Éowyn Emerald & Dancers – Your Tomorrow

Éowyn Emerald & Dancers – Your Tomorrow

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

Virtual Fridays on the Fringe: Jessie Bates and Haftor Medbøe

Virtual Fridays on the Fringe: Jessie Bates and Haftor Medbøe

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

Savourna Stevenson and Steve Kettley

Savourna Stevenson and Steve Kettley

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

Jeremy Sassoon's MOJO

Jeremy Sassoon's MOJO

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

Celebrating Okoe

Celebrating Okoe

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

Jazz at Lunchtime

Jazz at Lunchtime

Sell-out shows since 2004. 

Pitchblenders

Pitchblenders

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

Blue Note Nights – JazzMain on the Fringe

Blue Note Nights – JazzMain on the Fringe

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

Ali Affleck’s Speakeasy Sessions Live from Los Angeles

Ali Affleck’s Speakeasy Sessions Live from Los Angeles

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

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… 

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. 

Jazz at Lunchtime

Jazz at Lunchtime

Sell-out shows since 2004. 

Love, Loss and Cake 2

Love, Loss and Cake 2

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

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… 

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… 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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 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. 

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. 

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 mo… 

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 seas… 

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. 

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 Rach… 

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 supe… 

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. 

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 b… 

Scottish Jazz and Beyond – Part 2 – Fergus McCreadie Trio

Scottish Jazz and Beyond – Part 2 – Fergus McCreadie Trio

Fergus McCreadie is Scotland’s next global jazz superstar. 

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. 

Lie Still My Sleepy Fortunes

Lie Still My Sleepy Fortunes

Genre-busting lineup of virtuoso performers present work inspired by Muriel Spark. 

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 … 

Swinging the Sixties

Swinging the Sixties

Swinging the Sixties promises to invoke the days of beehives and mini skirts, black eyeliner and cocktail cigarettes. 

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… 

'The Köln Concert' Concert

'The Köln Concert' Concert

Dorian Ford, internationally acclaimed jazz pianist, performs Keith Jarrett’s brilliant 1975 iconic improvisation. 

Playing Django

Playing Django

Django Reinhardt was a musical genius and his influence on generations of guitarists has been immense. 

Guitar Discovery

Guitar Discovery

Discover new solo guitar music inspired by stories and experiences of landscape, exploration and human endurance. 

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. 

Daniela Nardi's Espresso Manifesto

Daniela Nardi's Espresso Manifesto

The lights are low. 

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. 

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. 

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 Gra… 

Absolutely (Not) Free – An Evening of Zappa

Absolutely (Not) Free – An Evening of Zappa

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

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 one stunning concert with 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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

'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. 

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 plen… 

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… 

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… 

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. 

Dorothy Fields: Lyrics and Life

Dorothy Fields: Lyrics and Life

In Tin Pan Alley it was rare to find women, but Dorothy was prolific. 

The Oxford Gargoyles

The Oxford Gargoyles

The Oxford Gargoyles is Oxford University’s internationally renowned jazz a cappella group. 

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. 

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 out… 

Pitchblenders

Pitchblenders

Vocals from Christine Adams with trumpeter Colin Steele, guitarist Phil Adams and bassist Jerry Forde. 

Ain't Misbehavin'

Ain't Misbehavin'

Ain’t Misbehavin’ featuring Lisa Scott. 

Bala Baile

Bala Baile

Bala Baile is an Edinburgh-based Latin trio. 

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, p… 

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. 

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. 

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) … 

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. 

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… 

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)… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 (viol… 

SymphRONica

SymphRONica

The Herald’s Critics’ Festival Pick, 2019. 

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. 

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’ (… 

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). 

1890-1930: Uncrowned Queens of Blues, Hot Jazz and Hokum from The Red Hot Rhythm Makers

1890-1930: Uncrowned Queens of Blues, Hot Jazz and Hokum from The Red Hot Rhythm Makers

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. 

