Big Band Swing!

Big Band Swing!

Two hours of big band hits to make your weekend go with a swing from Scotland’s record-breaking big band, Jon Ritchie and That Swing Sensation. 

Jeremy Sassoon's MOJO (Music of Jewish Origin)

Jeremy Sassoon's MOJO (Music of Jewish Origin)

Renowned UK singer/pianist Jeremy Sassoon presents and performs his history of Jewish songwriters from the piano, supported by his trio. 

Bop Till You Drop

Bop Till You Drop

Listen to the music of the greatest composers in jazz played by one of Scotland’s best Jazz Quintets. 

Funny How?

Funny How?

Ever wondered why comedians feel the need to get up and reveal their soft underbelly to audiences that might reject them? Ever wondered why a singer seems to want to soak up all th… 

The Easy Rollers – Drop Me Off In Harlem

The Easy Rollers – Drop Me Off In Harlem

Taking you back to the roaring 20s, The Easy Rollers is a seven-piece jazz band specialising in music from the speakeasy bars of the Prohibition era. 

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

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

A century of great jazz tunes from 1920 to 2020 from two jazz award winners. 

Baiana - Blame it on Rio

Baiana - Blame it on Rio

Let Bossa Nova balladeers Baiana take you on a magical journey into the heart and soul of Brazilian musical heritage. 

Beethoven-2-Boogie! Amy Abler and Daniel Smith in Concert

Beethoven-2-Boogie! Amy Abler and Daniel Smith in Concert

What would happen if Ludwig van Beethoven met Albert Ammons!? They might play classical and boogie-woogie piano for each other, exchange anecdotes and musical facts, or perhaps eve… 

Alex Yellowlees Hot Club Quartet

Alex Yellowlees Hot Club Quartet

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

Out of the Blue Jazz presents The Great American Songbook

Out of the Blue Jazz presents The Great American Songbook

Back from sell-out shows in 2019, this band are swing jazz sensations, Out of the Blue Jazz, who will be performing the ever-popular Great American Songbook in the style of iconic … 

The Katet vs John Williams

The Katet vs John Williams

In 2019, after four years of their hit Stevie Wonder show, the eight-piece Edinburgh superband tackled their next legendary artist and sold-out every show. 

The Dick Lee Trio: Classics of Jazz

The Dick Lee Trio: Classics of Jazz

Dick Lee: clarinet, bass clarinet; Fraser Urquhart: piano; Ed Kelly: bass. 

Acker Meets Tony in Rio

Acker Meets Tony in Rio

Following their acclaimed Fringe 2019 sell-out performances, The Spatz Quartet of Roy Mac (vocals), Dick Lee (clarinet), Malcolm MacFarlane (guitar) and Ed Kelly (bass) return to p… 

After Hours at The Jazz Bar

After Hours at The Jazz Bar

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

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

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

Acclaimed vocalist Nicole Smit returns to the Fringe with her sell-out show Queens of the Blues, a musical celebration of the women who have shaped blues and popular music as we kn… 

Eva Cassidy and Me

Eva Cassidy and Me

Celebrating Cassidy’s music with a Scottish lilt and, due to high demand, more violin! After sell-out tours with The Story, Elsa is ready to launch the sequel show with Eva’s g… 

Love, Loss and Cake 2

Love, Loss and Cake 2

Love, Loss and Cake premiered at the Fringe last year. 

Jazz at Lunchtime

Jazz at Lunchtime

Sell-out shows since 2004. 

Daniel Smith – Whole Lotta Blues'n'Boogie Goin' On!

Daniel Smith – Whole Lotta Blues'n'Boogie Goin' On!

Rockin’ blues, stomping boogie-woogie and silky soul jazz! Pianist/vocalist Daniel Smith delivers class and variety, explosive dynamism, classic songs and dry humour. 

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

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

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

JazzMain Presents Diggin Dexter!

JazzMain Presents Diggin Dexter!

