Scottish talent to the fore in Jazz Festival Expo

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The 2017 Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival has just four days to go, and there's still a huge amount of fantastic music from across the world to enjoy. Home-grown artists are strongly featured in the programme too though, with the Scottish Jazz Expo

More than 40 of the Festival's 170 gigs are part of this year's Expo, and slightly under half of them are still to come as the Festival moves towards its closing weekend. The full list of remaining shows is below

The Scottish Jazz Expo is supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund, and Fiona Hyslop, The Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, said: 

The Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund ensures that Scotland’s own exceptional talent is placed at the heart of our world-renowned festivals and I’m pleased that we’ve awarded over £1 million to the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival since 2009. 
This year will be another great showcase of jazz and blues from across the world for both national and international audiences. Scottish musicians will lead new projects that show the breadth of ambition within the jazz sector in Scotland. Artists benefit significantly from the global exposure festivals can bring and our funding will ensure this festival continues to grow and reach even more people than ever before.

Councillor Jason Rust, Chair of the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival Board of Directors added:  

The jazz tradition in Scotland is iconic and known worldwide. Today’s vibrant scene is constantly evolving and growing and our Festival continues to nurture and support both – the tradition and the future," said, “we hope the Festival transcends the music itself and gets people downtown to see and experience a Festival to remember. 

Want to check out some Scottish Jazz talent before the Festival ends? Shows still to come in the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival's Scottish Jazz Expo include: 

Thursday 20 July 2017

Jazz 2017 Expo 20 Jul

John Burgess Plays Eddie Condon
12:30pm (ends 1:30pm)
West Princes Street Gardens Spiegeltent 

Brian Kellock & Ryan Quigley
8:00pm (ends 10:00pm)
The Jazz Bar

Ken Mathieson Classic Jazz Orchestra with guest Alan Barnes
8:30pm (ends 10:30pm)
George Square Piccolo 

Friday 21 July 2017

Jazz 2017 Expo 21 Jul

Laura MacDonald Quartet with Luca Manning: The songs of Harold Arlen and Cole Porter
12:30pm (ends 1:30pm)
West Princes Street Gardens Spiegeltent

Bill Salmond's Louisiana Ragtime Band
2:30pm (ends 3:30pm)
West Princes Street Gardens Spiegeltent

Brian Kellock Trio
6:00pm (ends 7:30pm)
George Square Piccolo 

Story of Swing
7:00pm (ends 9:00pm)
Rose Theatre, Main Auditorium 

Spirits of Rhythm
8:00pm (ends 11:00pm)
Heriot's Rugby Club 

Graeme Stephen Trio with Aidan O'Rourke
8:00pm (ends 10:00pm)
Traverse Cafe Bar, Traverse Theatre

John Rae Ah Um
9:00pm (ends 10:30pm)
Rose Theatre, Basement 

Saturday 22 July 2017

Jazz 2017 Expo 22 Jul

Remembering Chet - and Gerry
12:30pm (ends 1:30pm)
Rose Theatre, Main Auditorium

David Milligan / Enrico Zanisi Trio
2:30pm (ends 4:30pm)
Rose Theatre, Main Auditorium 

Story of Swing
5:30pm (ends 7:30pm)
Rose Theatre, Main Auditorium 

Brian Kellock & Scott Robinson
6:00pm (ends 7:30pm)
George Square Piccolo 

Fergus McCreadie Trio / Manuel Magrini solo
7:00pm (ends 9:00pm)
Rose Theatre, Basement

Gordon McNeil 7th Avenue South
8:00pm (ends 10:00pm)
The Jazz Bar 

New Focus
9:00pm (ends 11:00pm)
Rose Theatre, Main Auditorium 

Sunday 23 July 2017

Jazz 2017 Expo 23 Jul

Ryan Quigley Quintet plays Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker
2:00pm (ends 3:30pm)
Rose Theatre, Main Auditorium

Jim Petrie Festival All Stars
8:00pm (ends 10:00pm)
Traverse Cafe Bar, Traverse Theatre 

Rose Room Orchestra Fantastique
8:00pm (ends 10:00pm)
West Princes Street Gardens Spiegeltent

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival runs until Sunday 23 July and tickets are available. Visit our Jazz & Blues Festival page for more information about the Festival

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