Inverkeithing Community Big Band

Inverkeithing Community Big Band

Sassy swing and jumpin’ jazz from Scotland’s hugely popular and biggest amateur big band. 

Big Band Bublé – Scotland's Number One Tribute Show

Big Band Bublé – Scotland's Number One Tribute Show

Michael Hastie, Scotland’s number one Michael Bublé tribute, with the world-record breaking big band Jon Ritchie and That Swing Sensation. 

Valery Ponomarev: The Jazz Messenger!

Valery Ponomarev: The Jazz Messenger!

An unmissable exclusive performance from legendary Russian-American trumpeter and Jazz Messengers alumnus, Valery Ponomarev, who dramatically escaped 70s USSR and toured the world … 

Sundown Swing

Sundown Swing

Fabulous 17-piece Sundown Swing invite you to a show packed with well-known big band instrumental and vocal favourites. 

I'll Drink to That!

I'll Drink to That!

Welcome to the uproarious world of Wild Rumpus Jazz Co, where laughter, dance and shared moments converge in a one-of-a-kind performance. 

Ali Affleck – A Night in New Orleans… The Hot Roots of Jazz

Ali Affleck – A Night in New Orleans… The Hot Roots of Jazz

Forget ‘party like Gatsby’ - this is the real deal! A fresh show featuring an international band of authentic old-time jazz musicians who know its history. 

The Beauty of Bacharach

The Beauty of Bacharach

Songs from one of the most beloved composers of the 20th century, Burt Bacharach, lovingly interpreted by acclaimed London jazz/blues/soul vocalist Kerry-Jo Hodgkin and leading Sco… 

Claire Martin with The Martin Sjöstedt Trio

Claire Martin with The Martin Sjöstedt Trio

Renowned UK jazz vocalist and multi-award winner, Claire Martin OBE, reunites with her accomplished Swedish trio, led by exceptional pianist and arranger, Martin Sjöstedt, for new… 

In the Mood – A Tribute to Glenn Miller and the Music of the 40s

In the Mood – A Tribute to Glenn Miller and the Music of the 40s

Immerse yourself in the timeless music of Glenn Miller and the music of the fabulous 40s with record-breaking big band Jon Ritchie and That Swing Sensation. 

'...and Jazz was born in Scotland...'

'...and Jazz was born in Scotland...'

BMQ present an exciting world premiere, celebrating the shared history between jazz and Scottish folk music. 

South London Jazz Orchestra

South London Jazz Orchestra

Classic big band jazz and swing from across the ages, played by a very big band indeed – back for our regular slot at the Fringe. 

Ute Lemper – Rendezvous With Marlene

Ute Lemper – Rendezvous With Marlene

Based on a three-hour phone call with Marlene Dietrich in 1988 in Paris. 

Absolutely (not) Free – An Evening of Zappa

Absolutely (not) Free – An Evening of Zappa

A smorgasbord of Frank Zappa classics hand-delivered by those finest purveyors of conceptual continuity, Pygmy Twylyte! Expect pickles, poodles, dental floss, snowballs and stinky … 

A History of Jazz in Four Saxophones

A History of Jazz in Four Saxophones

This unique show sees Mark McKergow talking about and performing music of the sax giants on the same model vintage saxophones they played! Discover the music made famous by Sidney … 

Colin Steele Quintet Play Miles Davis

Colin Steele Quintet Play Miles Davis

An avid fan of Miles Davis, trumpeter Colin Steele is the master when it comes to paying homage to musical legends. 

The Great American Songbook Live

The Great American Songbook Live

Step back into the golden age of music with The Great American Songbook Live. 

Aaaah Look Who It Is: Jed Potts and Nicole Smit, Again!

Aaaah Look Who It Is: Jed Potts and Nicole Smit, Again!

The King and Queen of Scottish blues are back with their tongue-in-cheek take on jazz, country and dreamy soundscapes. 

Sacred Arts Festival Music at St Mary’s Catholic Cathedral: Sacred Jazz

Sacred Arts Festival Music at St Mary’s Catholic Cathedral: Sacred Jazz

Swing with the Spirit! In this innovative performance of sacred Jazz Schola Cantorum, the Catholic Cathedral’s celebrated choir directed by Michael Ferguson, is joined by Scottish … 

Love, Loss and Chemistry

Love, Loss and Chemistry

Malcolm Windsor is a scientist and jazz singer who explores love, loss and new thinking on the chemistry between couples through their life events, illustrated by story and song. 

The Boys from Aboyne

The Boys from Aboyne

Tasteful, melodic, attractive and readily accessible new music for guitar and double bass. 

Riding With the King: The Music of Eric Clapton

Riding With the King: The Music of Eric Clapton

Returning to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Czech fusion guitarist and composer Honza Kourimsky blends the music of Eric Clapton with high-energy jazz, funk and soul. 

Beefheart – Old Farts at Play

Beefheart – Old Farts at Play

Orange Claw Hammer, following their triumphant appearance at the Zappanale Festival in Germany, continue to rework the music of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band for the 21st ce… 

Rhapsody in Chicago Blues by Pianist Tim Barton

Rhapsody in Chicago Blues by Pianist Tim Barton

Tim plays a new show every year at the Fringe. 