The world famous Jazz Bar Edinburgh proudly hosts the JazzMain quartet, performing the music of Dexter Gordon. A giant of jazz, Dexter Gordon had a long and varied career, writing and performing some of the most exciting jazz music around… 

Big Band Bublé

Big Band Bublé

Fresh from his recent successful tour, Scotland’s number one Bublé tribute act, Michael Hastie invites you to a night full of seductive songs and big band classics in a fabulous tribute to the Canadian crooner and the era of swing… 

Moon River – The Songs of Johnny Mercer

Moon River – The Songs of Johnny Mercer

You’ll feel That Old Black Magic with Pam and her band, (Campbell Normand on piano, Ed Kelly on bass, Dave Swanson on drums), as they perform the songs of Johnny Mercer. With songs including Something’s Gotta Give, Lazy Bones and Autumn Leaves, it’ll Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive. 

Lowit & Garrett

Lowit & Garrett

Virtuoso duo explore the complimentary, rich and mellow sounds of acoustic double bass and guitar, made by four hands, ten strings, and two bits of wood. Standing on the shoulders of giants like Danny Thompson & John Martyn, Ron Carter & Jim Hall, or Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen & Joe Pass… 

Jazz Undercover: 70s Songwriters

Jazz Undercover: 70s Songwriters

A great song is a great song forever! The team behind the hugely successful Cry Me a River: The Songs of Julie London and Jazz at the Movies return. Acclaimed London-based jazz/blues/soul vocalist Kerry-Jo Hodgkin, with long-time collaborator, guitarist Malcolm MacFarlane, creates new jazz/blues interpretations of songs from singer/songwriters prominent in the 1970s… 

Peggy Fever

Peggy Fever

Acclaimed London-based jazz/blues/soul vocalist Kerry Jo Hodgkin pays tribute to legendary jazz and popular music singer-songwriter and composer, Peggy Lee. The team that brought you the hugely successful Cry Me A River: The Songs of Julie London and Jazz at the Movies return… 

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

We will be picking the very best charts from our vast library to celebrate the golden age of the big bands. This music is guaranteed to entertain, enthral and get your toes tapping! We are delighted once again to have Martin McQueenie sing the music of the Rat Pack era and pack a few surprises with some new charts… 

Inverkeithing Big Band

Inverkeithing Big Band

Returning to the Fringe for its fifth year, Inverkeithing Community Big Band promises an incredible evening of exciting jazz and toe-tapping swing from Ellington, Basie and many more. 

Absolutely Salon to Stage

Absolutely Salon to Stage

Adrian Sims, five-star reviewed Edinburgh Festival Fringe pianist, accompanies Miriam Sharrad, Australian mezzo, in an eclectic journey from the salons of Schumann, Duparc and Rachmaninov through opera by Mozart and Puccini to Gershwin and Bernstein on Broadway… 

Ali Affleck's Queens of Swing

Ali Affleck's Queens of Swing

Rediscover the golden age of swing jazz: Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Nina Simone, Maxine Sullivan, Peggy Lee. Three-time award winner/nominee (Scottish Jazz Awards 2014/17/18), Ali offers vibrant homage to these trailblazing and musically vital women with her acclaimed band… 

Cathedral Concert: Sound Collective Scotland

Cathedral Concert: Sound Collective Scotland

We are a professional, Scotland-based classical music ensemble – a flexible group that explores and performs a variety of pieces from solo to chamber orchestra repertoire. All musicians at Sound Collective Scotland are strong believers in the power that music can have on people, communities and education… 

Brass Gumbo Plays the Music of The Beatles

Brass Gumbo Plays the Music of The Beatles

Scottish jazz/funk brass band Brass Gumbo take a magical musical tour through the back catalogue of The Beatles, infusing instrumental jazz and funk (and plenty of New Orleans seasoning) with the timeless melodies of the fab four, using only trumpet, saxophone, trombone, sousaphone and drums, in the legendary intimate surroundings of The Jazz Bar. 

Brian Kellock / Colin Steele Play Mary Poppins

Brian Kellock / Colin Steele Play Mary Poppins

After sell-out shows for the last four 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! Featuring Brian Kellock (piano) and Colin Steele (trumpet), all the greatest hits will be performed including Chim Chim Chimeree, A Spoonful of Sugar, Let’s Go Fly a Kite, Jolly Holiday, Feed the Birds and, of course, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! There will also be invitations to singalong in this great, fun, family jazz show! 

