Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival 2010 begins

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  • 22 July 2010

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Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival kicks off across Edinburgh

Niki King performs at this year's Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

China Moses, Niki King and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble among highlights

The ten-day fest kicks off again, and among our recommendations, we would include China Moses, an American singer based in Paris, with a soul background and a near obsession for the troubled diva, Dinah Washington; Niki King, Scotland’s own smoky-voiced songstress, with her tribute to Billie Holiday; and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, the ten-strong Chicago outfit who blend funk, soul, rap and jazz into high-energy party music. Also worthy of a mention is the Stuart Brown/John Hollenbeck Group’s ‘Naturally Inspired gig’, featuring music inspired by field recordings of birdsong on Islay. Or as they very intriguingly put it; ‘cross rhythms of geese and the electronic squeals of lapwings’. A pleasingly experimental addition to the programme, we think.
In Various venues, Edinburgh, Fri 30 Jul-Sun 8 Aug

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival

Scotland's biggest jazz festival presents concerts over ten days all over the capital, in parks, churches, clubs and concert halls. With a programme featuring all genre styles from early jazz to the avant garde, the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival usually manages to secure some world premieres, new bands, and fresh…