Jools Holland and AWB announced for Jazz Festival

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival has made the first announcement in its summer programme, with headline appearances from Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, and the Average White Band.


The Festival (15-24 July 2016) will host the two big name acts on its final weekend, in two major gigs at Edinburgh's Festival Theatre, with Jools Holland on 23 July and the Average White Band the following evening.

Festival Producer Fiona Alexander said:

We are delighted to announce two red-carpet concerts to close the 2016 Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival 'in-style'

Jools Holland plays to over 500,000 fans each year, and following his sold-out show in 2015, the undisputed king of boogie boogie, swing and r’n’b is back in the Scottish capital.

This year, Jools and his band will be joined by regular vocal partners, Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall, as well as special guests Pauline Black and Arthur "Gaps" Hendrickson from The Selecter.

The Average White Band have been distilling their special blend of r'n'b, jazz, soul, and Motown for forty years, entertaining with the same energy and excitement their legions of fans know and love.

Founder members Alan Gorrie and Onnie McIntyre front the group, keeping their classic sound alive in hits like Pick up the PiecesCut The Cake and Person To Person.

Visit our Jazz Festival page for more information on the festival, plus links for programme details to book tickets.

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