Non-top entertainment and a party atmosphere as a host of bands perform on multiple stages bringing swing, dixieland, boogies, blues and New Orleans to the historic heart of Edinburgh.
In its 40th Anniversary Year, the Mardi Gras is a truly intercontinental affair with bands from South Africa, USA and Europe, an Australian singer as well as the cream of local talent.
New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz and Soul Brass Band (USA) play a traditional marching band set; in the Year of Young People ten young South African and 5 young Aberdonians are featured from Kronendal Music Academy Jazz Band and Hamlet respectively. The Vieux Carré Jazzmen and Shreveport Rhythm (Germany) play traditional jazz, Rumba de Bodas (Italy) and Brass Gumbo deliver high-octane sounds, Markus K (USA) is a one man blues band and Australian singer Becc Sanderson delivers classy vocals.
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Thanks to K Bryce Morrison for the video
Presented in association with BE United