Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival
* Please note, dates for 2019 are tbc
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.