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A joyous celebration of South African music featuring the Mahotella Queens, Freshlyground and Abdullah Ibrahim on Mandela Day Friday 18 July. Go to event page for more details and tickets.

Mahotella Queens, Freshlyground and Abdullah Ibrahim
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Festival Programme Launch Next Week We're announcing one new artist per day until the full programme festival launch next week to highlight artists appearing in Edinburgh for the very first time.

Festival Programme launches next week
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We have just heard that Pharoah Sanders is, unfortunately, unwell and is unable to travel to Edinburgh for his concert tonight. Of course, Phil Bancroft Quartet is the other half of the double bill, and Phil is a mighty saxophonist too We propose to go ahead with a concert featuring Phil Bancroft Quartet, who will play an extended 75 minute set. For those

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Stan Tracey is unavailable due to illness. Many thanks to the leading London based pianist, Steve Melling, who will replace him.

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Farewell to Kenny

06 Mar 2013

"Sadly we lost Kenny from the jazz world in March of this year. He appeared many times at the Festival and was a great favourite. His natural charm and generosity was loved by all and he is sadly missed" Mike Hart, Founding Directorx

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Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival – Creative Internship Opportunity Arts and Creative Industries Graduate Internships are open to people aged 24 or younger, who are unemployed and hold an HND/Degree or higher in a Creative Industries subject.

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