Michele Osten and the Not Just Jazz Band

Michele Osten and the Not Just Jazz Band

Michele Osten and the Not Just Jazz Band are delighted to be debuting at this year's Fringe! The band, renowned for its vast repertoire covering everything from jazz standards to contemporary tunes, will also incorporate original compositions written by Denise Dimin from Los Angeles... 

Inverkeithing Big Band

Inverkeithing Big Band

Returning to the Fringe for its fourth year, Inverkeithing Community Big Band promises an afternoon of exciting jazz and swing. Enjoy big band sounds from Ellington, Basie, Maynard Ferguson and many more... 

Hollywood Swings

Hollywood Swings

The Razz Big Band and Paul Gudgin return with dynamic swing versions of classic Hollywood movie tunes including Chicago, Cabaret, Singin’ in the Rain, Hairspray and La La Land. Leonard Bernstein’s special anniversary year is celebrated with songs from his hit movie musicals West Side Story and On The Town... 

Capalbo / Falcone: Invisible Atlas

Capalbo / Falcone: Invisible Atlas

The collaboration between bassist and composer Ilaria Capalbo and pianist/composer Stefano Falcone is a project that has evolved over a few years since the pair met during studies and as their careers took shape... 

Big Swing Face

Big Swing Face

Back at the Fringe for a third year, the SLJO bring you an all-new set featuring the finest swing, jazz and Latin from the golden era of big band and beyond. Favourites on the London swing dance and jazz circuits, the band will perform charts popularised by the greatest bandleaders of all time, including Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Glenn Miller and Duke Ellington... 

Just You, Just Me

Just You, Just Me

British jazz diva Jacqui Dankworth and American vocalist/pianist Charlie Wood get together for a husband and wife duet concert celebrating some of the great musical partnerships of the 20th century... 

Ali Affleck's Sirens! Jazz Queens of the 50s

Ali Affleck's Sirens! Jazz Queens of the 50s

Two nights only! Rediscover the immortal jazz divas of Dinah Washington, Nina Simone and Peggy Lee. Award-winning vocalist Ali offers heartfelt homage to these self-made, trailblazing and musically vital women with her acclaimed band... 

Big Swing Face

Big Swing Face

Back at the Fringe for a third year, the SLJO bring you an all-new set featuring the finest swing, jazz and Latin from the golden era of big band and beyond. Favourites on the London swing dance and jazz circuits, the band will perform charts popularised by the greatest bandleaders of all time, including Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Glenn Miller and Duke Ellington... 

Cathedral Blues

Cathedral Blues

Back by popular demand! A rocking Chicago blues set, stomping boogie woogie and bluesy soul-jazz from dynamic pianist/vocalist, Daniel Smith and band, with John Burgess. Material covering Meade 'Lux' Lewis to Otis Spann to Herbie Hancock, along with foot-tappin' originals, make his gigs a good-time experience packed with classy musicianship, musical variation and humorous asides from Daniel... 

Brian Kellock/Colin Steele Play Mary Poppins

Brian Kellock/Colin Steele Play Mary Poppins

After sell-out shows for the last three years, join Scotland's top jazz stars as they take a trip with everyone's favourite nanny! Playing all the greatest hits, we guarantee a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious evening! 

Absolutely (Not) Free – An Evening of Zappa – Special Extra Show

Absolutely (Not) Free – An Evening of Zappa – Special Extra Show

Special additional show featuring former Zappa Plays Zappa vocalist/instrumentalist Ben Thomas, who will be opening the show with his own material and then joining the band for... a smorgasbord of Frank Zappa classics hand-delivered by those finest purveyours of conceptual continuity, Pygmy Twylyte! Expect pickles, poodles, dental floss, muffins, snowballs and stinky feet! 

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. The former owner and resident drummer, sadly taken in 2016, left a legacy in bands that still frequent his bar, and therein lies the true spirit of immortalisation... 

Colin Steele Quintet Play Miles Davis

Colin Steele Quintet Play Miles Davis

With thrilling empathy, phenomenal solos and driving musical energy, Steele’s trumpet fronts a quintet covering classic arrangements of Miles Davis’s seminal albums of the 50s and 60s, from Milestones to Kind of Blue... 

Rose Room

Rose Room

'A dazzling night of classy vintage swing and gypsy jazz played by a band that combines brilliant musicianship and warm personality' (JazzScotland.com). Led by virtuoso violinist and Scottish Jazz Awards 2017 Best Vocalist, Seonaid Aitken, the Glasgow-based ‘hot club’ swing band also features Scotland’s number one guitar maker Jimmy Moon on double bass, with Danny Kyle Award-winning swing guitarists Tam Gallagher and Tom Watson on rhythm and solo guitars respectively... 

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, mixing instrumental jazz and funk (and plenty of New Orleans seasoning) with the timeless tunes of the Fab Four... 

Arturo Tappin

Arturo Tappin

Internationally renowned jazz saxophonist, Arturo Tappin, ushers in carnival fever to Edinburgh once again, taking you on a rousing musical trip around the Caribbean Islands. Arturo’s esteemed career includes having performed with Roberta Flack, Luther Vandross, Eddy Grant and Maxi Priest to name a few... 

Richard Plays Richard Rogers

Richard Plays Richard Rogers

Celebrated pianist, composer and broadcaster Richard Michael BEM pays homage to the song-writing talents of another Richard in a programme of his best known tunes – song-writing genius Richard Rodgers... 

Bourbon Street 5: Funked Up and Blue

Bourbon Street 5: Funked Up and Blue

The funky gentlemen, who have been thrilling Edinburgh audiences with their unique brand of funky soul music, are teaming up with Greenside Venues to bring you six electrifying evenings of funk, soul and good vibes... 

Fine and Mellow

Fine and Mellow

A collection of swinging, bluesy and soulful songs from The Great American Songbook and beyond, delivered in Westwater’s 'smooth... sultry and at times, smouldering voice' (FringeReview... 

Come to the Cabaret!

Come to the Cabaret!

Join us for a postmodern take on popular songs from the past decade as well as standards by the likes of Gershwin, Berlin, and Ellington. An intimate evening of cabaret in the heart of the New Town. 

Mat Ewins: What Sorry? My Mistake! The Doors Are Not Open; The Show Has Been Cancelled. Do Not Have Your Tickets Ready!

Mat Ewins: What Sorry? My Mistake! The Doors Are Not Open; The Show Has Been Cancelled. Do Not Have Your Tickets Ready!

Edinburgh Award nominee Mat Ewins returns with another hour of nonsense and multimedia. 'Refused to explain where the rest of the cast were, merely claiming they were dead' (ThreeWeeks)... 

Billie Holiday – Tribute to the Iconic Lady Day

Billie Holiday – Tribute to the Iconic Lady Day

Two shows only! Award-winning Ali, Scotland’s 'queen of vintage jazz' (OCWeekly.com) celebrates Lady Day's career from her early days singing Tin Pan Alley songs, to her later more melancholic ballads... 

Daniel Smith Trio – Blues Piano

Daniel Smith Trio – Blues Piano

Downhome blues, stomping boogie-woogie, rhythmic New Orleans piano, hard bop classics with searing guitar evoking the good-time speakeasy atmosphere. 'A serious challenger to Jools Holland as the UK's number one boogie pianist' (Blues in Britain). 

Lisa Scott and Co Ain't Misbehavin'

Lisa Scott and Co Ain't Misbehavin'

Lisa is joined by top-class musicians covering great music from a bygone day to date. This is Lisa's 14th year at the Fringe, she sings with sophistication and humour. 

Journeys in Hand – A Musical Fusion from Scotland and Rajasthan

Journeys in Hand – A Musical Fusion from Scotland and Rajasthan

This unique collaboration between two outstanding groups, Glasgow's Brian Molley Quartet and the Asin Langa Ensemble from Jodhpur, combines music from Scotland and India to create a distinctive and exhilarating fusion of styles... 

Fats Waller Meets Dave Brubeck

Fats Waller Meets Dave Brubeck

Award-winning pianist Richard Michael BEM imagines a meeting between two of the greatest pianists in the history of jazz piano – Fats Waller and Dave Brubeck. Both men had large hands allowing them to play stride piano with ease and coax the full range of sounds from the piano... 

JazzMain Presents: The Argyle Jazz Summit

JazzMain Presents: The Argyle Jazz Summit

JazzMain honours the true pioneers of 50s and 60s American West Coast jazz, when The Blue Note record label was home to iconic talent such as Horace Silver and Dexter Gordon blazing a trail of melodic, energised and infectious music... 

Love and Blues: Unplugged

Love and Blues: Unplugged

Winner of the UK Perrier Jazz Vocal Award, Scottish Style Award and Spirit Of Scotland Music Medal, Niki King has released five albums and performed in leading jazz venues including The Blue Note (New York and Tokyo), London's Jazz Café and Ronnie Scott’s... 

Cosmic Waltz

Cosmic Waltz

Original music inspired by Alice Coltrane, Delia Derbyshire and Kate Bush. A new ensemble formed to celebrate 100 years of women being allowed to vote in the UK. A mix of earthy groove, electronic experimentation and poetic theatricality... 

Ali Affleck's Speakeasy Sessions – One Night in New Orleans

Ali Affleck's Speakeasy Sessions – One Night in New Orleans

Award-winning vocalist Ali transports you to the underground prohibition era with her gorgeously characterful and distinctive voice and a stunning five-piece band of outrageous musicality... 

Mercy! Mercy! Mercy! – The Music of Cannonball Adderley

Mercy! Mercy! Mercy! – The Music of Cannonball Adderley

A quintet of Scotland's foremost jazz musicians pays joyous tribute to the bebop/soul music of Cannonball and Nat Adderley. 'The Adderleys have acquired premier-league champions!' (Herald)... 

America's Diversity in Song

America's Diversity in Song

America’s Diversity in Song. Peter Allen, baritone. Paul Machlin, piano. Broadway, jazz, folk song, classical. This appealing mix of American 20th-century song, sung by Peter Allen, whose 'rich, rounded baritone' is supported by Paul Machlin’s 'subtle coloration' (Portland Press Herald), reflects America’s broad diversity of heritages and cultures as represented by its composers... 

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 and stinky feet! Two nights only! 

Flamenco Jazz Japan

Flamenco Jazz Japan

Premiered in Japan in 2015, brand new to the Fringe this year, Ricardo and Yuichiro present their unique blend of flamenco and jazz! This is a five-star production, aimed to surprise and delight! Join us on a high-energy trip to jazz heaven, an exploration of joyful improvisation and skill! A touch of dance makes the whole experience a singular thrill! 

Cheek to Cheek – A Tribute to Irving Berlin

Cheek to Cheek – A Tribute to Irving Berlin

Heaven... you'll be in heaven... with Pam and her band: Campbell Normand on piano, Ed Kelly on double bass, David Carnegie on drums and appearances by special guest Colin Steele (see pamlawson-music... 

Brian Kellock and Dick Lee – The Story of Jazz

Brian Kellock and Dick Lee – The Story of Jazz

Brian Kellock, piano. Dick Lee, reeds. 'Intimately convivial romp through jazz history', 'fine playing', 'the habitually ebullient Kellock', 'deliciously liquorice-toned clarinet' (Scotsman). 

One Note at a Time

One Note at a Time

Join us for an evening of chilled jazz as new Scottish quintet The Misinformed Quintet makes their Edinburgh Festival Fringe and AMC debut with One Note at a Time, a one-time performance celebrating jazz in all its forms... 

Dick Lee and Fraser Fifield – Cauld Wind Pipes and Hot Reeds

Dick Lee and Fraser Fifield – Cauld Wind Pipes and Hot Reeds

Dick: clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano sax, recorder. Fraser: bellows blown pipes, soprano sax, whistles. Jazz pipes and folksy saxophone, traditional tunes and sparky improvisation, it's the bee's knees! 

Ron Davis' Symphronica

Ron Davis' Symphronica

BBC Radio 3 regulars Ron Davis' Symphronica return from Canada to Edinburgh for another dazzling run of shows at ClubFest in Rutland Square. The brilliant eight-piece jazz/groove/classical ensemble have topped charts, won worldwide raves for their dazzling, innovative and original music, played Trafalgar Square and the Pan Am Games... 

Brass Tracks Quintet

Brass Tracks Quintet

Since 2013 Brass Tracks have entertained audiences across Scotland in concert halls, cathedrals, cinemas, theatres and even shopping centres. Blowing the cobwebs off the Italian Renaissance and Russian romanticism, diversifying into hits from The Great American Songbook and showcasing new interpretations of popular Scottish folk songs... 

Ali Affleck's Sirens! Jazz Queens of the 50s

Ali Affleck's Sirens! Jazz Queens of the 50s

Two nights only! Rediscover the immortal jazz divas of Dinah Washington, Nina Simone and Peggy Lee. Award-winning vocalist Ali offers heartfelt homage to these self-made, trailblazing and musically vital women with her acclaimed band... 

Close Harmony Comes Alive!

Close Harmony Comes Alive!

Canadian-based a cappella, close-harmony jazz quartet Hampton Avenue dazzles with their unique timbre, impeccable musicianship and jazz chops to boot. From fresh originals to cool standards, they've been compared to such vocal giants as The New York Voices and Singers Unlimited... 

The Golden Era of the Big Band Presented by The Sound of Seventeen Big Band

The Golden Era of the Big Band Presented by The Sound of Seventeen Big Band

Welcome to the big band era and beyond! The Sound of Seventeen is a jazz orchestra line-up of saxophones, trumpets, trombones and a four-piece rhythm section bringing you swing, jazz and Latin tunes through the eras... 

Three Colours Guitar

Three Colours Guitar

Three Colours Guitar return to the Fringe with their critically acclaimed music show featuring jazz, classical and Celtic fingerstyle. Edinburgh Fringe veteran and classical/percussive guitarist Declan Zapala joins forces with fellow guitarists John Wheatcroft (gypsy jazz), and Matt Buchanan (Celtic fingerstyle) and will take you on a musical journey through an eclectic range of styles and musical epochs... 

