Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival



We care deeply about the health and wellbeing of our audiences, musicians and staff, and we have of course been monitoring the Coronavirus situation closely over the last few weeks by following government, NHS and Public Health Scotland advice, and are continually reviewing our position as an organisation. With this in mind we will not be presenting the 43rd edition of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival in July. We will also not present the 9th Edinburgh Festival Carnival.

Chair of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, Councillor Jason Rust said:

“The last few weeks have reinforced to me how special live music is, from intimate gigs to great sonic adventures. The sense of community that live music creates is special too as audiences unite with musicians to share a moment. I believe music can continue to unite us and bring joy in these worrying times, and we are working on how we can still share that with you in the coming weeks via our online platforms.  Our staff are unearthing interesting footage and content to share and working closely with Scottish musicians to bring you new digital content which is an artistic response to the times.

What makes it special?

  • The Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival is hosted at some of the very best venues throughout Edinburgh from the grandest concert halls to hip jazz clubs. Each event is hosted by a venue that matches the vibe of the music.

  • Be the first to hear unique Scottish and International collaborations that can only be experienced in Edinburgh and enjoy new musicians making their festival debuts.

  • The Festival has over 170 gigs to choose from ranging from the very earliest and classic tones of jazz music to current and up-and-coming musicians. There’s also a diverse range of Blues music to choose from such as delta blues, electronic blues, Chicago blues and more. 

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