Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival are delighted to announce the winners of the EJBF International Talent Development Fund.

The 9 winners are:

  • Ali Affleck
  • Corto.alto
  • Brian Molley Quartet
  • Seonaid Aitken
  • Mezcla
  • Tom Bancroft’s In Common
  • Nathan Somevi
  • Colin Steele
  • Simon Thacker

The artists will receive funding to help secure one international performance date; a performance slot at Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival 2022; a listing and showcase page on The Fringe Society Marketplace, a market-leading platform with over 350 international bookers and venues from 37 countries; training from Dave Stapleton (Edition Records) on the foundations of international booking and touring; a new set of professional photographs and a professional copywriting service.

The applications were assessed by an independent panel representing a cross section of UK music industry professionals. The panel consisted of Clare Hewitt – Creative Scotland, Dave Stapleton – Edition Records, Keith McRae – Jazz Scotland, Jill Rodger – Glasgow Jazz Festival and Matt Lord – Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society.

Congratulations to all the winners!