Red Blue Balance

Red Blue Balance

Mr McFall's Chamber are acquiring a formidable and deserved reputation for adventurous programming... and for razor-sharp performance. Jazz trio meets string quartet, featuring clarinettist Maximiliano Martín, to perform two new commissions from jazz artists Paul Harrison and Mike Kearney, favourites from Tim Garland, Martin Kershaw and Frank Zappa, and to premier Red Blue Balance by Vivian Barty-Taylor... 

Ali Affleck's Speakeasy Sessions – One Night in New Orleans

Ali Affleck's Speakeasy Sessions – One Night in New Orleans

Award-winning vocalist Ali transports you to the underground prohibition era with her gorgeously characterful and distinctive voice and a stunning five-piece band of outrageous musicality... 

Annette Gregory Presents Ladies of Jazz

Annette Gregory Presents Ladies of Jazz

It's her singing and their playing that helps to bring it alive for audiences. 'On the evidence of this performance the new show Ladies of Jazz should be well worth looking out for in 2018' (TheJazzMann... 

Beefheart – Fast and Bulbous, Also Tapered!

Beefheart – Fast and Bulbous, Also Tapered!

Sell-out shows in the last three festivals! The raw power of the music of alt-rock icons Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band as interpreted by sax/vocal, guitar, bass and drums outfit Orange Claw Hammer... 

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

Scotland’s sultry star returns to The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh’s live music hot spot, with a spellbinding hour of jazz classics and original songs. Her quintet features a line-up of Scotland’s finest musicians... 

Alex Yellowlees Hot Club Quartet

Alex Yellowlees Hot Club Quartet

Sold out AMC2017! Alex (the Scottish modern day Stephane Grappelli) on violin and virtuoso guitarists Ged Brockie and Mike Nisbet plus legendary double bassist Kenny Ellis, perform truly intoxicating and inspirational Hot Club swing jazz laced with Latin rhythms and some Celtic gypsy flair! 'Brilliant, don't miss them! Outstanding jazz musicianship' (Turin International Jazz Festival)... 

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. He greeted them with effusive praise and said, ‘You brought tears to my eyes twice’... 

Pitchblenders

Pitchblenders

Vocals from Christine Adams with trumpeter Colin Steele, guitarist Phil Adams and bassist Jerry Forde. New kid on the block delivering her own arresting takes on songs from Blossom Dearie to Billie Holiday and from Blues to Bop. 

The Great Hipster Songbook

The Great Hipster Songbook

Chvrches as a charleston dance-off? Biffy Clyro as a torchsong ballad? Join award-winning five-octave vocalist Angus Munro and his floor-stomping jazz trio as they interpret modern indie classics into authentic American Standards of the 20th century... 

Dani Sicari and The Easy Rollers: Live at The A Club

Dani Sicari and The Easy Rollers: Live at The A Club

What’s that, old sport? Swing classics and Prohibition-era hits from some of the finest talents in the country? Precisely! Prepare to be transported back to the golden age of jazz with roaring seven-piece band Dani Sicari and The Easy Rollers, as they bring their show to the unique setting of The A Club for two nights only... 

André Krengel and Roland Krause

André Krengel and Roland Krause

Two virtuosi guitarists from Germany combining a rousing mixture of musical genres. Melodies and grooves from the worlds of jazz, swing, flamenco, blues, pop, funk and Latin American melodies blending into a wonderfully harmonious whole... 

Jazz at the Movies

Jazz at the Movies

Hollywood glamour and the sultriness of jazz have been inextricably linked since talking pictures began. Acclaimed London-based jazz/blues/soul vocalist Kerry-Jo Hodgkin collaborates with leading Scottish jazz musicians, Malcolm MacFarlane (guitar), Kenny Ellis (bass) and Tom Potter (drums), on timeless movie songs in this 2016/17 hit show... 

Cry Me a River: The Songs of Julie London

Cry Me a River: The Songs of Julie London

Acclaimed London-based jazz/blues/soul vocalist Kerry Jo Hodgkin pays tribute to the legendary, sultry-toned jazz and popular music singer/actress Julie London. Collaborating with leading Scottish jazz musicians, Malcolm MacFarlane (guitar) and Kenny Ellis (double bass), on just five performances of this 2014-17 hit show... 

Ron Davis' Symphronica

Ron Davis' Symphronica

BBC Radio 3 regulars Ron Davis' Symphronica return from Canada to Edinburgh for another dazzling run of shows at ClubFest in Rutland Square. The brilliant eight-piece jazz/groove/classical ensemble have topped charts, won worldwide raves for their dazzling, innovative and original music, played Trafalgar Square and the Pan Am Games... 

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 musicians! A psychedelic funk odyssey to behold with grooves galore... 

Charlotte Marshall and the 45s

Charlotte Marshall and the 45s

Nominated for Scotland’s Blues Act of the Year, award-winning Glasgow-based singer Charlotte Marshall returns for two dates at The Merchant's Hall in 2018. Marshall and her seven piece soul, funk, blues and R’n’B band, the 45s, have continued to wow audiences across the UK with television, radio and festival appearances, a busy live schedule and their newest EP Bootleg Liquor... 

21st-Century Speakeasy

21st-Century Speakeasy

‘The first time I heard Andrea Carlson, I was in love!’ (Charlie Silvestri, UpCloseAndAcoustic.com). Dare to be transported to another time and place. Andrea leads her Love Police jazz band with sassy, sultry, silken vocals, witty lyrics and enchanting melodies to a 21st-century speakeasy world and the golden age of jazz! An award-winning Memphis, Tennessee-born, songwriter/singer/guitarist, Andrea blends musical adventure, intrigue and the sensitive wonders of the human heart... 

Billie Holiday – Tribute to the Iconic Lady Day

Billie Holiday – Tribute to the Iconic Lady Day

Two shows only! Award-winning Ali, Scotland’s 'queen of vintage jazz' (OCWeekly.com) celebrates Lady Day's career from her early days singing Tin Pan Alley songs, to her later more melancholic ballads... 

Blueswater Presents: Bala Baile

Blueswater Presents: Bala Baile

Bala Baile is an Edinburgh-based Latin trio. Led by Colombian-American Felipe Schrieberg, the band blends blues, boogaloo and Cuban son into something unique.They will play four gigs at award-winning venue The Jazz Bar, featuring guest musicians. 

Dani Sicari and The Easy Rollers: Speakeasy Jazz

Dani Sicari and The Easy Rollers: Speakeasy Jazz

Grab your dancin’ shoes ‘cos the 20s are here to stay! Taking you back to the golden age of jazz, Dani Sicari and The Easy Rollers is a roaring seven-piece swing band performing hits from the speakeasy bars of the Prohibition era... 

Swing to Bop! Fraser Urquhart Trio/Quintet

Swing to Bop! Fraser Urquhart Trio/Quintet

One of Scotland's leading piano-led groups, The Fraser Urquhart Trio plays elegant, swinging jazz and bebop. Recently showcased on BBC Jazz Nights and booked for the 2018 Glasgow Jazz Festival, the group are making waves through the Scottish music scene... 

Jazz Proclamation

Jazz Proclamation

Jazz Proclamation featuring Cécile Nordegg | No-Ce and Band proclaims the diversity of jazz! This international trio brings very personal interpretations and 'new life to songs by legends such as Jacques Brel, Édith Piaf' (Dauphiné, August 2017) and even Frank Zappa, plus self-penned originals... 

Spatz & Co in Concert

Spatz & Co in Concert

Spatz & Co Showband interrupt their theatre roadshow tour to perform music from the 30s to the 90s. Goodman and Sinatra to Paul Simon and Sting, American songbook to Van Morrison, Gerry Rafferty, Gary Moore and many more... 

The Best of Billie Holiday

The Best of Billie Holiday

Acclaimed Scottish jazz singer Mary May and her top-drawer musicians are back with their Billie Holiday show after selling out their last three years at the Fringe. 'You're a fool to miss it' (Jim Brooks)... 

Black Ivy Sunday Afternoon Jazz

Black Ivy Sunday Afternoon Jazz

A weekly celebration that will have your toes tapping as you enjoy live jazz music at Black Ivy every Sunday afternoon. See www.weareblackivy.com for more information. 

Gecko 3

Gecko 3

Gecko 3 play a dance-friendly mix of funk, latin, hip hop, jazz and reggae. The trio get things moving with double bass, guitar, drums and vocal dexterity. Gecko 3 have supported Nizlopi, the Cuban Brothers, the Quantic Soul Orchestra, Five Corners Quintet, Roy Ayers and Cibelle and have gigged as KT Tunstall’s backing band... 

1895-1927 in New Orleans: The Red Hot Roots of Jazz

1895-1927 in New Orleans: The Red Hot Roots of Jazz

Explore the roots of jazz, from ragtime through the jazz age, in the speakeasy atmosphere of this world famous venue. Delving into the archives of turn-of-the-century New Orleans music, we’ll look at the very first music to be known as jazz and its earliest pioneers including Clarence Williams, Jelly-Roll Morton, Kid Ory and Louis Armstrong... 

The Oxford Gargoyles – Jazz A Cappella

The Oxford Gargoyles – Jazz A Cappella

Oxford’s internationally renowned jazz a cappella group are back! Having toured internationally and competed across the UK as finalists in BBC Choir of the Year 2012 and 2014, the Gargoyles have confirmed themselves as a staple of the UK and Edinburgh a cappella scene, and are delighted to be returning for their 13th consecutive Fringe... 

Jazz Bar Music

Jazz Bar Music

Edinburgh's iconic Jazz Bar showcases some of their favourite resident bands and the very best of Edinburgh's local talent with late night funk, blues and soul, as well as special jazz performances including The Jazz Bar's Big Band! There's something for everyone in this programme... 

Princes Street Gardens Piano Afternoon Tea

Princes Street Gardens Piano Afternoon Tea

Experience authentic light jazz by our in-house pianist, while also enjoying the Scottish Cafe's award-winning afternoon tea. Steve’s easy listening style creates the perfect atmosphere for a relaxing afternoon away from the hustle and bustle of the Fringe... 

Jazz at Lunchtime

Jazz at Lunchtime

Sell-out shows since 2004. Saxophone and piano duo, playing jazz standards and melodic originals in a comfortable, intimate jazz club setting. Good food. Good music. Good atmosphere... 

Small Talk at Chambers and South: The Gil Scott-Heron Songbook

Small Talk at Chambers and South: The Gil Scott-Heron Songbook

Making their Edinburgh Fringe debut, Aki Remally and Fraser Urquhart play a whole set of jazz, funk and soul from the songbook of the godfather of hip hop, Gil Scott-Heron... The revolution will not be televised but it may happen on stage... 

Lights Out by Nine – Live!

Lights Out by Nine – Live!

LOBN play a selection of classic soul and funk songs along with some highly acclaimed original material. After last year's sell-out this is a must-see show. The band have played on numerous festival and concert stages with some of the biggest names in the soul, blues and popular music genres, including Paul Carrack, Status Quo, and the Average White Band... 

The Scotsman Sessions

The Scotsman Sessions

Join us every Friday night throughout the festival to enjoy the very best in local live music talent, including classic covers and soulful contemporary jazz, all the way through until the wee hours. 

Blueswater Presents: Good Morning, Billie!

Blueswater Presents: Good Morning, Billie!

'There's two kinds of blues, happy blues and then sad blues. I don't know, blues is sort of a mixed-up thing. You just have to feel it' (Billie Holiday). Cat Loud and Sarenne Wallbridge present and sing their personal selection of Billie Holiday favourites... 

Ron Davis' Symphronica

Ron Davis' Symphronica

BBC Radio 3 regulars Ron Davis' Symphronica return from Canada to Edinburgh for another dazzling run of shows at ClubFest in Rutland Square. The brilliant eight-piece jazz/groove/classical ensemble have topped charts, won worldwide raves for their dazzling, innovative and original music, played Trafalgar Square and the Pan Am Games... 

Ken Ramage Jazz at the Guildford: 15th Year

Ken Ramage Jazz at the Guildford: 15th Year

New Orleans to Dixie to swing, ragtime and more! Ken Ramage Dixie Six and Trio, Diplomats of Jazz, and the great Roy Williams – Europe's top jazz trombonist. 

The Messenger: Valery Ponomarev

The Messenger: Valery Ponomarev

An unmissable performance from world-renowned jazz trumpeter Valery Ponomarev, who dramatically escaped 70s USSR and toured the world with Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers for four years, making 11 albums! Here, his top five-piece band recreates Art's timeless music... 

Junky Fam's Late-Night Funk Mega Sesh

Junky Fam's Late-Night Funk Mega Sesh

Junky Fam, Edinburgh's summit of groove excellence, take the drums, bass and guitar to their limits in delivering the heaviest, hardest, fastest, weirdest funk you've ever heard. Join the power trio on a cosmic odyssey through worlds of psychedelia, 70s fusion and odd-time math-metal, all infused with their manic funky energy... 

American Francophile in Blighty

American Francophile in Blighty

This exquisite, sophisticated yet quirky mix of jazz, chanson, French pop, and rare trivia will ignite and excite your inner Francophile (even if you didn't know you had one). Internationally acclaimed and awarding winning vocalist Mychelle Colleary (native Californian, honorary New Yorker, now Londoner) deliciously delivers songs and stories of fellow Francophiles including Josephine Baker, Miles Davis, Kurt Weill and Cole Porter, alongside contemporary and traditional French songs from Piaf to Gainsbourg... 

Mat Ewins: What Sorry? My Mistake! The Doors Are Not Open; The Show Has Been Cancelled. Do Not Have Your Tickets Ready!

Mat Ewins: What Sorry? My Mistake! The Doors Are Not Open; The Show Has Been Cancelled. Do Not Have Your Tickets Ready!

'Refused to explain where the rest of the cast were, merely claiming they were dead' (ThreeWeeks). 

Ali McGregor: Decadence

Ali McGregor: Decadence

Ali returns to Edinburgh with her sold-out show Decadence. Ali ran away from the Opera to join cabaret sensation La Clique and has become an essential part of the international cabaret scene... 

Mat Ewins: What Sorry? My Mistake! The Doors Are Not Open; The Show Has Been Cancelled. Do Not Have Your Tickets Ready!

Mat Ewins: What Sorry? My Mistake! The Doors Are Not Open; The Show Has Been Cancelled. Do Not Have Your Tickets Ready!

