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 passionate, dangerous songs... 

Michele Osten and the Not Just Jazz Band

Michele Osten and the Not Just Jazz Band

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

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! 

The Katet Plays Stevie Wonder

The Katet Plays Stevie Wonder

When The Jazz Bar springs to mind, it is impossible not to think of the late legend Bill Kyle. The former owner and resident drummer, sadly taken in 2016, left a legacy in bands that still frequent his bar, and therein lies the true spirit of immortalisation... 

Colin Steele Quintet Play Miles Davis

Colin Steele Quintet Play Miles Davis

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

Brass Gumbo Plays the Music of The Beatles

Brass Gumbo Plays the Music of The Beatles

Scottish street-funk brass band Brass Gumbo take a magical musical tour through the back catalogue of The Beatles, mixing instrumental jazz and funk (and plenty of New Orleans seasoning) with the timeless tunes of the Fab Four... 

Daniel Smith Trio – Blues Piano

Daniel Smith Trio – Blues Piano

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

Journeys in Hand – A Musical Fusion from Scotland and Rajasthan

Journeys in Hand – A Musical Fusion from Scotland and Rajasthan

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

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. Combining virtuosic technique with vivacious comedy (and feathers), she covers Beethoven to Broadway, pop to Paganini, ragtime to rock'n'roll... 

Love and Blues: Unplugged

Love and Blues: Unplugged

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Nick's acoustic/folk heritage (son of legendary Roy Harper) is recognised worldwide... 

A Songwriters' Circle

A Songwriters' Circle

The Circle returns to the Fringe for its sixth year. Each show sees three of the UK's finest singer-songwriters come together to perform their songs, collaborate and talk about the inspirations and processes behind their songwriting... 

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

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

The Great Hipster Songbook

The Great Hipster Songbook

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

Paul Gilbody

Paul Gilbody

From pin-drop delicacy to infectious grooves that leave you smiling. This renowned singer-songwriter's quintet bring you songs of love and seafood with some very special guest appearances... 

Jazz at the Movies

Jazz at the Movies

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

Hendrix and Us

Hendrix and Us

After last year's sell-out show, established Scottish jazz-funk guitarist Aki Remally reconstructs the music of Jimi Hendrix with a funk-heavy approach, featuring Scotland's finest musicians! A psychedelic funk odyssey to behold with grooves galore... 

Cry Me a River: The Songs of Julie London

Cry Me a River: The Songs of Julie London

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

Billie Holiday – Tribute to the Iconic Lady Day

Billie Holiday – Tribute to the Iconic Lady Day

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

Blueswater Presents: Bala Baile

Blueswater Presents: Bala Baile

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

Dani Sicari and The Easy Rollers: Speakeasy Jazz

Dani Sicari and The Easy Rollers: Speakeasy Jazz

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

Swing to Bop! Fraser Urquhart Trio/Quintet

Swing to Bop! Fraser Urquhart Trio/Quintet

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

Blueswater Presents: Live at the Jazz Bar

Blueswater Presents: Live at the Jazz Bar

The Blueswater is an award-winning Edinburgh band. They will perform five high-energy, late-night gigs at The Jazz Bar. Expect a full-on party. ***** (ThreeWeeks). 'Edinburgh act The Blueswater have built a solid reputation in blues circles, both in Scotland and further afield' (Scotsman). 

Gecko 3

Gecko 3

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

Acoustic Blues

Acoustic Blues

Exciting Scottish acoustic blues trio featuring three acclaimed Scottish blues musicians. Derek Smith (Main Street Blues), Jim Harcus and Pete Caban (Wang Dang Delta) have joined together to perform their authentic blend of foot-stomping acoustic blues 'n' roots, including many of the old blues masters such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Big Bill Broonzy, Jimmy Reed and many more. 

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

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

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

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 classics... 

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... 

Jazz Bar Music

Jazz Bar Music

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

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

'Boogie-woogie, slide-guitar master' **** (Scotsman). John's eighth Fringe, following seven years of full house concerts. 'Ingenious 21st-century blues. Inventive, unique, soulful' **** (ThreeWeeks)... 

