Piccolo Spiegeltent

Piccolo Spiegeltent
George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LJ
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Allan Harris salutes Eddie Jefferson

The New York singer and guitarist marks Jefferson’s centenary for us, with a concert that reminds what a sensational impact the Detroit singer had on jazz – pretty much inventing vocalese – and what a great artist, Allan Harris is: “the warmth of Tony Bennett, the bite and rhythmic sense of Sinatra, and the sly elegance…

Tue 17 Jul

£14

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Amythyst Kiah

There is a real buzz around Amythyst Kiah. A self-professed “Southern Gothic”, she’s an alt-country blues singer-songwriter based in Johnson City, Tennessee, with a commanding stage presence, only matched by her raw and powerful vocals. It’s a deeply moving, hypnotic sound that stirs echoes of a distant and restless…

Wed 18 Jul

£12

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Thu 19 Jul

£12

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Bomba Titinka

The Italian group play furious electro-swing music that sucks everyone into a swirl of Jive, Swing and Rock 'n' Roll, matching a retro sound that seems to come from a tube radio, with modern beats and grooves. It’s a wacky Italian experience fronted by Mr Bricks on vocals and guitar and Wanda Lassarovich on bass, songs…

Mon 16 Jul

£12.50

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Tue 17 Jul

£12.50

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Brian Kellock & David Blenkhorn

The Oscar Peterson Trio with Herb Ellis is the key reference for a band featuring the mercurial swinging pianist, Brian Kellock: Australian guitarist, Dave Blenkhorn; and bass player, Roy Percy. They play classy, sometimes tricky, always passionate swinging jazz with a facility beyond most, and an approach based on joy…

Sun 15 Jul

£15

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Budapest Ragtime Band @ Piccolo

A welcome return for this virtuosic classic jazz band. They play traditional jazz, ragtime, jazzy classical music, swing melodies, and Dixieland, with the kind of elite syncopations that can only be achieved through great musicianship and band commitment. And they’re as passionate about having fun as they are about making…

Mon 16 Jul

£12.50

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Doug MacLeod

The blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter from St Louis is a solo troubadour now but paid his dues playing with George Harmonica Smith, Lowell Fulson, Pee Wee Crayton, and Big Joe Turner. He’s lived the life and he tells the stories with great wit and charm. An achingly emotive singer, a poignant song writer and a…

Sun 22 Jul

£10

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Earl Thomas @ Piccolo

Calling Earl Thomas a “blues singer” is kind of like saying Coltrane was a saxophonist. The Best of Blues Awards called him “one of the most important blues figures of this decade”. His music is a cross-section of old and new blues, funk, and soul, with Thomas’ voice by turns commanding, playful, and powerfully raw.

Sun 15 Jul

£16.50

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Fergus McCreadie Trio

The leading group from the new wave of Scottish Jazz. McCreadie is a sensational pianist, and his colleagues, David Bowden (bass), and Stephen Henderson (drums) are the leading players of their generation. Their concerts are packed with emotional charge, youthful zest and exhuberance; and they bring an extraordinary…

Sat 21 Jul

£12.50

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Georgia Cécile

The next big thing in Scottish jazz vocals, singer Georgia Cécile is “modern and soulful, but absolutely rooted in the traditions of mainstream jazz” (BBC Radio Scotland). Working alongside pianist, Euan Stevenson, she’s also produced some eloquent new songs to contrast their great arrangements of classic jazz standards.

Sun 22 Jul

£12.50

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Haftor Medbøe & Jacob Karlzon

A brand new musical partnership between Scottish-based Norwegian guitarist Haftor Medbøe and the sensational Swedish pianist, Jacob Karlzon. Drawing on Nordic jazz and folk traditions, the music is imbued with a cinematic quality that transports the listener to other times and places. They’ll play a set of original…

Fri 20 Jul

£14.50

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Hillfolk Noir

From Idaho come a band who make the oldest American string band traditions sound fresh and new and relevant. “The jugband tradition is alive and more than well – they bring a punky, spunky spirit to the blues and old-time” (The Herald). Universally saluted for their amazingly rich country-tinged, swampy-swingin’…

Fri 13 Jul

£12.50

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Jed Potts And The Hillman Hunters / Dixie Fried

A double bill of electric blues, starting with some deep and dirty Mississippi rooted blues-rock from Dixie Fried (guitarist/vocalist Craig Lamie and drummer John Murphy).Their simple back porch approach to Hill Country Blues evokes RL Burnside and The Black Keys. Guitarist and vocalist, Jed Potts’ Hillman Hunters, are…

Sat 14 Jul

£10.50

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Lorna Reid: Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

The top jazz singer is renowned as a classy interpreter of the American songbook from Cole Porter to Rodgers and Hart, but in this hit show she widens her interests to encompass other American musics: country, blues and sophisticated rock – matching well know tunes with some self-penned. The blues of Bessie Smith…

Sat 14 Jul

£12

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Luca Manning & Irini Arabatzi

Those with their ear to the ground will know that the two most exciting young vocal talents on the current jazz scene are Manning and Arabatzi. Both have extraordinary voices, which despite their youth, have deep knowledge and affection for jazz traditions, yet want to make new music for new audiences too. Here they…

Sat 21 Jul

£12.50

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Markus K

He’s a one man blues rock band who can create the intensity of a power Trio – think Robin Trower, Cream, Rory Gallagher – all on his own. Amazingly, he quit an ordinary musician’s life to busk his way around the world, making friends and knocking out audiences in all sorts of extraordinary places. His videos are…

Sat 14 Jul

£10

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Martin Kershaw Octet: David Foster Wallace: In Memoriam

The alto saxophonist is one of Scotland’s finest jazz musicians, with interests across a range of styles. He’s also one of our foremost composers, and he follows up his “Hero As Riddle” triumph, with a new work inspired his passion for American novelist, Foster Wallace. It’s a major occasion and he’ll have a crack…

Thu 19 Jul

£12.50

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

New jazz from Europe: Lassen + Vit Kristan Trio

The Norwegian saxophonist is becoming a favourite here in Edinburgh, first with the amazing, Pixel, and now with his own group, powerful and passionate North European impressionism melded to roots in American jazz. The 2018 version of 1970’s Garbarek/Stebson or Keith Jarrett Quartet. The Czech pianist, Vit Kristan; is…

Fri 13 Jul

£14

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Shake Em Up Jazzband

Destined to be a Festival hit, this all-female traditional super-group from New Orleans are in Edinburgh for the first time. Playing regularly at Preservation Hall, they feature energetic solos, hot rhythmic breaks, and a pad of great old tunes that are great for swinging out. Leading on hot-trumpet lead (Marla Dixon)…

Fri 20 Jul

£16.50

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Tenement Jazz Band

Here’s a new phenomenon: Some of the best young musicians on the jazz and blues scene get together to form a new band to play traditional New Orleans Jazz! It’s the raw energy and excitement of the early jazz recording that appeals, and digging into and reviving lesser-heard songs. Their target audience?…

Sun 22 Jul

£12.50

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

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