Edinburgh Award nominee Mat Ewins returns with another hour of nonsense and multimedia. 'Refused to explain where the rest of the cast were, merely claiming they were dead' (ThreeWeeks)... 

Inverkeithing Big Band

Inverkeithing Big Band

Returning after a second highly successful gig in 2016, the Inverkeithing Community Big Band promises an afternoon of riveting jazz and swing. Enjoy big band sounds from Ellington and Basie through to Maynard Ferguson... 

Sax Appeal 2017

Sax Appeal 2017

Enjoy a relaxing hour away from the Fringe frenzy with a programme of light jazz, classics, ragtime and easy listening music from Scotland's popular Hume Saxophone Quartet. With a repertoire that covers music from Mozart to Mancini and Bach to the Beatles, there’s bound to be something for everyone. 

Big Band Swing

Big Band Swing

That Swing Sensation, Scotland's record-breaking big swing band, with another night of toe-tapping music from the era when swing was king. Classic instrumentals and laid-back vocals that will have you dancing in the aisles... 

Valery Ponomarev: The Messenger

Valery Ponomarev: The Messenger

An unmissable performance from world-renowned trumpeter Valery Ponomarev, who dramatically escaped 70s USSR and toured the world with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers for four years, making 11 albums! Here his top five-piece band recreates Art's timeless music... 

I Got Rhythm – Night and Day

I Got Rhythm – Night and Day

One of Scotland's most respected musicians and a versatile keyboard improviser in all styles, Richard Michael BEM brings his dazzling fingers and presentation skills to the fore in an evening devoted to the music of George Gershwin and Cole Porter... 

Cry Me a River: The Songs of Julie London

Cry Me a River: The Songs of Julie London

Acclaimed London-based jazz/blues/soul vocalist Kerry-Jo Hodgkin launches her new album and pays tribute to the legendary, sultry-toned jazz and popular music singer/actress Julie London... 

Jazz at the Movies

Jazz at the Movies

Hollywood glamour and the sultriness of jazz have been inextricably linked since talking pictures began. The team behind the hugely successful Cry Me a River: The Songs of Julie London return... 

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. Hilde Louside’s sly and sexy piece examines the financial crisis – via burlesque, jazz and sharp humour... 

Antonio Forcione and Sarah Jane Morris

Antonio Forcione and Sarah Jane Morris

Sarah Jane Morris and Antonio Forcione are promoting their collaborative album Compared to What. They have both been compared to an impressive array of musical geniuses including Janice Joplin and Tom Waits (vocally) as well as Jimi Hendrix (instrumentally) and exude a wonderful chemistry when performing together... 

Dick Lee's Swingtet Featuring Alison Affleck

Dick Lee's Swingtet Featuring Alison Affleck

Classic swing jazz by the likes of Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Django Reinhardt, Glenn Miller et al., swung by Alison (vocals), Phil Adams and Marcus Ford (guitars), Ed Kelly (bass) and Dick Lee (clarinet, bass clarinet, sax, recorder)... 

Barbara Morrison in When Divas Were Divas

Barbara Morrison in When Divas Were Divas

Remembering their lives, their way. A musical, dramatic theatrical production that focuses on the lives of Lena Horne, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Josephine Baker and Sarah Vaughan... 

Isobel Holly with Tyler J Spicer

Isobel Holly with Tyler J Spicer

Isobel Holly is a rare find: a young talent with capabilities beyond her years. Despite her tender age, Isobel has an enviable songwriting prowess that bonds engaging prose to memorable melody, all delivered with the pop sensibilities of a seasoned campaigner... 

Dani Sicari and The Easy Rollers: Speakeasy Jazz

Dani Sicari and The Easy Rollers: Speakeasy Jazz

Grab your dancin’ shoes ‘cos the 20s are here to stay! Taking you back to the golden age of jazz, Dani Sicari and The Easy Rollers is a roaring seven-piece swing band performing hits from the speakeasy bars of the Prohibition era... 

Shades of Dave Pell

Shades of Dave Pell

An afternoon of great jazz music with this local octet who recreate the spirit of the legendary Dave Pell Octet – whose soloists included Dave Pell, Jack Shelldon, Art Pepper, Ray Sims (Zoot's brother) Pepper Adams and Marty Paich... 

When Love Breaks Down – James Lambeth

When Love Breaks Down – James Lambeth

After five Fringe successes, celebrated vocalist James Lambeth returns with pianist Steve Hamilton. Featuring a bittersweet collection of jazz standards and some contemporary surprises on the themes of love, loss and longing... 

Sound of Seventeen

Sound of Seventeen

Welcome to the big-band era and beyond! Sound of Seventeen is a jazz orchestra line-up of saxophones, trumpets, trombones and a four-piece rhythm section bringing you swing, jazz and Latin tunes... 

Come Rain Or Come Shine

Come Rain Or Come Shine

Musical gems from the Great American and British Songbooks. Relax at the end of a wonderful day, or warm up at the start of a great night, with some of the most popular and enduring melodies and lyrics from the golden age of songwriting... 

Arturo Tappin: Don't Stop the Carnival!

Arturo Tappin: Don't Stop the Carnival!

Arturo Tappin returns to the Fringe bringing the Caribbean sunshine to Edinburgh through his music. His fun and spirited live performances have sold out shows the world over and always demonstrate his skill and stamina featuring saxophones, flute and bass clarinet... 

Echoes of American Jazz

Echoes of American Jazz

Three evocative works hint of American jazz: David Amram conjures up 1950s Greenwich Village, David Liebman draws on the jazz avant-garde and Stephen J Rush riffs on an Ornette Coleman melody... 

Mercy Mercy Mercy! The Music of Cannonball Adderley

Mercy Mercy Mercy! The Music of Cannonball Adderley

A quintet of Scotland's foremost jazz musicians pays joyous tribute to the bebop/soul music of Cannonball and Nat Adderley. 'The Adderleys have acquired premier-league champions!' (Herald)... 

Enchanted Tales

Enchanted Tales

Journey through fairy tale lands... A newly constructed film merging classic silent film with fairy tales from the 1920s. Featuring a new score written and performed by creative musician and singer Lizabett Russo and award-winning guitarist and composer Graeme Stephen... 

Andrea Carlson and the Love Police!

Andrea Carlson and the Love Police!

‘The first time I heard Andrea Carlson, I was in love!’ (Charlie Silvestri, UpCloseAndAcoustic.com). Dare to be transported to another time and place! Andrea leads her Love Police jazz band with sassy, sultry, silken vocals, witty lyrics and enchanting melodies to a 21st-century speakeasy world and the golden age of jazz! An award-winning Memphis, Tennessee-born songwriter/singer/guitarist Andrea blends musical adventure and intrigue with the sensitivity and wonders of the human heart... 

Brian Kellock (Piano) and Dick Lee (Clarinets, Sax) – Crazy Rhythm

Brian Kellock (Piano) and Dick Lee (Clarinets, Sax) – Crazy Rhythm

'It's not every day that a delicatessen has a boogie named after it, even amid the Fringe, but audiences at Lee and Kellock's intimately convivial romp through more than a century's worth of jazz history in a certain well-known deli were treated to the alleged première of the Valvona & Crolla Boogie... 

Swing from the Movies

Swing from the Movies

Bringing a playful twist and jazz treatment to classic movie songs from Breakfast at Tiffany’s to Star Wars, Jungle Book to La La Land, let Airlie Scott’s Pronto Swing get your toes tapping along to favourite songs from the movies... 

In The Mood: The Music of Glenn Miller

In The Mood: The Music of Glenn Miller

Jump aboard the Chattanooga Choo-Choo and join Scotland’s top jazz musicians Brian Kellock (piano), Colin Steele (trumpet), Roy Percy (bass) and Tom Gordon (drums) to celebrate the greatest American dance band of them all. 

Anne Evans (Flutes, Piano) and Dick Lee (Clarinets, Saxophones, Recorder) – Beside Themselves

Anne Evans (Flutes, Piano) and Dick Lee (Clarinets, Saxophones, Recorder) – Beside Themselves

Anne and Dick with support from their recorded selves – duos, quartets, octets and more. Music from the jazz/classical borderland, with a centenary nod to Scott Joplin featuring specially commissioned new arrangements of The Entertainer and Maple Leaf Rag, plus Anne and Dick's usual cornucopia of great tunes including J S Bach's Badinerie and Benny Goodman's signature tune Don't Be That Way... 

SymphRONica

SymphRONica

Ron Davis's SymphRONica has topped the charts, won international raves for their innovative jazz sound, been critics' choice performers at the Pan Am Games and finished a smashing run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 – all while being a BBC Radio 3 regular... 

The Complete History of Jazz Piano (Over Three Nights)

The Complete History of Jazz Piano (Over Three Nights)

The History of Jazz Piano is now expanded into a journey over three nights taking in the greatest jazz pianists from Fats Waller to Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans. Richard, a 2010 Herald Angel winner, will demonstrate how these masters developed their unique styles by picking apart their individual techniques and performing their most famous pieces... 

Simon Currie's 6plus1

Simon Currie's 6plus1

Simon Currie’s 6plus1 is a band of seven musicians playing New Orleans jazz, mixing in funk, rock and ska styles with two saxes, two trumpets, trombone, tuba and drums. Music is presented with a typical Monty Python, Spike Milligan style of humour with elements of slapstick next to virtuosic playing... 

It's Wonderful: the Songs of Paolo Conte

It's Wonderful: the Songs of Paolo Conte

It's Wonderful: the Songs of Paolo Conte is Espresso Manifesto's tribute to and transformation of the legendary Italian artist. It's a passionate, spirited, five-star pick for reviewers and fans around the world, a chart-topper in North America and is coming to EdFringe 2017... 

Ali Affleck's Billie Holiday – A Celebration in Song

Ali Affleck's Billie Holiday – A Celebration in Song

Scotland’s ‘queen of vintage blues and jazz’ (OCWeekly.com) offers an intimate homage to the legendary lady in satin. With familiar songs nestled in with Holiday’s more obscure offerings, a passionate and memorable performance awaits... 

Brian Molley Quartet – Colour and Movement

Brian Molley Quartet – Colour and Movement

Scottish saxophonist Brian Molley returns to the Fringe with his outstanding quartet, featuring Tom Gibbs (piano), Mario Caribe (Bass) and Stuart Brown (Drums). The band will perform music from their acclaimed album Colour and Movement (BGMM)... 

Songs from the Deep South

Songs from the Deep South

A collection of swinging, bluesy and soulful songs from the American deep south set off by Westwater’s ‘smooth…sultry and at times, smouldering voice’ (FringeReview.co.uk). Including Basin Street Blues, Lazy Bones, Summertime, Swing It Brother Swing, Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans and some surprises... 

Three Colours Guitar

Three Colours Guitar

Three Colours Guitar’s exciting new music show blends jazz, classical and Celtic fingerstyle. Edinburgh Fringe veteran classical/percussive guitarist Declan Zapala joins forces this year with fellow guitarists John Wheatcroft (Gypsy jazz), and Matt Buchanan (Celtic fingerstyle) to bring you an exciting music show journeying through an eclectic range of styles and musical epochs... 

Alex Yellowlees Hot Club Quartet

Alex Yellowlees Hot Club Quartet

Alex – the Scottish modern-day Stephane Grappelli – on violin, and virtuoso guitarists Ged Brockie and Mike Nisbet plus legendary double bassist Kenny Ellis, perform truly intoxicating and inspirational Hot Club swing jazz laced with Latin rhythms and some Celtic gypsy flair! ‘They will swing you into good health!’ (BBC Radio 3)... 

Cathedral Blues

Cathedral Blues

Back by popular demand! A rocking Chicago blues set, stomping boogie woogie and bluesy soul-jazz from dynamic pianist/vocalist Daniel Smith and band. Material from Meade 'Lux' Lewis to Otis Spann and Herbie Hancock, along with foot-tappin' originals, make his gigs a good-time experience packed with classy musicianship, musical variation and humorous asides from Daniel... 

The Kingston University Brass Ensemble

The Kingston University Brass Ensemble

Launched in the mid 1960s, the Kingston University Brass Ensemble is our longest running ensemble and includes staff, students and alumni. For the ensemble’s first visit to the Fringe, the programme for their performance in the wonderful setting of St Giles Cathedral will include Fantasia by Jerome Bassano, Fanfare and Sonatina for Brass Sextet by Bryan Kelly (Movements one and two) a selection of music from Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin, arranged by David Purser and also student compositions... 

Lisa Scott and Co Ain't Misbehavin'

Lisa Scott and Co Ain't Misbehavin'

Lisa is joined by top-class musicians covering great music from a bygone day to date.  

Schubert at Teatime

Schubert at Teatime

A richly evocative concert of the works of Schubert, the tragically short-lived and deeply-feeling lieder and chamber music composer. The musicians performing include ROSL ARTS prizewinners, followed by tea, coffee and biscuits... 

The Katet Plays Stevie Wonder

The Katet Plays Stevie Wonder

Edinburgh soul/funk heroes pay homage to the legend that is Stevie Wonder. Keyboard player and vocalist Mike Kearney and his seven-piece band perform a high octane set of Wonder's classics and rarities in their own style, with pounding groove, exciting reworkings and a monstrous horn section... 

Rose Room

Rose Room

Scottish Jazz Awards finalists Rose Room have become one of Scotland’s leading ensembles influenced by gypsy jazz. Sharing a love of Swing music and the style of the great Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, their vigorous and vivacious performances go down a storm with all audiences as they serve up their 1930s Hot Club standards, gypsy jazz favourites and self-penned originals with virtuosity, verve and panache, recreating the excitement of Rive Gauche Paris... 

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

Scotland’s sultry star returns to Edinburgh’s jazz hotspot with her sell-out show of spellbinding jazz classics and original songs, featuring a stellar line-up of Scotland’s finest musicians... 

Brass Tracks Quintet

Brass Tracks Quintet

Since 2013, Brass Tracks have entertained audiences across Scotland in concert halls, cathedrals, cinemas, theatres and even shopping centres, blowing the cobwebs out of Italian Renaissance and Russian romanticism, diversifying into hits from the Great American Songbook and showcasing new interpretations of popular Scottish folk songs... 

