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Mardi Gras

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Sponsored by Greater Grassmarket.

Sponsored by Greater Grassmarket.

Mardi Gras

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The historic heart of Edinburgh becomes a mini New Orleans for the afternoon.A host of bands create non stop entertainment and a party atmosphere on stages across the Grassmarket. The programme features: USF JAZZTET: young band from the University of Florida – fast-paced modern jazz Rumba De Bodas: high-energy, latin-swing band mixed with upbeat ska rhythms Swing’It Disney: Norway's youngest and hippest dixieland band Lorna Reid: cool and classy jazz diva, singing the classic American songbook Jim Petrie’s Diplomats of Jazz: authentic and hot traditional music from the Crescent City Brass Gumbo: brass band playing jazz with a distinctly New Orleans flavour DopeSickFly: funk masters delivering a rock, poetic, acid jazz fusion Viper Swing: hot gypsy jazz: fiery manouche guitars, high-flying violin and gravelly vocals Freddie King – hip, compelling baritone voice delivering bebop, ballads and blues

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