Nicole Smit/Grainne Duffy Band 

Two young blues players who are taking the world by storm, come together for the first time showcasing their musical prowess.

Singer Nicole Smit has wowed Edinburgh audiences with her uplifting and inspirational performances drenched in the history of the blues. Grainne Duffy blends blues soul, rock and Celtic influences into emotionally supercharged performances. Together they present a set combining original material (some commissioned especially for EJBF 2021) from both artists with fresh covers, backed by some of Edinburgh's up and coming musicians.

A world premiere for EJBF | Supported by Scottish Jazz EXPO

Check out the EJBF21 Festival Pass and get access to all 42 online concerts, plus a host of extra content with our 'In Conversation with...' and 'Jazz From Around the World' series for just £40!

The Festival Pass is only available to purchase until 5pm on Monday 5 July 2021.


21st July 2021 | 19:00 | 60 min
Online Event
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You can book online or by calling 0131 226 0019 between 10am and 6pm Monday to Friday. 

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Running time approximately 60 mins


Nicole Smit - Lead vocal
Grainne Duffy – Guitar and vocals
Luke Cunningham - Keys
Charlotte Pulcino - Bass
Toni McVey - Drums