The Jazz Bar

The Jazz Bar
1 Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1HR
  • Box office 0131 220 4298
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  • Website www.thejazzbar.co.uk
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100 Things – Nick Harper

Nick Harper Fringe Herald Angel Award winner for music returns with a cherry-picked selection from his extensive repertoire of over 100 songs. Nick's acoustic/folk heritage (son of legendary Roy Harper) is recognised worldwide. 'One of the finest guitarists… soaring vocals… epic songs' (Mojo). 'Acoustic Hendrix!…

Fri 17 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 18 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 19 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 21 Aug

1895-1927 in New Orleans: The Red Hot Roots of Jazz

Tenement Jazz Band Explore the roots of jazz, from ragtime through the jazz age, in the speakeasy atmosphere of this world-famous venue. Delving into the archives of turn-of-the-century New Orleans music, we’ll look at the very first music to be known as jazz and its earliest pioneers including Clarence Williams…

Mon 20 Aug

Partially Seated

£9 (£7) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 23 Aug

Partially Seated

£9 (£7) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Acoustic Blues

Whisky Road Exciting Scottish acoustic blues trio featuring three acclaimed Scottish blues musicians. Derek Smith (Main Street Blues), Jim Harcus and Pete Caban (Wang Dang Delta) have joined together to perform their authentic blend of foot-stomping acoustic blues 'n' roots, including many of the old blues masters such…

Mon 27 Aug

Partially Seated

£8 (£7) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Acoustic Swing

Graeme Mearns Ice-cool classics and red-hot originals from Scotland's native guitar-slinging troubadour. Echoes of Django Reinhardt and Richard Thompson as the inimitable singer/guitarist reinvents 20th-century masterworks and introduces some 21st-century future hits of his own, breathing new life into familiar…

Fri 17 Aug

Partially Seated

£8 (£6) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 18 Aug

Partially Seated

£8 (£6) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 19 Aug

Partially Seated

£8 (£6) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 26 Aug

Afternoon Acoustic Blues

Malt & Rye A return visit by Scottish duo Malt & Rye to the award-winning Edinburgh Jazz Bar with their own brand of acoustic blues and roots music played on acoustic guitar and double bass with passion and humour. The one-hour show will include classic songs from the last 90 years from artists like Robert…

Mon 27 Aug

Partially Seated

£8 / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Ali Affleck's Speakeasy Sessions – One Night in New Orleans

Award-winning vocalist Ali transports you to the underground prohibition era with her gorgeously characterful and distinctive voice and a stunning five-piece band of outrageous musicality.

Sun 19 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 21 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 22 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 23 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Ali Affleck's Storyville Roots of Jazz – Hot Jazz and Cool Blues

Award-winning jazz vocalist, washboarder and early jazz historian Ali resurrects the original outspoken blues and jazz divas who shaped today's music via their passionate, dangerous songs.

Mon 27 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£7) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Amy Abler: PianoDivalicious!

PianoDivalicious Productions With touches of Liberace and Victor Borge, this world-touring US pianist/singer is a classical concert artist gone rogue. Combining virtuosic technique with vivacious comedy (and feathers), she covers Beethoven to Broadway, pop to Paganini, ragtime to rock'n'roll. 'A seasoned entertainer…

Fri 17 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 19 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 21 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Blueswater Presents: Live at the Jazz Bar

The Blueswater The Blueswater is an award-winning Edinburgh band. They will perform five high-energy, late-night gigs at The Jazz Bar. Expect a full-on party. ★★★★★ (ThreeWeeks). 'Edinburgh act The Blueswater have built a solid reputation in blues circles, both in Scotland and further afield' (Scotsman).

Thu 23 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Blueswater Presents: Smitten

Smitten Smitten are a minimalist, smoky, pop three-piece. Performing original songs written by vocalist Nicole Smit and arranged by guitarist Charlie Wild and drummer Alex Palmer, they will be playing three concerts in the intimate and award-winning venue The Jazz Bar. 'A release worth celebrating' (Scotsman, for their…

Mon 20 Aug

Partially Seated

£9 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 21 Aug

Partially Seated

£9 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Bonnie Bayou

Original Scottish songs with Cajun honky tonk and dance classics from singer-songwriter Jennifer and her band.