Ali Affleck's Speakeasy Sessions – One Night in New Orleans...

Ali Affleck's Speakeasy Sessions – One Night in New Orleans...

Award-winning vocalist Ali transports you to the underground prohibition era. ‘Gorgeously characterful and distinctive voice' (Heart of the Art). A stunning five-piece band, outrageous musicality, playing Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Louis Armstrong – a feast of songs await, covering every emotion from the sweet sentimental to the dark and sinister... 

The Jive Aces With Amy Baker

The Jive Aces With Amy Baker

UK's No 1 Jive/Swing band are renowned for their high-energy swinging sounds and spectacular stage show. Their award-winning, viral video, Bring Me Sunshine, has 3 million views online... 

Jazz Lates

Jazz Lates

A smooth late-night concert of jazz classics and new interpretations. Served with a glass of wine – what better way to end the day! 

Ali Affleck's Adoring Angels / Despairing Demons – The Greatest Songs of Love and Sorrow

Ali Affleck's Adoring Angels / Despairing Demons – The Greatest Songs of Love and Sorrow

Award-winning vocalist Ali presents a showcase of the most powerful songs ever written on love and loss, within blues and jazz. These songs are hardwired into our culture, with strong emotion, bypassing the brain and speaking directly to the heart: Piaf, Judy Garland, Louis Armstrong, Sinatra, Rae Charles... 

Charlotte Marshall & the 45s

Charlotte Marshall & the 45s

Two dates at The Merchants Hall in 2017 for this award-winning Glasgow-based singer, as Charlotte Marshall makes a triumphant return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with her soul-funk-blues and R’n’B band, the 45s... 

Blueswater Presents: Bala Baile

Blueswater Presents: Bala Baile

Bala Baile is an Edinburgh-based Latin quartet. Led by Colombian-American Felipe Schrieberg, the band blends rhythm and blues, boogaloo, and Cuban son into something truly unique. They will be playing four gigs at the award-winning Jazz Bar. 

Daniel Smith: Blues Piano

Daniel Smith: Blues Piano

Downhome blues, stomping boogie-woogie, foot-tapping New Orleans piano, hard bop classics and exciting originals evoking the good-time atmosphere of the speakeasy. 'Serious challenger to Jools Holland as the UK's number one boogie pianist' (Blues in Britain). 

Brian Kellock and Fionna Duncan

Brian Kellock and Fionna Duncan

After four years of sell-out shows with his acclaimed trio, multi award-winning pianist Brian Kellock has invited legendary Scottish jazz singer Fionna Duncan to make her Fringe debut with him! Join them plus daily surprise guests for an hour of swinging jazz and banter... 

Nonsilence

Nonsilence

Nonsilence is a solo piano and song performance with bilingual singer/songwriter Emer O'Flaherty. In the intimate venue of thespace@JurysInn, Emer will air her poignant, refined lyrics (English/Irish) to the backdrop of her unique piano style of jazz and traditional Irish... 

Georgia Cécile

Georgia Cécile

Talented emerging vocalist and songwriter Georgia Cécile performs alongside award-winning jazz pianist/composer Euan Stevenson. A collection of self-penned songs and fresh arrangements of jazz standards... 

Broadway Swings

Broadway Swings

Take a first-class big band with leading West End star Kate Graham (Mamma Mia, Billy Elliot, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). Add a big chorus, put them all in a great venue then let them loose on some classic Broadway numbers and you have an unforgettable evening of swinging show tunes from A Chorus Line, Chicago, Anything Goes, Hairspray, The Producers, West Side Story and more... 

Das Contras – Funking Jazz Punks

Das Contras – Funking Jazz Punks

Scottish funk all-stars Das Contras return to the Fringe with new album Hedonburgh, following last year's award-winning album and sell-out shows. 'Das Contras are a high-octane mix of latin, funk and soul – with a reggae twist... 

The Oxford Gargoyles: Jazz A Cappella

The Oxford Gargoyles: Jazz A Cappella

Oxford’s internationally-renowned jazz a cappella group. Having toured internationally and competed across the UK, including as finalists in BBC's Choir Of The Year in 2012 and 2014, the Gargoyles have confirmed themselves as a staple of the UK and Edinburgh a cappella scene, and are excited to be returning for their 12th consecutive Fringe... 

Hendrix and Me

Hendrix and Me

After last years 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 musicians! A psychedelic funk odyssey to behold with grooves galore... 

Bacharach in the Groove

Bacharach in the Groove

The Groove Band return to the Fringe after their successful 2016 debut, with a set showcasing the work of the multi award-winning duo of Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Fronted by the bubbly persona of singer/conga player Tina Clarke, The Groove Band's collective experience of over 50 years in many genres of music has enabled them to distill the indefinable – the groove – to create a sound all their own... 

Gecko 3

Gecko 3

Gecko 3 play a dance-friendly mix of funk, latin, hip-hop, jazz and reggae. The trio get things moving with double bass, guitar, drums and vocal dexterity. Gecko 3 have supported Nizlopi, the Cuban Brothers, the Quantic Soul Orchestra, Five Corners Quintet, Roy Ayers and Cibelle and have gigged as KT Tunstall’s backing band... 

Jazz Bar Music

Jazz Bar Music

Edinburgh's famous multi award-winning venue stages its own extensive programme of evening jazz and late-night funk every night of the Fringe. High quality live music, drinks and dancing every night until 5am! (Note – a show starting at 1... 

Jazz at Lunchtime

Jazz at Lunchtime

Sell-out shows since 2004. Saxophone and piano duo playing jazz standards and melodic originals in a comfortable, intimate jazz club setting. Good food. Good music. Good atmosphere... 

The Great Hipster Songbook

The Great Hipster Songbook

Join four-octave award-winning UK vocalist/saxophonist Angus Munro and his floor-stomping trio as they transform modern indie classics into superbly authentic American standards of the early 20th century... 

Mychelle Colleary: American Francophile in Blighty

Mychelle Colleary: American Francophile in Blighty

Fries, frites or chips?! This exquisite yet quirky mix of jazz, chanson, pop and rare trivia will remind you why you, too, secretly love the French. Four-time MAC Award nominee for Outstanding Vocalist Mychelle Colleary is a native Californian, now Londoner, who delivers songs and stories of fellow Francophiles including Josephine Baker, Cole Porter, Kurt Weill and Miles Davis alongside contemporary and traditional French songs from Piaf to Gainsbourg... 

Paul Keeling's Transcendent Piano Excursions

Paul Keeling's Transcendent Piano Excursions

The Californian pianist and composer's improvisational flights through bebop and beyond – sometimes highly structured, sometimes wild – are rhapsodic, heartfelt and boldly melodic... 

Caleidocello

Caleidocello

A colourful mix of styles, genres and characters, from Viennese cellist Peter Hudler. Educated as a classical cellist in Austria’s finest universities, Peter Hudler now performs cello in a completely new and different way, pushing the limits of the instrument and the player... 

Patti Plinko – Dreadful Little Girl

Patti Plinko – Dreadful Little Girl

Patti Plinko returns with her dark and erotic songs inspired from Virginia Woolf, Joan of Arc to the whore houses of Paris. Mesmerising vocals, drunken fiddles and jumping guitars make for an exhilarating show... 

Strike Up The Band

Strike Up The Band

Following its 2016 sell-out Belgian tour, the SLJO is back with an all-new set featuring tunes from the golden era of Big Band. A favourite on the London Jazz circuits, the band will perform chart-toppers popularised by the Big Band greats including Basie, Kenton and Ellington, as well as Ella Fitzgerald in her centenary year. 

Layale Chaker & Sarafand Ensemble

Layale Chaker & Sarafand Ensemble

Led by Lebanese violinist Layale Chaker, The Sarafand Ensemble brings you a concert of new original musical compositions where Western classical and contemporary music, Jazz, and Arabic Maqam music interact and transcend musical boundaries, leading us into newfound colours and musical landscapes. 

Jacqueline Kroft

Jacqueline Kroft

Jacqueline & the Sensations is a band from the UK that performs Jacqueline's original songs. Having just completed a new album, they are preparing for its release in February 2017. Jacqueline & the Sensations has performed in Paris, London and Stroud and is preparing a tour for 2017... 

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. Phaedra, or “Fey” as she prefers to be known, entered the stage in a slinky, bright red dress, with a waterfall of curls, accompanied only by her jazz guitarist and a trolley full of spirits for cocktails... 

In the Round: Last Summer's Tealights

In the Round: Last Summer's Tealights

Part Classical, part Folk - part Hymnal. The music of LST is an intriguing hotchpotch of shared influences. This is the debut in a series of 'In the Round' concerts at the new Gem Electric over the coming months... 

Jazz for Lunch: Julie Roberts and Michael Hinton

Jazz for Lunch: Julie Roberts and Michael Hinton

A new relaxing lunchtime concert. Following last year's "sold-out" success, another opportunity to enjoy the mellow voice of Julie Roberts with the superb piano accompaniment of Michael Hinton... 

Tongue Fu (and Tongue Fu 4 Kids!)

Tongue Fu (and Tongue Fu 4 Kids!)

"amazing!" Guardian. Incredible spoken word artists re-work material live with jaw-dropping improvised music from the Fu Band. Poetry, storytelling, hip hop and high energy comedy all meet for a unique event that is part show, part experiment... 

Poetry and Jazz Layer Cake with John Harvey and the John Lake Band

Poetry and Jazz Layer Cake with John Harvey and the John Lake Band

Jazz and Poetry Layer Cake A delicious serving of modern original Jazz and poetry created by the award-winning author John Harvey (author of the bestselling Charlie Resnick series) inter-layered by the sensational sounds of the John Lake Band... 

Wayward: a Surreal Musical Cabaret

Wayward: a Surreal Musical Cabaret

In this slightly surreal, politically-charged musical cabaret, seemingly wholesome Scottish lass Cat Loud is still on the prowl for her next big adventure. A chance encounter with a white rabbit after dark entices her into a secret speakeasy, the playground of subversive mythical figures with mischief in mind... 

Singing the Silver Screen with the Close Shaves

Singing the Silver Screen with the Close Shaves

The Close Shaves brings you its unique ‘Female Barberswing’ sound with 3-part harmony Swing songs from the fabulous Silver Screen era and beyond. With the ukulele, novelty percussion and extra special guests thrown in, be prepared for these ladies to take you on a fun-filled musical meander through a magical time of movie memories, with a technicolour finale to boot! You will have the opportunity to sing during the performance, not only in the trademark Close Shaves sing-along, but a unique chance to participate in a free workshop a few hours before the show (16:00), led by the wonderful Emily Macdonald, Close Shaves' member and musical director of Brighton Swing Choir... 

Sussex Jazz Orchestra Live in Concert

Sussex Jazz Orchestra Live in Concert

Sussex Jazz Orchestra plays exciting, driving and dynamic big-band music as well as more familiar Jazz standards with a twist. Led by effervescent trombonist Mark Bassey, the band comprises a mix of professional and amateur players... 

Musa Mboob + Saidi Kanda

Musa Mboob + Saidi Kanda

In February 2017, West African master-drummer Musa gathered the latest incarnation of his band XamXam and flew to Gambia to collaborate with local musicians. Tanzanian vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Saidi has toured with Papa Wemba, Remmy Ongala and recorded for Grace Jones... 

Edana Minghella Quartet presents From Ella to Elvis

Edana Minghella Quartet presents From Ella to Elvis

Two nights at The Verdict for Edana Minghella’s quartet. With 'From Ella to Elvis', Edana brings her unique style to beautiful songs of love and longing from Jazz standards to contemporary classics... 

Swingporium

Swingporium

Vintage swingin' music and dance in thoroughly postmodern style with The Soultastics band and dancers I Charleston Brighton. Modern Pop songs are shamelessly swung out alongside Rat Pack classics from the 30s, 40s and 50s... 

Studio 9 Orchestra: Tribute to Kenny Wheeler

Studio 9 Orchestra: Tribute to Kenny Wheeler

The 19-piece Studio 9 Orchestra pays tribute to the late composer, arranger and trumpeter Kenny Wheeler, with an evening of beautiful arrangements written for alarge Jazz ensemble. With music that redefines what the Jazz big band can sound like, the band will feature songs from the great composer, together with pieces by Radiohead, Herbie Hancock, Maria Schneider and others... 

Muofhe, African Love Story

Muofhe, African Love Story

After Muofhe’s thriving musical career in her region in the northern province of Venda in south Africa, she has decided it's time to introduce her African rhythms to the rest of Africa and the World... 

Herbie's Jazz Breakfast

Herbie's Jazz Breakfast

Start every Brighton Fringe Sunday in the company of our very own living leg-end, bassist Herbie Flowers and his incredible bands. Enjoy the extraordinary talents of the UK's finest Jazz musicians up close and personal - and more than a bit of a chat... 

Deep in The Heart of Me

Deep in The Heart of Me

A 'Shirley Valentine' tale for the 21st century with songs from the Rat Pack repertoire, ‘Sway’, ‘Let’s Fall in Love’ and ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin’. “Incredibly enjoyable, endearing, utterly believable... 

An Dhá: Supertigers

An Dhá: Supertigers

Follow multi-award-winning fiddle/cello duo An Dhá as they prowl through an Urban Folk music jungle, hunting perfection and exploring the wilderness of the Celtic tradition. Hear original compositions and traditional Scottish tunes, together in a fusion of sounds influenced by Jazz and grounded in classical virtuosity... 

I Charleston Brighton Speakeasy

I Charleston Brighton Speakeasy

I Charleston Brighton Speakeasy is back with a bang! The Charleston girls will take you through the A-Z of '20s dance with a twist of jazz and a dash of electro-swing. With live music, workshops in abundance, competitions and mesmerising performances this is the perfect chance to release your inner flapper and dapper in the beautiful Spiegeltent. 

Dean Friedman: Songs for Grownups

Dean Friedman: Songs for Grownups

This legendary singer/songwriter/Pop-icon performs his chart hits 'Ariel', 'Lucky Stars', 'Lydia' and more. Discover what legions of devoted fans have known for years - the sophisticated, funny and profound work of a master songsmith... 

