Edinburgh Jazz Club News Desk


JULY 2018 

July 13, 2018 heralds the start of the 40th Anniversary of the Edinburgh International Jazz (and Blues) Festival.  It is difficult to believe that Mike Hart launched the first Festival in 1979. Once agai, this year the Club, in partnership with the Jazz Festival, is hosting two bands. The first, on the 13th, is the Vieux Carre Jazzman from Newcastle with some friends from South Africa. On the 20th the featured band is the California Feetwarmers from, yes, California. Both of these events are ticketed and information regarding this can be found at www.edinburgjazzfestival.com

The last Friday in July6 sees the annual visit of the Savannah Jazz Band.  This band has appeared at the Club every year since 2000 and has never lost its capacity to entertain with blues, rags, stomps, old pop songs, spirituals and more.  If you miss this gig you’ll regret ity

August 2018

At a recent committee meeting a decision was taken to change the session timings where two bands are booked to play. The new timings are 8.00pm – 9.15pm and 9.45pm – 11.00pm

There are no ‘visiting bands’ in August but there is still plenty of variety with six bands to choose from over the period. Jim Petrie has agreed to put a band together to play on the 17th.  The make up is secret, so if you are curious come along and suss out the line-up. What I can tell you is that it will be something special

September 2018

Each year we have celebrated the Club’s anniversary and this year, the club’s 18th, is no exception. On the 21st, Gavin Lee’s 7th Avenue Jazz Band has been booked to play. Gavin and his band, from Newcastle, have played the Club on several occasions and have never failed to leave the ‘punters’ wanting more. This will be no exception.  In addition, there will be the customary buffet included in the price of admission.

VISITORS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME –  You don’t need to book or buy tickets in advance – just come along with a smile on your face and join us.  If you’re feeling energetic, you can trip the light fantastic and dance the night away.  If you’re feeling down and blue, just listen to the music and brighten up your spirits.  We have a licensed bar (at Club prices) if you need some additional refreshment!  Please spread the word and keep traditional jazz live in Edinburgh.