Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival


Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival plays host to the finest jazz and blues talent from all corners of the globe. From bop to boogie-woogie to blues-rock, from samba to swing to soul: there's something to suit every mood and musical taste over ten groove-packed summer days. Plus the free open air Mardi Gras and Festival Carnival events.

What makes it special?

  • From the magic mirrors of the grandiose Spiegeltent to the opulence of the Festival Theatre and from get-down funky clubs to intense listening experiences - the Festival matches the music to some great venues including an art gallery turned hip jazz lounge.
  • The Festival produces unique creative programmes and projects which can only ever be heard in Edinburgh – including the Edinburgh Jazz Festival Orchestra and Scottish/International projects and watch out for the Edinburgh Firsts programme which features musicians who make their Edinburgh debuts.
  • In 2016 there were over 170 gigs at a dozen venues and fantastic opportunities for Festival-goers to get involved – listening, jamming, dancing, uploading pics, and more.
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