Renegade Brass Band

Renegade Brass Band

8 horns, 2 drummers, scratch-DJ and MC. Renegade are a 12-pce Jazz, Funk & Hip-Hop band from Sheffield. RBB have headlined festivals around Europe, including Secret Garden Party, Black Sea Jazz, Soundwave Croatia and Glasto... 

Michèle Drees Jazz Tap Project

Michèle Drees Jazz Tap Project

Tap is visual jazz. Melodies created and improvised visually. A thrilling interplay between musicians, dancers and audience. Drummer Michele Drees brings her Jazz Tap project to Gem Electric with a spectacular mix of dancers and live jazz quartet... 

Sir Duke: Tribute To Ellington

Sir Duke: Tribute To Ellington

A tribute to the classic big-band music of Duke Ellington. Performed by 18-piece Jazz ensemble Straight No Chaser who are joined by the award-winning Alan Barnes on saxophone. The performance will take you on a musical journey from the classic 30s sound of the dance and concert halls through to modern interpretations of Ellington's tunes that have now become iconic Jazz standards... 

NEHH Presents... NJTOS, featuring Bill Wells & Wolf

NEHH Presents... NJTOS, featuring Bill Wells & Wolf

Not jazz, nor a trio and not entirely Scottish, The National Jazz Trio of Scotland are Bill Wells (piano laptop), Aby Vulliamy (vocals, viola), Kate Sugden (vocals, marimba), and Gerard Black (vocals)... 

Inverkeithing Community Big Band

Inverkeithing Community Big Band

Returning after a sell-out gig in 2015, the Inverkeithing Community Big Band promises an afternoon of riveting jazz and swing. Enjoy big band sounds from Ellington and Basie through to Maynard Ferguson... 

Rose Room

Rose Room

Scottish Jazz Awards finalists Rose Room have become one of Scotland’s leading ensembles, influenced by the gypsy jazz genre. Sharing a love of swing music and the style of the great Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, their vigorous and vivacious performances can excite any audience as they serve up their 1930s Hot Club standards and self-penned originals... 

The Jazz Influence

The Jazz Influence

Peter Seivewright, who is constantly active both as a classical concert pianist and a jazz pianist, presents a programme of jazz-influenced piano music, including Grace Castagnetta's staggering transcription for solo piano of Gershwin's Piano Concerto. 

The Simon Kennedy Band Live!

The Simon Kennedy Band Live!

A guitar and organ driven blues trio, the band was formed in 2014 by Dundee-born guitarist Simon Kennedy. Enlisting Mirek Hodun on the organ they set about writing and producing their debut album Make Up Your Mind, which was well-received by critics and fans alike... 

Billie Holiday – Tribute to the Iconic Lady Day

Billie Holiday – Tribute to the Iconic Lady Day

Sell-out show 2015! Award-winning vocalist Ali (Scottish Jazz Awards) is back with a two-hour performance and an all-star band – Graeme Stephen (guitar), Chris Greive (trombone) and Steve Hamilton (piano)... 

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.’ David Patrick and his octet do this statement great justice, where their take on the Russian-French composer’s renowned The Rite of Spring is reanimated through the lively tempo of an eight-piece jazz band... 

The Art of Improvisation

The Art of Improvisation

Hear an acknowledged master of all styles of improvisation delve into as many variations as he can pack into a solo concert. Richard's repertoire ranges from the Great American Songbook to the great jazz pianists, the counterpoint of JS Bach to the traditional songs of Burns... 

The Messenger

The Messenger

Originally from Moscow, trumpet star Valery Ponomarev dramatically escaped from bleak, jazz-suppressed 70s Cold War USSR and got to New York, where his sparkling Clifford Brown trumpet style was immediately spotted by jazz drums legend Art Blakey... 

Astonish Me! – Jeux

Astonish Me! – Jeux

Sergei Diaghilev's challenge to all of his collaborating artists was: ‘Astonish me!’. In May 1913, this demand brought into being two astounding works – Stravinsky's Rite of Spring and Jeux, Debussy's last orchestral masterpiece... 

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. Initially booked in for just ten shows on the Free Fringe it was always going to be popular – so much so that this reviewer could not get in (after booking a space) due to the capacity being reached and all this during a lunchtime slot at 13:00... 

Simply Bowie

Simply Bowie

Bowie as you’ve never heard him before… Former NME Male Vocalist of the Year Oliver Darley brings his own inimitable style to the music of this iconic artist. With only jazz pianist Chad Lelong for accompaniment, Oliver strips back Bowie’s most recognisable hits to present a unique interpretation of great British songwriting... 

Lillian Boutté's Mississippi Rhythm

Lillian Boutté's Mississippi Rhythm

As the only musician since Louis Armstrong to receive the title New Orleans Jazz Ambassador, Lillian Boutté always showcases the music of her home city with joy, warmth and sass – leaving her audiences uplifted! Lillian is a New Orleans institution who delights audiences all the world over and has enjoyed a career performing with legendary musicians while also working tirelessly to help victims of Hurricane Katrina... 

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. They consist of Brian Kellock on piano, Colin Steele on trumpet, and John Rae on drums. They're great fun to listen to and watch perform... 

Soul Deep

Soul Deep

Journey through jazz, R’n’B and jazz-funk with NYC based singer Lolita Jackson. With a background in a cappella jazz and gospel, Lolita has performed on four continents, in Shanghai, Sydney and at Carnegie Hall... 

Dick Lee Septet – Dinner and Show

Dick Lee Septet – Dinner and Show

The classics of swing jazz swung by this fabulous band. Music by Gershwin, Django, Goodman, Glenn – all the greats, arranged by Dick Lee. Delicious three course dinner then the show. 

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. It’s not entirely clear why they do this, but hey – it’s fun, and they play some great music, music you won’t have heard before, and also Biffy Clyro... 

New Focus Quartet

New Focus Quartet

Album launch of award-winning jazz group, featuring Euan Stevenson on piano and Konrad Wiszniewski on saxophones. 'New Focus Quartet is lush, modern and brilliantly accessible... one of the most beautifully conceived and executed projects in Scottish jazz' (BBC Radio Scotland)... 

The Groove Band

The Groove Band

Steeped in the funk, soul and jazz traditions, The Groove Band have selected some great classic tunes and given them new life, injecting their own brand of groove, infused with exciting improvisation and their original arrangements, with a view to moving you on the dance floor... 

The Haggis Horns

The Haggis Horns

The Haggis Horns are a seven-piece live funk extravaganza combining heavy breakbeat funk, soul, hip-hop and afrobeat with the virtuosity of trained jazz musicians. The members of The Haggis Horns have performed and recorded with the likes of Jamiroquai, John Legend and The Roots, Amy Winehouse, Corinne Bailey Rae, Take That, Mark Ronson, Martha Reeves, Roots Manuva, Lou Donaldson, Elbow, Nightmares On Wax, Dennis Coffey, Adele, Finley Quaye, Robbie Williams, Morcheeba, Duran Duran, The Cinematic Orchestra, Lisa Stansfield, Kano, Estelle, Lily Allen, KT Tunstall and Snowboy, to name a few! 

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 incredible journey of sound and history... 

Arturo Tappin: Saxman

Arturo Tappin: Saxman

Arturo Tappin is a world-class jazz saxophonist from Barbados who has performed with Roberta Flack and Luther Vandross. Arturo's incredible musical repertoire ranges from 1934 to 2016 and includes bebop, calypso, bossa nova, reggae, pop and jazz from all over the world... 

Das Contras – Live Album Launch

Das Contras – Live Album Launch

Award-winning Scottish funk septet Das Contras return to launch their third album. ‘Absolute joy! One of Scotland's hidden pleasures’ (Daily Record). ‘In a league of their own for energy and pure musical talent’ (Music-News... 

Hackney Colliery Band

Hackney Colliery Band

From sets at the Olympic Closing Ceremony and Brit, MOBO and Mercury awards to live sessions on BBC Two, Sky Arts, BBC Radio 2 and Jazz FM, from collaborations with the likes of Amy Winehouse to selling out venues across Europe, HCB have had a phenomenal few years... 

Good Morning Heartache

Good Morning Heartache

Edinburgh's Little Jazz Bird, vocalist Victoria Bennett, sings beautiful ballads as she spins delicate, moving tales of love and heartbreak. Expect intimate interpretations of classic songs from the jazz repertoire, backed by an outstanding trio of Fraser Urquhart (piano), Colin Steele (trumpet) and Ed Kelly (double bass)... 

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 Jennings (double bass), Neil Paton (drums) and Kevin Barrett (guitar/ musical director) treated us to an hour of smooth jazz, originating from the undervalued but rich repertoire of the Italian songbook... 

Mercy Mercy Mercy!

Mercy Mercy Mercy!

A quintet of Scotland's foremost jazz musicians pays joyous tribute to the bebop/soul music of Cannonball and Nat Adderley. 'The Adderleys have acquired premier-league champions!' (Herald). 

Kai Hoffman: 39

Kai Hoffman: 39

With catchy original songs, laughter and tears, Kai welcomes you into her world age 39. Exploring the power of chasing your dreams, 39 is seen through the eyes of an American expat who, at 11, imagined herself playing professionally with an orchestra but became a jazz singer instead... 

The Three Belles: In the Mood

The Three Belles: In the Mood

After three sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the UK's premiere 1940s vocal trio The Three Belles are back for an afternoon of vintage delights, from Glenn Miller to Vera Lynn! Let them get you in the mood to sing and dance the afternoon away with their fabulous live swing band The Bevin Boys (as seen on The One Show Dad's Army Special)... 

Graeme Stephen’s Metropolis

Graeme Stephen’s Metropolis

‘Stephen’s far-reaching guitarist-composer’s voice, now vast and scary, now dreamily delicate, now devilishly catchy, that’s making this strain of his output so enthralling’ (Herald)... 

Charlie Parker With Strings

Charlie Parker With Strings

After a sell-out concert last year SONIC return with saxophonist Paul Towndrow and trumpeter Ryan Quigley to perform Charlie Parker and Clifford Brown’s stunning albums from the 1950s... 

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.It’s not that the performers don’t pull their weight... 

Jeeseok Kim East-West Quartet

Jeeseok Kim East-West Quartet

Acclaimed Korean/New Orleans saxophonist Jeeseok’s funky, melodic, energetic quartet brings Miles Davies, Coltrane and Ella up to date, with a sprinkle of Korean folk music too! Also featuring Seoul-based, world-travelling Scots pianist Paul Kirby... 

Andrea Carlson and the Love Police!

Andrea Carlson and the Love Police!

‘The first time I heard Andrea Carlson, I was in love!’ (Charlie Silvestri, UpCloseAndAcoustic.com). Dare to be transported to another time and place! Andrea leads her musical Love Police with her sultry-silken vocals, witty lyrics, and enchanting melodies to a 21st-century speakeasy world and the golden age of jazz! A multi award-winning Memphis, Tennessee-born songwriter/singer/guitarist, Andrea blends musical adventure and intrigue with the sensitivity and wonders of the human heart... 

The Oxford Gargoyles: Jazz A Cappella

The Oxford Gargoyles: Jazz A Cappella

Oxford's internationally renowned jazz a cappella group. Having toured internationally and competed across the UK, including as finalists in BBC's Choir Of The Year in 2012 and 2014, the Gargoyles have confirmed themselves as a staple of the UK and Edinburgh a cappella scene, and are excited to be returning for their 11th consecutive Fringe... 

Pale Imitations

Pale Imitations

Ramone comes clean to best mate Carl on his stag night. Revealing his desire to reunite with an ex of 10 years, Indianna, now a lifetime away from the girl he once knew, living a sophisticated, richly cultured life as an African art curator... 

Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers –  A Celebration in Song

Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers – A Celebration in Song

Pick Yourself Up, Slap That Bass and Let's Face the Music and Dance. Pam revives her 2011 debut sell-out show celebrating the songs from the RKO musicals of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, but this time with her four-piece band: Colin Steele on trumpet, Ed Kelly on bass, Davide Rinaldi on drums and Tom Finlay on keyboard... 

Brian Kellock and Dick Lee – Jazz Adventures

Brian Kellock and Dick Lee – Jazz Adventures

Brian and Dick take you on a jazz odyssey through the decades, floating like butterflies and swinging like bees. 'Intimately convivial romp through jazz history... Fine playing' (Scotsman). 

Countermeasure: 14 Characters

Countermeasure: 14 Characters

Award-winning a cappella that will bring you to your feet! Countermeasure has won worldwide acclaim and sold-out houses in the UK, Canada and US with their upbeat blend, sophisticated harmonies and infectious energy onstage... 

These Boots

These Boots

Following her successful 2015 Fringe debut, Shelagh Westwater returns with more sassy and soulful numbers originally sung by Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Jo Stafford, with a little added edge from Nancy Sinatra and Peggie Lee... 

Lush Life

Lush Life

With a style that’s been described as 'creative… engaging… conversational' (Jazz Journal), Vocalist Cindy has captured audiences' imaginations and won admirers among jazz aficionados and critics alike... 

I Remember You!

I Remember You!

Silky voiced James Lambeth returns, showcasing the genius of Johnny Mercer. Forty years on from Mercer's death, his songs remain timeless. Lambeth's show includes the classics Moon River, I Thought About You, In The Cool, Cool, Cool Of The Evening, Too Marvellous For Words and the show's title... 

Brubeck: the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

Brubeck: the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

Brubeck: an incredible jazz legacy. The familiar opening bars of Take Five were the soundtrack to sixties swing and mid-20th century cool. The tune, composed by saxophonist Paul Desmond, made Dave Brubeck a household name... 

Cry Me a River: The Songs of Julie London

Cry Me a River: The Songs of Julie London

Acclaimed London-based jazz/blues/soul vocalist Kerry-Jo Hodgkin pays tribute to the legendary, sultry-toned jazz and popular music singer/actress Julie London. Collaborating with leading Scottish jazz musicians on just two performances of this 2014/15 hit show... 

Sound of Seventeen

Sound of Seventeen

Welcome to the big band era and beyond! This big band is a jazz orchestra line-up of saxophones, trumpets, trombones and a four-piece rhythm section bringing you swing, jazz and latin tunes through the eras... 