Brian Molley Quintet Play Jazz Samba – Celebrating a Masterpiece of Brazilian Jazz

Brian Molley Quintet Play Jazz Samba – Celebrating a Masterpiece of Brazilian Jazz

Brian Molley Quintet recreate and reimagine one of the bestselling jazz albums of all time, Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd’s Jazz Samba. Expect the coolest bossa novas alongside high energy samba, not to mention the Grammy-winning Desafinado… 

Big Swing Face

Big Swing Face

Back at the Fringe for a fourth sell-out year, the world’s biggest big band (probably!) bring you an all-new set featuring the finest swing, jazz and Latin from the golden era of big band and beyond… 

1890-1930: The Uncrowned Queens of Blues, Hot Jazz and Hokum from New Orleans to Memphis

1890-1930: The Uncrowned Queens of Blues, Hot Jazz and Hokum from New Orleans to Memphis

From their critically acclaimed show Six Gals Named Smith, the six women of the RHRM present songs and fun chat on original jazz and blues queens. Music from these forgotten early years was daring and extraordinary and the women who sang were even more so! ‘Best band I’ve seen, every member brings unique talent – the result is the sound of pure joy!’ ***** (Prof Elemental)… 

Big Swing Face

Big Swing Face

Back at the Fringe for a fourth sell-out year, the world’s biggest big band (probably!) bring you an all-new set featuring the finest swing, jazz and Latin from the golden era of big band and beyond… 

Scottish Jazz and Beyond – Part 2 – Fergus McCreadie Trio

Scottish Jazz and Beyond – Part 2 – Fergus McCreadie Trio

Fergus McCreadie at 21 is Scotland’s next global jazz superstar. www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com 

Scottish Jazz and Beyond – Part 1 – Graeme Stephen's The River

Scottish Jazz and Beyond – Part 1 – Graeme Stephen's The River

Scotland’s jazz guitar genius creates magical worlds with his loops and harmonies. This is his masterpiece composed for jazz trio and stunning Shetland folk fiddler Chris Stout. www… 

Christine Bovill: Tonight You Belong to Me

Christine Bovill: Tonight You Belong to Me

Brand-new show from the award-winning, five-star Glaswegian chanteuse. With her heart-melting, smoky, evocative voice, Christine cherry-picks some of the most celebrated songs and engrossing stories from the Jazz Age – the era of Prohibition, women’s suffrage, radio, flappers, vamps, F Scott Fitzgerald, Dorothy Parker, Charlie Chaplin, Charles Lindbergh and Bessie Smith… 

Lie Still My Sleepy Fortunes

Lie Still My Sleepy Fortunes

Genre-busting lineup of virtuoso performers present work inspired by Muriel Spark. Infused with Sparkian drama and pathos, the music draws the listener into intimate sound worlds where breezy melodies melt seamlessly into freewheeling collective improvisations… 

1890-1930: The Uncrowned Queens of Blues, Hot Jazz and Hokum from New Orleans to Memphis

1890-1930: The Uncrowned Queens of Blues, Hot Jazz and Hokum from New Orleans to Memphis

From their critically acclaimed show Six Gals Named Smith, the six women of the RHRM present songs and fun chat on original jazz and blues queens. Music from these forgotten early years was daring and extraordinary and the women who sang were even more so! ‘Best band I’ve seen, every member brings unique talent – the result is the sound of pure joy!’ ***** (Prof Elemental)… 

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. 

Scottish Jazz and Beyond – Part 3 – Tom Bancroft's In Common

Scottish Jazz and Beyond – Part 3 – Tom Bancroft's In Common

A vibrant mixture of jazz, Scottish folk and Indian classical music featuring Sharat Chandra Srivastava (violin) Gyan Singh (tabla), Sophie Bancroft and Gina Rae (vocals) plus Graeme Stephen… 

Guitar Discovery

Guitar Discovery

Discover new solo guitar music inspired by stories and experiences of landscape, exploration and human endurance. Blends jazz, folk, rock and classical genres – serene, haunting and hypnotic… 

Scottish Jazz and Beyond – Part 2 – Fergus McCreadie Trio

Scottish Jazz and Beyond – Part 2 – Fergus McCreadie Trio

Fergus McCreadie at 21 is Scotland’s next global jazz superstar. www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com 

Dick Lee's Bechet Nouveau

Dick Lee's Bechet Nouveau

The music of the great Sidney Bechet presented by a sextet of Scotland’s finest traditional jazz players, including Dick on soprano and clarinet and Ali Affleck on vocals. Petite Fleur, High Society, what’s not to like?  