Rhapsody in Blue: Jazz Piano by Candlelight

Rhapsody in Blue: Jazz Piano by Candlelight

Reinvigorate your musical soul with classic jazz piano including Joplin’s The Entertainer, Brubeck’s Take Five and Gershwin’s iconic showstopper Rhapsody in Blue – by encha… 

Pitchblenders: Só Danço Samba

Pitchblenders: Só Danço Samba

An evening of vibrant bossa nova, ebullient bal musette and soul-stirring contemporary songs from Spain, France and Brazil. 

Flamenco Jazz Sketches

Flamenco Jazz Sketches

An enchanting blend of jazz and flamenco by a guitar and double bass duo returns to the Fringe, unveiling their latest CD recorded in their Seville hometown. 

Django at the Fringe – Hard-Swinging Early Jazz

Django at the Fringe – Hard-Swinging Early Jazz

Straightforward hard-swinging string-led early jazz with a unique drummerless line-up evoking a collective spirit reminiscent of pre-war jazz. 

Is That Jazz?

Is That Jazz?

Annaliesa Rose brings together her passion for music and her years of experience as a singer, musician and composer in this new show. 

The Corner Room at The Fringe

The Corner Room at The Fringe

A unique space hosted by Hope City Church nestled in the South Gyle Industrial Estate. 

The Music of Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass

The Music of Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass

The music of Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass is both beautifully simple and yet complex to convey. 

Swingtime with Brian Kellock and Dick Lee: The Music of Benny Goodman and Teddy Wilson

Swingtime with Brian Kellock and Dick Lee: The Music of Benny Goodman and Teddy Wilson

Piano wizard Brian and clarinet ace Dick combine to pay tribute to the King of Swing. ‘Fine playing, with some deliciously liquorice-toned clarinet’ (Scotsman). 

Swingology: Ali Affleck, Dick Lee and the Swingaholics

Swingology: Ali Affleck, Dick Lee and the Swingaholics

Alison, Dick and the band welcome you to their Swinging Parisian Café, featuring the music of Django Reinhardt, Edith Piaf, Sidney Bechet et al. 

Andrea's 21st-Century Speakeasy!

Andrea's 21st-Century Speakeasy!

‘The first time I heard Andrea Carlson, I was in love!’ (Charlie Silvestri, UpCloseAndAcoustic. 

Diggin' Dexter – Celebrating the Music of a Jazz Titan

Diggin' Dexter – Celebrating the Music of a Jazz Titan

For one night only, JazzMain pays homage to the great American tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon in a specially curated show Diggin’ Dexter. 

Afterparty in New Orleans

Afterparty in New Orleans

The Slick Skillet Serenaders are a New Orleans-based band playing American blues, jazz, jug band and string band music. 

The Katet vs Stevie Wonder

The Katet vs Stevie Wonder

Edinburgh’s jazz-funk superband return to the great legend’s music with fresh ears, brand-new arrangements and even more exciting mashups. 

David Series - Hidden Waves

David Series - Hidden Waves

‘David Series has his own voice, both in playing and composition. 

Ali Affleck Celebrates the Queens of Swing

Ali Affleck Celebrates the Queens of Swing

Rediscover the golden age of swing jazz – Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Anita O’Day, Maxine Sullivan, Peggy Lee. 

Jazz a la Carte

Jazz a la Carte

We invite you to our quaint “brass-erie” for a sumptuous supper of the choicest cuts of traditional jazz. 

Red Hot Roots of Jazz

Red Hot Roots of Jazz

Back for a fifth year with the hottest jazz you’ll see this summer, Tenement Jazz Band continue their exploration of the red hot roots of jazz, ragtime and blues. 

Ali and The Vagabond Jacks – Hot Roots Jazz, Highway Honky-tonk, Rags and Blues

Ali and The Vagabond Jacks – Hot Roots Jazz, Highway Honky-tonk, Rags and Blues

Welcome to our Speakeasy and a vibrant night of swinging trad jazz improvisation. 

Sound of Seventeen Big Band Celebrates the Golden Era of Big Band Music

Sound of Seventeen Big Band Celebrates the Golden Era of Big Band Music

We’re delighted to be back with a new show featuring some of the greatest music from the big band era. 

Peter Seivewright Jazz Pianoforte Recital

Peter Seivewright Jazz Pianoforte Recital

Peter Seivewright was described by the late Sir John Dankworth as ‘a great jazz pianist’. 

1954: Ella, Etta, Eartha

1954: Ella, Etta, Eartha

It’s the year 1954. 

Lorna Reid Band

Lorna Reid Band

All-star jazz sextet, led by Edinburgh’s acclaimed songwriter Lorna Reid. 

Jazz at Lunchtime

Jazz at Lunchtime

Sell-out shows since 2004. 

Vittorio Angelone and Friends: Off the Cuff

Vittorio Angelone and Friends: Off the Cuff

What’s your name? Where are you from? What do you do for a living? Who’s drinking? Are you two a couple? Etc etc. 

Divas of Jazz, From Fitzgerald to Jones

Divas of Jazz, From Fitzgerald to Jones

A musical soirée breathing life into the timeless allure of the legendary divas of jazz. 

Giant Steps

Giant Steps

The ground-breaking fusion of improv comedy and live jazz comes to the Fringe after sell-out London shows. 

