz and blues

Jazz in the Village

Professional jazz duo Ian Millar (saxophone) and Dominic Spencer (piano) are based in Edinburgh and have performed together for many years, playing high quality, sophisticated, melodic jazz standards,

The FlyBoys, Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre, Review

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As if Backstreet Boys fronted for Glenn Miller, The FlyBoys, are a boy band, ehhem, “man collective”, swinging new tunes way back to the 30s and 40s.

Free concert: Australian Big Band & Leith Concert Band

Australian Big Band to make a stop in Edinburgh

Daffodils, Traverse Theatre, Review

Todd Emerson and Colleen Davis in Daffodils  (photo credit, Garth Badger)

Daffodils (a Play with Songs), by Rochelle Bright, is inspired by the true life love story of her parents and their first encounter which “all started with a daffodil.”

Out of the Blue, Assembly George Square Theatre, Review


They’re back, they’re bigger, and they’re almost certainly Bluer. This acapella group will knock your socks off!

The SNJO presents Mike Mainieri with the Music of Steps Ahead

Michael Mainieri is an award-winning jazz vibraphonist and composer, best known for his work with Steps Ahead, the incredible jazz/fusion group widely admired for its ambitious music.

EIF 2015: Robert Glasper Trio, The Hub, Review

Robert Glasper

It's late and the lighting in The Hub theatre is so dim that it becomes impossible to read the free programmes being handed out by the ushers.

The Loveboat Big Band, Famous Spiegeltent, Review

Loveboat Bigband

There are any number of earnest and passionate performers offering an hour of the best of themselves.

Voca People, Pleasance Courtyard, Review

Voca People group shot

Spectacular singing and an upbeat comedic narrative make for a high-energy, uplifting theatrical experience.

Departures: A Song Cycle, C Cubed, Review

Verisimo theatre in Departures: A Song Cycle.

This is what the Edinburgh Fringe is all about.