06 Jul 2017
In the beginning was Charlie Christian, but in terms of real electricity it was John McLaughlin in the 1970’s who defined jazz on the rock instrument, and he was followed in the early 80’s by two musicians who, amazingly, have been world beaters for nearly 40 of Jazz’ 100 years: Mike Stern and John Scofield.
05 Jul 2017
Over the years, we’ve had some of the greatest Funk musicians alive playing in Edinburgh – Average White Band, Dr John, Fred Wesley, Maceo Parker, but we’ve never had anything close to the originals – until NOW.
04 Jul 2017
“I’m Old Fashioned” could have been cornetist Ruby Braff’s theme song. While trumpeters followed the trend of aiming high and fast, Braff concentrated on concision, sincerity, lyricism and a belief that there was just as much emotion in his instrument’s lower register.
01 Jul 2017
We are delighted to offer £5 standby tickets to students - please click here to see the list of eligible concerts.
29 Jun 2017
Love jazz, Love blues, Love a bargain? We are closing our Early Bird ticket offer tomorrow - so the chance to get 10% off ticket to 5 different shows will be lost forever... To claim the 10% off, simply choose your shows and call Hub Tickets on 0131473 2000. Don't forget the small print! There are terms and conditions which you can find here:
29 Jun 2017
On tenor and soprano saxophones Coltrane reigned supreme with technical mastery and yet his playing was always imbued with passion, spirit and soulfulness.
28 Jun 2017
His constant forging ahead into new territories makes Miles one of the few figures who can be said to have changed jazz forever - repeatedly.