2-2.30pm Parade from the top of The Mound to the West End of Princes Street 2.30-4pm Princes Street, Princes Street Gardens, Over 600 carnival performers Music, dance costumes, circus acrobatics, puppetry from all over the world FREE - thanks to Edinburgh City Council!
Non stop entertainment and a party atmosphere as a host of bands performing on multiple stages bringing Swing, Dixieland, Boogie, Blues, and New Orleans jazz to the historic heart of Edinburgh. Thanks to Greater Grassmarket Business Improvement District
featuring GILSON LAVIS with special guest MARC ALMOND and guest vocalists RUBY TURNER, LOUISE MARSHALL & MABEL RAY plus support The undisputed king of boogie boogie, swing and r’n’b is dazzling audiences of over 500,000 a year. No wonder.
Singer, guitarist and one of the all time greats of smooth jazz and soul, George Benson, plays Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival for the first time. In a career spanning 5 decades and over 30 albums, Benson established himself as a jazz guitarist of the highest order, and then built a mainstream music career that has won him 10 Grammy awards.