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The Blues

09 May 2017

Our Blues programme crosses all the boundaries too: Southern blues, Delta blues, Mississippi blues, Chicago blues, electric blues, acoustic blues; the Festival hosts American stars and all the best homegrown talent. Lisa Mills 

The Blues
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New Orleans is where jazz began and the first jazz recording was made in 1917. The city’s music has evolved in many exciting directions but still remains an extraordinary melting pot of musical styles and great players.

New Orleans Musicians
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Centenary of Jazz

09 May 2017

This year the Festival celebrates the Centenary of Jazz with a decidedly Scottish flavour, with the annual Expo series of performances playing an expanded role: Seonaid Aitken celebrates Ella Fitzgerald

Centenary of Jazz
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We will announce the programme at noon on the 9th May

Programme Announcement
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First dozen shows

24 Apr 2017

12 names will be announced at noon today via our email list - make sure you're in the know by signing up - please email us to join the list. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get the full series of

First dozen shows
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Expo Projects

07 Apr 2017

We have just uploaded some videos from last year's Jazz & Blues Festival's Expo Projects - we hope you enoy - see them on YouTube Thanks to the Scottish Government and Creative Scotland for the funding for these projects.

Expo Projects
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Sing Jazz

22 Feb 2017

Announced today: A brand new five-day course developed specifically for vocalists, run in conjunction with the Edinburgh Napier University Jazz Summer School at the University’s Merchiston Campus. For more details click here.

Sing Jazz
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