Playing Django

Playing Django

Django Reinhardt was a musical genius and his influence on generations of guitarists has been immense. In 1930s Paris, the young gypsy guitarist created much of the sounds and techniques that we now think of as the sound of the guitar… 

'The Köln Concert' Concert

'The Köln Concert' Concert

Dorian Ford, internationally acclaimed jazz pianist, shares his passion for Keith Jarrett’s brilliant 1975 iconic improvisation. It’s jazz, but not improvised. It’s a recital, but with grooves, riffs and song form chord changes… 

Richard Michael BEM at 70: Celebration

Richard Michael BEM at 70: Celebration

Internationally acclaimed pianist Richard Michael performs a wide-ranging programme of standards looking back on a distinguished career, whilst looking forward to new possibilities in his role as a leading educator, broadcaster and composer… 

Swinging the Sixties

Swinging the Sixties

Swinging the Sixties promises to invoke the days of beehives and mini skirts, black eyeliner and cocktail cigarettes. Songs made famous by the stand-out stars of previous decades are performed alongside the hits from the ‘new’ siren singers of this, the hippest decade ever – Cilla, Dusty and Petula… 

Scottish Jazz and Beyond – Part 1 – Graeme Stephen's The River

Scottish Jazz and Beyond – Part 1 – Graeme Stephen's The River

Scotland’s jazz guitar genius creates magical worlds with his loops and harmonies. This is his masterpiece composed for jazz trio and stunning Shetland folk fiddler Chris Stout. www… 

Scottish Jazz and Beyond – Part 3 – Tom Bancroft's In Common

Scottish Jazz and Beyond – Part 3 – Tom Bancroft's In Common

A vibrant mixture of jazz, Scottish folk and Indian classical music featuring Sharat Chandra Srivastava (violin) Gyan Singh (tabla), Sophie Bancroft and Gina Rae (vocals) plus Graeme Stephen… 

Daniela Nardi's Espresso Manifesto

Daniela Nardi's Espresso Manifesto

The lights are low. Wine uncorked. Music fills the room. Italian jazz. Seductive. Sizzling. Smart. This is Espresso Manifesto. Rich patrimony of the contemporary Italian songbook. Boundary blowing brew of jazz, pop, cabaret and romance… 

The Transatlantic Jazz à Trois

The Transatlantic Jazz à Trois

Classic and lesser-known jazz gems rendered with passion, swing and grace by an international trio of top-flight players. Great music minds Ron Davis, Kevin Barrett and Susanna Macdonald have made their mark in Scotland, the UK and North America… 

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! 

Scottish Jazz and Beyond – A Night at the Queens Hall (Parts 1-3)

Scottish Jazz and Beyond – A Night at the Queens Hall (Parts 1-3)

Three of Scotland’s leading contemporary jazz groups each play a 40-minute set in a beautiful venue in one stunning concert featuring world-class musical guests from India and Shetland… 

Out of the Blue Jazz Presents The Great American Songbook

Out of the Blue Jazz Presents The Great American Songbook

Fabulous swing jazz band. Great sound. Playing the very best songs made famous by Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Billie Holliday and of course Frank Sinatra. Come and sing along, tap those feet and let us whisk you away where amongst the many songs, Nature Boy loves Summertime, it’s always a Blue Moon and where Your Love Is Here to Stay… 

Brass Tracks

Brass Tracks

Brass Tracks is back for one night only! For the fifth consecutive year, the respected brass quintet returns with a timely show paying homage to our rich cultural ties with Europe. Praised for their excellent technique and attention to stylistic detail, this highly professional ensemble presents musical highlights from the past 500 years, from Monteverdi to Morricone, many of them featuring exciting new arrangements… 

SymphRONica

SymphRONica

BBC Radio 3 regulars Ron Davis’ dazzling SymphRONica return for a fourth Fringe. Led by jazz pianist/composer Ron Davis: ‘One of the great minds in jazz’ (Jazz FM Radio). SymphRONica is ‘an ensemble like no other… 