Gecko 3

Gecko 3

Fresh grooves based on a mix of funk, hip-hop, Latin, jazz and reggae. Gecko 3 are a quirky trio (vox/guitar, double bass and drums) with songs to get you dancing. Gecko 3 have toured to Europe and America playing the Brussels Jazz Marathon, Koninginnepop 2010, La Fleche D'Or, Ronnie Scott's, the Skye Festival, the Insider and Knockengorroch, in addition to supporting the Quantic Soul Orchestra, Roy Ayers, the Cuban Brothers, Nizlopi, Cibele and the Five Corners Quintet, and gigging as KT Tunstall's backing band... 

JazzMain

JazzMain

JazzMain, the popular Edinburgh-based jazz group, presents a series of special performances. The Silver Project celebrates pianist/composer Horace Silver who wrote some of the most enduring tunes in jazz... 

Cathedral Blues

Cathedral Blues

Back by popular demand! A rocking Chicago blues set, stomping boogie-woogie and bluesy soul-jazz from dynamic pianist-vocalist Daniel Smith and band. Material covering Meade 'Lux' Lewis to Otis Spann to Herbie Hancock, along with foot-tappin' originals, make his gigs a good-time experience packed with classy musicianship, musical variation and humorous asides from Daniel... 

Lisa Scott

Lisa Scott

Thirteen years performing at the Fringe, Lisa sings with passion and humour, bringing a modern sound with a jazz/funk feel, covering material from Burt Bacharach, Sade, Stevie Wonder and gems from the 30s and 40s... 

Alex Yellowlees Band

Alex Yellowlees Band

'Simply outstanding jazz musicianship' (Turin International Jazz Festival). Scottish violinist Alex Yellowlees is a modern day Grappelli whose musical journey has taken him from classical to folk and bluegrass to swing jazz... 

Brian Molley Quartet at The Outhouse

Brian Molley Quartet at The Outhouse

The acclaimed Scottish saxophonist returns to the Fringe following international tours in the US and India. This outstanding group perform a highly original mixture of jazz and world music, crafting lyrical melodies around infectious grooves... 

Ali Affleck and the New Orleans Speakeasy Sessions – A Masterclass in Real Grassroots Jazz

Ali Affleck and the New Orleans Speakeasy Sessions – A Masterclass in Real Grassroots Jazz

Following outstanding sell-out shows in 2014 and 2015, stunningly expressive vocalist Ali is back to perform gems from early New Orleans jazz and blues with two award-winning bands: high energy quintet The Copper Cats and sultry trio Bedlam Swing... 

Blues and Roots

Blues and Roots

Blues and Roots with The Dana Dixon Band. Considered to be the world’s finest female blues harmonica player and singer, Dana has sold out at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for seven years running... 

In the Mood

In the Mood

Yorkshire-based Sundown Swing return to the Fringe for the third time following two years of near capacity audiences. Experience an exciting programme of instrumentals and male and female vocals from the 1920s to 1970s, including music made famous by artists such as Glenn Miller and Count Basie in the 1940s and others more recently revived by Michael Buble and Robbie Williams... 

Afro-Latin Funk with Poción de Fe

Afro-Latin Funk with Poción de Fe

Poción de Fe is a seven-piece band concocting an original spicy mix of afrobeat, Caribbean rhythms, Cuban salsa, and African mambo. Expect tight funky grooves and irresistible horn licks... 

NEHH Presents... Orkestra del Sol & The Jellyman's Daughter

NEHH Presents... Orkestra del Sol & The Jellyman's Daughter

Orkestra del Sol, a joyous reinvention of global brassy street music, has left a trail of pummelled dancefloors across Europe and countries including India, Australia and China. The swagger of a Balkan wedding band, a dash of New Orleans marching band and a good dose of Latin carnival – all delivered with a distinctly UK edge... 

In the Mood

In the Mood

Yorkshire-based Sundown Swing return to the Fringe for the third time following two years of near capacity audiences. Experience an exciting programme of instrumentals and male and female vocals from the 1920s to 1970s, including music made famous by artists such as Glenn Miller and Count Basie in the 1940s and others more recently revived by Michael Buble and Robbie Williams... 

Freaky Family Funk @ Merchant's Hall

Freaky Family Funk @ Merchant's Hall

Freaky Family are back! Aki Remally, Jamie Graham and Allan Ferguson head this groundbreaking band traversing funk, jazz, hip hop beats and groove sensibility. A space funk odyssey. 

Doris Day: A Sentimental Journey

Doris Day: A Sentimental Journey

Doris has been making music from the big-band era of the 1940s to her latest album in 2011. Taking a sentimental journey through her life of highs and lows, Sally McGreevy and her band pay tribute to the woman and her sounds... 

Brian Kellock Trio: Unsaturated Fats

Brian Kellock Trio: Unsaturated Fats

After last year's sell-out Fringe run, the multi award-winning BK3 returns – this time with the music of one of jazz's best-loved and most exuberant characters, Thomas Fats Waller... 

Ron Davis' Symphronica

Ron Davis' Symphronica

Ron Davis' Symphronica is an exciting fusion of his electric acoustic jazz quartet and a scintillating string quartet (all members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra), unique in its ability to play both straight and improvised music... 

In the Mood

In the Mood

Yorkshire-based Sundown Swing return to the Fringe for the third time following two years of near capacity audiences. Experience an exciting programme of instrumentals and male and female vocals from the 1920s to 1970s, including music made famous by artists such as Glenn Miller and Count Basie in the 1940s and others more recently revived by Michael Buble and Robbie Williams... 

Jazz at the Movies

Jazz at the Movies

Hollywood glamour and the sultriness of jazz have been inextricably linked since talking pictures began. The team that brought you EdFringe 2014/15 hit show, Cry Me A River: The Songs of Julie London, return... 

Paul Harrison’s Trio Mágico Play the Music of Gismonti

Paul Harrison’s Trio Mágico Play the Music of Gismonti

The music of Egberto Gismonti is like a microcosm of his native Brazil – diverse, joyful and unique. Award-winning jazz pianist Paul Harrison, bassist Mario Lima Caribe and drummer Stu Brown have a special rapport from years of performing together in Scotland and internationally... 

The Katet Plays Stevie Wonder

The Katet Plays Stevie Wonder

Edinburgh soul/funk heroes pay homage to the legend that is Stevie Wonder. Keyboard player and vocalist Mike Kearney and his seven-piece band perform a high octane set of Wonder's classics and rarities in their own style, with pounding groove, kung fu conducting and a monstrous horn section... 

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.The story starts with two people up on stage... 

Blues Now

Blues Now

Blues – the base root of modern music – presented by popular, in demand Edinburgh four-piece, playing lovable, timeless standards plus some driving originals. Famed for high energy, quality music, this band is a regular feature of the Scottish blues scene... 

Cat Stevens Reconstructed

Cat Stevens Reconstructed

Wild World, Father and Son, How Can I Tell You, The Wind and more... The works of Cat Stevens reinterpreted by New York vocalist Jess Abrams, who '...finds her own meaning in each lyric and makes it her own' (Jazz UK) and '... 

Dick Lee Septet – Woodwind and Swings

Dick Lee Septet – Woodwind and Swings

The classics of swing jazz swung by this great band. Music from Gershwin, Django, Goodman, Miller etc, in lively arrangements by Dick Lee. Hear them at DickLee.org.uk and then hear them live! 

Falling in Love Again

Falling in Love Again

Whether it's first love or unrequited love, with accomplished Edinburgh jazz vocalist Pam Lawson and trio (Campbell Normand on piano, Ed Kelly on bass and Dave Swanson on drums) performing classics like Makin' Whooppee, But Not for Me and Let's Do It... 

Funk on the Fringe

Funk on the Fringe

Royal, calorie-laden, whipped up funk courtesy of Scotland's premier groove band. Imagine Average White Band driving a 1970s Ford Torino down the motorway, Steely Dan strapped to the roof-rack... 

The Abridged Dapper Eleven Hour Monochrome Dream Show

The Abridged Dapper Eleven Hour Monochrome Dream Show

Three people's dreams merge in post-apocalyptic Britain. 

Remembering Chet

Remembering Chet

Most Chet Baker tributes celebrate the trumpet-playing of the man but rarely showcase his vocal talent too. 27 years after his passing, three of Scotland's finest musicians join forces to bring his music to life... 

Billie is Blue

Billie is Blue

Acclaimed Scottish jazz singer Mary May and her top-drawer band follow their highly successful previous two shows with a set of Billie Holiday's best-loved ballads... and some blues... 

Untraditional Music

Untraditional Music

Genre-defying Nu Nordic pioneers Auvo Quartet, the stage-melting powerhouse duo Ross Couper and Tom Oakes and his many forays into cinematic, classical and improvised material. Oakes's music is known to transcend genre, referencing contemporary classical, jazz and eastern influences along the way while still being firmly rooted in the Irish, Scottish and Scandinavian traditions... 

One Hundred Years of Jazz Song

One Hundred Years of Jazz Song

In the setting of voice, bass and guitar, Sophie Bancroft and Tom Lyne create a dynamic, entertaining and intimate interpretation of beautiful songs. Their repertoire spans a century of songwriting in the jazz genre including Sophie’s original contemporary folk inflected jazz songs and those dating back to the early 1900s... 

Ali Affleck and the New Orleans Speakeasy Sessions – A Masterclass in Real Grassroots Jazz

Ali Affleck and the New Orleans Speakeasy Sessions – A Masterclass in Real Grassroots Jazz

Following outstanding sell-out shows in 2014 and 2015, stunningly expressive vocalist Ali is back to perform gems from early New Orleans jazz and blues with two award-winning bands: high energy quintet The Copper Cats and sultry trio Bedlam Swing... 

Jazz Bar Music

Jazz Bar Music

As well as a full daily schedule of incoming Fringe shows, Edinburgh's famous multiple award-winning venue stages its own programme of jazz and late-night funk every night, with 5am bar! Advance tickets from the Fringe Box Office, or cash at the door... 

Barbara Morrison: I Wanna Be Loved

Barbara Morrison: I Wanna Be Loved

Barbara is a three-time Grammy nominated jazz and blues recording artist who has worked with an A-list of jazz greats. Dropping names like Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, Etta James, Tony Bennett, Count Basie only gives a flavour of who Barbara has performed with... 

flow²

flow²

Two-time Juno Award winner and Steinway artist David Braid, composer of the film Born to Be Blue, presents music from his latest collaboration with one of the UK's freshest and most innovative ensembles... 

flow²

flow²

Two-time Juno Award winner and Steinway artist David Braid, composer of the film Born to Be Blue, presents music from his latest collaboration with one of the UK's freshest and most innovative ensembles... 

Ken Ramage Jazz at the Guildford 13th Year

Ken Ramage Jazz at the Guildford 13th Year

New Orleans to Dixie to swing, ragtime and more! Ken Ramage Dixie 6 and Trio, Diplomats of Jazz and the great Roy Williams, Europe's top jazz trombonist. 

Countermeasure: 14 Characters

Countermeasure: 14 Characters

Award-winning a cappella that will bring you to your feet! Countermeasure has won worldwide acclaim and sold-out houses in the UK, Canada and US with their upbeat blend, sophisticated harmonies and infectious energy onstage... 

Jazz at Lunchtime

Jazz at Lunchtime

Sell-out shows since 2004. Saxophone and piano duo playing jazz standards and melodic originals in a comfortable, intimate jazz club setting. Good food. Good music. Good atmosphere... 

Kansas Smitty's – The World's Greatest Imaginary Jazz Bar

Kansas Smitty's – The World's Greatest Imaginary Jazz Bar

Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at this year's Fringe, Kansas Smitty's will throw the kind of party they've become famous for: the jazz rave. Since it's opening over a year ago in London, Smitty's has been turning jazz's exclusive and snobby reputation on its head... 

One World Jazz Suite - Part 2: Paul Busby's Bigger Band

One World Jazz Suite - Part 2: Paul Busby's Bigger Band

A selection of pieces dealing with current day issues. Drawing upon various world music genres in a jazz setting, don't expect traditional big band music. Consisting of four trumpets, four trombones, six woodwind and four in the rhythm section... 

Lakuta

Lakuta

A truly global mix of musicians who draw on influences from jazz, funk, soul and world music. The 10-piece ensemble has members hailing from all over the world, referencing a wide range of genres in their writing, and on a musical journey which blends traditional instruments with a modern sound. 

The Broken Heart Trio

The Broken Heart Trio

Joyful swing and vocal harmony, from a time when men were gentlemen and courteous, and women were true and noble. With humour and wit, take a tour of lost romance and nostalgia. "I try to find that true old-style sound that the old masters had between the two great wars" (Kevin Van Staeyen – violin) 

Sarah Jane Morris and Antonio Forcione

Sarah Jane Morris and Antonio Forcione

Sarah Jane Morris and Antonio Forcione come together in a worldwide tour to promote the launch of their collaborative album, 'Compared to What', which includes some wry comedy, love songs and some memorable covers, notably Stevie Wonder and Bob Dylan. 

The Glamour of Yesteryear

The Glamour of Yesteryear

Welcome to the world of Chic BonBons, an experience like no other, taking inspiration from the unique and enigmatic world of cabaret and burlesque... Parisian style! We encompass all performing arts genres but pay homage particularly to dance and an ultimate celebration of femininity. 

All or Nothing, The Songs of Billie Holiday: Album Launch

All or Nothing, The Songs of Billie Holiday: Album Launch

Launching Edana Minghella's new album, 'All or Nothing', a tribute to Billie Holiday. A stunning selection from Lady Day’s vast repertoire. Expect a stirring performance of song and story from Edana and her quartet, that those who love the power of the voice and the magic of jazz won’t want to miss... 

Sussex Jazz Orchestra Live in Concert

Sussex Jazz Orchestra Live in Concert

Jazz big band, led by effervescent trombonist Mark Bassey, playing exciting contemporary arrangements alongside favourite jazz standards. The band comprises a mix of professional and amateur players... 

