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18 Aug 2017

The 2018 Festival will run from Friday 13th to Sunday 22nd July - we look forward to seeing you then.

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Derrick Freeman presents a killer funk band based in New Orleans: Smokers World. The band does live funk and hip hop and good-time partying. “We celebrate life!” Led by Derrick Freeman, heralded MC, this New Orleans mainstay has been entertaining crowds since 2007.

New Orleans bows out tonight
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Jacqui Dankworth is one of the most highly regarded vocalists in the UK, she is also the daughter of jazz singer Cleo Laine and musician John Dankworth. She closes the Rose Theatre programme tonight with husband Charlie Wood playing a programme of duets entitled "Just Me, Just You".

Jazz Royalty sings tonight
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In November pianist Ethan Iverson will leave The Bad Plus, so this is (probably) the final chance to see the original line-up in Edinburgh - at 5pm in Rose Theatre - very limited seats left. Reid Anderson and Dave King will continue The Bad Plus with Orrin Evans taking the piano chair.

The Bad Plus bow out
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Stan Getz made one of the greatest jazz recordings of all time when he teamed up with composer, Eddie Sauter, to improvise with a rhythm section and strings on the album "Focus". Sauter's rhythmically and harmonically exciting masterpiece is sometimes overlooked, it's rare for concert promoters to get the special forces together.

New Focus recreated tonight
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Tonight in West Princes Street Gardens: Ranky Tanky The soulful songs of the Gullah culture are brought to life by this band of native South Carolinians who mix the low country traditions with large doses of jazz, gospel, funk, and R&B.

Tonight: Ranky Tanky
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