Tue 21 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 24 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Brass Gumbo Plays the Music of The Beatles

Brass Gumbo Scottish street-funk brass band Brass Gumbo take a magical musical tour through the back catalogue of The Beatles, mixing instrumental jazz and funk (and plenty of New Orleans seasoning) with the timeless tunes of the Fab Four. An hour of original arrangements for trumpet, saxophone, trombone, sousaphone…

Mon 20 Aug

Partially Seated

£9 (£7) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 21 Aug

Partially Seated

£9 (£7) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 22 Aug

Partially Seated

£9 (£7) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug

Brian Kellock/Colin Steele Play Mary Poppins

Brian Kellock/Colin Steele After sell-out shows for the last three years, join Scotland's top jazz stars as they take a trip with everyone's favourite nanny! Playing all the greatest hits, we guarantee a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious evening!

Wed 22 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 23 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 24 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 26 Aug

Colin Steele Quintet Play Miles Davis

Colin Steele Quintet With thrilling empathy, phenomenal solos and driving musical energy, Steele’s trumpet fronts a quintet covering classic arrangements of Miles Davis’s seminal albums of the 50s and 60s, from Milestones to Kind of Blue. Featuring Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year 2017 Konrad Wiszniewski (saxophone)…

Tue 21 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 22 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 23 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Daniel Smith Trio – Blues Piano

Downhome blues, stomping boogie-woogie, rhythmic New Orleans piano, hard bop classics with searing guitar evoking the good-time speakeasy atmosphere. 'A serious challenger to Jools Holland as the UK's number one boogie pianist' (Blues in Britain). Age category: 12+

Sat 18 Aug

Partially Seated

£11 (£9) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 19 Aug

Partially Seated

£11 (£9) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 20 Aug

Partially Seated

£11 (£9) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 26 Aug

Gecko 3

Gecko 3 play a dance-friendly mix of funk, latin, hip hop, jazz and reggae. The trio get things moving with double bass, guitar, drums and vocal dexterity. Gecko 3 have supported Nizlopi, the Cuban Brothers, the Quantic Soul Orchestra, Five Corners Quintet, Roy Ayers and Cibelle and have gigged as KT Tunstall’s backing…

Sat 25 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Great Hipster Songbook

Chvrches as a charleston dance-off? Biffy Clyro as a torchsong ballad? Join award-winning five-octave vocalist Angus Munro and his floor-stomping jazz trio as they interpret modern indie classics into authentic American Standards of the 20th century. Updated for 2018, featuring Alt-J, Haim, Radiohead, St. Vincent, Future…

Sat 18 Aug

Partially Seated

£12 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 26 Aug

Partially Seated

£12 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Guitar Duo – Hot Tin Roof

Hot Tin Roof Hot Tin Roof regularly pack The Jazz Bar playing classics and originals, earning a reputation for playing excellent music while creating a relaxing atmosphere. With impressive reviews – a must-see for any music loving Fringe visitor.

Fri 17 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 20 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 22 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 27 Aug

Hendrix and Us

Funky Lion Productions After last year's sell-out show, established Scottish jazz-funk guitarist Aki Remally reconstructs the music of Jimi Hendrix with a funk-heavy approach, featuring Scotland's finest musicians! A psychedelic funk odyssey to behold with grooves galore. Featuring musicians from the Hidden Orchestra…

Mon 20 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Jazz Bar Music

The Residents of The Jazz Bar Edinburgh's iconic Jazz Bar showcases some of their favourite resident bands and the very best of Edinburgh's local talent with late night funk, blues and soul, as well as special jazz performances including The Jazz Bar's Big Band! There's something for everyone in this programme. Please…

Thu 16 Aug

Partially Seated

£4 (£3) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 17 Aug

Partially Seated

£6 (£5) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 18 Aug

Partially Seated

£6 (£5) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 27 Aug

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

21st Century Blues Legends 'Boogie-woogie, slide-guitar master' ★★★★ (Scotsman). John's eighth Fringe, following seven years of full house concerts. 'Ingenious 21st-century blues. Inventive, unique, soulful' ★★★★ (ThreeWeeks). 'Boogie-boss blues legend Hunt builds cannibalised guitars, his famous B&Q shelf guitar…

Fri 17 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 18 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 19 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 26 Aug

Journeys in Hand – A Musical Fusion from Scotland and Rajasthan

Blend of Rajasthan's desert rhythms and musical poetry with jazz, world music and Scottish folk, presented by the Brian Molley Quartet and the Asin Langa Ensemble.