An Dhá: Urban Folk Music

An Dhá: Urban Folk Music

Experience the fire of Scottish traditional music, the delicacy of classical perfection, the spirit of jazz and the life of the city from Urban Folk duo, An Dhá. An Dhá means 'The Two' in Gaelic; two musicians, a violin and a cello, on a journey exploring life and music together... 

Brighton Swing Choir & The Close Shaves

Brighton Swing Choir & The Close Shaves

Brighton Swing Choir is a brand new community choir specialising in music from the swing era and beyond. They are brought to you by The Close Shaves, Brighton's finest female barbershop, who will also be performing their own original arrangements at the cutting edge of vintage harmonies. 

Jazz for Lunch: Julie Roberts and Michael Hinton

Jazz for Lunch: Julie Roberts and Michael Hinton

Enjoy the mellow voice of Julie Roberts, and the superb accompaniment of Michael Hinton on grand piano, in a relaxed programme of jazz and Latin standards. 

Elsie Diamond: The Sensible Dresser

Elsie Diamond: The Sensible Dresser

Elsie Diamond, international burlesque performer, compere and singer, presents her one woman show inspired by her day job- a dresser in the unpredictable world of costume. A comic, sexy and heartfelt piece told through spoken word, song and striptease... 

9

9

Rebelles is a folk, jazz and classical singing group of 9; Julia, Natalie, Michelle, Marina, Andrea, Meredith, Sibyl, Sally and Cat. 9 voices. 9 busy lives. 9 women with nothing in common but a shared joy in singing... 

The Six-Five Special

The Six-Five Special

Alan Felton and Tim Roycroft will give an insight into Skiffle, a form of entertainment influenced by American and British folk and jazz music that encouraged do-it-yourself music in the young, and the growth of Rock 'n' Roll. 

Zrazy: New Album Tour

Zrazy: New Album Tour

The award-winning Irish duo of original soul/jazz/pop are back with their new album ‘The Art of Happy Accidents’. Winners of the GLAMA (Gay and Lesbian American Music Award) for Best Album in 2006... 

Lunchtime Concerts at the Chapel Royal

Lunchtime Concerts at the Chapel Royal

Tuesday lunchtime concerts: 10th: Ensemble Reza - Boccherini and Beethoven String Quintets; 17th: Paul Gregory (guitar) - South American music; 24th: James Larter (percussionist) - BBC Young Musician finalist 2012; 31st: Spike Wells jazz trio... 

Jazz Jam at The Brunswick

Jazz Jam at The Brunswick

Brighton's premier 'Jazz Jam' with Paul Richards. The Brunswick's professional house band leads the way for gifted amateurs and regular, unannounced, world-class soloists to come down and get on stage... 

Herbie's Jazz Breakfast

Herbie's Jazz Breakfast

Start every Brighton Fringe Sunday in the company of our very own living leg end, bassist Herbie Flowers and his incredible bands. Enjoy the extraordinary talents of the UK's finest jazz musicians up close and personal - and more than a bit of a chat... 

Mingus Underground Octet

Mingus Underground Octet

The great Charles Mingus had a unique approach to music. The Mingus Underground Octet features some of the finest jazz and improvising musicians in the SE and London. Capturing the excitement and the spirit of Mingus’ music and giving audiences the opportunity to hear his unique legacy. 

I Charleston Brighton Speakeasy

I Charleston Brighton Speakeasy

Pull on your spats and tassels and learn to Charleston like it’s 1929. The I Charleston girls will guide you through the A-Z of 20’s dance with a twist of jazz and a dash of electro-swing... 

Deep in The Heart of Me

Deep in The Heart of Me

On holiday in Greece, Janet meets the woman of her dreams in a suit and tie singing Frank Sinatra songs, but it’s not all plain sailing. New work from Behind The Lines, Nominated for Outstanding Local Talent at Brighton Fringe 2015 and Best Arts Stage Event L-Fest 2015... 

South London Jazz Orchestra

South London Jazz Orchestra

Following their 2015 sell-out Edinburgh Fringe performance, the SLJO are back with an all new set featuring tunes from the golden era of Big Band. Favourites on the London jazz circuits, the band will perform chart-toppers popularised by the Big Band greats including Basie, Kenton and Ellington. 

Terry Pack's Trees plus The Cloggz

Terry Pack's Trees plus The Cloggz

Terry Pack’s Trees is an unfeasibly large ensemble, of up to 40 local musicians, which performs exciting, groove-based, new and original jazz. The Cloggz comprises some of the foremost musicians on the UK jazz scene today... 

Kings of the Jazz Trumpet with The SNC Big Band and Steve Waterman

Kings of the Jazz Trumpet with The SNC Big Band and Steve Waterman

The trumpet in the history of jazz featuring compositions and arrangements by the kings of jazz as well as new works. You’ll hear music by Buddy Bolden, Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Roy Eldridge, Harry James, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Clifford Brown, Freddie Hubbard and more. 

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. The Oklahoma singer accentuates the blissful tonalities that bring together the music of Rodgers and Hart in such a way as I have never heard it before, earning himself unilateral applause... 

Dream a Little Dream

Dream a Little Dream

All This Jazz present a wonderful set of sumptuous songs and dazzling duets by vocalists Alison Bishop and Shelagh Westwater, featuring fabulous virtuoso playing from Robbie Hetherington on guitar and James Gordon on bass... 

Mary May – Lady Jazz

Mary May – Lady Jazz

Established Scottish jazz singer Mary May joins a top-drawer set of musicians to follow last year's sell-out show with a new performance of jazz standards featuring dynamic upbeat arrangements... 

Inverkeithing Community Big Band

Inverkeithing Community Big Band

Join Fife’s biggest, most fabulous big band for a sumptuous afternoon of classic tunes from Count Basie to Maynard Ferguson. With swinging saxes, raunchy brass, sexy grooves, and featuring vocalists Benita Baugh and Tom Marshall... 

Big Band Swing

Big Band Swing

A toe-tapping evening of music from the era when swing was king with classic instrumentals and laid-back vocals – everything from Basie to Bublé. With several Fringe sell-out show awards and an appearance in the Guinness Book of Records to their name, Jon Ritchie's Swing Sensation Big Band makes a welcome return to the Edinburgh Fringe... 

Good Morning Heartache

Good Morning Heartache

Edinburgh's Little Jazz Bird, vocalist Victoria Bennett, sings beautiful ballads as she spins delicate, moving tales of love and heartbreak. Following the successful launch of her debut album last year, Victoria is introducing a new Fringe show in 2015 with just two special performances... 

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. The seven-piece band consists of Jed Potts on lead guitar, Tom Pickles on saxophone, Tom Wilkinson on bass, and Matthew Hawke on trombone, with drums and percussion being covered by Davide Rinaldi and Simon Gibb respectively... 

Remembering Chet

Remembering Chet

Many Chet Baker tributes celebrate the trumpet playing of the man but rarely do you get that combined with his vocal talent too. Three of Scotland’s finest musicians join forces to bring the music of the man to life... 

Chris Ingham: Celebrating Hoagy Carmichael

Chris Ingham: Celebrating Hoagy Carmichael

Chris Ingham (piano/vocal) and Paul Higgs (trumpet) salute the great American songwriter. Sold out at Ronnie Scott’s and a Sunday Times 2014 top ten jazz album, packed with melodic beauty and fascinating stories behind Hoagy’s wry and wise songbook... 

Gershwin Late

Gershwin Late

Rhapsody in Blue, Embraceable You, Summertime, I Got Rhythm and more – Gershwin’s greatest hits remastered by virtuoso pianist Viv McLean. Great end to the day, or start to a night on the town... 

Valery Ponomarev Quintet

Valery Ponomarev Quintet

The Russian trumpet star escaped from 70s Cold War USSR, got to New York, then toured the World with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers for four years, recording eleven albums. In from New York with a top-notch, high energy five-piece... 

Lorna Reid: All of Me

Lorna Reid: All of Me

Heartfelt jazz, blues and Americana, Lorna and her musicians perform beautiful standards from the great American songbook. Also, originals from her acclaimed album Falling Like Dew and new single My Hotel Wrecking Days Are Over... 

Velvet Donkey: The Music of Ivor Cutler

Velvet Donkey: The Music of Ivor Cutler

Award-winning New York-based saxophonist and composer Ben Bryden brings the songs of eccentric poet/songwriter genius Ivor Cutler into the jazz canon, with his indie-rock-infused jazz quartet of sax, guitar, bass and drums... 

The Jazz Rites of Spring

The Jazz Rites of Spring

Returning by popular demand! Stravinsky's masterpiece stunningly re-interpreted by this ‘world-class ensemble, completely at ease with each other and this incredibly complex music’ **** (BroadwayBaby... 

Brian Kellock and Dick Lee: Spirit of Jazz

Brian Kellock and Dick Lee: Spirit of Jazz

Brian Kellock, piano, and Dick Lee, reeds and recorder. ‘Intimately convivial hour and a quarter romp through jazz history…fine playing...the habitually ebullient Kellock… deliciously liquorice-toned clarinet’ (Scotsman)... 

BBC: Jazz on 3

BBC: Jazz on 3

From free jazz to fusion, post-bop to electronica – Jazz on 3 celebrates the music as a living and developing art form, with exclusive concert recordings and in-depth features. 

Jazz Standards Late

Jazz Standards Late

Stylish musical nightcap. Already a fixture in new generation London jazz scene, vocalist Brigitte Beraha with pianist John Paul Muir bring their sophisticated take on great jazz standards to 100 Princes Street... 

Big Swing Face

Big Swing Face

Following their 2014 sell-out Fringe performance, the SLJO are back with an all new set featuring the finest tunes from the golden era of Big Band. Favourites on the London swing dance and jazz circuits, today the band will perform charts popularized by the greatest band leaders of all time, including Basie, Kenton and Ellington... 

Tangos for Tea

Tangos for Tea

Blend one part jazz sax with one part classical accordion for a refreshing musical brew. Haywood and Chamberlain return to the Fringe with an eclectic fusion of music from Latin America, Balkans, Russia and Scotland... 

That Deadly Noir Magic

That Deadly Noir Magic

The low peal of a jazz trumpet. The droning heaviness of fog over the New York riverside. A beat-up desk with a bottle of brown liquor, a pack of cards, and a gun. If there’s one thing Dani Iannarelli definitely knows, it’s the heavy, chiaroscuro-lit underworld of Film Noir... 

In the Mood: The Music of Glenn Miller

In the Mood: The Music of Glenn Miller

Jump aboard the Chattanooga Choo-Choo and have fun as top jazz players Brian Kellock (piano), Colin Steele (trumpet) and John Rae (drums) celebrate the greatest American dance band of them all. 

Arturo Tappin – Caribbean Clipper

Arturo Tappin – Caribbean Clipper

As Arturo says, The Caribbean is in my music. Arturo returns to Edinburgh to bring the Caribbean to the Fringe for 2015, capturing hearts and souls with his saxophone, and Barbadian accompaniment... 

Korean Breath

Korean Breath

Bringing jazz and Korean traditions together, SE:UM have found the perfect recipe in their atmospheric show Korean Breath. Modestly done, the artistry of the instruments playing is astounding; from saxophone to traditional stringed instrument gayageum, these musicians know how to manipulate the audience's emotions... 

Coco Rouzier: Reaching Out to You!

Coco Rouzier: Reaching Out to You!

American jazz and soul singer, Coco Rouzier, debuts her long-awaited original album at the Fringe! It's soul music with jazzy phrasing and timing! ‘Coco is the Real Thing!’ (Jeff Jones, Grammy-winning producer, Jazz @Lincoln Center, NYC). 

Brian Molley Quartet – Britunes

Brian Molley Quartet – Britunes

Scotland based BMQ bring their brand of punchy yet lyrical modern jazz to the Fringe, direct from appearances in New York City and Rochester International Jazz Festival. ‘Skillfully crafted, strikingly good’ (LondonJazzNews... 

The Sun Ra Arkestra with Richard Youngs

The Sun Ra Arkestra with Richard Youngs

Summerhall is proud to present the Sun Ra Arkestra, live in the Dissection Room. Led by legendary alto saxophonist and original member, Marshall Allan, the band move forward not as a repertory or ghost band, but as a spirit band, maintaining the discipline centred on the study, research and further development of Sun Ra precepts... 

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. This particular viewing saw Ruaridh Pattison on saxophone, Brodie Jarvie on double bass, David Patrick on piano, Steve Pretty on trumpet, and event organiser Bill Kyle on drums... 

Andrea Carlson and the Love Police!

Andrea Carlson and the Love Police!

‘The first time I heard Andrea Carlson, I was in love!’ (Charlie Silvestri, UpCloseAndAcoustic.com). Dare to be transported to another time and place! Andrea leads her musical Love Police with her sultry silken vocals, witty lyrics, and enchanting melodies to a 21st-century speakeasy world, and the golden age of jazz! An award-winning Memphis, Tennessee-born songwriter/singer/guitarist, Andrea blends musical adventure and intrigue with the sensitivity and wonders of the human heart... 

Come Together, Barb Jungr and John McDaniel Perform The Beatles

Come Together, Barb Jungr and John McDaniel Perform The Beatles

In this exciting collaboration, award-winning vocalist and performer, Jungr, and Grammy and Emmy Award winner McDaniel investigate The Beatles; celebrating Paul, John, George and Ringo with new, often unexpected arrangements... 

James Brown is Annie – Funk on the Fringe

James Brown is Annie – Funk on the Fringe

Get up if you want to get down! Creamy, full-fat, calorie-laden funk from Edinburgh’s premier groove machine, JBiA. Imagine Average White Band tearing down Princes Street in a 1970s Ford Torino, Steely Dan blasting from the radio... 

Live Score to Buster Keaton's Film The Navigator

Live Score to Buster Keaton's Film The Navigator

Multi award-winning guitarist and composer Graeme Stephen presents his new score to accompany a screening of the classic Buster Keaton film The Navigator. ‘Original, ambitious and brilliantly realised music’ (Herald). 

Sundown Swing

Sundown Swing

Yorkshire-based Sundown Swing return to the Fringe following their successful debut last year with near capacity audiences. Experience an exciting programme of instrumentals and vocals from the 1920s to 1970s including music made famous by artists such as Glenn Miller and Count Basie in the 1940s and others more recently revived by Michael Bublé and Robbie Williams... 