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. The band will be joined on stage by the leading blues harmonica player Jim Harcus, to perform a range of original numbers plus new and old blues classics... 

Blueswater Presents: Smitten

Blueswater Presents: Smitten

Smitten are a minimalist, smoky, pop three-piece. Performing original songs written by vocalist Nicole Smit and arranged by guitarist Charlie Wild and drummer Alex Palmer, they will be playing three concerts in the intimate and award-winning venue The Jazz Bar... 

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. With impressive reviews – a must-see for any music loving Fringe visitor. 

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 with passion and humour... 

Lights Out by Nine – Live!

Lights Out by Nine – Live!

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

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. Scots-Cajun mid-tempo personal ballads are grounded in the grooves of Cajun dance music and the unusual interplay of accordion, acoustic guitar and bass... 

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

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

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

The Messenger: Valery Ponomarev

The Messenger: Valery Ponomarev

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

American Francophile in Blighty

American Francophile in Blighty

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

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. Some of Scotland's most revered musicians join forces to bring you an unforgettable hour of listening joy... 

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. A John Martyn/Jamiroquai cross-breed... 

Valery Ponomarev: The Messenger

Valery Ponomarev: The Messenger

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

Jazz at the Movies

Jazz at the Movies

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

Cry Me a River: The Songs of Julie London

Cry Me a River: The Songs of Julie London

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

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. Combining virtuosic technique with vivacious comedy (and feathers), she covers Beethoven to Broadway, pop to Paganini, ragtime to rock'n'roll... 

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... 

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... 

Echoes of American Jazz

Echoes of American Jazz

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

Mercy Mercy Mercy! The Music of Cannonball Adderley

Mercy Mercy Mercy! The Music of Cannonball Adderley

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

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. 

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... 

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. The band will be joined on stage by the leading blues harmonica player, Jim Harcus, to perform a range of original numbers plus new and old blues classics... 

Brian Molley Quartet – Colour and Movement

Brian Molley Quartet – Colour and Movement

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

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. Inspired by a love of The Corries, Douglas Kay and Martin Philip sing, play and banter their way through an entertaining hour of traditional Scottish and comic songs... 

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.  

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

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

The Katet Plays Stevie Wonder

The Katet Plays Stevie Wonder

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

Blueswater Presents: Smitten

Blueswater Presents: Smitten

Smitten are a minimalist smoky pop trio. Performing original songs written by vocalist Nicole Smit and arranged by guitarist and percussionist Charlie Wild, they will perform two intimate concerts in the award-winning music venue The Jazz Bar. 

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

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

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

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 classics... 

Blueswater Presents: Bala Baile

Blueswater Presents: Bala Baile

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

Brian Kellock and Fionna Duncan

Brian Kellock and Fionna Duncan

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

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. Expect a full-on party... 

Afternoon Acoustic Blues

Afternoon Acoustic Blues

New show for this year at the award winning Jazz Bar from Scottish duo Colorblind Slim. Delta blues spanning 90 years from Elmore James, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson and Howlin’ Wolf to the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Free as well as Colorblind Slim’s own original contemporary blues and roots numbers... 

Daniel Smith: Blues Piano

Daniel Smith: Blues Piano

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

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. A unique chance to enjoy Jack Harris (‘a natural and captivating song writing talent’ Telegraph), Douglas Kay (‘thoughtful and passionate song writing’ Scotland on Sunday) and Paul Gilbody (‘sumptuous playing’ Edinburgh Evening News) collaborate on each other’s compositions and discuss how they write. 

Georgia Cécile

Georgia Cécile

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

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... 

Das Contras – Funking Jazz Punks

Das Contras – Funking Jazz Punks

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

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

'Boogie-woogie. Slide-guitar master... DIY explosion' **** (Scotsman). John's seventh Fringe, following six years of full-house concerts. 'Hunt has mojo, a funky version of Got You Under my Skin’ **** (Edinburgh Evening News)... 