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 dange… 

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). 

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… 

Latchepen – An Evening of Gypsy Jazz

Latchepen – An Evening of Gypsy Jazz

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

Get Happy!

Get Happy!

There may be trouble ahead. 

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 g… 

Andrea's 21st-Century Speakeasy!

Andrea's 21st-Century Speakeasy!

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

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… 

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 performer… 

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. 

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. 

Vibe Revue Supper Club at The Grange

Vibe Revue Supper Club at The Grange

Jazzy / funk supper club at the Grange Club in trendy Stockbridge, 20 minutes from Princes Street. 

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 Macco… 

I Am Not Marilyn

I Am Not Marilyn

Andy Warhol’s paintings, JFK’s birthday song, NYC subway grate upskirt, the list goes on. 

Flamenco Jazzy

Flamenco Jazzy

Straight from Sevilla, the Philip Adie Trio bring us a bold and unique fusion of musical styles. 

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 … 

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. 

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. 

Jazz at Lunchtime

Jazz at Lunchtime

Sell-out shows since 2004. 

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. 

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 c… 

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. 

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. 

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 … 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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 sup… 

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. 

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. 

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 … 

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 … 

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 seas… 

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. 

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 eve… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Lisa Scott and Co Ain't Misbehavin'

Lisa Scott and Co Ain't Misbehavin'

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

Journeys in Hand – A Musical Fusion from Scotland and Rajasthan

Journeys in Hand – A Musical Fusion from Scotland and Rajasthan

This unique collaboration between two outstanding groups, Glasgow’s Brian Molley Quartet and the Asin Langa Ensemble from Jodhpur, combines music from Scotland and India to create … 

Cosmic Waltz

Cosmic Waltz

Original music inspired by Alice Coltrane, Delia Derbyshire and Kate Bush. 

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 includin… 

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. 

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 blazin… 

America's Diversity in Song

America's Diversity in Song

America’s Diversity in Song. 

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. 

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 mus… 

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 surpri… 

Absolutely (Not) Free – An Evening of Zappa

Absolutely (Not) Free – An Evening of Zappa

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

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 perf… 

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. 

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. 

Cheek to Cheek – A Tribute to Irving Berlin

Cheek to Cheek – A Tribute to Irving Berlin

Heaven. 

Brian Kellock and Dick Lee – The Story of Jazz

Brian Kellock and Dick Lee – The Story of Jazz

Brian Kellock, piano. 

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. 

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, ja… 

Red Blue Balance

Red Blue Balance

Mr McFall’s Chamber are acquiring a formidable and deserved reputation for adventurous programming. 

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. 

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… 

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 ou… 

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. 

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. 

Éowyn Emerald and Dancers

Éowyn Emerald and Dancers

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

The 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… 

Pitchblenders

Pitchblenders

Vocals from Christine Adams with trumpeter Colin Steele, guitarist Phil Adams and bassist Jerry Forde. 

André Krengel and Roland Krause

André Krengel and Roland Krause

Two virtuosi guitarists from Germany combining a rousing mixture of musical genres. 

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. 

Jazz at the Movies

Jazz at the Movies

Hollywood glamour and the sultriness of jazz have been inextricably linked since talking pictures began. 

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 jaz… 

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… 

Blueswater Presents: Bala Baile

Blueswater Presents: Bala Baile

Bala Baile is an Edinburgh-based Latin trio. 

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. 

Andrea Carlson: 21st-Century Speakeasy

Andrea Carlson: 21st-Century Speakeasy

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

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… 

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 performin… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 … 

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. 

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, th… 

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. 

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). 

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. 

Blueswater Presents: Good Morning, Billie!

Blueswater Presents: Good Morning, Billie!

‘There’s two kinds of blues, happy blues and then sad blues. 

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. 

Ron Davis' Symphronica

Ron Davis' Symphronica

‘One of the best music shows … in week one of the festival’ (List). 

