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. 

Acoustic Blues at Lunchtime

Acoustic Blues at Lunchtime

Returning to the Jazz Bar for the fourth year, Scottish acoustic guitar and double bass duo Malt & Rye will be playing classic blues and roots songs from the last 90 years. 

Acoustic Blues and Beyond

Acoustic Blues and Beyond

Whisky Road are very pleased to be back for a third year at the Jazz Bar presenting their top-class, sell-out, lunchtime acoustic blues show. 

Angus Munro: Amateur Piano Wrestler

Angus Munro: Amateur Piano Wrestler

A ridiculous four-octave vocal range, tear-jerking songs, stage acrobatics and trademark wit; all of these helped propel Angus Munro into one of Scotland’s most exciting singer/s… 

The Blueswater: Live At The Jazz Bar

The Blueswater: Live At The Jazz Bar

Award-winning Edinburgh band The Blueswater are performing five raucous late night gigs in Edinburgh’s best live music venue, The Jazz Bar. 

Amy Abler: PianoDivalicious!

Amy Abler: PianoDivalicious!

Echoing the crossover concert styles of Liberace and Victor Borge, this world-touring US pianist/singer is a classical musician gone rogue. 

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. 

Kings of the Blues

Kings of the Blues

An electric blues tribute to the masters, BB King, Albert King and Freddie King, including classics The Thrill Is Gone and Born Under a Bad Sign. 

Bonnie Bayou Blues

Bonnie Bayou Blues

This year Jennifer and her band bring a blues theme to their bonnie bayou. 

10th Year: John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

10th Year: John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

‘Fantastic’ (Jools Holland). 

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. 

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… 

Acoustic Blues and Roots

Acoustic Blues and Roots

Main Street Blues, one of Scotland’s top blues bands, will be performing an exciting hour of foot-stomping acoustic blues. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Angus Munro – One Night Only

Angus Munro – One Night Only

‘The best artist we’ve ever had in session’ (BBC Radio Scotland). 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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 … 

Ali Affleck's Torching the Blues – Blues and Torch Songs from the 1920s to the 1950s

Ali Affleck's Torching the Blues – Blues and Torch Songs from the 1920s to the 1950s

Award-winning jazz vocalist Ali, with a heavy hitting band of internationally acclaimed musicians, resurrects the original outspoken blues and torch song divas. 

Colin Steele / Martin Kershaw Quintet play Cannonball Adderley

Colin Steele / Martin Kershaw Quintet play Cannonball Adderley

A joyous tribute to the music of Cannonball and Nat Adderley, featuring a quintet of Scotland’s foremost jazz talent fronted by saxophonist M Kershaw and trumpeter Colin Steele. 

The 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… 

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. 

Amy Abler: PianoDivalicious!

Amy Abler: PianoDivalicious!

With touches of Liberace and Victor Borge, this world-touring US pianist/singer is a classical concert artist gone rogue. 

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. 

58 Fordwych Road – Nick Harper

58 Fordwych Road – Nick Harper

‘One of the finest guitarists, soaring vocals, epic songs’ (Mojo). 

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. 

Bala Baile

Bala Baile

Bala Baile is an Edinburgh-based Latin trio. 

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. 

Kings of the Blues

Kings of the Blues

Main Street Blues present an hour of blues from the trio of blues icons known as The Three Kings. 

Acoustic Blues'n'Roots With Passion and Humour

Acoustic Blues'n'Roots With Passion and Humour

A return Fringe visit by Scottish duo Malt & Rye to the award-winning Edinburgh Jazz Bar with their highly successful show. 

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. 

SymphRONica

SymphRONica

The Herald’s Critics’ Festival Pick, 2019. 

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. 

The Blueswater: Live at The Jazz Bar

The Blueswater: Live at The Jazz Bar

Award-winning Edinburgh band The Blueswater will perform five high-energy, late-night gigs at The Jazz Bar. 

Acoustic Lunch Time Blues

Acoustic Lunch Time Blues

Following their run of sell-out lunchtime acoustic blues shows in Fringe 2018, Whisky Road are back with their lunchtime acoustic blues show. 

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). 

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… 

Acoustic Swing

Acoustic Swing

Ice-cool classics and red-hot originals from Scotland’s native guitar-slinging troubadour. 

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… 

The Sorries at the Bar

The Sorries at the Bar

The kilted duo return to the Jazz Bar by popular demand with a different selection of traditional songs, but the same singalong atmosphere. 

