Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival


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. 
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