Blue Note Nights – A New Dawn!

Blue Note Nights – A New Dawn!

A brand-new, riveting show from JazzMain where the spotlight falls on ‘cool’ jazz that transformed 1950s/60s America. 

Burlesque, Gin and Jazz

Burlesque, Gin and Jazz

The fastest-selling and most popular show that’s appeared at London Burlesque Festival for over 10 years. 

BirdWorld – Nurture

BirdWorld – Nurture

BirdWorld attend their inaugural Fringe run on the eve of releasing Nurture on Dugnad Records (Norway). 

Walls Talk

Walls Talk

Walls Talk brings together solo dancer Breandán de Gallaí and singer Gina Boreham in a deeply moving work. 

Big Band Swing

Big Band Swing

Celebrating 18 years at the Edinburgh Fringe, Scotland’s record-breaking big swing band brings you a night of music and song from the golden age of Swing. 

South London Jazz Orchestra

South London Jazz Orchestra

The South London Jazz Orchestra returns to Edinburgh to dazzle you with big-band favourites from the whole history of jazz – as well as some more surprising choices – in an aft… 

Ali Affleck: Bessie Smith and the Blues Queens – 1913-1933

Ali Affleck: Bessie Smith and the Blues Queens – 1913-1933

Bye bye Gatsby! Ali is celebrating 30 years of pioneering blues and hokum (1913-1933). 

30th Anniversary! Valery Ponomarev: The Jazz Messenger

30th Anniversary! Valery Ponomarev: The Jazz Messenger

An unmissable exclusive performance from legendary Russian-American trumpeter and Jazz Messengers alumnus, Valery Ponomarev, who dramatically escaped 70s USSR and toured the world … 

Angels and Demons

Angels and Demons

Acclaimed Edinburgh singer Lorna Reid and virtuoso musicians perform swinging and bluesy classic and original songs in the laid back, late night setting of the Jazz Bar. 

Ali Affleck Celebrates Nina Simone – Little Girl Blue

Ali Affleck Celebrates Nina Simone – Little Girl Blue

A carefully considered celebration of the trailblazing musician Nina Simone. 

The Easy Rollers: Late-Night Speakeasy

The Easy Rollers: Late-Night Speakeasy

Grab your dancing shoes ‘cos the 20s are here to stay! Swing classics and Prohibition-era hits from some of the finest talents in the country. 

Ali Affleck: Bessie Smith and the Blues Queens – 1913-1933

Ali Affleck: Bessie Smith and the Blues Queens – 1913-1933

Bye bye Gatsby! Ali is celebrating 30 years of pioneering blues and hokum (1913-1933). 

Ali Affleck Celebrates Nina Simone – Little Girl Blue

Ali Affleck Celebrates Nina Simone – Little Girl Blue

A carefully considered celebration of the trailblazing musician Nina Simone. 

Ali Affleck Celebrates the Queens of Swing – Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Dinah Washington and Anita O'Day

Ali Affleck Celebrates the Queens of Swing – Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Dinah Washington and Anita O'Day

Rediscover the golden age of swing jazz – Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Anita O’Day, Maxine Sullivan, Peggy Lee. 

The Boys from Aboyne

The Boys from Aboyne

Tasteful, melodic, attractive and readily accessible new music for guitar and double bass. 

The Gil Scott-Heron Songbook

The Gil Scott-Heron Songbook

Aki Remally (vocals, guitar) and Fraser Urquhart (piano, keyboards) make their return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

Mahuki: Obsolete Absolute

Mahuki: Obsolete Absolute

Standing at the forefront of Edinburgh Jazz, Mahuki debut their high-energy fusion at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

The Music of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie – Martin Kershaw/Colin Steele Quintet

The Music of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie – Martin Kershaw/Colin Steele Quintet

A rare chance to hear the music of two of jazz’s great innovators. 

The Easy Rollers: Drop Me Off in Harlem

The Easy Rollers: Drop Me Off in Harlem

Taking you back to the golden age of jazz, The Easy Rollers are a roaring seven-piece jazz outfit performing hits from the speakeasy bars of the Prohibition era and beyond. 

Rhubarb and Custard

Rhubarb and Custard

Eloise’s Dad taught her to play the piano. 

Black Martini

Black Martini

A new original jazz musical, set in 1970s Las Vegas. 

Django at the Fringe: A Tribute to Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli

Django at the Fringe: A Tribute to Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli

Scottish/English violinist Matt Holborn and a group of London-based musicians formed for this year’s Fringe, known internationally for their distinctive hard-swinging approach to… 

Beefheart – Tropical Hot Dog Night!

Beefheart – Tropical Hot Dog Night!

Orange Claw Hammer take the music of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band and bend it into shape for the 21st century. 

Inverkeithing Community Big Band Showcase

Inverkeithing Community Big Band Showcase

Sassy swing and jumping jazz! Enjoy an evening with the classics and more, from Basie, Nestico and Fitzgerald to Earth, Wind and Fire. 

The Katet vs John Williams

The Katet vs John Williams

The Katet – Edinburgh’s eight-piece jazz-funk superband, famed for their infamous treatment of Stevie Wonder’s back catalogue – invite you to join them on the dance floor a… 

Espirito do Brasil

Espirito do Brasil

Glasgow’s Brian Molley Quartet bring the sunshine of the Rio Carnival to the Fringe, celebrating and reimagining the best of Brazilian jazz. 