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

‘Boogie-woogie, slide-guitar master’ **** (Scotsman). 

A Songwriters' Circle Presents...

A Songwriters' Circle Presents...

A Songwriters’ Circle returns to the Fringe in a slightly different format for 2019, presenting two of Scotland’s finest songwriters playing a one-off show as a duo. 

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

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

Led by acclaimed vocalist Nicole Smit, Queens of the Blues presents a musical celebration of the women who have shaped blues and popular music as we know it, and have gone largely … 

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. 

Blues Guitar Duo – Hot Tin Roof

Blues Guitar Duo – Hot Tin Roof

Playing their eighth consecutive Festival Fringe, Hot Tin Roof are back with their highly acclaimed show Blues Guitar Duo, playing originals and popular blues classics at Edinburgh… 

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. 

Bonnie Bayou

Bonnie Bayou

The Jennifer Ewan Band is back with another exhilarating melting pot of heartfelt original songs and old-time Louisiana Creole and Cajun dance classics. 

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. 

Ali Affleck's Storyville Roots of Jazz – Hot Jazz and Cool Blues

Ali Affleck's Storyville Roots of Jazz – Hot Jazz and Cool Blues

Two shows only! 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 pass… 

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… 

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… 

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. 

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 … 

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… 

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. 

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 … 

Amy Abler: PianoDivalicious!

Amy Abler: PianoDivalicious!

With touches of Liberace and Victor Borge, this world-touring US pianist/singer is a classical concert artist gone rogue. 

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… 

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… 

100 Things – Nick Harper

100 Things – Nick Harper

Fringe Herald Angel Award winner for music returns with a cherry-picked selection from his extensive repertoire of over 100 songs. 

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

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

Two nights only! Rediscover the immortal jazz divas of Dinah Washington, Nina Simone and Peggy Lee. 

A Songwriters' Circle

A Songwriters' Circle

The Circle returns to the Fringe for its sixth year. 

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. 

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… 

Paul Gilbody

Paul Gilbody

From pin-drop delicacy to infectious grooves that leave you smiling. 

Jazz at the Movies

Jazz at the Movies

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

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… 

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. 

Blueswater Presents: Bala Baile

Blueswater Presents: Bala Baile

Bala Baile is an Edinburgh-based Latin trio. 

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. 

Blueswater Presents: Live at the Jazz Bar

Blueswater Presents: Live at the Jazz Bar

The Blueswater is an award-winning Edinburgh band. 

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. 

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… 

Acoustic Blues

Acoustic Blues

Exciting Scottish acoustic blues trio featuring three acclaimed Scottish blues musicians. 

Gecko 3

Gecko 3

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

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. 

Main Street Blues: High-Energy Electric Blues

Main Street Blues: High-Energy Electric Blues

Main Street Blues, one of Scotland’s top blues bands, performing a powerful set of up-tempo electric blues material, with a range of original numbers plus some new and old blues … 

Acoustic Swing

Acoustic Swing

Ice-cool classics and red-hot originals from Scotland’s native guitar-slinging troubadour. 

Blueswater Presents: Smitten

Blueswater Presents: Smitten

Smitten are a minimalist, smoky, pop three-piece. 

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

‘Boogie-woogie, slide-guitar master’ **** (Scotsman). 

Main Street Blues: Acoustic Blues and Roots

Main Street Blues: Acoustic Blues and Roots

Main Street Blues, one of Scotland’s top blues bands, will be performing an exciting evening of foot stomping, acoustic blues and roots. 

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 … 

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. 

Afternoon Acoustic Blues

Afternoon Acoustic Blues

A return visit by Scottish duo Malt & Rye to the award-winning Edinburgh Jazz Bar with their own brand of acoustic blues and roots music played on acoustic guitar and double bass w… 

Guitar Duo – Hot Tin Roof

Guitar Duo – Hot Tin Roof

Hot Tin Roof regularly pack The Jazz Bar playing classics and originals, earning a reputation for playing excellent music while creating a relaxing atmosphere. 

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). 

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. 

Bonnie Bayou

Bonnie Bayou

The Jennifer Ewan Band presents a stirring mix of original songs and old-time Cajun dance classics with a Celtic tint. 

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… 

Raising Sand: A Tribute to Robert Plant and Alison Krauss

Raising Sand: A Tribute to Robert Plant and Alison Krauss

A faithful and heartfelt tribute to the beautiful Robert Plant and Alison Krauss album Raising Sand. 

