Bruce Davies – Songwriter

Bruce Davies – Songwriter

A rare chance to hear a concert of original songs from 'one of Scotland's best singers' (Tom Paxton). 'Can capture a relationship simply in a few words' (Dirty Linen). Former winner of Edinburgh Folk Club Song Writing Competition. 

Hollywood Swings

Hollywood Swings

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

Big Swing Face

Big Swing Face

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

Big Swing Face

Big Swing Face

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

Big Band Swing! From Basie to Bublé

Big Band Swing! From Basie to Bublé

Relive the era when swing was king, with classic instrumentals and laid-back vocals from Scotland's popular record-breaking big swing band – everything from Basie to Bublé. With Fringe sell-out show awards, and even an appearance in the Guinness Book of World Records, Jon Ritchie's Swing Sensation Big Band makes a welcome return to Edinburgh, looking forward to its 10th consecutive Fringe success... 

Brian Kellock/Colin Steele Play Mary Poppins

Brian Kellock/Colin Steele Play Mary Poppins

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

Colin Steele Quintet Play Miles Davis

Colin Steele Quintet Play Miles Davis

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

Fine and Mellow

Fine and Mellow

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

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

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

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

The Jive Aces: Swingin’ the Fringe

The Jive Aces: Swingin’ the Fringe

The UK's number one jive and swing band, The Jive Aces are teaming up with the all-dancing, all-singing, all-tapping pinup darlings The Satin Dollz to bring you a swingin' vintage revue! Right in-between swing and rock'n'roll, you'll be unable to resist the foot-tapping tunes of yesterday brought to you with fresh energy. 

Louis Prima – Dinner and Show

Louis Prima – Dinner and Show

Louis Prima, Sicilian-New Orleanian showman and comedy-jazzer (1930s-1950s) sung by Philip Contini. 'It is his genius that makes him so special' (Scotsman). Introducing Fringe newcomer, vocalist Olivia Contini... 

I've Got You Under My Skin

I've Got You Under My Skin

Philip Contini sings Cole Porter's most famous, best-loved songs with anecdotes from the colourfully flamboyant life of one of the world's greatest songwriters and lyricists. Six-piece Be Happy Band with musical arrangements by Dick Lee... 

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

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

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

Dani Sicari and The Easy Rollers: Speakeasy Jazz

Dani Sicari and The Easy Rollers: Speakeasy Jazz

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

Swing to Bop! Fraser Urquhart Trio/Quintet

Swing to Bop! Fraser Urquhart Trio/Quintet

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

Speakeasy Sessions

Speakeasy Sessions

Treat yourself to a chilled Sunday at Brewhemia. Our Speakeasy Sessions feature a mixture of a capella, choirs, and jazz from the legendary Ali Affleck, afternoon to night! Whether you want to sing your heart out or have a jive – our Sunday music sessions are right for you. 

Acoustic Swing

Acoustic Swing

Ice-cool classics and red-hot originals from Scotland's native guitar-slinging troubadour. Echoes of Django Reinhardt and Richard Thompson as the inimitable singer/guitarist reinvents 20th-century masterworks and introduces some 21st-century future hits of his own, breathing new life into familiar material from the likes of Billie Holiday and Cole Porter via Tom Waits, Elvis Costello and beyond, in a mellow and intimate early-evening show... 

The King and Ol' Blue Eyes

The King and Ol' Blue Eyes

Following his army demob, Elvis Presley joins Frank Sinatra’s 1960 Timex TV show special. Join award-winner for portraying Frank Sinatra, Richard Shelton and internationally renowned interpreter of Elvis, Oliver Harris as they capture the magical legendary performance of Ol’ Blue Eyes and The King, singing hits including Witchcraft, Fly Me to the Moon, Jailhouse Rock, Hound Dog, Blue Suede Shoes and My Way. 

The FlyBoys: A Postmodern Swing Sensation!

The FlyBoys: A Postmodern Swing Sensation!

Imagine a night where Pharrell Williams croons with Judy Garland, Ricky Martin scats with Cab Calloway, and Maroon 5 groove with Ella Fitzgerald – that night is here! In a fusion of unforgettable showmanship, these four masters of mashup, with their effortless vocals and sublime harmonies, will whisk you back to the golden age of big bands but with an incredibly unique twist! Come and hear swing reimagined – it's like Sinatra started a band with Bruno Mars! 