Fri 17 Aug

Partially Seated

£12 (£10) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 18 Aug

Partially Seated

£12 (£10) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Katet Plays Stevie Wonder

  • 4 stars

Edinburgh soul/funk bank the Katet pay homage to Stevie Wonder performing a set made up of rare and classic Wonder songs.

Sun 19 Aug

Partially Seated

£9 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 22 Aug

Partially Seated

£9 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 24 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 26 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Lights Out by Nine – Live!

Lights Out by Nine LOBN play a selection of classic soul and funk songs along with some highly acclaimed original material. After last year's sell-out this is a must-see show. The band have played on numerous festival and concert stages with some of the biggest names in the soul, blues and popular music genres…

Sat 18 Aug

Partially Seated

£9 (£7) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 24 Aug

Partially Seated

£9 (£7) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Main Street Blues: High-Energy Electric Blues

Main Street Blues Main Street Blues, one of Scotland’s top blues bands, performing a powerful set of up-tempo electric blues material, with a range of original numbers plus some new and old blues classics. ‘A masterclass in musicianship. Simply first class’ (Press and Journal). ‘Raw, sexy music, loaded with energy… Get…

Mon 20 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 25 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 26 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mercy! Mercy! Mercy! – The Music of Cannonball Adderley

Colin Steele A quintet of Scotland's foremost jazz musicians pays joyous tribute to the bebop/soul music of Cannonball and Nat Adderley. 'The Adderleys have acquired premier-league champions!' (Herald). Featuring Colin Steele (trumpet), Martin Kershaw (saxophone), Steve Hamilton (piano), Brian Shiels (bass) and Alyn…

Fri 17 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 18 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 19 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Michele Osten and the Not Just Jazz Band

Michele Osten and the Not Just Jazz Band are delighted to be debuting at this year's Fringe! The band, renowned for its vast repertoire covering everything from jazz standards to contemporary tunes, will also incorporate original compositions written by Denise Dimin from Los Angeles. All performed with a jazzy/bluesy…

Mon 27 Aug

Partially Seated

£8 (£5) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Small Talk at Chambers and South: The Gil Scott-Heron Songbook

Small Talk Making their Edinburgh Fringe debut, Aki Remally and Fraser Urquhart play a whole set of jazz, funk and soul from the songbook of the godfather of hip hop, Gil Scott-Heron… The revolution will not be televised but it may happen on stage…

Wed 22 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

A Songwriters' Circle

Alex Cornish, Douglas Kay, Jack Harris, Paul Gilbody The Circle returns to the Fringe for its sixth year. Each show sees three of the UK's finest singer-songwriters come together to perform their songs, collaborate and talk about the inspirations and processes behind their songwriting. Performers include Alex Cornish…

Fri 17 Aug

Partially Seated

£9.50 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Reviews & features

Jazz Bar hits a high note

9 Jun 2010

Huge congratulations to Edinburgh Jazz Bar following their award for the UK Jazz Bar of the Year. The award was presented to Jazz Bar creator Bill Kyle last month, and marks the third major award the venue has picked up in under a year, having been…

In the swing of it - Jazz, Blues and Folk venues

15 Sep 2008

Boasting some of the finest new names and most exciting stalwarts of the jazz, blues and folks scene, Edinburgh and Glasgow have long set an impressive stall with some of the most diverse festivals and year round line-ups.

Satoko Fujii and Natsuki Tamura Group

17 Jul 20084 stars

This collaboration between the Japanese husband and wife team of pianist Satoko Fujii and trumpeter Natsuki Tamura with a quartet culled from Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra was a bijou precursor to a full GIO blow-out with the pair later in the week at…

Elastic Axis

3 Jul 2007

JAZZ Elastic Axis got together last year in Dublin, but the five members of the band are scattered far and wide. The core of the group are the three Roth brothers, Alex (guitar), Nick (saxes) and Simon (bass), with Colm O’Hara on trombone and Peter…

Comments & ratings

1. Richard and Moira29 Jan 2009, 10:33am1 star The Jazz Bar

Dropped in to the Jazz Bar on Weds afternoon to catch the Teatime Acoustic sessions advertised bewteen 5 and 8 - bad mistake.

Very limited range of draft beers )Stella, Guiness and Carlsberg - none of which appeal to), high prices for bottled beer (despite promise of "Special Offers"), bar staff more interested in their lap tops than their customers, and worst of all, no live music, at least not before 6:30 when we gave it up as a bad joke. Won't be going back.

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