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Images of  brass bands marching through the  streets, particularly at jazz funerals and second line parades, have come to represent New Orleans.Typically the brass band is made up of a tuba, trombones, trumpets, clarinet and/or saxophone, snare drum, and bass drum.

New Orleans Brass Band
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New Orleans Classic Big Band Programme Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival 2017 compère James

Gala Concert Line-up & Set List
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The Birth of Jazz from Louis Armstrong to Duke Ellington! Featuring The New Orleans Classic Big Band! With special guests, New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Traditional Jazz Band, Soul Brass Band, David L Harris Quartet and Ingrid Lucia. A joyous celebration of the early years of Jazz.

The Jazz Centenary Gala Concert has arrived
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Tomorrow night the Jazz Centenary Gala Concert is a joyous celebration of the early years of Jazz. Jazz was born in New Orleans and this Centenary Gala Concert brings the best musicians from New Orleans to celebrate everything from the traditional Bourbon Street of Louis Armstrong and King Oliver to the sophistication of Duke Ellington. For more information click

New Orleans: Birthplace of Jazz
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Last few tickets

18 Jul 2017

We have a few limited view seats for Tommy Smith's concert tonight. See here for tickets!

Last few tickets
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The First Weekend

17 Jul 2017

We did it! The first weekend of #EJBF17 went off without a hitch and was enjoyed by thousands of happy audiences! Don't worry if you missed it, we've got another full week of shows. We have Big Bands, Big Names and Big Vocals coming your way this week and we're absolutely brimming with excitement.

The First Weekend
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We are four days in and we're knees deep in Jazz, Blues and funky grooves! Luckily, we have our Festival photographer, Sandy Blair, on hand to help share images from each day of the festival with our audiences online!  Sandy is a Fine Art Photographer, who currently divides his time between Edinburgh, Scotland and Beniaia,

Photos from the Festival!
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