The Rat Pack – Live

The Rat Pack – Live

Expect sharp suits and smooth vocals as Frank, Sammy and Dean hit the stage with their live band. The Rat Pack – Live swings back into town for a sensational 11th year in the most sophisticated evening of razor-sharp wit and silky-smooth swing you’ll see all year... 

Inverkeithing Big Band

Inverkeithing Big Band

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

Dick Lee's Swingtet Featuring Alison Affleck

Dick Lee's Swingtet Featuring Alison Affleck

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

Dani Sicari and The Easy Rollers: Speakeasy Jazz

Dani Sicari and The Easy Rollers: Speakeasy Jazz

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

Bubbles and Martini

Bubbles and Martini

Featuring the great host Dean Martin (whom has much to learn about 2017) introducing his duet partner for the evening, Michael Buble – a man he’s obviously never met before. Kings of Swing separated by time, but now with the magic of theatre they are brought together in concert... 

Sound of Seventeen

Sound of Seventeen

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

When Love Breaks Down – James Lambeth

When Love Breaks Down – James Lambeth

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

Mercy Mercy Mercy! The Music of Cannonball Adderley

Mercy Mercy Mercy! The Music of Cannonball Adderley

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

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

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

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

Andrea Carlson and the Love Police!

Andrea Carlson and the Love Police!

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

In The Mood: The Music of Glenn Miller

In The Mood: The Music of Glenn Miller

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

Songs from the Deep South

Songs from the Deep South

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

The Jive Aces With Amy Baker

The Jive Aces With Amy Baker

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

John Hunt Sings Swing. Campbell Normand Piano, Ed Kelly Double Bass

John Hunt Sings Swing. Campbell Normand Piano, Ed Kelly Double Bass

There's only two chances to see the Fringe's favourite bluesman stand up and sing swing with Campbell Normand on piano and Ed Kelly on double bass. Their intimate set of classic songs include Frank Sinatra, Cole Porter, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Julie London, Tom Waits, Fred Flintstone and James Bond... 

Acoustic Swing

Acoustic Swing

Ice-cool classics and red-hot originals from Scotland's native guitar-slinging troubadour. Echoes of Django Reinhardt and Richard Thompson as the inimitable singer/guitarist reinvents 20th-century masterworks and introduces some 21st-century future hits of his own, breathing new life into familiar material from the likes of Billie Holiday and Cole Porter via Tom Waits to Joey Ramone and beyond, in a mellow and intimate early-evening show... 

The Rat Pack – Live

The Rat Pack – Live

See Frank, Sammy and Dean's world-famous recordings brought to life on stage in this sophisticated evening of razor-sharp wit and silky smooth swing. Backed by the sassy, scorching Starlets and with a full jazz orchestra, this talented cast take a trip back to glamorous Las Vegas, when the Rat Pack ruled the town... 

Singing the Silver Screen with the Close Shaves

Singing the Silver Screen with the Close Shaves

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

Tricity Vogue's All Girl Swing Band

Tricity Vogue's All Girl Swing Band

"Anyone else a massive fan of the divine Miss Vogue and her ukulele? Thought so." Time Out London Critics' Choice Charming musical cabaret from award-winning songstress Tricity Vogue... 

Ragroof Tea Dance

Ragroof Tea Dance

THE MAIN THING IS ABOUT BUYING CAKE! Ragroof take you to LaLaLand (14 May) in our very own City of Stars for an afternoon of Hollywood musical delights: American Smooth, Foxtrot, Jive, & all that jazz... 

Brighton Swing Thing

Brighton Swing Thing

Join the Brighton Swing Community for a special Fringe afternoon of swing music and dancing with a live swing band, DJs, beginners Lindy Hop dance class, Charleston dancers and a dance-off competition... 

Swingporium

Swingporium

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

FAT 45's Big Spiegel Spectacular

FAT 45's Big Spiegel Spectacular

Fat 45 is a blistering 11-piece big band bringing back the Jump Jive, Rock & Roll and Rhythm & Blues of the 1940s and 50s. Setting dance floors alight since 2006, they make their long-awaited Brighton Fringe return with this Spiegel Spectacular... 