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... 

Jazz Bar Music

Jazz Bar Music

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

Gecko 3

Gecko 3

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

Hendrix and Me

Hendrix and Me

After last years sell-out show, established Scottish jazz-funk guitarist Aki Remally reconstructs the music of Jimi Hendrix with a funk-heavy approach, featuring Scotland's finest musicians! A psychedelic funk odyssey to behold with grooves galore... 

Paul Keeling's Transcendent Piano Excursions

Paul Keeling's Transcendent Piano Excursions

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

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. With impressive reviews – a must-see for any music loving Fringe visitor. 

Mychelle Colleary: American Francophile in Blighty

Mychelle Colleary: American Francophile in Blighty

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

Nick Harper

Nick Harper

Nick Harper has a rich acoustic/folk heritage (folk legend Roy Harper's son) recognised worldwide. ‘One of the finest guitarists of his generation, soaring vocals, epic songs’ (Mojo)... 

The Great Hipster Songbook

The Great Hipster Songbook

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

Astonish Me! – The Jazz Rite of Spring

Astonish Me! – The Jazz Rite of Spring

Igor Stravinsky once said ‘what gives the artist real prestige is his imitators.’ David Patrick and his octet do this statement great justice, where their take on the Russian-French composer’s renowned The Rite of Spring is reanimated through the lively tempo of an eight-piece jazz band... 

The Messenger

The Messenger

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

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. Regularly featured on national radio and touring in London, Europe and the USA, Lorna has shades of Ella, Billie Holiday and Janis Joplin to Norah Jones and Diana Krall... 

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. Combining virtuosic technique with vivacious comedy (and feathers), she covers Beethoven to Broadway, pop to Paganini, ragtime to rock'n'roll... 

Astonish Me! – Jeux

Astonish Me! – Jeux

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

In The Mood: The Music of Glenn Miller

In The Mood: The Music of Glenn Miller

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

Soul Deep

Soul Deep

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

The Great Hipster Songbook

The Great Hipster Songbook

Angus Munro and band offer you a medley of ‘Hipster’ songs reimagined as 20th Century Jazz classics. It’s not entirely clear why they do this, but hey – it’s fun, and they play some great music, music you won’t have heard before, and also Biffy Clyro... 

New Focus Quartet

New Focus Quartet

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

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. John Hunt comes on a few minutes early and chats to the crowd; he seems to capture the mood of this dark room – “The Jazz Bar is like a country, it has its own time-zone”... 

Good Morning Heartache

Good Morning Heartache

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

Mercy Mercy Mercy!

Mercy Mercy Mercy!

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

Medea: Greece Meets West

Medea: Greece Meets West

Billed as a “psychological drama conflating classical Greek mystery with jazzical profanity”, Medea: Greece Meets West contains very little Medea and not much more jazz.It’s not that the performers don’t pull their weight... 

Nick Harper

Nick Harper

Nick Harper is a great guitarist and a good singer, but a middling lyricist. This is a real shame, as Harper’s unsubtle and occasionally jarring lyrics detract from his genuinely impressive musicianship... 

Jeeseok Kim East-West Quartet

Jeeseok Kim East-West Quartet

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

Andrea Carlson and the Love Police!

Andrea Carlson and the Love Police!

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

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. The music takes influences from jazz, classical, folk and improvisation... 

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... 

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. He grew up with the King on repeat on the Dansette... 

Paul Gilbody

Paul Gilbody

From pin-drop delicacy to infectious grooves that leave you smiling. This renowned singer/songwriter's quintet bring you songs of love and seafood with some very special guest appearances... 

Cry Me a River: The Songs of Julie London

Cry Me a River: The Songs of Julie London

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

Gecko 3

Gecko 3

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

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

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

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

Afro-Latin Funk with Poción de Fe

Afro-Latin Funk with Poción de Fe

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

Blues and Roots

Blues and Roots

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

Brian Kellock Trio: Unsaturated Fats

Brian Kellock Trio: Unsaturated Fats

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

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. A unique chance to enjoy Edwina Hayes: 'The sweetest voice in England’ (Nanci Griffith), Douglas Kay: ‘Thoughtful and passionate songwriting’ (Scotland on Sunday), and Alan R Davison: ‘Diverse and enchanting songs’ (ThereGoesTheFear... 