I Got Rhythm – A Tribute to George and Ira Gershwin

I Got Rhythm – A Tribute to George and Ira Gershwin

Come and join Pam Lawson, a Little Jazz Bird, as she performs her tribute to the amazing partnership of George and Ira Gershwin, with an hour of timeless songs such as Nice Work If You Can Get It, But Not For Me and I've Got Rhythm, along with some lesser known classics... 

In Full Swing

In Full Swing

The Three Belles and their live swing band The Bevin Boys present In Full Swing! Let them take you back to the 1940s with the music of The Andrews Sisters, Vera Lynn, Ray Ellington and many more! Perfect for all ages, this show will be sure to get your feet tapping and your voice singing! So come along and get In the Mood with The Three Belles and The Bevin Boys! 

Sound of Seventeen

Sound of Seventeen

Welcome to the big band era and beyond! This is a jazz orchestra line up of saxophones, trumpets, trombones and a four-piece rhythm section bringing you swing, jazz and Latin tunes through the eras... 

Gecko 3

Gecko 3

Fresh grooves based on a mix of funk, hip hop, latin, jazz and reggae. Gecko 3 are a quirky trio (vox/guitar, double-bass and drums) with songs to get you dancing. Gecko 3 have toured to Europe and America playing the Brussels Jazz Marathon, Koninginnepop 2010, La Fleche D'Or, Ronnie Scott's, the Skye Festival, the Insider and Knockengorroch, in addition to supporting the Quantic Soul Orchestra, Roy Ayers, the Cuban Brothers, Nizlopi, Cibele and the Five Corners Quintet, and gigging as KT Tunstall's backing band... 

Sundown Swing

Sundown Swing

Yorkshire-based Sundown Swing return to the Fringe following their successful debut last year with near capacity audiences. Experience an exciting programme of instrumentals and vocals from the 1920s to 1970s including music made famous by artists such as Glenn Miller and Count Basie in the 1940s and others more recently revived by Michael Bublé and Robbie Williams... 

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 relationship with the civil-rights activist Lorraine Hansberry... 

These Boots

These Boots

Shelagh Westwater sings a collection of sassy and soulful numbers from three great jazz ladies: Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Peggy Lee, with a little extra edge from Nancy Sinatra and Kirsty MacColl... 

John Rae’s The Troubles Featuring Brian Kellock

John Rae’s The Troubles Featuring Brian Kellock

The Troubles play 21st-century jazz and are New Zealand’s leading contemporary jazz group. Over a long residency in New Zealand's capital city Wellington, The Troubles developed and honed their quasi-anarchistic brand of meticulously composed music... 

Lisa Scott With the Dave Swanson Band

Lisa Scott With the Dave Swanson Band

Twelfth year at the Fringe! From Billie Holiday to Ray Charles, Lisa sings with passion and humour, with ease and sophistication. Her mature moody voice is accompanied by the superb talents of the Dave Swanson Band. 

BBC: Jazz Line-Up

BBC: Jazz Line-Up

Join BBC Radio 3’s Jazz Line-Up as it brings you music and live performances from established and new generation artists, live from the BBC’s venue in Edinburgh.  

Sundown Swing

Sundown Swing

Yorkshire-based Sundown Swing return to the Fringe following their successful debut last year with near capacity audiences. Experience an exciting programme of instrumentals and vocals from the 1920s to 1970s including music made famous by artists such as Glenn Miller and Count Basie in the 1940s and others more recently revived by Michael Bublé and Robbie Williams... 

Blues and Roots

Blues and Roots

Blues and roots with The Dana Dixon Band. Considered to be the world’s finest female blues harmonica player and singer, Dana has sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe for six years running... 

Alex Yellowlees Hot Club Jazz Quartet

Alex Yellowlees Hot Club Jazz Quartet

'Simply outstanding jazz musicianship' (Turin International Jazz Festival). Scottish violinist Alex Yellowlees is a modern day Grappelli whose musical journey has taken him from classical to folk and bluegrass to swing jazz... 

Cathedral Blues

Cathedral Blues

A rocking Chicago blues set, stomping boogie-woogie and bluesy soul jazz from dynamic pianist and vocalist Daniel Smith and band. Material covering Meade Lux Lewis to Otis Spann to Herbie Hancock, along with foot-tappin' originals, make his gigs a good-time experience packed with classy musicianship, musical variation and humorous asides from Daniel... 

Lillian Boutté – Crescent City Cutie

Lillian Boutté – Crescent City Cutie

The world-class Ms Boutté returns to Edinburgh to spread the joy of New Orleans music. Lillian’s glorious voice, energy and passion performed in an intimate venue guarantees an unforgettable show! Boutté started as a session singer and actress working with the Neville Brothers, Dr John, Patti Labelle and Allen Toussaint before joining the cast of vaudeville musical One Mo’ Time for a world tour in the late 70s and early 80s... 

Ali Affleck's Speakeasy Sessions,  New Orleans Jazz and Blues, Moody Moonshine

Ali Affleck's Speakeasy Sessions, New Orleans Jazz and Blues, Moody Moonshine

Following sell-out shows in 2014, stunningly expressive award-winning vintage vocalist Ali is back to perform early New Orleans jazz and blues with a cheeky mix of renowned local musicians – high energy quintet The Copper Cats, and the sultry Bedlam Swing Trio (see band website for performers: www... 

The Bevvy Sisters

The Bevvy Sisters

***** (BroadwayBaby.com). **** (Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday). BBC's Best of Fest 2014. Thursday evenings with special guests The Bad Boys from The legendary Loveboat Big Band. Nobody knows Edinburgh Fringe better than The Bevvy Sisters and The Bad Boys, and no one so renowned for creating a feel-good atmosphere and an uplifting time... 

Something Cool: The Story of June Christy

Something Cool: The Story of June Christy

If the name isn't familiar, the tunes will be. June Christy sang solo and with the Stan Kenton Orchestra. Tribute is paid by vocalist Sally McGreevy through June’s tunes from the Great American Songbook... 

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!" However, while it was disappointing that this was not the gig NeWt had billed themselves as playing (a suite of tunes inspired by their sojourn to Unst, Shetland, with accompanying visuals) you have to take your hat off to the night's musicians for overcoming difficulty and performing some very interesting music... 

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. With a voice echoing the very same heart and soul of gospel music which Nina Simone has come to personify, Campbell’s performance is a powerful and captivating journey through her and Simone’s life... 

Cry Me a River: The Songs of Julie London

Cry Me a River: The Songs of Julie London

Acclaimed London-based jazz/blues/soul vocalist Kerry Jo Hodgkin pays tribute to legendary, sultry-toned jazz/popular music singer/actress Julie London, with two of Scotland's leading jazz musicians: Malcolm MacFarlane (guitar) and Kenny Ellis (bass)... 

Sing Sistah Sing!

Sing Sistah Sing!

Join these two extraordinary performers for a joyful and soulful celebration of the African American female voice, highlighting the extraordinary breadth of artistic expression by women such as Nina Simone, Marian Anderson and Ella Fitzgerald... 

Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat

Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat

Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat play their only Edinburgh gig in support of their acclaimed second album together, The Most Important Place in the World. Their first album, Everything’s Getting Older, picked up the Scottish Album of the Year award in 2012... 

Billie Holiday – Sweetness and Sorrow: The Two Sides of Lady Day

Billie Holiday – Sweetness and Sorrow: The Two Sides of Lady Day

Award-winning vocalist Ali presents a heartfelt homage to Lady Day with a selection of both rare and familiar songs. With equal measures of passion and prowess in expressing both happy and sorrowful lyrics, ‘Ali sings with the same elan and swing that is very evident in the recordings of a certain Billie Holiday... 

BBC: The Jazz House

BBC: The Jazz House

Stephen Duffy presents The Jazz House live from Edinburgh. Join us for two hours of jazz performances from some of the best names in Scottish jazz and beyond. 

Brian Kellock Trio

Brian Kellock Trio

Rare chance to savour this award-winning Edinburgh-born trio’s unique blend of hard-swinging jazz and musical anarchy. Top UK pianist Kellock’s stunningly creative playing spans the style spectrum – from Fats Waller to Cecil Taylor, via Oscar Peterson... 

Sandbach School Big Band

Sandbach School Big Band

This acclaimed big band return to the Fringe for the third time, having previously sold out. They recreate the magnificent sounds of the Motown era in the spectacular surrounding of the Great Hall. 

Afternoon Noise

Afternoon Noise

A daily evolving production line of musicians and artists involved in and around the musical life of Jamie Sharp. Explore the hints on Twitter for more clues... 

Jazz on Sundays

Jazz on Sundays

Join us for atmospheric evenings, live jazz and wonderful food in one of Edinburgh's most beautiful rooms. We are delighted to host the smooth, sophisticated sounds of JazzMain for the fifth year in a row... 

Dick Lee's Swingtet Featuring Alison Affleck

Dick Lee's Swingtet Featuring Alison Affleck

Dick Lee: clarinets, recorder. Mike Nisbet and Marcus Ford: guitars. Owen MacDonald: double bass. Alison Affleck: vocals. The classics of swing: Goodman, Reinhardt, Billie Holiday, performed with ‘craft, imagination and not a little mischief’ (Herald). 

C'mon Meet the Ugly Bug Ragtime Three

C'mon Meet the Ugly Bug Ragtime Three

Classic jazz from the 20s and 30s from the wee band with the big, big sound featuring the great Jim Douglas on banjo and guitar, (Stephane Grappelli/Henry 'Red' Allen/Earl Hines), Andy Sharkey on double bass and John Burgess (Camille O'Sullivan/Nova Scotia Jazz Band) on clarinet and saxes... 

The Alan David Ross Show

The Alan David Ross Show

Great live music followed by some blasts from the past and current gems. 

Daniel Smith Blues Piano

Daniel Smith Blues Piano

Daniel Smith Blues Piano. Down-home blues, stomping boogie-woogie, foot-tapping New Orleans piano, hard-bop classics and exciting originals evoking the good-time atmosphere of the speakeasy... 

Out of Abingdon

Out of Abingdon

Warwick Hargreaves (guitar/vocals) and Tina Fullerton (double bass/vocals). From a passionate desire to make raw beautiful music that grooves and delights, Out of Abingdon have built a unique sound that draws from influences including the likes of Kenny Burrell, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Grant Green, Bjork, Nina Simone and Christian McBride... 

Ali Affleck's Speakeasy Sessions,  New Orleans Jazz and Blues, Moody Moonshine

Ali Affleck's Speakeasy Sessions, New Orleans Jazz and Blues, Moody Moonshine

Following sell-out shows in 2014, stunningly expressive award-winning vintage vocalist Ali is back to perform early New Orleans jazz and blues with a cheeky mix of renowned local musicians – high energy quintet The Copper Cats, and the sultry Bedlam Swing Trio (see band website for performers: www... 

Ken Ramage Jazz at The Guildford 12th Year

Ken Ramage Jazz at The Guildford 12th Year

New Orleans to Dixie to swing, ragtime and more! Ken Ramage Dixie 6 and trio, Diplomats of Jazz and the great Roy Williams Europe's top jazz trombonist. 

Oh Lady Be Good

Oh Lady Be Good

A feast of classic jazz and blues flavoured with iconic jazz-femme legends including Ella, Billie, Sarah, Bessie, Peggy, Eartha, highlighted by acclaimed, internationally touring Brisbane singer/actor Melissa Western and her world-class band... 

The Jazz Crooner

The Jazz Crooner

Martin Waugh is an Edinburgh-based vocalist who has worked with some stellar names in jazz, from world class pianist Brian Kellock to Australian maestro trumpeter James Morrison. Martin will be joined by two of our finest musicians... 

A West Coast Experience from Oz

A West Coast Experience from Oz

Annie walks, talks, sings and dazzles! A Highland lass returning home with Aussie bassist John Wilson, The Inimitable Victor Brox on keys, a grab bag of West Coast Oz experiences and an eclectic musical mix to mess with your mind... 

OUT of ABINGDON – Small Steps

OUT of ABINGDON – Small Steps

A giant leap in the continuing musical journey of OUT of ABINGDON, back from Australia for their third Fringe! This soulful Australian duo combines intricate melodies and driving rhythms that take you out of the everyday and into a place of bliss... 

Sinatra: 100 Years – Celebrating Frank Sinatra’s Centenary

Sinatra: 100 Years – Celebrating Frank Sinatra’s Centenary

In short, we’ll let others speak! 'Doing it his way, the ghost of Sinatra lives on' (Times). 'Fantastic performance' (Sean Connery). 'When Todd sings, he brings intimacy to a packed concert hall, inviting the audience to share his love of great songs... 

Helene: Bonsoir Monsieur Nightfall

Helene: Bonsoir Monsieur Nightfall

Fringe favourite previously known as Patti Plinko. Helene is greatly loved and famed for her stage performances, smoldering raw vocals and devilish personality. Her music has been described as a modern eclectic mix of jazz, chanson and swing junk guitar... 

The Oxford Gargoyles: Jazz a Cappella

The Oxford Gargoyles: Jazz a Cappella

The Oxford Gargoyles have delighted Fringe audiences for nine years. Appearing in the Choir of the Year Finals on BBC Two in December, and having had rave reviews over many years, the Gargoyles have confirmed themselves as a staple of the UK and Edinburgh a cappella scenes... 

From Ella to Emeli...Through the Decades

From Ella to Emeli...Through the Decades

A combined talk and jazzy musical performance of all-time favourite songs from the 1920s to present day. Relaxing smooth vocals, keys and sax deliver a sumptuous array from the great artists such as Nina Simone, Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Caro Emerald, Adele, Carole King, Frank Sinatra and Elvis. 

Red Blue Balance

Red Blue Balance

Mr McFall’s Chamber have been acquiring a formidable and deserved reputation for adventurous programming and for razor-sharp performance. Here, jazz trio meets string quartet, featuring clarinettist Maximiliano Martín, performing two new commissions from jazz artists Paul Harrison and Mike Kearney, favourites from Tim Garland, Martin Kershaw and Frank Zappa, and premiering Red Blue Balance by Vivian Barty-Taylor...