Colin Steele / Martin Kershaw Quintet play Cannonball Adderley

Colin Steele / Martin Kershaw Quintet play Cannonball Adderley

A joyous tribute to the music of Cannonball and Nat Adderley, featuring a quintet of Scotland’s foremost jazz talent fronted by saxophonist M Kershaw and trumpeter Colin Steele. ‘The Adderleys have acquired premier league champions!’ (Herald)… 

Bare-Knuckle Goddess: The Immortal Billie Holiday and Her Handpicked Favourites

Bare-Knuckle Goddess: The Immortal Billie Holiday and Her Handpicked Favourites

Award-winning Ali, Scotland’s ‘queen of vintage jazz’ (OCWeekly.com), presents songs chosen by Billie herself along with top picks by Billie’s closest friends and bandmates. ‘Affleck is not a household name yet she soon will be’ (BBC Radio Scotland)… 

The Oxford Gargoyles

The Oxford Gargoyles

The Oxford Gargoyles is Oxford University’s internationally renowned jazz a cappella group. With a rich twenty-year history and fourteen years of delighting audiences at the Fringe, the group bring unbeatable musicality, slick choreography and infectious fun… 

Dorothy Fields: Lyrics and Life

Dorothy Fields: Lyrics and Life

In Tin Pan Alley it was rare to find women, but Dorothy was prolific. Her songs have become jazz standards and her musicals are still performed worldwide. She had a career that spanned five decades with lyrics that earned her a place in the Songwriters Hall of Fame… 

Savourna Stevenson and Steve Kettley

Savourna Stevenson and Steve Kettley

Clarsach virtuoso Savourna joins forces with her old friend, saxophonist Steve, to showcase her compositions. Dynamic blends of haunting melodies, pulsating rhythms and stirring improvisations; daring yet accessible… 

Songs from Almodóvar Films

Songs from Almodóvar Films

Beautiful jazz and Latin songs like Moon River, Besame Mucho, Ne Me Quitte Pas, Lo Dudo and Piensa En Mi from Pedro Almodóvar’s film soundtracks and other songs which inspired his writing of Talk to Her… 

'Round Midnight Sessions

'Round Midnight Sessions

The TAHP present their late-night sessions at the Argyle, featuring songs from Scotland and Canada, jazz classics and little-known gems. Edinburgh vocalist Susanna Macdonald is ‘a national treasure’ (***** (BluesBunny… 

The Easy Rollers: Speakeasy Jazz

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, The Easy Rollers is a roaring seven-piece band performing hits from the speakeasy bars of the Prohibition era… 

Brian Kellock and Dick Lee – Jazz Walkabout

Brian Kellock and Dick Lee – Jazz Walkabout

Piano wizard Brian and clarinet maestro Dick return for a sixth year with a genial stroll through jazz history, from Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis, with anecdotes, banter and plenty of brilliant playing… 

The Gil Scott-Heron Songbook

The Gil Scott-Heron Songbook

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

Ain't Misbehavin'

Ain't Misbehavin'

Ain’t Misbehavin’ featuring Lisa Scott. Lisa is joined by four of Scotland’s top-class musicians covering jazz and blues from a bygone era to date. Bringing class musicianship to Bar Brig, featuring vibes… 

Beefheart – That Low Yo Yo Stuff!

Beefheart – That Low Yo Yo Stuff!

Sell-out shows in the last four 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… 

Pitchblenders

Pitchblenders

Vocals from Christine Adams with trumpeter Colin Steele, guitarist Phil Adams and bassist Jerry Forde. Returning to Valvona & Crolla for their second year. ‘For an intimate hour’s show, you couldn’t ask for more, but we did’ **** (Scotsman). 

Bare-Knuckle Goddess: The Immortal Billie Holiday and Her Handpicked Favourites

Bare-Knuckle Goddess: The Immortal Billie Holiday and Her Handpicked Favourites

Award-winning Ali, Scotland’s ‘queen of vintage jazz’ (OCWeekly.com), presents songs chosen by Billie herself along with top picks by Billie’s closest friends and bandmates. ‘Affleck is not a household name yet she soon will be’ (BBC Radio Scotland)… 

Afternoon Jazz at the Depot

Afternoon Jazz at the Depot

The Transatlantic Happiness Project presents top-notch jazz Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons at Leith Depot. Toronto guitarist Kevin Barrett is ‘insouciantly slinky’ (CBC Radio) and ‘a consummate accompanist’ (Ottawa Citizen)… 

Word Jazzology

Word Jazzology

A unique poetry, gypsy jazz, literary comedy crossover cabaret collision! Scots/Australian poet Ali Whitelock (Bukowski with a Glaswegian accent) reads with (Sappho with a laptop) Magi Gibson, both known for their page poetry and their high-level performance… 

Lights Out by Nine – Live!