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)... 

Jazz at the Movies

Jazz at the Movies

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

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 venues... 

Paul Harrison’s Trio Mágico Play the Music of Gismonti

Paul Harrison’s Trio Mágico Play the Music of Gismonti

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

The Katet Plays Stevie Wonder

The Katet Plays Stevie Wonder

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

Cat Stevens Reconstructed

Cat Stevens Reconstructed

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

Blues! 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. 'Raw sexy music, loaded with energy. Get in early to ensure yourself a seat' **** (BroadwayBaby... 

Falling in Love Again

Falling in Love Again

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

Blues Now

Blues Now

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

Billie is Blue

Billie is Blue

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

Remembering Chet

Remembering Chet

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

The 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. Inspired by The Corries, Douglas Kay and Martin Philip sing, play and banter their way through an entertaining hour of traditional Scottish and comic songs... 

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. 'A serious challenger to Jools Holland as the UK's Number One boogie pianist... 

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. Staged at the award-winning Jazz Bar, this bluesy trio were a sell-out last year and Highly Recommended by FringeReview... 

Jazz Bar Music

Jazz Bar Music

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

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... 

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

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

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

Mary May – Lady Jazz

Mary May – Lady Jazz

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

Good Morning Heartache

Good Morning Heartache

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

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. Her show comprises of her playing renditions of several composers, many of whom are Serbian, with McCarthy’s only companions being the ten skilful fingers manipulating the keys in front of her... 

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. Combining virtuosic technique with vivacious comedy, she covers Beethoven to Broadway, pop to Paganini, ragtime to rock'n'roll... 

Afro-Latin Funk from Poción de Fe

Afro-Latin Funk from Poción de Fe

The overriding resonance of Ponción de Fe can only be described as dynamic. The seven-piece band consists of Jed Potts on lead guitar, Tom Pickles on saxophone, Tom Wilkinson on bass, and Matthew Hawke on trombone, with drums and percussion being covered by Davide Rinaldi and Simon Gibb respectively... 

Remembering Chet

Remembering Chet

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

The Jazz Rites of Spring

The Jazz Rites of Spring

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

Valery Ponomarev Quintet

Valery Ponomarev Quintet

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

Velvet Donkey: The Music of Ivor Cutler

Velvet Donkey: The Music of Ivor Cutler

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

Lorna Reid: All of Me

Lorna Reid: All of Me

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

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. 

Coco Rouzier: Reaching Out to You!

Coco Rouzier: Reaching Out to You!

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

Brian Molley Quartet – Britunes

Brian Molley Quartet – Britunes

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

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. Gregor Lowrey on accordion and Pete Clark on fiddle, are joined by three of Scotland's finest jazz musicians: Al Morrow on drums, Campbell Normand on piano and Ed Kelly on bass to play tangos, bossanovas, waltzes, French musettes and swinging jigs and reels... 

Jazz Bar Music

Jazz Bar Music

Jazz Bar Music is an event which shows off the musical skills of several different performers, making each night different. This particular viewing saw Ruaridh Pattison on saxophone, Brodie Jarvie on double bass, David Patrick on piano, Steve Pretty on trumpet, and event organiser Bill Kyle on drums... 

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. For the third successive year, Mary is back after completing her series of concerts in Peru, Latvia, USA, Ireland, Scotland and Spain. 

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. But there would have been few in the audience tonight to leave feeling short-changed... 

James Brown is Annie – Funk on the Fringe

James Brown is Annie – Funk on the Fringe

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

Live Score to Buster Keaton's Film The Navigator

Live Score to Buster Keaton's Film The Navigator

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

Sundown Swing

Sundown Swing

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

Gecko 3

Gecko 3

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

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. Inspired by The Corries, Douglas Kay and Martin Philip sing, play and banter their way through an entertaining hour of traditional Scottish and comic songs... 

