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Jazz Festival @ Assembly George Square

We are delighted to host the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival at Assembly George Square, in our fantastic Spiegeltent. Come down and enjoy the George Square Gardens before it gets busy for the fringe!

Why not check out the other Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival shows on at Assembly Hall!

SHOWING AT Jazz Festival @ Assembly George Square...

A Night in New Orleans: Ali Affleck’s The Gin Mill Genies / Shake Em Up Jazz Band

It’s a thrill to re-present Ali Affleck’s effervescent New Orleans show, where she features her favourite musicians from Scotland and the crescent city in a band that brin...

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Colin Steele Quartet play Joni Mitchell

The trumpeter’s interest in the songbooks of pop music writers started with his album of music by The Pearlfishers. For a second edition, he’s turning to one of the greate...

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Davina & The Vagabonds (George Square)

Davina is getting to be an EJBF institution, and for good reason. She sings and plays the music we love with an honesty and craft that endears her to audiences in a special way. Wheth...

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Hamish McGregor Plays Barber, Ball and Bilk

Edinburgh native, clarinettist virtuoso and traditional jazz band leader extraordinaire, Hamish McGregor pays tribute to the big hitters of the British trad jazz revival, featuring Co...

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Iain Hunter tracks the Rat Pack

Welcome back to EJBF for the singer who loves the Vegas Rat Pack style and swings the Great American songbook with the elegance and panache that Sinatra, Bennett, and Davis brought to...

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Ibibio Sound Machine

West African funky seventies grooves, highlife guitar licks, deep electronica synth beats clash and meld for this supercharged 8-piece band, setting dancefloors alight wherever they p...

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Ibibio Sound Machine

21:00

18 Jul

John Bruce Band ft. Marcus Bonfanti

John Bruce is one of the greatest blues musicians Scotland has ever produced, but he’s rarely been a front man, let alone led a band. The guitarist has been a mainstay of Edinbu...

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London Afrobeat Orchestra

“A fulsome evocation of Fela Kuti’s continually inspiring blend of The J.B.’s-style jazz-funk horns, lashed to a relentless mix of funky highlife and Yoruba..”...

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London Afrobeat Orchestra

22:00

20 Jul

Moses Boyd Exodus

Drummer, composer, producer, Moses Boyd is one of the key players in the new London jazz scene. Two times Mobo Winner, he plays in many great bands, and works across club music, hip-h...

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Moses Boyd Exodus

19:30

19 Jul

New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Traditional Jass Band

If you close your eyes and listen to the voice of singer-trumpeter James Williams you’ll hear Louis Armstrong in his heyday. The Wall Street Journal called the Swamp Donkeys &ld...

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Red Stripe Band

Long time Festival favourite, Red Stripe and his seven-piece band, are back with another rollicking mix of 1930s boogie woogie , 1940s swing and 1950s rock n roll all part o...

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Red Stripe Band

17:00

20 Jul

Rumba de Bodas

Get ready to party! The band that everyone loves is back. Rumba de Bodas deliver high-octane carnival jazz with an explosive mix of latin; funk; Balkan dance music; swing; and ska - a...

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Rumba de Bodas

21:00

16 Jul

Saturday Blues Afternoon

Saturday 13 JulyIan Siegal Band, Stacy Mitchart solo, Baby Isaac: Ian Siegal is an extraordinary artist. “Awash with wit, lust an...

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Saturday Blues Afternoon

13:00

13 Jul

Soweto Kinch Quartet

Multi award-winning saxophonist, MC and composer Soweto Kinch has a unique approach: super exciting,hard hitting jazz, wrapped up in a rap/jazz/hip-hop fusion, and a warmth and person...

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Soweto Kinch Quartet

20:00

21 Jul

Sunday Blues Afternoon

Sunday 14 JulyMelvin Taylor Blues Band, Stacey Mitchhart Band, Marcus Bonfanti: One of the most exhilarating guitarists in blues history, Melvin Taylor ...

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Sunday Blues Afternoon

14:00

14 Jul

The Big Chris Barber Band

An icon of British traditional jazz, the trombonist, bassist and band-leader is one of the great jazz musicians of the twentieth century. 88 years old, and still he leads a band that&...

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The Big Chris Barber Band

18:00

17 Jul

Alvin Youngblood Hart solo

“Boy got thunder in his hands! Sure does” (Taj Mahal). From Memphis, Alvin Youngblood Hart is one of the world’s leading blues powers. Raised on the music ...

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Alvin Youngblood Hart solo

19:30

20 Jul

Enzo Favata: The Crossing

The Sardinian saxophone wizard has an unquenchable spirit of adventure, and here he is with a new band that makes his music seem even more vital and essential. It’s a fresh musi...

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Enzo Favata: The Crossing

18:00

16 Jul

Graeme Stephen Odd Planet

Stephen is unquestionably one of the most creative musical forces in Scottish music. Restless adventure across a range of music forms make him hard to pin down, but from a jazz perspe...

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Graeme Stephen Odd Planet

20:30

19 Jul

Katie Whittaker Sings Etta James

From "At Last", "Tell Mama", "Something's Got a Hold on Me", to "I'd Rather Go Blind", Etta James is often thought of as the ultimate b...

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Max & Veronica

Passionate purveyors of old style and good times acoustic blues! Max & Veronica sing and play an irresistible blend of blues, ragtime, hokum, jug band and rural music from the Ame...

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Max & Veronica

20:30

17 Jul

Mezcla

Bassist, David Bowden’s band, Mezcla play world jazz fusion – it’s heartening music packed with infectious grooves fuelled by chattering percussion and springy bass ...

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Mezcla

20:30

16 Jul

Red Hot Rhythm Makers

The six-piece all-female New Orleans Jazz and Hokum Blues band features the cream of vintage blues and jazz talent in Scotland: Sarah Findlay (trumpet), Alex Stewart (trombone), ...

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Red Hot Rhythm Makers

18:00

18 Jul

Roosevelt Collier

No one plays lap steel guitar like Roosevelt Collier. He’s taken it into full on rock-blues-soul territory. Dubbed by music legend Quincy Jones quite simply as “the best t...

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Roosevelt Collier

18:00

17 Jul

Stewart Forbes Auld Alliance

The alto saxophonist is one of the true greats of the Scottish jazz scene. He’s made hundreds and hundreds of gigs sound good, with his fabulous soaring alto cutting through as ...

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Stewart Forbes Auld Alliance

17:00

20 Jul

The Katet

Williams is the icon of film music scores today; well known for his signature tunes to many blockbusters. Katet are an 8-piece soul/jazz/funk band who deliver pounding ...

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The Katet

20:30

18 Jul

Tom Bancroft Africa Groove

West African music with jazz crossover. The 8 piece band and  dancer are committed to getting audiences grooving and moving as though this was downtown Accra , Lagos and Kinshasa...

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Tom Bancroft Africa Groove

20:00

21 Jul

“Like A Cat Tied To A Stick'

Radiohead, re-imagined, re-arranged, and performed by a ten-piece band of musicians from Glasgow's vibrant contemporary jazz scene. Putting their own genre-blurring spin on the mu...

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