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Chris Barber OBE is one of the last British jazz legends around and an icon of traditional jazz in the UK. This year he celebrates his 70th anniversary as leader of the band and his 65th year with them on a full-time professional basis.

Chris Barber - Celebrating 70 years
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Jan Garbarek

22 May 2019

EJBF19 Producer, Roger Spence discusses the greatness of Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek 1974 – JAN GARBAREK CHANGES THE WORLD OF JAZZ 1974 was a crucial year for Jazz in Europe. The balance of power between the USA and Europe shifted, in a very significant way.

Jan Garbarek
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Edinburgh Firsts

22 May 2019

We love meeting new people and hearing new music - so we are delighted to welcome so many new artists / bands to the Festival.

Edinburgh Firsts
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Welcome

26 Apr 2019

Our 42nd edition presents over 130 concerts over ten days in 12 venues, from July 12-21.

Welcome
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Scottish Creativity

26 Apr 2019

At the core of the Festival is the extraordinary wealth of Scottish talent making the current scene such an exciting one. Some of the best and freshest music is coming from our own country in 2019. Checkout the Scottish Jazz Expo programme.

Scottish Creativity
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We are excited to present saxophonist Melissa Aldana from Chile, Gonzalo Bergara from Argentina, Ben

International inspiration
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Late Night Jams

26 Apr 2019

The classic after hours blow takes place nightly* in the intimate surrounds of The Jazz Bar.  Led by a top-notch house trio, all kinds of surprise guests might drop in to play in this ‘open stage’ jam.  The Jazz Bar, 11pm Tickets £7 only available on the door  *excluding Sunday 14th

Late Night Jams
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