20 Jun 2017
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.
16 Jun 2017
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.
14 Jun 2017
Mr Sipp reminisces about his first ever show at the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival - check it out by clicking here
13 Jun 2017
American pianist and singer, Kandace Springs is our 2017 cover star.
12 Jun 2017
Ingrid Lucia travels from New Orleans to deliver her tribute to Billie Holiday and you can check her incredible voice out right here
12 Jun 2017
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.
09 Jun 2017
Think of the term jazz singer and Billie Holiday’s name immediately springs to mind. With a freewheeling sense of swing gleaned from her idol, Louis Armstrong, she married the bluesy sound of Bessie Smith to an innovative just-behind-the-beat approach and conveyed her life in her songs.