Edinburgh Jazz & 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 look out for the free open air Mardi Gras and Edinburgh Festival Carnival events.
What makes it special?
From the magic mirrors of grandiose Spiegeltents to the opulence of the Festival Theatre to hip jazz clubs, the Festival matches the music to some great venues.
The Festival produces unique creative programmes and projects which can only ever be heard in Edinburgh, including Scottish/International projects and the Edinburgh Firsts programme featuring musicians making their Festival debuts.
With over 170 gigs the Festival spans the early days of jazz to the best on the current scene. The 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.