07 Jun 2017
The rare achievement, during his lifetime, in becoming universally acknowledged as a European jazz genius eclipsed even Django overcoming horrible digital disfigurement to play guitar with three fingers in a way that was passionate, virtuosic and completely individual.
05 Jun 2017
A musician of extraordinary longevity, Benny Carter first recorded in 1928 and was still working seventy years later.
01 Jun 2017
Come and work with the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival in 2017! We've just posted several new and excitng job opportunities to join the festival team this summer. Whether you love jazz, blues, gospel or funk.
01 Jun 2017
Eddie Condon’s rhythm guitar playing wasn’t just heard, it was felt.
30 May 2017
Five letters sum up Count Basie’s contribution to 1930s jazz - S-W-I-N-G - and for the next fifty years his bands not only swung, they made tunes such as April in Paris the evocative sound of celebration.
29 May 2017
The man who gave jazz its indelible motto – “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing” – will never be replaced.
24 May 2017
Louis Armstrong is the most important, most influential figure in jazz history, he was one of the first jazz soloists and was largely responsible for transforming jazz from an ensemble-based vernacular music into an art form that championed individual expression, invention and virtuosity.