Paul Gilbody

Paul Gilbody

From pin-drop delicacy to infectious grooves that leave you smiling, this renowned singer-songwriter brings you songs of love and seafood with some very special guest appearances. 

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… 

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 … 

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: 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… 

Amy Abler: PianoDivalicious!

Amy Abler: PianoDivalicious!

With touches of Liberace and Victor Borge, this world-touring US pianist/singer is a classical concert artist gone rogue. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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… 

Acoustic Blues and Roots

Acoustic Blues and Roots

Main Street Blues, one of Scotland’s top blues bands, will be performing an exciting evening of foot stomping, acoustic blues and roots. 

Brian Molley Quartet – Colour and Movement

Brian Molley Quartet – Colour and Movement

Scottish saxophonist Brian Molley returns to the Fringe with his outstanding quartet, featuring Tom Gibbs (piano), Mario Caribe (Bass) and Stuart Brown (Drums). 

The Sorries at the Bar

The Sorries at the Bar

After many sell out performances in the past years, the kilted duo return to The Jazz Bar with occasional guest musicians. 

Lisa Scott and Co Ain't Misbehavin'

Lisa Scott and Co Ain't Misbehavin'

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

The Katet Plays Stevie Wonder

The Katet Plays Stevie Wonder

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

Blueswater Presents: Smitten

Blueswater Presents: Smitten

Smitten are a minimalist smoky pop trio. 

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 … 

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. 

Blues: High-Energy Electric Blues

Blues: High-Energy Electric Blues

Main Street Blues, one of Scotland’s top blues bands, performing a powerful set of up-tempo electric blues material, with a range of original numbers plus some new and old blues … 

Blueswater Presents: Bala Baile

Blueswater Presents: Bala Baile

Bala Baile is an Edinburgh-based Latin quartet. 

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… 

Afternoon Acoustic Blues

Afternoon Acoustic Blues

New show for this year at the award winning Jazz Bar from Scottish duo Colorblind Slim. 

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. 

Blueswater Presents: Live at the Jazz Bar

Blueswater Presents: Live at the Jazz Bar

The Blueswater is the band behind the award-winning show Blues! They will be performing five high-energy late night gigs at one of Scotland’s best small music venues, The Jazz Bar. 

Georgia Cécile

Georgia Cécile

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

A Songwriters' Circle

A Songwriters' Circle

Three of the UK’s finest singer-songwriters come together to perform their songs, collaborate and chat about the inspirations and processes behind their songwriting. 

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. 

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

‘Boogie-woogie. 

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. 

Gecko 3

Gecko 3

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

Acoustic Swing

Acoustic Swing

Ice-cool classics and red-hot originals from Scotland’s native guitar-slinging troubadour. 

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. 

Blues Guitar Duo

Blues Guitar Duo

Hot Tin Roof regularly pack The Jazz Bar playing classics and originals, earning a reputation for playing excellent music while creating a relaxing atmosphere. 

Paul Keeling's Transcendent Piano Excursions

Paul Keeling's Transcendent Piano Excursions

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

Nick Harper

Nick Harper

Nick Harper has a rich acoustic/folk heritage (folk legend Roy Harper’s son) recognised worldwide. 

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. 

Truth In My Heart

Truth In My Heart

‘One of Scotland’s most talented singer-songwriters’ (Music News Scotland) and her five-piece topflight band perform heartfelt jazz, blues and roots. 

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!’. 

Amy Abler: PianoDivalicious!

Amy Abler: PianoDivalicious!

With touches of Liberace and Victor Borge, this world-touring US pianist/singer is a classical concert artist gone rogue. 

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. 

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. 

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

The Jazz Bar is packed for this one, and no wonder: this is music you can’t help but tap your feet to. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Nick Harper

Nick Harper

Nick Harper is a great guitarist and a good singer, but a middling lyricist. 

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! … 

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. 

Nosferatu With Live Score

Nosferatu With Live Score

Guitarist Graeme Stephen performs his new score to a screening of the classic silent film Nosferatu with his trio. 

I Remember You!

I Remember You!

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

Elvis, John and Me

Elvis, John and Me

The best undiscovered songwriter of his generation? Born to celebrity parents when Elvis topped the charts, immediately given away to strangers. 

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. 

Paul Gilbody

Paul Gilbody

From pin-drop delicacy to infectious grooves that leave you smiling. 

Gecko 3

Gecko 3

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

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… 

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. 

