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.
24 May 2017
Hot 8 Brass Band release a new live video. Their press accolades include: “No band provides the fabled “fatback” groove like the Hot 8 Brass Band… superb”
19 May 2017
Beware! Someone is sending out malicious offers pretending to be the Booker for the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival. They are asking for cash upfront to cover the costs of work-permits. This is a scam. If you are in any doubt at all, please message us or call us directly.
09 May 2017
We are delighted to announce the programme for 2017. Over 170 concert spanning the 100 Years of Jazz