Deep in The Heart of Me

Deep in The Heart of Me

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

I Charleston Brighton Speakeasy

I Charleston Brighton Speakeasy

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

Michèle Drees Jazz Tap Project

Michèle Drees Jazz Tap Project

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

Sir Duke: Tribute To Ellington

Sir Duke: Tribute To Ellington

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

Inverkeithing Community Big Band

Inverkeithing Community Big Band

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

Rose Room

Rose Room

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

In The Mood: The Music of Glenn Miller

In The Mood: The Music of Glenn Miller

In this performance, three talented musicians play some of Glenn Miller’s greatest hits. They consist of Brian Kellock on piano, Colin Steele on trumpet, and John Rae on drums. They're great fun to listen to and watch perform... 

Dick Lee Septet – Dinner and Show

Dick Lee Septet – Dinner and Show

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

Sing Sing Swing: Singing With the Big Bands

Sing Sing Swing: Singing With the Big Bands

That Swing Sensation, Scotland's record-breaking big swing band brings a night of music and song from the golden age of the crooners. Go back to the time when swing was king with memorable melodies made famous by Bobby Darin, Dean Martin, Matt Monro and a generous helping of ol’ blue eyes himself... 

Mercy Mercy Mercy!

Mercy Mercy Mercy!

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

The Three Belles: In the Mood

The Three Belles: In the Mood

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

These Boots

These Boots

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

I Remember You!

I Remember You!

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

Mambo Italiano – Dinner and Show

Mambo Italiano – Dinner and Show

How lucky can an audience be? More Dean Martin songs and stories with Philip Contini and his Be Happy Band live on stage with a cracking show after a delicious three-course dinner. That's amore! 

Lush Life

Lush Life

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

In the Mood

In the Mood

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

In the Mood

In the Mood

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

In the Mood

In the Mood

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

John Hunt Sings Swing with Campbell Normand's Trio

John Hunt Sings Swing with Campbell Normand's Trio

Only two chances to see the Fringe's favourite bluesman stand up and sing swing with Campbell Normand's outstanding Trio. John Hunt (vocals), Campbell Normand (piano), Ed Kelly (double bass), Bill Kyle (drums)... 

Dick Lee Septet – Woodwind and Swings

Dick Lee Septet – Woodwind and Swings

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

Mr Romantic: A Tribute to Johnny Mathis

Mr Romantic: A Tribute to Johnny Mathis

After his sell-out show at Le Crazy Coqs in Piccadilly London, Gary celebrates Mathis and his enduring legacy of beautiful music such as Misty, A Certain Smile and When a Child is Born... 

Remembering Chet

Remembering Chet

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

Canta Napoli!

Canta Napoli!

Philip Contini and his Be Happy Band introduce to the Fringe for the first time the cha-cha-cha, swing and rock music and stories of the legendary 50s and 60s Neapolitan singer-songwriter Renato Carosone and his Quartet. 

Acoustic Swing

Acoustic Swing

Ice-cool classics and red-hot originals from Scotland's native guitar-slinging troubadour. Echoes of Django Reinhardt and Richard Thompson as the inimitable singer/guitarist reinvents 20th century masterworks and introduces some 21st century future hits of his own, breathing new life into familiar material from the likes of Billie Holiday and Cole Porter via Tom Waits to Joey Ramone and beyond, in a mellow and intimate early-evening show... 

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. 

The Rat Pack – Live

The Rat Pack – Live

See Frank, Sammy and Dean's world-famous recordings brought to life on stage in this sophisticated evening of razor-sharp wit and silky smooth swing. Backed by the sassy, scorching Burelli Sisters and with a full jazz orchestra, this talented cast take a trip back to glamorous Las Vegas, when the Rat Pack ruled the town... 

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

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

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

The Broken Heart Trio

The Broken Heart Trio

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

The Glamour of Yesteryear

The Glamour of Yesteryear

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

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

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

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

Sussex Jazz Orchestra Live in Concert

Sussex Jazz Orchestra Live in Concert

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

Brighton Swing Thing

Brighton Swing Thing

Join the Brighton Swing Community for a special Fringe afternoon of swing music and dancing with a live swing band, DJs, beginners Lindy Hop dance class, Charleston dancers and a dance-off competition... 

Brighton Swing Choir & The Close Shaves

Brighton Swing Choir & The Close Shaves

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

Jazz Jam at The Brunswick

Jazz Jam at The Brunswick

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

Deep in The Heart of Me

Deep in The Heart of Me

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

I Charleston Brighton Speakeasy

I Charleston Brighton Speakeasy

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

South London Jazz Orchestra

South London Jazz Orchestra

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

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

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

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

Brighton's Singing Barber Peter Joannou

Brighton's Singing Barber Peter Joannou

Brighton's Singing Barber Peter Joannou will be entertaining you from his upstairs window in The Lanes with his show 'Next Please!' Specialising in The Great American Songbook. Out now, his new song, 'Illusion', available on iTunes... 

