Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival


22nd – 31st July 2011


When Scottish and Irish music meld with Cuban and Latin American sounds while Memphis blues and New Orleans jazz waft from other stages all across town, you know you must be at the famous Edinburgh Jazz and Blues festival. This multi-day event which features an eclectic mix of artists, styles, and sounds is the highlight of the summer music scene in Edinburgh.

It caters to every taste and mood: the visitor can enjoy classic basement club jazz, soul-jazz-funk, swing and easy listening, the cool lonely sound of the saxophone or singers who pack a vocal punch that defies expectation. It has attracted artists ranging from John Burgess and Freddie King to Kevin MacKenzie Vital Signs and Andreas Varady appearing with Spirit of Django.

The entertainment is non-stop from morning till night and the venues are a veritable potpourri of must-see Edinburgh sites from indoor halls to gorgeous al fresco spaces. Music aficionados and casual fans alike will not want to miss the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues festival.

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