Absolutely (not) Free – An Evening of Zappa

Absolutely (not) Free – An Evening of Zappa

A smorgasbord of Frank Zappa classics hand-delivered by those finest purveyors of conceptual continuity, Pygmy Twylyte! Expect pickles, poodles, dental floss, snowballs and stinky … 

Ali Affleck: America the Epic – The Hot Jazz and Blues Roots That Changed the World

Ali Affleck: America the Epic – The Hot Jazz and Blues Roots That Changed the World

Forget ‘Party like Gatsby’; This is the real deal! Fresh new show featuring an international band of women who play authentic old-time music and know the history. 

Sundown Swing

Sundown Swing

Yorkshire-based Sundown Swing are delighted to be returning to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with an exciting programme of instrumentals and vocals. 

Out of the Blue Jazz Presents The Great American Songbook

Out of the Blue Jazz Presents The Great American Songbook

Back again after sell-out shows in 2019, swing jazz sensations Out of the Blue Jazz will be performing the ever-popular Great American Songbook, a classic mix of great lyrics, grea… 

Ali Affleck: America the Epic – The Hot Jazz and Blues Roots That Changed the World

Ali Affleck: America the Epic – The Hot Jazz and Blues Roots That Changed the World

Forget ‘Party like Gatsby’; This is the real deal! Fresh new show featuring an international band of women who play authentic old-time music and know the history. 

Colin Steele Quintet Play Miles Davis

Colin Steele Quintet Play Miles Davis

An avid fan of Davis, Colin Steele is the master when it comes to paying homage to musical legends. 

Jazz Undercover: 70s Songwriters

Jazz Undercover: 70s Songwriters

A great song is a great song forever! The team behind the hugely successful Cry Me A River: The Songs of Julie London and Jazz at The Movies return. 

Six String Stories

Six String Stories

Taj has worked with a diverse range of musical styles, as a guitarist improviser he has worked with John Hiseman and Dominic Miller. 

The Oxford Gargoyles

The Oxford Gargoyles

A smooth, classy, and technically dazzling show of jazz a cappella performed acoustically by students of the University of Oxford, with a set of songs by Chet Baker, The Beatles, S… 

Joni Mitchell Reconstructed

Joni Mitchell Reconstructed

Joni Mitchell: a musician, poet and artist who has crossed genres from folk, to pop and jazz over her 60-year career. 

The Red-Hot Roots of Jazz

The Red-Hot Roots of Jazz

Returning with a hot new set, Tenement Jazz Band continue their exploration of the roots of jazz, ragtime and blues. 

My Best Judys

My Best Judys

Come and enjoy a night in celebration of one of the world’s most beloved entertainers, the one Ms Judy Garland. 

Richard Michael Plays The Great American Songbook

Richard Michael Plays The Great American Songbook

Pianist Richard Michael delves into the music of Gershwin, Porter, Bacharach and Brubeck demonstrating his virtuosic piano playing with unique insights into some of the finest song… 

Lunchtime at St Vincent's – Ben Shankland Jazz Piano

Lunchtime at St Vincent's – Ben Shankland Jazz Piano

Edinburgh-born pianist and composer Ben Shankland is, despite his young age, already gaining recognition on the UK jazz scene. 

Jazz a la Carte

Jazz a la Carte

We invite you to our quaint ‘Brass-erie’ for a sumptuous supper of the choicest cuts of traditional jazz. 

Jazz Guitar Heroes

Jazz Guitar Heroes

Three of Scotland’s most creative musicians join forces to pay tribute to jazz guitar legends. 

Brian Kellock and Dick Lee – Swing Sessions

Brian Kellock and Dick Lee – Swing Sessions

This award-winning piano and reeds duo play swing classics, telling the stories behind the music with plenty of banter along the way. ‘Fine playing’ (Scotsman). 

Hendrix and Us

Hendrix and Us

After last year’s sell-out show, established Scottish jazz-funk guitarist Aki Remally reconstructs the music of Jimi Hendrix with a funk-heavy approach, featuring Scotland’s finest… 

Bluebell Swing

Bluebell Swing

Bringing gypsy jazz on the wing – sparkling manouche renditions of great American show tunes and much more. 

The Katet vs Stevie Wonder

The Katet vs Stevie Wonder

For four years running, their Stevie show wowed audiences and sold out its Edinburgh Festival Fringe runs. 

Brass Tracks

Brass Tracks

Brass Tracks celebrate 10 years of live performances to delighted audiences across Scotland. 

Echoes of Paris

Echoes of Paris

A carefree young girl escapes to Paris and, mesmerised by the bright lights and smoky jazz bars, she falls in love. 

Soundbone Plays Led Zeppelin

Soundbone Plays Led Zeppelin

Fronted by trombonist/producer Chris Greive, this extraordinary trio approaches the Led Zep cannon as devoted fans, paying homage to the massive riffs and weight of the originals b… 

Press Start! A Live Video Game Music Adventure

Press Start! A Live Video Game Music Adventure

From the iconic themes of Super Mario and Legend of Zelda, to the funky beats of Sonic and Persona 5, this gig has something for everyone! With a fusion of different genres and sty… 

Sound of Seventeen Big Band Celebrates the Golden Era of Big-Band Music

Sound of Seventeen Big Band Celebrates the Golden Era of Big-Band Music

We’re delighted to be back with a new show featuring some of the greatest music from the big-band era. 