Paul Gilbody

Paul Gilbody

From pin-drop delicacy to infectious grooves that leave you smiling. This renowned singer-songwriter's quartet bring you songs of love and seafood plus some very special guest appearances... 

Blues and Roots

Blues and Roots

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

Samba Sene and Diwan

Samba Sene and Diwan

Diverse international collection of musicians, led by charismatic Senegalese singer Samba Sene. Exuberant fusion of rootsy, funky mbalax/Afrobeat grooves, with undercurrents of ska and reggae, original songs with impassioned vocals, infectious guitar licks and irresistible dance grooves... 

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. A unique chance to enjoy Douglas Kay: 'Thoughtful and passionate songwriting' (Scotland on Sunday), Alan R Davison: 'Diverse and enchanting songs' (ThereGoesTheFear... 

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

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

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

Newt North

Newt North

Sometimes circumstances conspire to flummox a band's gigging intentions: NeWt's trombonist's lip was injured and swollen, such that "I can't play some of the notes the tunes need!" However, while it was disappointing that this was not the gig NeWt had billed themselves as playing (a suite of tunes inspired by their sojourn to Unst, Shetland, with accompanying visuals) you have to take your hat off to the night's musicians for overcoming difficulty and performing some very interesting music... 

Cry Me a River: The Songs of Julie London

Cry Me a River: The Songs of Julie London

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

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. Be ready to dance. ***** (ThreeWeeks). 

Brian Kellock Trio

Brian Kellock Trio

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

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. Tragedy befell The Bhundu Boys, but Rise and his music continue... 

Troubadour Blues

Troubadour Blues

Local songwriter Allan Grant. Deeply rooted in the blues, country, and jazz traditions, his music transcends these labels with stunning originality! A rich, distinctive voice combines with his guitar playing to deliver songs with shapely melodies and thought-provoking lyrics that are engaging, tender, powerful and memorable... 

The Katet plays Stevie Wonder

The Katet plays Stevie Wonder

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

Mairi Campbell

Mairi Campbell

Multi award-winning musician Mairi Campbell draws on her deep well of Celtic ancestry through improvisations and songs. Her reputation as an influential Scottish musician has grown steadily throughout her career due to her fearless, fluent and masterful musicianship... 

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... 

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. Imagine Scottish-Gaelic folk songs performed by Sarah Brightman, King Crimson and Chick Corea... 

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, with a range of original numbers plus new and old blues classics... 

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

'Boogie-woogie. John Hunt... slide-guitar master... DIY explosion' **** (Scotsman). John's Fifth Fringe, following 40 full-house Fringe concerts. 'Hunt has mojo, a funky version of Got You Under my Skin’ **** (Edinburgh Evening News)... 

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. Sell-out shows last year, with fresh new tunes for this year's Fringe... 

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. ‘Incredible delivery’ (PBS, Louisiana)... 

Daniel Smith Blues Piano

Daniel Smith Blues Piano

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

Oh Lady Be Good

Oh Lady Be Good

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

OUT of ABINGDON – Small Steps

OUT of ABINGDON – Small Steps

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

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. Pianist and composer David Patrick’s arrangement for a jazz ensemble of 3 woodwind, 3 brass and jazz trio not only provides a recap of the famous themes but captures much of the texture of the original, which is remarkable considering the complexity of Stravinsky’s orchestration... 

Remembering Chet

Remembering Chet

Chet Baker is remembered through his wonderful music. Finding an outfit which captures both voice and trumpet is a big ask. They nearly crack it. Colin Steele is front-line on trumpet along with Iain Ewing on vocals and accompanied by Euan Stevenson on piano at Edinburgh’s renowned Jazz Bar... 

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. The Lounge set also features songs from Lorna’s acclaimed album, Falling Like Dew... 

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. The Oklahoma-born musician delivers an inviting evening of jazz that ranges from soft voiced blues to powerful swing... 

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. Decking the stage in civil war era style flags, both music and staging takes the audience back to darker, bygone times... 