Lights Out by Nine – Live!

A classic eight-piece soul, funk and rhythm and blues lineup, driven by a powerful three piece horn section, mighty Hammond organ and some very soulful lead and harmony vocals. The band have an extensive pedigree and back catalogue of their own material, mixed with some carefully selected classic southern soul tracks which make this a must see show for the third year in a row… 

Alex Yellowlees Hot Club Quartet

Alex Yellowlees Hot Club Quartet

Sold-out AMC 2017, 2018! Alex – the Scottish modern day Stephane Grappelli on violin, 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)… 

Bala Baile

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. Featuring original songs, the intimate award-winning venue The Jazz Bar provides a perfect atmosphere for a Latin party welcoming in the early hours… 

Big Band Grand Slam

Big Band Grand Slam

An unmissable evening with Edinburgh’s incredible swing, jazz and blues big bands on rotation every Thursday night. From locals bands to Fringe features; we’ve got a toe-tapping line-up!  

Fira B! Balearic Music Nights

Fira B! Balearic Music Nights

Everybody knows Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza, our beaches and landscapes, but the Balearics are not only sand and sun. Music is one of the unknown assets of our islands and we want to show it to you… 

The Katet vs John Williams

The Katet vs John Williams

After four years of their sell-out Stevie Wonder show, the eight-piece Edinburgh superband tackles their next legendary artist. Join them on the dance floor as they funk up the music of Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, E… 

Gershwin After Lunch

Gershwin After Lunch

Enjoy a relaxing concert of music from one of the kings of jazz and his contemporaries performed by Royal Over-Seas League prize-winners, some of the finest international classical musicians around… 

When Frankie Meets Benny – The Music of Sinatra and Goodman

When Frankie Meets Benny – The Music of Sinatra and Goodman

Their iconic songs and swing instrumentals are performed by Roy Mac (Spatz Showband), Dick Lee (Dick Lee’s Sextet), Malcolm MacFarlane (Scottish Guitar Quintet) and Ed Kelly (bass). 

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

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

Award-winning jazz vocalist, washboarder and early jazz historian Ali resurrects the original outspoken blues and jazz divas who shaped today’s music via their passionate and dangerous songs… 

Richard Michael at 70: Generations

Richard Michael at 70: Generations

Pianist and educator Richard Michael BEM celebrates his 70th birthday by appearing with family members, Paul Michael (bass), Hilary Michael (violin and sax) and Joanna Duncan (violin), improvising on well known themes, encompassing jazz, folk and Baroque styles and songs from the Great American Songbook… 

Piano and Dance Dialogues

Piano and Dance Dialogues

Doron Perk is a dancer and choreographer based in New York City and Danielle Friedman is a pianist and composer based in Berlin. They explore communication between music and dance. Each performance is a new conversation with its own journey that springs from attentive listening and connection, experienced by everyone involved… 

Andre Krengel Solo: Human Steps

Andre Krengel Solo: Human Steps

Andre, from Germany, is a “traveller between cultures” because his virtuousity allows him to move amongst styles and cultures without sacrificing identity or style. From an eclectic mix of jazz, swing, flamenco, blues, pop and funk and Latin American influences, Andre blends a wonderfully harmonious whole… 

Ali Affleck's Queens of Swing

Ali Affleck's Queens of Swing

Rediscover the golden age of swing jazz: Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Nina Simone, Maxine Sullivan, Peggy Lee. Three-time award winner/nominee (Scottish Jazz Awards 2014/17/18), Ali offers vibrant homage to these trailblazing and musically vital women with her acclaimed band… 

Tenement Jazz Band: The Red Hot Roots of Jazz

Tenement Jazz Band: The Red Hot Roots of Jazz

Tenement Jazz Band return to continue their exploration of the roots of jazz, from ragtime through to the jazz age. Join them in the speakeasy atmosphere of this world famous venue as they delve into the very first music to be known as jazz… 