Andrea Carlson and the Love Police: Ab-so-lute-ly Jazzed!

Andrea Carlson and the Love Police: Ab-so-lute-ly Jazzed!

‘The first time I heard Andrea Carlson, I was in love!’ (Charlie Silvestri, UpCloseAndAcoustic. 

Roving Mad: Travel to Odd Places in Story and Song

Roving Mad: Travel to Odd Places in Story and Song

A fun cabaret, stories and songs intertwined about the romance, or not, of travel. 

Louise Dodds and Elchin Shirinov Duo

Louise Dodds and Elchin Shirinov Duo

Scottish Jazz Awards 2022 Best Vocalist nominee Louise Dodds and Elchin Shirinov (All About Jazz Top 200 living jazz pianists) will be performing an exclusive set from their critic… 

Jazz at Lunchtime

Jazz at Lunchtime

Sell-out shows since 2004. 

Siren Songs: Jacqui Dankworth in Concert

Siren Songs: Jacqui Dankworth in Concert

Join renowned vocalist Jacqui Dankworth for an unforgettable evening of music, with classic songs by Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, Michel Legrand, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, … 

Blue Note Nights – JazzMain on the Fringe

Blue Note Nights – JazzMain on the Fringe

JazzMain presents Blue Note Nights. 

A Portrait of Ludmilla as Nina Simone

A Portrait of Ludmilla as Nina Simone

Ludmilla Dabo, accompanied by Moliere award-winning writer, director and musician David Lescot, sings a moving, intimate and dazzling portrait of the iconic ‘High Priestess of So… 

Lights Out By Nine – Live!

Lights Out By Nine – Live!

Lights Out By Nine bring their live show back to the Jazz Bar for a fifth time, playing a variety of original soul, blues and funk tracks along with their interpretations of classi… 

Brian Kellock / Colin Steele Play Oliver!

Brian Kellock / Colin Steele Play Oliver!

Pianist Brian Kellock and trumpeter Colin Steele are amongst Scotland’s foremost jazz musicians. 

Peer Gynt: A Jazz Revival

Peer Gynt: A Jazz Revival

Peer Gynt: A Jazz Revival by Cambridge company Phonofiddle! comes with an intriguing proposition: taking Ibsen's complex work and transmuting it into an hour of jazz-infused th… 

Big Band Swing

Big Band Swing

Celebrating 18 years at the Edinburgh Fringe, Scotland’s record breaking big swing band brings you a night of music and song from the golden age of Swing. 

Hang Drum Virtuoso Milly Hoddo and the Enharmonic Collective

Hang Drum Virtuoso Milly Hoddo and the Enharmonic Collective

This virtuoso is returning for her fourth year with the Enharmonic Collective. 

Jon Green Quintet + Support From Ben MacDonald Trio

Jon Green Quintet + Support From Ben MacDonald Trio

Contemporary jazz from the Boston-born trumpet player and composer. 

Kitti + Support From Hope City House Band

Kitti + Support From Hope City House Band

Glaswegian singer/songwriter with soaring vocals and unique lyrics. 

Jazz Messenger: Valery Ponomarev

Jazz Messenger: Valery Ponomarev

An unmissable performance from legendary Russian-American trumpeter Valery Ponomarev, who dramatically escaped 70s USSR and toured the world with Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers… 

Joseph Martyn: Songs From the Road

Joseph Martyn: Songs From the Road

Touring 25 countries in 10 years, Joseph is returning to the Edinburgh 2022 Fringe. 

I Wanna Be Around

I Wanna Be Around

I am joined by Edinburgh’s best jazz guys for this one-hour show of class material. Good to be back at the Fringe in this fine venue, Leith Depot. 

SONIC and All Stars

SONIC and All Stars

A selection of music of all styles performed by the best musicians in Scotland. 

The Katet vs John Williams

The Katet vs John Williams

After four years of their infamous Stevie Wonder show, the eight-piece Edinburgh superband completely sold-out its 2019 follow up, tackling their next legendary artist. 

Quartet

Quartet

‘It’s like childhood bite marks and scratches from your pets and the stitches from when your mum dropped you – it’s the scars that keep us together. 

Brass Gumbo Plays the Music of The Beatles

Brass Gumbo Plays the Music of The Beatles

Scottish street-funk brass band Brass Gumbo take a magical musical tour through the back catalogue of The Beatles, infusing instrumental jazz and funk (and plenty of New Orleans se… 

South London Jazz Orchestra

South London Jazz Orchestra

Possibly the biggest, and certainly the most fun, big jazz band returns to the Fringe. 

Intercontinental

Intercontinental

Glasgow’s Brian Molley Quartet collaborate with world-renowned Indian percussionist Krishna Kishor in a highly original, innovative and exhilarating musical fusion. 

Phil Kay: Quantity Street

Phil Kay: Quantity Street

This is it. 

Latchepen – The Music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli

Latchepen – The Music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli

The word Latchepen is an exclamation of happiness in the Romani language. 

