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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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There are still a few tickets left for Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Band tonight at Festival Theatre. Click here to book

Mr Holland is in the house
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An Edinburgh and Festival institution bows out today, as Blues N Trouble take their final curtain call. Together with John Bruce and Sandy Tweeddale, Tim Elliott takes to the stage for the final time. Click here to find out more.

So Long, Farewell: Blues N Trouble
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Rumba De Bodas have just released a new video - click here to find out what all the fuss is about.

Rumba De Bodas new video
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Images of  brass bands marching through the  streets, particularly at jazz funerals and second line parades, have come to represent New Orleans.Typically the brass band is made up of a tuba, trombones, trumpets, clarinet and/or saxophone, snare drum, and bass drum.

New Orleans Brass Band
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