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 a 17th century church turned hip jazz club.
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 2015 there were over 150 gigs at 13 venues and fantastic opportunities for Festival-goers to get involved – listening, jamming, dancing, uploading pics, and more.