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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1919-2019 Art Blakey’s Centennial: Valery Ponomarev Quintet

Valery Ponomarev Quintet An unmissable exclusive performance from legendary Russian-American trumpeter and Jazz Messengers alumnus, Valery Ponomarev. Ponomarev dramatically escaped 70s USSR and toured the world with Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers for four years, recording 11 albums! This elite quintet celebrates…

Wed 21 Aug

Partially Seated

£12 (£10) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 22 Aug

Partially Seated

£12 (£10) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 23 Aug

Partially Seated

£12 (£10) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Acoustic Blues'n'Roots With Passion and Humour

Malt & Rye A return Fringe visit by Scottish duo Malt & Rye to the award-winning Edinburgh Jazz Bar with their highly successful show. Playing acoustic blues'n'roots, often with a humorous edge, but retaining all the sincerity and passion that blues and its past masters rightly deserve. On acoustic guitar and…

Tue 6 Aug

Partially Seated

£8 (£7) / 0131 220 4298

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 8 Aug

Partially Seated

£8 (£7) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 11 Aug

Partially Seated

£8 (£7) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 25 Aug

Acoustic Lunch Time Blues

Whisky Blues Following their run of sell-out lunchtime acoustic blues shows in Fringe 2018, Whisky Road are back with their lunchtime acoustic blues show. Featuring acclaimed Scottish blues musicians Derek Smith (Main Street Blues), Jim Harcus and Pete Caban (both from Wang Dang Delta), the trio have again joined…

Sun 4 Aug

Partially Seated

£8 / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 7 Aug

Partially Seated

£8 / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 9 Aug

Partially Seated

£8 / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 24 Aug

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…

Sat 3 Aug

Partially Seated

£9 (£7) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Partially Seated

£9 (£7) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 7 Aug

Partially Seated

£9 (£7) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 25 Aug

Amy Abler: PianoDivalicious!

Amy Abler 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 who has not forgotten…

Sun 11 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 12 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 13 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 19 Aug

Bala Baile

Bala Baile is an Edinburgh-based Latin trio. Led by Colombian-American Felipe Schrieberg, the band blends blues, boogaloo and Cuban son into something unique. Featuring original songs, the intimate award-winning venue The Jazz Bar provides a perfect atmosphere for a Latin party welcoming in the early hours. 'Excellent!

Thu 8 Aug

Partially Seated

£9 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 11 Aug

Partially Seated

£9 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 12 Aug

Partially Seated

£9 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 14 Aug

The Blueswater: Live at The Jazz Bar

The Blueswater Award-winning Edinburgh band The Blueswater will perform five high-energy, late-night gigs at The Jazz Bar. Influenced by gritty, old-school rhythm and blues they blend the Chicago sound of Chess records with the earthy, droning grooves of Mississippi to create a style that is truly unique. Thick guitar…

Sun 4 Aug

Partially Seated

£12 (£10) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 6 Aug

Partially Seated

£12 (£10) / 0131 220 4298

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 18 Aug

Partially Seated

£12 (£10) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 21 Aug

Blueswater Presents: Queens of the Blues Live at The Jazz Bar

The Blueswater Led by acclaimed vocalist Nicole Smit, Queens of the Blues presents a musical celebration of the women who have shaped blues and popular music as we know it, and have gone largely unrecognised for their influence and talent. The show features a seven-piece line-up of award-winning band The Blueswater. 'A…

Fri 2 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 9 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 11 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 23 Aug

Brass Gumbo Plays the Music of The Beatles

Brass Gumbo Scottish jazz/funk brass band Brass Gumbo take a magical musical tour through the back catalogue of The Beatles, infusing instrumental jazz and funk (and plenty of New Orleans seasoning) with the timeless melodies of the fab four, using only trumpet, saxophone, trombone, sousaphone and drums, in the…

Mon 19 Aug

Partially Seated

£9 (£7) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Partially Seated

£9 (£7) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Partially Seated

£9 (£7) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 23 Aug

Cat Loud Quartet: Torch Songs

Cat Loud Known for dusky vocals and biting wit, Edinburgh Fringe regular and award-winning performer Cat Loud sets her sights on the historically female-led sub genre of jazz. Torch Songs features classic and contemporary tracks from vibrant women – the likes of Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and Melody Gardot – who sing…

Fri 2 Aug

Partially Seated

£12 (£10) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Partially Seated

£12 (£10) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 5 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

The Kind of Geezer Who Doesn't Facebook or Twitter Productions 'Boogie-woogie, slide-guitar master' ★★★★ (Scotsman). 'Fantastic' (Jools Holland). 'Ingenious 21st-century blues' ★★★★ (ThreeWeeks). 'Hunt builds cannibalised guitars, a B&Q shelf guitar with built-in PA and his famous 1985 papier-mâche semi-acoustic…

Sat 3 Aug

Partially Seated

£9 (£7) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Partially Seated

£9 (£7) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 7 Aug

Partially Seated

£9 (£7) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 25 Aug

The Katet vs John Williams

The Katet After four years of their sell-out Stevie Wonder show, the eight-piece Edinburgh superband tackles their next legendary artist. Join them on the dance floor as they funk up the music of Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, E.T. and more. All your favourite film scores like you've never heard them before!

Wed 7 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 15 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Kings of the Blues

Main Street Blues Main Street Blues present an hour of blues from the trio of blues icons known as The Three Kings. Showcasing the greatest blues songs by BB King, Albert King and Freddie King, the show includes classics such as The Thrill Is Gone, Born Under a Bad Sign and Big Legged Woman performed with Main Street’s…

Wed 7 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 12 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 15 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

SymphRONica

Ron Davis' SymphRONica BBC Radio 3 regulars Ron Davis' dazzling SymphRONica return for a fourth Fringe. Led by jazz pianist/composer Ron Davis: 'One of the great minds in jazz' (Jazz FM Radio). SymphRONica is 'an ensemble like no other. Energetic, virtuosic… excitingly unpredictable and fresh… virtuosity and drive…

Tue 6 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 7 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 8 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 10 Aug

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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