Feli y Los Malos

Feli y Los Malos

Led by Colombian-American Felipe Schrieberg, Feli y Los Malos is a latin-pop quartet blending together blues, boogaloo and Cuban son into something altogether unique. 

Beefheart – New Beef Dreams!

Beefheart – New Beef Dreams!

Orange Claw Hammer return to the Fringe, resuming their mission to re-work the music of Captain Beefheart for the 21st Century, and showcasing their second CD, New Beef Dreams! Tun… 

Cat Stevens Reconstructed

Cat Stevens Reconstructed

Wild World, Father and Son, How Can I Tell You, The Wind and more. 

A Wilde Life

A Wilde Life

Chevron Theatre’s A Wilde Life is absolutely hypnotic, hinting at a time of debauchery and a glamour that has long since passed. 

Being Frank About Sinatra

Being Frank About Sinatra

‘If it weren’t for music I would probably have ended up in a life of crime’ (Frank Sinatra). 

Ali Affleck Celebrates Nina Simone – Little Girl Blue

Ali Affleck Celebrates Nina Simone – Little Girl Blue

A carefully considered celebration of the trailblazing musician Nina Simone. 

Inverkeithing Community Big Band

Inverkeithing Community Big Band

Sassy swing and jumping jazz! Enjoy an evening with the classics and more, from Basie, Miller and Nestico to Fitzgerald and Earth, Wind and Fire. 

Savourna Stevenson and Steve Kettley

Savourna Stevenson and Steve Kettley

Clarsach virtuoso Savourna joins forces with saxophonist Steve, previewing their Cooking Vinyl CD. 

Good Morning Heartache

Good Morning Heartache

Edinburgh vocalist Victoria Bennett spins delicate, moving tales of love and heartbreak, accompanied by a jazz quartet of top instrumentalists. 

Jazz a la Carte

Jazz a la Carte

We invite you to our quaint Brass-erie for a sumptuous supper of only the choicest cuts of traditional jazz. 

Brian Kellock (Piano) and Dick Lee (Reeds): Jazz Century

Brian Kellock (Piano) and Dick Lee (Reeds): Jazz Century

A century of great jazz tunes from 1922 to 2022 and the stories behind them. From two jazz award winners. 

Alex Yellowlees Hot Club Quartet

Alex Yellowlees Hot Club Quartet

Stephane Grappelli-style violinist Alex Yellowlees, virtuoso guitarists Ged Brockie and Mike Nisbet and wonderful double bassist Kenny Ellis. 

Ab-so-lute-ly Jazzed!

Ab-so-lute-ly Jazzed!

‘The first time I heard Andrea Carlson, I was in love!’ (Charlie Silvestri, UpCloseAndAcoustic. 

1933 – Prohibition Ends! Long Live Bessie Smith and the Blues Queens

1933 – Prohibition Ends! Long Live Bessie Smith and the Blues Queens

Bye bye Gatsby! It’s 1933 and Ali is throwing a party with her pals. 

Absolutely (Not) Free – An Evening of Zappa

Absolutely (Not) Free – An Evening of Zappa

A smorgasbord of Frank Zappa classics hand-delivered by those finest purveyors of conceptual continuity, Pygmy Twylyte! Expect pickles, poodles, dental floss, muffins, snowballs an… 

Tout Doucement: Pitchblenders Present Blossom Dearie

Tout Doucement: Pitchblenders Present Blossom Dearie

Pitchblenders celebrate the slyly humorous, girlish-sounding jazz singer and pianist. 

Gecko 3

Gecko 3

Gecko 3 play a dance-friendly mix of funk, latin, hip hop, jazz and reggae. 

Tenement Jazz Band: Red Hot Roots of Jazz

Tenement Jazz Band: Red Hot Roots of Jazz

Returning after a sell-out 2018 show, Tenement Jazz Band continue their exploration of the roots of jazz, ragtime and blues. 

Billie Holiday – Best Loved Songs

Billie Holiday – Best Loved Songs

Two nights only! Award-winning Ali, Scotland’s ‘Queen of vintage jazz’ (OC Weekly) presents a special programme – a carefully crafted selection of Lady Day’s best-loved son… 

The Washboard Resonators

The Washboard Resonators

The Washboard Resonators hail from Leeds and Wales and can be described as sounding and looking like a ragtime street band meets a Hollywood musical on a theatre stage somewhere in… 

Brass Tracks

Brass Tracks

Brass Tracks return triumphant after their last Fringe sell-out success with a new show bringing the excitement of brass to a beautifully balanced programme of classical and contem… 

The Easy Rollers: Drop Me Off in Harlem

The Easy Rollers: Drop Me Off in Harlem

Taking you back to the golden age of jazz, The Easy Rollers are a roaring seven-piece jazz outfit performing hits from the speakeasy bars of the Prohibition era and beyond. 

Rory Ingham / Fergus McCreadie Plus Special Guests!

Rory Ingham / Fergus McCreadie Plus Special Guests!

Award-winning jazz trombonist Rory Ingham joins forces with ground-breaking Scottish pianist Fergus McCreadie for a night of high-energy, encapsulating and accessible jazz, featuri… 

Ali Affleck Celebrates the Queens of Swing – Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Dinah Washington and Blossom Dearie

Ali Affleck Celebrates the Queens of Swing – Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Dinah Washington and Blossom Dearie

Rediscover the golden age of swing jazz – Ella Fitzgerald; Dinah Washington; Keely Smith; Maxine Sullivan; Peggy Lee. 