Rose Room

Rose Room

Scottish Jazz Award-winners Rose Room present ‘a dazzling night of classy vintage swing and gypsy jazz played by a band that combines brilliant musicianship and warm personality’ (JazzScotland… 

SymphRONica

SymphRONica

BBC Radio 3 regulars Ron Davis’ dazzling SymphRONica return for a fourth Fringe. Led by jazz pianist/composer Ron Davis: ‘One of the great minds in jazz’ (Jazz FM Radio). SymphRONica is ‘an ensemble like no other… 

1890-1930: The Uncrowned Queens of Blues, Hot Jazz and Hokum from New Orleans to Memphis

1890-1930: The Uncrowned Queens of Blues, Hot Jazz and Hokum from New Orleans to Memphis

From their critically acclaimed show Six Gals Named Smith, the six women of the RHRM present songs and fun chat on original jazz and blues queens. Music from these forgotten early years was daring and extraordinary and the women who sang were even more so! ‘Best band I’ve seen, every member brings unique talent – the result is the sound of pure joy!’ ***** (Prof Elemental)… 

Love, Loss and Cake

Love, Loss and Cake

A cabaret with songs and stories about love, and loss of love (and cake crops up too). Performed by men, of a certain age, who prize the melodies and the pure poetry of the lyrics of the Gershwin’s, Mercer, Ellington etc… 

Love, Loss and Cake

Love, Loss and Cake

A cabaret with songs and stories about love, and loss of love (and cake crops up too). Performed by men, of a certain age, who prize the melodies and the pure poetry of the lyrics of the Gershwin’s, Mercer, Ellington etc… 

Duke Ellington / Louis Armstrong – Brian Kellock / Colin Steele

Duke Ellington / Louis Armstrong – Brian Kellock / Colin Steele

Satchmo and Duke, two of the greatest jazz legends of the 20th century, only made one recording together, The Summit (1961). Scottish jazz legends Brian Kellock (piano) and Colin Steele (trumpet) recreate this recording, from Mood Indigo to Cottontail, Solitude and In a Mellow Tone, but it won’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing!  

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

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

Award-winning jazz vocalist, washboarder and early jazz historian Ali resurrects the original outspoken blues and jazz divas who shaped today’s music via their passionate and dangerous songs… 

The Jazz Bar Presents: Funk, Blues, Jazz and Soul

The Jazz Bar Presents: Funk, Blues, Jazz and Soul

Edinburgh’s leading independent music venue showcases the very best local talent with nightly danceable funk, blues and special jazz performances (including The Jazz Bar’s 17-piece big band!)… 

Andrea's 21st-Century Speakeasy!

Andrea's 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… 

Flamenco Jazz

Flamenco Jazz

Late-night flamenco with a touch of jazz! The Edinburgh Festival Fringe classic: sophisticated, mellow, a five-star way to spend an evening’s Fringeing! Internationally acclaimed guitarist Ricardo Garcia brings his unique blend of music and rhythm… 

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… 

Latchepen – An Evening of Gypsy Jazz

Latchepen – An Evening of Gypsy Jazz

The word Latchepen is an exclamation of happiness in the Romani language. Led by Scottish jazz violinist Matt Holborn, this is a night of acoustic jazz influenced by Django Reinhardt… 

Get Happy!

Get Happy!

There may be trouble ahead… So let Ally (piano), Sadie (vocals) and Stephen (bass) inspire, cheer and uplift you with timeless songs from the golden age of jazz. Arlen return for their sixth year at the Fringe with a brand new line-up but the same passion for classic standards made famous by artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Julie London and Duke Ellington… 

Back to Black: The Music of Amy Winehouse

Back to Black: The Music of Amy Winehouse

Back To Black premiers at the Fringe to take you on an electrifying journey through the career of a modern legend who shattered records and moved millions. This captivating show is delivered in the Night Owl trademark show-umentary format giving a fascinating insight into Amy’s sharp rise to fame and stardom, focusing on the musical contribution of this six-time Grammy winner… 

Ken Ramage Jazz at The Guilford: 16th Year

Ken Ramage Jazz at The Guilford: 16th Year

New Orleans to Dixie to swing, ragtime and more! Dixie Six and Trio, Diplomats of Jazz and a great mix of local and international players including Leif Jorgensen and Lachlan Maccoll. 