Blues and Roots

Blues and Roots

Blues and Roots with The Dana Dixon Band. 

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… 

A Songwriters' Circle

A Songwriters' Circle

Three of the UK’s finest singer-songwriters come together to perform their songs, collaborate and chat about the inspirations and processes behind their songwriting. 

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. 

Blueswater Presents: The Jazz Bar Party

Blueswater Presents: The Jazz Bar Party

The Blueswater is the 12-piece band behind the award-winning show Blues! They will be performing five high energy late night gigs at The Jazz Bar, one of the UK’s best small music … 

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. 

Blues! High Energy Electric Blues

Blues! High Energy Electric Blues

Main Street Blues are a high energy blues band with a powerful set of up-tempo original material plus new and old blues classics. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Remembering Chet

Remembering Chet

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

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. 

The Sorries at the Bar

The Sorries at the Bar

After seven successful runs with a host of sell-out shows, the kilted duo head for a pint with their selections from the Scottish songbook. 

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… 

Acoustic Swing

Acoustic Swing

Ice-cool classics and red-hot originals from Scotland’s native guitar-slinging troubadour. 

Bluesy Trio Hot Tin Roof

Bluesy Trio Hot Tin Roof

Three guys playing stripped back, bluesy tunes about life and the world we live in. 

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. 

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 … 

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. 

Bridges: Mary McCarthy

Bridges: Mary McCarthy

There is no doubt that Mary McCarthy is a talented pianist whose style of play reflects years of expertise. 

Amy Abler: PianoDivalicious!

Amy Abler: PianoDivalicious!

With touches of Liberace and Victor Borge, this world-touring US pianist/singer is a classical concert artist – gone rogue. 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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… 

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. 

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… 

Bossas, Tangos and Reels

Bossas, Tangos and Reels

This show is an eclectic mix of music from around the world played by two of Scotland’s best known traditional players fom bands like Ceilidh Minogue and Bringing in the Spirit. 

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. 

Piano Transcriptions of Irish and Scottish Music by Mary McCarthy

Piano Transcriptions of Irish and Scottish Music by Mary McCarthy

Piano Transcriptions of Irish and Scottish Music by Mary McCarthy. 

Nick Harper

Nick Harper

As the son of legendary folk-rock star Roy Harper, and one-time member of New Wave pop band Squeeze, Nick has a lot to live up to. 

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. 

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. 

The Sorries at the Bar

The Sorries at the Bar

After six successful runs with a host of sell-out shows, the kilted duo head for a pint with their selections from the Scottish songbook. 

Paul Gilbody

Paul Gilbody

From pin-drop delicacy to infectious grooves that leave you smiling. 

Blues and Roots

Blues and Roots

Blues and roots with The Dana Dixon Band. 

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… 

Samba Sene and Diwan

Samba Sene and Diwan

Diverse international collection of musicians, led by charismatic Senegalese singer Samba Sene. 

A Songwriters' Circle

A Songwriters' Circle

Three of Scotland’s finest singer/songwriters come together to perform their songs, collaborate and chat about the inspirations and processes behind their songwriting. 

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!”… 

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… 

Bhundu Boy Rise Kagona

Bhundu Boy Rise Kagona

Rise Kagona is a guitar hero to many on two continents! In Zimbabwe, Rise transferred traditional jiti rhythms to guitar, and his band The Bhundu Boys toured the world extensively. 

Blues! Live at the Jazz Bar

Blues! Live at the Jazz Bar

The Blueswater is the 12-piece band behind the award-winning show Blues! They will be performing five high energy late night gigs at The Jazz Bar. 

The Katet plays Stevie Wonder

The Katet plays Stevie Wonder

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

Troubadour Blues

Troubadour Blues

Local songwriter Allan Grant. 

Mairi Campbell

Mairi Campbell

Multi award-winning musician Mairi Campbell draws on her deep well of Celtic ancestry through improvisations and songs. 

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. 

Acoustic and High Energy Electric Blues

Acoustic and High Energy Electric Blues

Hard-hitting blues from Edinburgh four-piece: Main Street Blues are a high energy blues band that brings together a powerful mix of acoustic and up-tempo electric blues material, w… 

Aoidh: Japanese Girls Folk Trio

Aoidh: Japanese Girls Folk Trio

Imagine Karen Matheson singing Japanese-Ainu traditional songs at Royal Opera House in a Scottish soundscape, backed by Pink Floyd and Martha Argerich. 