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 un… 

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 fo… 

Jazz at Lunchtime

Jazz at Lunchtime

Sell-out shows since 2004. 

Ali McGregor: Decadence

Ali McGregor: Decadence

Ali returns to Edinburgh with her sold-out show Decadence. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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 ye… 

Jazz at the Movies

Jazz at the Movies

Hollywood glamour and the sultriness of jazz have been inextricably linked since talking pictures began. 

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 … 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Barbara Morrison in When Divas Were Divas

Barbara Morrison in When Divas Were Divas

Remembering their lives, their way. 

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 performin… 

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. 

Come Rain Or Come Shine

Come Rain Or Come Shine

Musical gems from the Great American and British Songbooks. 

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 a… 

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, Ra… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 Col… 

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 t… 

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. 

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. 

Enchanted Tales

Enchanted Tales

Journey through fairy tale lands. 

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’… 

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… 

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. 

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 … 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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). 

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. 

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 into… 

Three Colours Guitar

Three Colours Guitar

Three Colours Guitar’s exciting new music show blends jazz, classical and Celtic fingerstyle. 

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. 

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.  

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. 

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. 

Rose Room

Rose Room

Scottish Jazz Awards finalists Rose Room have become one of Scotland’s leading ensembles influenced by gypsy jazz. 

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 … 

The Katet Plays Stevie Wonder

The Katet Plays Stevie Wonder

Edinburgh soul/funk heroes pay homage to the legend that is Stevie Wonder. 

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 Re… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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! 

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-… 

Blueswater Presents: Bala Baile

Blueswater Presents: Bala Baile

Bala Baile is an Edinburgh-based Latin quartet. 

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. 

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 de… 

Nonsilence

Nonsilence

Nonsilence is a solo piano and song performance with bilingual singer/songwriter Emer O’Flaherty. 

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). 

Georgia Cécile

Georgia Cécile

Talented emerging vocalist and songwriter Georgia Cécile performs alongside award-winning jazz pianist/composer Euan Stevenson. 

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. 

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 … 

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. 

The Oxford Gargoyles: Jazz A Cappella

The Oxford Gargoyles: Jazz A Cappella

Oxford’s internationally-renowned jazz a cappella group. 

Gecko 3

Gecko 3

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

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. 

Jazz at Lunchtime

Jazz at Lunchtime

Sell-out shows since 2004. 

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 melo… 

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. 

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… 

Caleidocello

Caleidocello

A colourful mix of styles, genres and characters, from Viennese cellist Peter Hudler. 

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. 

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. 

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 A… 

Jacqueline Kroft

Jacqueline Kroft

Jacqueline & the Sensations is a band from the UK that performs Jacqueline’s original songs. 

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. 

In the Round: Last Summer's Tealights

In the Round: Last Summer's Tealights

Part Classical, part Folk - part Hymnal. 

Jazz for Lunch: Julie Roberts and Michael Hinton

Jazz for Lunch: Julie Roberts and Michael Hinton

A new relaxing lunchtime concert. 

Tongue Fu (and Tongue Fu 4 Kids!)

Tongue Fu (and Tongue Fu 4 Kids!)

“amazing!” Guardian. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Swingporium

Swingporium

Vintage swingin’ music and dance in thoroughly postmodern style with The Soultastics band and dancers I Charleston Brighton. 

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. 

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 … 

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’. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Sir Duke: Tribute To Ellington

Sir Duke: Tribute To Ellington

A tribute to the classic big-band music of Duke Ellington. 

Michèle Drees Jazz Tap Project

Michèle Drees Jazz Tap Project

Tap is visual jazz. 

Renegade Brass Band

Renegade Brass Band

8 horns, 2 drummers, scratch-DJ and MC. 

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 G… 

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… 

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. 

Rose Room

Rose Room

Scottish Jazz Awards finalists Rose Room have become one of Scotland’s leading ensembles, influenced by the gypsy jazz genre. 