I Am Not Marilyn

I Am Not Marilyn

Andy Warhol’s paintings, JFK’s birthday song, NYC subway grate upskirt, the list goes on. Marilyn’s icon is a blend of innocence and feminine sexuality. Despite her bombshell fame, Marilyn contributed to setting the standards of the jazz and swing golden age… 

Flamenco Jazzy

Flamenco Jazzy

Philip Adie, Seville-based flamenco guitarist, is on a constant search for sound, interpretation and composition. A definite talent has made him shine in different styles: flamenco, jazz, and pop… 

Global Grooves, Ancient Voices

Global Grooves, Ancient Voices

Internationally-renowned, Canadian-based Autorickshaw is on the cultural cutting edge with their seamless and downright cool sounding blend of jazz, folk, pop and Indian classical music… 

Jazz at Lunchtime

Jazz at Lunchtime

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

Cat Loud Quartet: Torch Songs

Cat Loud Quartet: Torch Songs

Known for dusky vocals and biting wit, Edinburgh Fringe regular and award-winning performer Cat Loud sets her sights on the historically female-led sub genre of jazz. Torch Songs features classic and contemporary tracks from vibrant women – the likes of Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and Melody Gardot – who sing of heartbreak and pain, and every shade of love in between… 

After Vibe

After Vibe

Dress up for a special night at the Grange Club in trendy Stockbridge (following the Vibe Revue Supper Club) – live music and dancing from a range of jazz, pop and funk performers and DJs including Katriona Taylor, Jesse Rae, High Fade, Les Bof, La Boum, Viper Swing and Col Me Al Jazz duo… 

Cover Stories

Cover Stories

Join Scottish jazz vocalist Louise Dodds this August as she debuts her brand-new show Cover Stories at The Jazz Bar. Louise, who hails from Edinburgh but has enjoyed an illustrious, international career, will be backed by some of the country’s finest jazz musicians… 

Vibe Revue Supper Club at The Grange

Vibe Revue Supper Club at The Grange

Dress up for a special night at the Grange Club in trendy Stockbridge – a jazzy vibe of live music, tasteful comedy and dancing to DJs. Buffet supper (vegan option) included. The Victorian cricket pavilion of the Grange Club overlooking Inverleith Park will host a selection of live musicians and acts (check www… 

A Love Letter to New York

A Love Letter to New York

From the West Side to the Wild Side, Leonard Bernstein to Lou Reed, join New York vocalist Jess Abrams as she sings A Love Letter to New York. ‘Her singing has a feeling of timing and intonation, that bring the words alive’ (Jazzflits… 

Bob Slayer: Wrote The Copy For This Show In March When He Didn't Have the Foggiest Notion of What Might Happen on Any Given Day in August, He Still Doesn't Really, But At Least He's Found This Snappy Title

Bob Slayer: Wrote The Copy For This Show In March When He Didn't Have the Foggiest Notion of What Might Happen on Any Given Day in August, He Still Doesn't Really, But At Least He's Found This Snappy Title

Hooray! ‘Bob is an Architect of the hilarious. Creator, curator and disrupter. Vibrant embodiment of awesome indie at its best. Never-ending source of unexpected ideas’ (IndieBerlin… 

Anyways Lounge at The Argyle

Anyways Lounge at The Argyle

Join us for two sets from our top-notch house band, plus swing DJs and special guests with upbeat music from the 1920s-40s. Lindy hoppers and jazz cats very welcome. Prohibition not expected to be an issue… 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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. 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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. 

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... 

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)... 

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. 

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). 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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)... 

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... 

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! 

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). 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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)... 

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... 

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... 

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’... 

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... 

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. 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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. 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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)... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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. 

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. 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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). 

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)... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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)... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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)... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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. 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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)... 

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... 

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... 

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)... 

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... 

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.  

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... 

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... 

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... 

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. 

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... 

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... 

Nonsilence

Nonsilence

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

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... 

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). 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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. 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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)... 

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. 

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 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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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. 

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... 

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 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! 

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... 

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... 

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)... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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)... 

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)... 

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). 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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). 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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. 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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! 

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 '... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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. 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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. 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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. 

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

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... 

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... 

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... 

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. 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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)... 

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... 

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. 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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). 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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! 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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. 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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)... 

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... 

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. 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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). 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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.