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

‘Boogie-woogie. 

Weill at Heart: Kurt Weill's Cabaret Songs

Weill at Heart: Kurt Weill's Cabaret Songs

Acclaimed cabaret singer Bremner Duthie and a swinging band led by pianist David Patrick celebrate the dark, decadent and always lovely music of Kurt Weill. 

Bluesy Trio: Hot Tin Roof

Bluesy Trio: Hot Tin Roof

Hot Tin Roof is a blues based trio playing stripped back atmospheric music about life and the world we live in. 

Daniel Smith Blues Piano

Daniel Smith Blues Piano

Daniel Smith Blues Piano. 

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… 

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… 

Jazz Rite of Spring

Jazz Rite of Spring

The Rite of Spring lends itself extremely well to jazz interpretations: those wild off-beats and dissonances must be a jazz artist’s wet dream. 

Remembering Chet

Remembering Chet

Chet Baker is remembered through his wonderful music. 

Lorna Reid’s Lounge Trio

Lorna Reid’s Lounge Trio

Join Lorna and her award-winning musicians for a laid-back hour of classic jazz from great writers Cole Porter to Rogers and Hart. 

Begin the Beguine: James Lambeth Sings Cole Porter!

Begin the Beguine: James Lambeth Sings Cole Porter!

James Lambeth returns to the Fringe for the third year running with companions Steve Hamilton on piano and Mario Caribe on the double bass. 

Americana Road Trip

Americana Road Trip

Sixpiece Americana-tribute band Flagstaff have created an evening of infectious, good-natured, toe-tapping fun in the environs of the Jazz Bar. 

Oh, Lady Be Good

Oh, Lady Be Good

Dressed for the part, Melissa Western welcomes you in a friendly and feisty manner as she takes you through a journey into the realms of jazz and the great female vocalists of a no… 

Valery Ponomarev Quintet

Valery Ponomarev Quintet

In from New York (via Moscow!) the world famous bop trumpet star escaped from 70s Cold-War USSR, got to NYC, then toured the World with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers for four years. 

Mary May Sings Billie Holiday

Mary May Sings Billie Holiday

The established Aberdeen-based singer performs wonderfully evocative Billie Holiday songs, backed by a top-drawer quartet. 

Mercy Mercy Mercy!

Mercy Mercy Mercy!

A joyous tribute to the music of Cannonball and Nat Adderley, featuring a quintet of Scotland’s foremost jazz talent fronted by saxophonist Martin Kershaw and trumpeter Colin Steel… 

Amy Abler: PianoDivalicious!

Amy Abler: PianoDivalicious!

Often compared to Liberace and Victor Borge, this world touring US pianist/singer’s performances are full of fun, passion, glamour, and intrigue, combining virtuosic technique wi… 

The Cabinet of Caligari with Live Score

The Cabinet of Caligari with Live Score

Multi award-winning guitarist and composer Graeme Stephen presents his new score to accompany a screening of the classic silent horror masterpiece The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari. 

Paul Gilbody

Paul Gilbody

Newcomers to the city should come to the Jazz Bar regardless of what’s on. 

Jazz Bar Music

Jazz Bar Music

An afternoon of Jazz from the Jazz Bar’s very own Jazz Trio; Ed Kelly on double bass, David Patrick on piano and Bob Kyle on drums. 

Blues

Blues

Main Street Blues are a high-energy blues band that brings together a powerful mix of acoustic and up-tempo electric blues material, with a range of original numbers plus new and o… 

Brian Molley Quartet: Clock

Brian Molley Quartet: Clock

One of Jazzwise Magazine’s ‘who to look out for 2014’, acclaimed Scottish saxophonist, with his outstanding quartet featuring Tom Gibbs (piano), Mario Caribé (bass), Stuart Brown … 

Ali Affleck with Vieux Carre and the Copper Cats

Ali Affleck with Vieux Carre and the Copper Cats

Award-winner Alison, ‘Stunningly expressive’ (Union Tribune, San Diego), with her band of master musicians presents a bright and cheery approach to the hot jazz tradition. 

Afrobeat from Poción de Fe

Afrobeat from Poción de Fe

When afrobeat makes prime-time at the most renowned jazz club in town, you know you’re in for the good stuff. 

