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We are committed to bringing new talent to the Festival, and established names make their debuts alongside some great rising stars.

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This year, some familiar faces are here in Edinburgh for extended stays and we have a host of great artists coming to experience Edinburgh’s unique Festival city vibe for the first time.

Festival Residencies
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European Jazz is a special feature of our programme. We’re presenting over 30 concerts from France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, and Sweden as well as a conference with Napier University

Europe Jazz Summit
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Expo funding has enabled many exciting events, including six specially curated concerts, with new music by Scottish musicians in collaboration with leading international players

Scottish Jazz Expo
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A dash of glamour, from one of Edinburgh's most historical theatre. The towering glass modern facade contrasts with the red and gold traditional theatre layout inside. Top jazz and blues names make up the programme in this the biggest of the Festival venues. With a capacity of 2,000 over three leels, the venue is surprisingly intimate.

Festival Theatre Concerts
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We present all shades of the blues, from Mississippi to New Orleans to Memphis to Chicago from well-known icons to new names.

The Blues
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Cutting–edge new music showcased in an alternative club environment. Artists have a strong connection to their jazz and blues heritage whilst exploring fresh sounds from hip-hop, to afro-latin, punk and electronica.

Cross The Tracks
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Brass & Crimson returns for a second year bigger and better – a modern celebration of the iconic age and scene that made Drambuie world-famous.

Brass & Crimson
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