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. 

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) … 

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. 

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 tru… 

Astonish Me! – Jeux

Astonish Me! – Jeux

Sergei Diaghilev’s challenge to all of his collaborating artists was: ‘Astonish me!’. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 … 

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. 

Soul Deep

Soul Deep

Journey through jazz, R’n’B and jazz-funk with NYC based singer Lolita Jackson. 

Dick Lee Septet – Dinner and Show

Dick Lee Septet – Dinner and Show

The classics of swing jazz swung by this fabulous band. 

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. 

New Focus Quartet

New Focus Quartet

Album launch of award-winning jazz group, featuring Euan Stevenson on piano and Konrad Wiszniewski on saxophones. 

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 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 exc… 

Blueswater Presents: Queens of the Blues

Blueswater Presents: Queens of the Blues

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

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. 

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 Am… 

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. 

Das Contras – Live Album Launch

Das Contras – Live Album Launch

Award-winning Scottish funk septet Das Contras return to launch their third album. 

Daniela Nardi's Espresso Manifesto

Daniela Nardi's Espresso Manifesto

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

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… 

Kai Hoffman: 39

Kai Hoffman: 39

With catchy original songs, laughter and tears, Kai welcomes you into her world age 39. 

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. 

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 … 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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! … 

Pale Imitations

Pale Imitations

Ramone comes clean to best mate Carl on his stag night. 

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. 

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. 

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, sophistica… 

The Oxford Gargoyles: Jazz A Cappella

The Oxford Gargoyles: Jazz A Cappella

Oxford’s internationally renowned jazz a cappella group. 

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… 

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 afi… 

I Remember You!

I Remember You!

Silky voiced James Lambeth returns, showcasing the genius of Johnny Mercer. 

Brubeck: the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

Brubeck: the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

Brubeck: an incredible jazz legacy. 

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. 

JazzMain

JazzMain

JazzMain, the popular Edinburgh-based jazz group, presents a series of special performances. 

Gecko 3

Gecko 3

Fresh grooves based on a mix of funk, hip-hop, Latin, jazz and reggae. 

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 la… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Alex Yellowlees Band

Alex Yellowlees Band

‘Simply outstanding jazz musicianship’ (Turin International Jazz Festival). 

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. 

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 Wond… 

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… 

Blues and Roots

Blues and Roots

Blues and Roots with The Dana Dixon Band. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 Walle… 

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… 

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. 

Jazz at the Movies

Jazz at the Movies

Hollywood glamour and the sultriness of jazz have been inextricably linked since talking pictures began. 

The Katet Plays Stevie Wonder

The Katet Plays Stevie Wonder

Edinburgh soul/funk heroes pay homage to the legend that is Stevie Wonder. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Dick Lee Septet – Woodwind and Swings

Dick Lee Septet – Woodwind and Swings

The classics of swing jazz swung by this great band. 

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) pe… 

Cat Stevens Reconstructed

Cat Stevens Reconstructed

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

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. 

The Abridged Dapper Eleven Hour Monochrome Dream Show

The Abridged Dapper Eleven Hour Monochrome Dream Show

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

Remembering Chet

Remembering Chet

Most Chet Baker tributes celebrate the trumpet-playing of the man but rarely showcase his vocal talent too. 

Funk on the Fringe

Funk on the Fringe

Royal, calorie-laden, whipped up funk courtesy of Scotland’s premier groove band. 

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. 

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. 

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 mos… 

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… 

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 5a… 

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 mos… 

Jazz at Lunchtime

Jazz at Lunchtime

Sell-out shows since 2004. 

Ken Ramage Jazz at the Guildford 13th Year

Ken Ramage Jazz at the Guildford 13th Year

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

Countermeasure: 14 Characters

Countermeasure: 14 Characters

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

Lakuta

Lakuta

A truly global mix of musicians who draw on influences from jazz, funk, soul and world music. 

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. 

