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We have a very rare show in this year’s Festival. The only UK date by “The Blind Boys of Alabama”. This iconic group has been singing gospel music for seven decades and amazingly is still fronted by Jimmy Carter, who has been there since the start in the 1940’s.

Blind Boys Of Alabama
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If compositions such as “‘Round Midnight” and “Straight No Chaser” continue to nourish and enrich the jazz canon, those who have adopted Monk’s idiosyncratic, economic and percussive piano style are relatively few.

Jazz 100 - Thelonius Monk
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Mr Sipp reminisces about his first ever show at the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival - check it out by clicking here

This first time, I played in Scotland
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American pianist and singer, Kandace Springs is our 2017 cover star.

Three facts about Kandace Springs
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Ingrid Lucia travels from New Orleans to deliver her tribute to Billie Holiday and you can check her incredible voice out right here

Heading from New Orleans
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Her natural charm, pure tone, clear diction and perfect intonation allowed Ella to switch status at a stroke from homeless hoofer to star singer and kept her in the jazz audience and the twentieth century’s greatest songwriters’ hearts as the definitive interpreter of melody and lyric.

Jazz 100 - Ella Fitzgerald
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