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 not-so-distant generation that is rekindled in the embrace of Edinburgh’s own Jazz Bar... 

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. Catch this high-energy, top-drawer five-piece! 

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. Coming to jazz via Sarah Vaughan and Anita O'Day, Mary is a favourite at jazz clubs and festivals across Scotland... 

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 Steele... 

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. Graeme will perform the score with his ensemble... 

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 with vivacious comedy... 

Paul Gilbody

Paul Gilbody

Newcomers to the city should come to the Jazz Bar regardless of what's on. This poky wee space is filled every night with music-lovers from around the globe, clustered around the tiny stage where, tonight, Paul Gilbody sings to us about romance, war and sushi... 

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. Melodies in the repertoire include but are not exclusive to the jazz classics: My Romance, How Insensitive and They Can’t Take That Away from Me as well as compositions from the musicians themselves... 

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 (drums and percussion) perform contemporary, lyrical music from their recent release Clock... 

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 old blues classics... 

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. Alongside the great American songbook, rare forgotten songs from Billie Holiday and other early jazz and blues pioneers are reworked, creating a fresh feeling to the music... 

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. Edinburgh-based seven-piece band Poción de Fe draw in a big crowd despite the fact that it is their very first public performance... 

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. With a Little Bit of Luck there'll be intricate interplay, melodic dynamism and harmonic surprises... 

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. Inspired by The Corries, Douglas Kay and Martin Philip sing, play and banter their way through an entertaining hour of traditional Scottish and comic songs... 

Gecko 3

Gecko 3

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

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 in the 1980s and 90s... 

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 many of his greats... 

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. Come along and get your mojo working... 

Blues and Roots

Blues and Roots

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

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: Colin Steele (trumpet) and Malcolm MacFarlane (guitar)... 

Little Jazz Bird

Little Jazz Bird

Join Edinburgh’s own little jazz bird, Victoria Bennett, for an hour of classic, jazz standards. With a singular talent for interpretation and a whimsical approach to melody, Victoria's vocal is mesmerising, hauntingly beautiful and tender in equal measure... 

Senegal Roots

Senegal Roots

Diverse international collection of musicians, led by charismatic Senegalese singer Samba Sene. Exuberant fusion of rootsy, funky mbalax / Afrobeat grooves, with undercurrents of ska and reggae; original songs with impassioned vocals, infectious guitar licks and irresistible dance grooves... 

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. Jazz legend Don Menza once described it as 'a wonderful set' and it's not hard to see why... 

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. A unique chance to enjoy Caroline Gilmour (‘Gives Adele a run for her money, Diva Magazine), Alan R Davison (‘Diverse and enchanting songs’ ThereGoesTheFear... 

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-based composers... 

Mairi Campbell

Mairi Campbell

Featuring viola and voice Mairi Campbell is turning heads and hearts with her profound and courageous music. Drawing on her native music and her powerful ability to improvise she draws listeners deep into themselves with stories of ancestry, song of hope and love and her passionate, soulful soundings... 

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 originals from his new album, his music influenced by guitar greats Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall and Kenny Burrell... 

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. Hear a haunting voice and fresh songwriting talent emerge in this Fringe debut... 

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... 

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 Miller (cajon), regularly packing out blues venues and clubs with their authentic, raunchy sound - a must see show. 

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. With the media cooking up a strange brew of political uncertainty, social division, pregnant pandas and tardy trams, you are cordially invited to try out some things to do when nothing's on the telly... 

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 compelling jazz-influenced accompaniment of classical firebrand cellist Robin Mason... 

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 beautiful... 

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. 'A serious challenger to Jools Holland as the UK's no... 

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 swing era through to Count Basie and the music of Michael Buble and Robbie Williams... 

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

'Boogie-woogie. John Hunt is a slide-guitar master... DIY explosion' **** (Scotsman). John's fourth Fringe, following three full-house runs. 'Hunt has mojo, a funky version of Got You Under my Skin’ **** (Edinburgh Evening News)...