Riding With the King: The Music of Eric Clapton

Riding With the King: The Music of Eric Clapton

Making its debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, up-and-coming Czech jazz fusion guitarist Honza Kourimsky blends the music of Eric Clapton with high-energy psychedelic jazz. 

2am at The Jazz Bar

2am at The Jazz Bar

Edinburgh’s iconic independent and award-winning music venue showcases the city’s phenomenal local talent with nightly, danceable, late-night live funk, soul, blues and special jaz… 

Jazz Undercover: 70s Songwriters

Jazz Undercover: 70s Songwriters

A great song is a great song forever! The team behind the hugely successful Cry Me A River: The Songs of Julie London and Jazz at The Movies return. 

Auldtown Stompers: Lowdown Dance – Hits from the Jazz Age and Bawdy Old Songs

Auldtown Stompers: Lowdown Dance – Hits from the Jazz Age and Bawdy Old Songs

‘Superb and fun’ ***** (TheWeeReview. 

Sally McGreevy: Julie London Calling

Sally McGreevy: Julie London Calling

Dial back to the Californian cool jazz of yesteryear by listening to the songs and story of Julie. 

Bird 'n' Diz – The Music of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie

Bird 'n' Diz – The Music of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie

A rare chance to hear the music of two of jazz’s great innovators. 

Blue Note Nights – JazzMain on the Fringe

Blue Note Nights – JazzMain on the Fringe

Local jazz quartet JazzMain has built its reputation around the 50s and 60s Blue Note Jazz era, closely studying exceptional jazz artists like Dexter Gordon and his contemporaries … 

Free Fringe Music – Live at The Grand Cafe

Free Fringe Music – Live at The Grand Cafe

Join us for an afternoon of free jazz every Saturday and Sunday during the Fringe at The Grand Cafe. 

Back to Black: The Music of Amy Winehouse

Back to Black: The Music of Amy Winehouse

After its sensational debut in 2019 and subsequent international critical acclaim, Back to Black returns, taking you on a moving and energising journey through a modern legend’s ca… 

Éowyn Emerald & Dancers

Éowyn Emerald & Dancers

Éowyn presents her acclaimed production Your Tomorrow, an entertaining and deeply intimate jazz dance for two performers. 

Jazz at Lunchtime

Jazz at Lunchtime

Sell-out shows since 2004. 

The History of the American Songbook

The History of the American Songbook

The Great American Songbook is the canon of the most important and influential American popular songs and jazz standards from the early 20th century that have stood the test of tim… 

Milen Kirov – Between East and West

Milen Kirov – Between East and West

A pianist with superhuman coordination, Los Angeles-based Milen Kirov is an award-winning Bulgarian-American pianist and composer with an inimitable artistic voice and celebrated c… 

Blueswater Presents: Queens of the Blues Live at the Jazz Bar

Blueswater Presents: Queens of the Blues Live at the Jazz Bar

Nicole Smit returns with her sell-out show, Queens of the Blues, celebrating the women who have defined blues and popular music over the last 100 years. 

Lights Out by Nine – Live!

Lights Out by Nine – Live!

LOBN are an eight-piece soul and rhythm’n’blues band featuring horns, harmonies and the Hammond organ, performing a selection of original songs plus classics from our favourite son… 

Cooperstown

Cooperstown

Opera and baseball? Opera and jazz? Introducing Cooperstown, an opera about one heart too big and one heart too small that plays out like a present-day Othello, of passion and obse… 

Flamenco Jazz Sketches

Flamenco Jazz Sketches

Captivating, soulful music from this flamenco guitar/double bass duo from Seville. 

Movement Within Jazz

Movement Within Jazz

A collaboration between modern art forms. 

Bonnie Thorn Little Jazz Bird

Bonnie Thorn Little Jazz Bird

Exciting young Australian songstress Bonnie Thorn has generated great interest from music fans and producers impressed by her soulful interpretations of classic jazz and contempora… 

Éowyn Emerald & Dancers – Your Tomorrow

Éowyn Emerald & Dancers – Your Tomorrow

Éowyn Emerald & Dancers return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in a somewhat different context from previous years with their new work Your Tomorrow. 

Virtual Fridays on the Fringe: Jessie Bates and Haftor Medbøe

Virtual Fridays on the Fringe: Jessie Bates and Haftor Medbøe

Singer Jessie Bates and Guitarist Haftor Medbøe perform songs by Joao Gilberto, Michel Legrand, Tommy Wolf and more in the studio at the Scottish Arts Club. 

Savourna Stevenson and Steve Kettley

Savourna Stevenson and Steve Kettley

Clarsach virtuoso Savourna joins forces with old friend saxophonist Steve showcasing her compositions – a dynamic blend of haunting melodies, pulsating rhythms and stirring impro… 

Jeremy Sassoon's MOJO

Jeremy Sassoon's MOJO

MOJO is the latest sell-out show from internationally renowned singer-pianist, Jeremy Sassoon. 

