George Square Spiegeltent

George Square Spiegeltent
George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD
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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 brings a little bit of Caledonia into the musical gumbo that is New Orleans Jazz. The singer has been spending a lot of time in Louisiana and with guests…

Tue 16 Jul

£18

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Bandakadabra

The fantastic Italian street band is packed with high quality musicians and ready to party with audiences of all types. Bandakadabra play everything that will make people at Carnivals, outdoor Festivals, weddings, parties, concerts and all manner of social occasions feel good, but their specialities are wild Balkan…

Sat 13 Jul

£12.50

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

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. 89 years old, and still he leads a band that’s a living, breathing sample of great jazz values of swing, blues feel, great ensemble playing, and top class soloing. They feature…

Wed 17 Jul

£20

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

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 greatest songwriters of the past 50 years, Joni Mitchell. He’ll naturally turn those quirky melodies about romance, confusion, disillusionment and joy into…

Wed 17 Jul

£15

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Davina & The Vagabonds

Davina is 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. Whether she’s in old time New Orleans mode, evoking Etta James; pummeling out wild barrelhouse honky tonk piano; caressing you with some classic ballad, or…

Fri 12 Jul

£20

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Sun 14 Jul

£18

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Mon 15 Jul

£16.50

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Thu 18 Jul

£19

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Gonzalo Bergara Quintet ?Django meets Piazzola?

With a unique concept show, Bergara creates a passionate and explosive musical experience that fuses the hot club gypsy jazz sound of the legendary Django Reinhardt with the harmonic legacy of legendary Argentinian nuevo tango composer Astor Piazzolla. The impact Bergara’s made on the Gypsy Jazz scene has been remarkable…

Sat 13 Jul

£12.50

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

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 Colin Steele (trumpet) and Dave Batchelor (trombone).

Fri 19 Jul

£12

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

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 the music. With a classy Big Band directed by Chris Greive, Iain's easy going warmth, showmanship and on-the-button pitch; are always just…

Sun 21 Jul

£16

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Ibibio Sound Machine

African electro funk band fronted by Nigerian singer Eno Williams.

Thu 18 Jul

£21

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

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 Edinburgh blues for 40 years, playing lead guitar with Blues n’Trouble throughout their heyday as a globe-trotting touring band; and latterly featuring…

Mon 15 Jul

£15

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

London Afrobeat Collective

“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..” (Time Out London). The nine-strong, London Afrobeat Collective, are an incendiary live act who channel the spirit of the Afrobeat founder, Parliament Funkadelic…

Sat 20 Jul

£13

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

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-hop and electronica, but his biggest project is Exodus: the large band he packs with the cream of young London jazz talent, and which takes…

Fri 19 Jul

£16

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

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 “one of the zingiest of the new hot jazz bands from the Crescent City”, The Scotsman reviewed “this was jazz as jass: the Donkeys carry a torch for…

Sat 20 Jul

£22

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Nubiyan Twist

Nubiyan Twist are an incendiary live act that blend afrobeat, dub, neo-soul, hip-hop and jazz with seamless virtuosity, drawing on myriad influences ranging from Erykah Badu to Fela Kuti; Tony Allen to Mulatu Astatke. The 10 piece band’s performances are sensational; grooving with sophisticated club rhythms from all over…

Sat 13 Jul

£13.50

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

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 of their mission to give audiences a good time. “Red Stripe’s immediate rapport with the audience and quirky humour makes this show unmissable.…

Sat 20 Jul

£16.50

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

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 groovy sound that is guaranteed to fill the dancefloor. And they do it in Italian style; in a set packed with good humour, good vibes, and…

Tue 16 Jul

£13.50

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Fri 19 Jul

£13.50

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Saturday 13 Blues Afternoon: Ian Siegal Band, Stacy Mitchhart solo, Baby Isaac

 Ian Siegal Band, Stacy Mitchhart solo, Baby Isaac Ian Siegal is an extraordinary artist. “Awash with wit, lust and distraction…the cleverest writer and most magnetic performer of Blues in the UK” (MOJO). His love of nascent rock‘n’rollers like Little Richard and Elvis, blues titans such as Muddy Waters and Howlin…

Sat 13 Jul

£18

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Saturday 20 Blues Afternoon: Maggie Bell Band, Jensen Interceptors, Simon Kennedy Band

Maggie Bell Band, Jensen Interceptors, Simon Kennedy Band Scottish blues-rock singer Maggie Bell first gained prominence fronting 70s Scots rock heroes, Stone the Crows, and her raunchy, high energy style has electrified audiences all over the world in a career of 50 years. Amazingly, she’s still touring; constantly…

Sat 20 Jul

£19

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Sons of Kemet

Saxophonist, Shabaka Hutchings, is the central figure in the new London jazz scene, and his band, Sons of Kemet, are at the vanguard of a new jazz world where relentless dance-ready rhythms culled from the calypso and soca of the Caribbean merge with classical music and jazz, creating an urgent, abrasive energy for…

Sun 14 Jul

£17.50

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Soweto Kinch Quartet

One of the most exciting musicians of his generation, multi award-winning alto-saxophonist, MC and composer Soweto Kinch has a unique approach: super exciting, hard hitting jazz, wrapped up in a rap/hip-hop fusion, and a warmth personality that draws audiences into a special relationship. His scalding hot, hard bop…

Sun 21 Jul

£16.50

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Sunday 14 Blues Afternoon: Melvin Taylor Blues Band, Stacy Mitchhart Band, Marcus Bonfanti

Melvin Taylor Blues Band, Stacey Mitchhart Band, Marcus Bonfanti One of the most exhilarating guitarists in blues history, Melvin Taylor was born in Mississippi and grew up in Chicago. He fuses the Chicago blues feel and the touch of the great jazz stylists, with the dizzying speed and wild abandon of blues-rock.

Sun 14 Jul

£19

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Sunday 21 Blues Afternoon: Alvin Youngblood Hart Muscle Theory, Maggie Bell & Sandy Tweeddale Duo, Main Street Blues

Alvin Youngblood Hart Muscle Theory, Maggie Bell & Sandy Tweeddale Duo, Main Street Blues From Hendrix to Gatemouth Brown, Hart's fast guitar work and deep, throaty growl transports the audience from the sweltering juke joints of the Delta to the rocking electric power Trios of the 21st century. Rooted in the…

Sun 21 Jul

£19

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Zac Harmon Band

The Mississippi guitarist and vocalist, knocks audiences out wherever he goes with the soulful warmth and consummate brilliance of his shows.  He combines the best of old-school soul-blues with modern lyrics and themes that bring the blues into a new century. He presents with a swagger reminiscent of Buddy Guy. He’s…

Fri 12 Jul

£16

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

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