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, lov… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

9

9

Rebelles is a folk, jazz and classical singing group of 9; Julia, Natalie, Michelle, Marina, Andrea, Meredith, Sibyl, Sally and Cat. 

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’. 

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 … 

Jazz Jam at The Brunswick

Jazz Jam at The Brunswick

Brighton’s premier ‘Jazz Jam’ with Paul Richards. 

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) -… 

Mingus Underground Octet

Mingus Underground Octet

The great Charles Mingus had a unique approach to music. 

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. 

I Charleston Brighton Speakeasy

I Charleston Brighton Speakeasy

Pull on your spats and tassels and learn to Charleston like it’s 1929. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 Hether… 

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 … 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Chris Ingham: Celebrating Hoagy Carmichael

Chris Ingham: Celebrating Hoagy Carmichael

Chris Ingham (piano/vocal) and Paul Higgs (trumpet) salute the great American songwriter. 

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. 

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. 

Jazz Standards Late

Jazz Standards Late

Stylish musical nightcap. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 musi… 

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 j… 

Tangos for Tea

Tangos for Tea

Blend one part jazz sax with one part classical accordion for a refreshing musical brew. 

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. 

That Deadly Noir Magic

That Deadly Noir Magic

The low peal of a jazz trumpet. 

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… 

Arturo Tappin – Caribbean Clipper

Arturo Tappin – Caribbean Clipper

As Arturo says, The Caribbean is in my music. 

Korean Breath

Korean Breath

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

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. 

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!’ (Je… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 R… 

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. 

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… 

Sundown Swing

Sundown Swing

Yorkshire-based Sundown Swing return to the Fringe following their successful debut last year with near capacity audiences. 

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… 

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. 

Sundown Swing

Sundown Swing

Yorkshire-based Sundown Swing return to the Fringe following their successful debut last year with near capacity audiences. 

Gecko 3

Gecko 3

Fresh grooves based on a mix of funk, hip hop, latin, jazz and reggae. 

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… 

Nina Simone Black Diva Power

Nina Simone Black Diva Power

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

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.  

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. 

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 S… 

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. 

Sundown Swing

Sundown Swing

Yorkshire-based Sundown Swing return to the Fringe following their successful debut last year with near capacity audiences. 

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. 

Alex Yellowlees Hot Club Jazz Quartet

Alex Yellowlees Hot Club Jazz Quartet

‘Simply outstanding jazz musicianship’ (Turin International Jazz Festival). 

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. 

Blues and Roots

Blues and Roots

Blues and roots with The Dana Dixon Band. 

Something Cool: The Story of June Christy

Something Cool: The Story of June Christy

If the name isn’t familiar, the tunes will be. 

The Bevvy Sisters

The Bevvy Sisters

***** (BroadwayBaby. 

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 m… 

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!”… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 lead… 

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. 

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 … 

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. 

Sandbach School Big Band

Sandbach School Big Band

This acclaimed big band return to the Fringe for the third time, having previously sold out. 

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), … 

Dick Lee's Swingtet Featuring Alison Affleck

Dick Lee's Swingtet Featuring Alison Affleck

Dick Lee: clarinets, recorder. 

Jazz on Sundays

Jazz on Sundays

Join us for atmospheric evenings, live jazz and wonderful food in one of Edinburgh’s most beautiful rooms. 

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… 

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. 

Out of Abingdon

Out of Abingdon

Warwick Hargreaves (guitar/vocals) and Tina Fullerton (double bass/vocals). 

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 r… 

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 B… 

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. 

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 a… 

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 m… 

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. 

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). 

Helene: Bonsoir Monsieur Nightfall

Helene: Bonsoir Monsieur Nightfall

Fringe favourite previously known as Patti Plinko. 

The Oxford Gargoyles: Jazz a Cappella

The Oxford Gargoyles: Jazz a Cappella

The Oxford Gargoyles have delighted Fringe audiences for nine years. 

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.