Celebrating Okoe

Celebrating Okoe

Celebrating Okoe’ is a tribute to a great drum master, mixing Ghanaian rhythms with Scottish Jazz spirit, Afrobeat vibes, singing, funky horns, jazz improvisation and incredible da… 

Jazz at Lunchtime

Jazz at Lunchtime

Sell-out shows since 2004. 

Pitchblenders

Pitchblenders

Edinburgh-based Venue 67 regulars Pitchblenders hit your living room with another smorgasbord of swing jazz, blues, Latin and continental vocals from Christine Adams, with suitably… 

Blue Note Nights – JazzMain on the Fringe

Blue Note Nights – JazzMain on the Fringe

Local jazz quartet JazzMain has built its reputation around the 1950s and 60s Blue Note jazz era by closely studying exceptional jazz artists like Dexter Gordon and his contemporar… 

Ali Affleck’s Speakeasy Sessions Live from Los Angeles

Ali Affleck’s Speakeasy Sessions Live from Los Angeles

Award-winning Ali joins up with pals back in California for this unique show filmed live from the true home of jazz! All-star band of Katie Cavera, Clint Baker, John Reynolds and C… 

1919-2019 Art Blakey’s Centennial: Valery Ponomarev Quintet

1919-2019 Art Blakey’s Centennial: Valery Ponomarev Quintet

In an interview with Art Blakey in 1987, the renowned drummer took a moment to ponder his brief yet momentous time on Earth: “Truth is stranger than fiction, and people are afrai… 

The Gil Scott-Heron Songbook

The Gil Scott-Heron Songbook

For Gil Scott-Heron fans this evening at The Jazz Bar would need no extra hype. 

The Katet Plays Stevie Wonder

The Katet Plays Stevie Wonder

When The Jazz Bar springs to mind, it is impossible not to think of the late legend Bill Kyle. 

Éowyn Emerald and Dancers

Éowyn Emerald and Dancers

A young man waited outside the Greenside Royal Terrace Venue for Éowyn Emerald & Dancers to appear after their performance. 

The Lulu Show: Life on the Never-Never

The Lulu Show: Life on the Never-Never

The Lulu Show: Life on the Never-Never is exactly what you want from a cabaret. 

You Give Me Fever, the Phaedra Cabaret

You Give Me Fever, the Phaedra Cabaret

It is with a plethora of “well”s with which this show must be described: well written, well performed, well timed and very well done. 

Astonish Me! – The Jazz Rite of Spring

Astonish Me! – The Jazz Rite of Spring

Igor Stravinsky once said ‘what gives the artist real prestige is his imitators. 

In The Mood: The Music of Glenn Miller

In The Mood: The Music of Glenn Miller

In this performance, three talented musicians play some of Glenn Miller’s greatest hits. 

The Great Hipster Songbook

The Great Hipster Songbook

Angus Munro and band offer you a medley of ‘Hipster’ songs reimagined as 20th Century Jazz classics. 

Medea: Greece Meets West

Medea: Greece Meets West

Billed as a “psychological drama conflating classical Greek mystery with jazzical profanity”, Medea: Greece Meets West contains very little Medea and not much more jazz. 

Daniela Nardi's Espresso Manifesto

Daniela Nardi's Espresso Manifesto

Tucked away in the intimate and comfortable setting of the Scottish Arts Club, Canadian singer Daniela Nardi and her group Espresso Manifesto, comprising Ron Davis (piano), Chris J… 

A Funny Valentine

A Funny Valentine

This show tells the story of famous American jazz musician Chet Baker’s life and death, featuring storytelling by Mike Maran, and live music by Colin Steele and Fraser Urquhart. 

Blueswater Presents: Queens of the Blues

Blueswater Presents: Queens of the Blues

Blueswater go from strength to strength with their all new show, Queens of the Blues, focusing entirely on the often overlooked heroines of Blues music and taking us on an incredib… 

Sinatra and Me

Sinatra and Me

There are certain shows at the Fringe that build a reputation even during a short run and this one easily falls into that category. 

Afro-Latin Funk from Poción de Fe

Afro-Latin Funk from Poción de Fe

The overriding resonance of Ponción de Fe can only be described as dynamic. 

That Deadly Noir Magic

That Deadly Noir Magic

The low peal of a jazz trumpet. 

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered: James Lambeth Sings Rodgers and Hart!

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered: James Lambeth Sings Rodgers and Hart!

There is only one bar in Edinburgh that is fit for a man possessing such talent like James Lambeth: the Jazz Bar. 

Korean Breath

Korean Breath

Bringing jazz and Korean traditions together, SE:UM have found the perfect recipe in their atmospheric show Korean Breath. 

Newt North

Newt North

Sometimes circumstances conspire to flummox a band’s gigging intentions: NeWt’s trombonist’s lip was injured and swollen, such that “I can’t play some of the notes the tunes need!”… 

Jazz Bar Music

Jazz Bar Music

Jazz Bar Music is an event which shows off the musical skills of several different performers, making each night different. 

Nina Simone: Soul Sessions

Nina Simone: Soul Sessions

“Gospel is the music of the soul” says Apphia Campbell midway through her romp into the music of Nina Simone. 

Nina Simone Black Diva Power

Nina Simone Black Diva Power

Ruth Rodgers-Wright plays an excellent Nina Simone in this 70-minute performance that combines many of the musician’s most enduring and striking melodies with the story of her rela…