Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival 2010 begins

China Moses, Niki King and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble among highlights


This article is from 2010.

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival kicks off across Edinburgh

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

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

This article is from 2010.

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 jazz styles from early jazz to the avant garde, the EJ&BF usually manages to secure some world premières, new bands, and new collaborations.


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