Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival


Get your groove on at Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival where Edinburgh hosts the very best jazz and blues musicians, artists and groups.

There's music to suit everyone in the 10 rhythmical and groove-packed days with a range of styles including bop, blues-rock, samba, swing and soul.

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.
  • This Festival hosts American stars and all the best homegrown talent. With over 170 gigs in Edinburgh, this Festival spans the early days of jazz to the best on the current scene. The Blues festival crosses all the boundaries too: Southern blues, delta blues, Mississippi blues, Chicago blues, electric blues and acoustic blues.

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