Bhundu Boy Rise Kagona

Bhundu Boy Rise Kagona

Rise Kagona is a guitar hero to many on two continents! In Zimbabwe, Rise transferred traditional Jiti rhythms to guitar, and his band The Bhundu Boys toured the world extensively … 

The Sorries in the Bar

The Sorries in the Bar

After five successful runs with a host of sell-out shows, the kilted duo head to the bar with their selections from the Scottish songbook. 

Gecko 3

Gecko 3

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

Brian Kellock and Colin Steele - My Fair Lady

Brian Kellock and Colin Steele - My Fair Lady

Melodic trumpeter Steele joins UK’s finest pianist Kellock to re-interpret songs from the Broadway musical. 

Cat Stevens Reconstructed

Cat Stevens Reconstructed

In Cat Stevens Reconstructed, New York vocalist Jess Abrams performs her own interpretations of Stevens’ classic songs, providing a mellow alto tone and interesting variations on… 

Blues! Live at the Jazz Bar

Blues! Live at the Jazz Bar

The Blueswater is the 12-piece band behind award-winning show Blues! They will be performing a special late night gig at the Jazz Bar, one of Edinburgh’s best live music venues. 

Cry Me a River: The Songs of Julie London

Cry Me a River: The Songs of Julie London

Acclaimed jazz/blues/soul vocalist Kerry Jo Hodgkin pays tribute to the legendary, sultry-toned singer and actress Julie London, with two of Scotland’s leading jazz musicians: Coli… 

Blues and Roots

Blues and Roots

Blues and roots with The Dana Dixon Band. 

Senegal Roots

Senegal Roots

Diverse international collection of musicians, led by charismatic Senegalese singer Samba Sene. 

Graeme Mearns: Acoustic Swing

Graeme Mearns: Acoustic Swing

Ice cool classics and red hot originals from guitar-slinging troubadour and Jazz Bar resident, Graeme Mearns. 

Little Jazz Bird

Little Jazz Bird

Join Edinburgh’s own little jazz bird, Victoria Bennett, for an hour of classic, jazz standards. 

A Songwriters' Circle

A Songwriters' Circle

Three of Scotland’s finest singer/songwriters come together to perform their songs, collaborate and chat about the inspirations and processes behind their songwriting. 

Tom Davis International Trio

Tom Davis International Trio

Ohio based jazz guitarist Tom Davis returns to his adopted home in Edinburgh with swinging Italian drummer Davide Rinaldi and friends, playing straight-ahead standards and original… 

Spoken Spaces, Sonic Traces

Spoken Spaces, Sonic Traces

Spoken Spaces, Sonic Traces is an opportunity to experience a fresh and engaging musical setting of the finest Scottish poetry brought to life in art song by established Edinburgh-… 

Mairi Campbell

Mairi Campbell

Featuring viola and voice Mairi Campbell is turning heads and hearts with her profound and courageous music. 

Bluesy Trio - Hot Tin Roof

Bluesy Trio - Hot Tin Roof

Stripped-back, atmospheric blues and soul (standards and originals) from Edinburgh based Andy McKay-Challen (acoustic guitar, vocals), Gavin Jack (lead/slide guitar) and Kenny Mill… 

Zoë Moskal-Guy: Out of Bounds

Zoë Moskal-Guy: Out of Bounds

Edinburgh singer/songwriter Zoë performs an original programme of her compelling, charismatic music, with joy, pain, love and humour, accompanying herself on piano. 

Sit on Yer Chorus and Verse

Sit on Yer Chorus and Verse

Join in with three champions of Scotland’s rich musical tradition on an a cappella song journey travelling from glottal stop to global, hilarious to heartbreaking and bawdy to be… 

Various Moons

Various Moons

Come and enjoy the curious and eclectic musical world of established Edinburgh-based artist, songwriter, poet and guitarist, Colin Donati, in dynamic combination with the compellin… 

Go and See the Pandas!

Go and See the Pandas!

A black and white snapshot of 21st century pre-referendum Scotland through the often satirical lens of singer/songwriter Bobby Nicholson. 

Mary McCarthy and Piano Friends: Hands Up for Piano!

Mary McCarthy and Piano Friends: Hands Up for Piano!

Mary McCarthy and friends have fun at the piano: traditional music, classical music, duets… 

Daniel Smith Blues Piano

Daniel Smith Blues Piano

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

Sundown Swing

Sundown Swing

Yorkshire-based Sundown Swing make their debut at the Fringe with an exciting mix of instrumentals and featured vocals in their programme of favourites from Glenn Miller and the sw… 

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

‘Boogie-woogie.