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Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

27 July - 5 August

This year, as always, the oldest jazz and blues festival in Britain brings a diverse range of jazz and blues artists to Edinburgh. 

From the original sounds of New Orleans and Chicago in the early 1920s to the cutting edge of contemporary New York jazz, from classic to swing and mainstream jazz, from Scottish award winners to American icons - there's something to fit all tastes at the 2007 Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival.  But you'd better book early or you'll miss out!

Highlights

The buzz around the Scottish jazz scene continues and the festival gives you a chance to catch up with some award winning artists including Brian Kellock, Phil Bancroft, Paul Towndrow and the Chris Lyons Trio. 

Tom Bancroft brings his innovative 'Kidsamonium' to the festival. Tom picked up the BBC jazz award for Innovation in Jazz this July for this magical event.  Not to be missed!

Paul Towndrow; Photo: Bob Black

There are artists from New Orleans and New York, with CJ Chenier, Duke Heitger and Evan Christopher, Jeff Tain Watts' Group, Adam Kolker and John Hollenbeck amongst others.

Some major new names from the European jazz scene can also be found at the festival, including Pierrick Pedron's Quartet from Paris and Petter Wettre from Oslo.

American icons such as Benny Golson, Dr Lonnie Smith and The Happy Apple appear on the bill with some of the most famous names in British jazz, including Humphrey Lyttelton, Courtney Pine, Tommy Smith, Martin Taylor and the BBC Big Band.

Be there - book your tickets today!

Visit the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues festival website for more information.  And don't miss the weekend of free jazz - Mardi Gras in Edinburgh's Grassmarket and Jazz on a Summer Day at the Ross Theatre in Princes Street Gardens on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July.

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