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

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

There is only one bar in Edinburgh that is fit for a man possessing such talent like James Lambeth: the Jazz Bar. The Oklahoma singer accentuates the blissful tonalities that bring together the music of Rodgers and Hart in such a way as I have never heard it before, earning himself unilateral applause... 

Inverkeithing Community Big Band

Inverkeithing Community Big Band

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

Big Band Swing

Big Band Swing

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

Remembering Chet

Remembering Chet

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

Legend of the Fat Pack – The Chunkiest Swing Singers You’ve Never Heard of!

Legend of the Fat Pack – The Chunkiest Swing Singers You’ve Never Heard of!

In 2009, a crack vocal quartet was put on a diet for a crime they didn’t commit. Promptly escaping from a maximum security health farm, they started eating crisps. Still wanted by Diet Club, they survive as soldiers of swing... 

The Rat Pack – Live

The Rat Pack – Live

Fifty minutes of the classic Rat Pack numbers with a full swing orchestra, bringing a little bit of that onstage banter that the trio are known for, and adding in the two Burelli sisters makes this feel like a complete show as opposed to just a concert... 

A Young Man Dressed as a Gorilla Dressed as an Old Man Sits Rocking in a Rocking Chair for 56 Minutes and Then Leaves... 7

A Young Man Dressed as a Gorilla Dressed as an Old Man Sits Rocking in a Rocking Chair for 56 Minutes and Then Leaves... 7

This show is reviewer proof. Not because of the exceptionally long title that can’t fit into most editing boxes, not because it’s only on once and thus the review can have no effect during the festival itself and not even because the show’s reputation is so mysterious that people are going to go and see it anyway... 

In the Mood: The Music of Glenn Miller

In the Mood: The Music of Glenn Miller

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

Andrea Carlson and the Love Police!

Andrea Carlson and the Love Police!

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

In Full Swing

In Full Swing

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

The Jive Aces: Spread a Little Happiness

The Jive Aces: Spread a Little Happiness

The UK's number one jive and swing band return for four nights with an electrifying new show. Special guests Cassidy Janson (stunning vocalist, original West End cast of Wicked) and The Three Belles (outstanding trio harmonies)... 

Sundown Swing

Sundown Swing

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

Sound of Seventeen

Sound of Seventeen

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

Sundown Swing

Sundown Swing

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

These Boots

These Boots

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

Sundown Swing

Sundown Swing

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

Graeme Mearns: Acoustic Swing

Graeme Mearns: Acoustic Swing

Ice-cool classics and red-hot originals – not to mention ‘a certain roguish charm’ (Herald) from Scotland's native guitar-slinging troubadour. With echoes of Django Reinhardt and Richard Thompson, the inimitable singer/guitarist’s show – ‘electrifying’ **** (ThreeWeeks) – reinvents 20th century masterworks and introduces a few 21st century future hits of his own... 

Dick Lee's Swingtet Featuring Alison Affleck

Dick Lee's Swingtet Featuring Alison Affleck

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

Mambo Italiano

Mambo Italiano

How lucky can an audience be? More Dean Martin songs and stories from Philip Contini and The Be Happy Band, live on stage, with a new show for 2015. That's Amore! Philip Contini returns with his hit Dean Martin show, this year with new stories and new songs as well as the old favourites... 

As Time Goes By

As Time Goes By

Join CSWO as they celebrate their 20th anniversary of music making in the East Midlands. Come and hum along, or just tap your toes as you are transported on a musical journey through time... 

The Vegas 3

The Vegas 3

The Vegas 3 – the best show in town performing an hour of the finest swing ever sung by Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr, as well as some of the other great showmen of the era like Nat King Cole, Bobby Darin and Tony Bennett and not forgetting recent crooners like Michael Bublé... 

As Time Goes By

As Time Goes By

Join CSWO as they celebrate their 20th anniversary of music making in the East Midlands. Come and hum along, or just tap your toes as you are transported on a musical journey through time... 

The Jazz Crooner

The Jazz Crooner

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

Sinatra: 100 Years – Celebrating Frank Sinatra’s Centenary

Sinatra: 100 Years – Celebrating Frank Sinatra’s Centenary

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