We’ve got every shade of blue - from the sounds of the deep south delta blues to modern day power packed blues rock, we’ve got the lot!
Celebrating jazz and blues from Scotland, the Scottish Jazz Expo offers musicians the chance to do something different from launching new projects, to collaborating with international artists or developing their profile.
Cross The Tracks features cutting edge music that crosses the boundaries between jazz, contemporary urban music and other genres, whilst staying true to the progressive and revolutionary nature of the art form, creating new styles in their own right.
Looking for new names or to see someone playing the Festival for the first time
A great jazz vocalist has improvisation skills, timing, phrasing, range, power, ability to convey emotion, impact on other vocalists, uniqueness, and versatility. Maybe you have heard a song that really caught your attention, but listening more closely to it you realise it was the sound of the singer and how they were kind-of just part of the song.
Showcasing traditional jazz from New Orleans hot jazz through the big band swing era, as well as Manouche jazz and ragtime from the era when jazz musicians were the people known by their single name: Fats, Satchmo, Duke, Django - the Madonna or Beyonce of their time. We hark back to the era before be bop and with vibrant performances that maintaine a direct line fromthen to now.