Edinburgh Jazz Club News Desk


Welcome to the first quarter of the Club’s 19th year

As usual, we are pleased to present an eclectic mix of jazz styles – ranging from New Orleans revival to mainstream

Owing to factors beyond the Club’s control, there are only nine Fridays available for jazz activities during the quarter.  Notwithstanding this, there will still be many opportunities to both listen and to dance to some excellent bands.

Penman’s Jazzmen: George Penman’s Jazzmen, for several decades, were one of the most popular bands on the Scottish jazz scene. The Saturday afternoon sessions in Glasgow were legendary. After George’s demise, some of the band members decided to keep the band’s name alive and fly the jazz flag as before. This will be the first occasion on which the band has appeared at the Club. Be prepared for a night of hot jazz.

East -West Incorporated: this will be the second appearance of the band, led by Graham Blamire. As the title suggests, the band is made of from leading musicians from the East and West of Scotland. The band was very well received on its first appearance and I can see no reason why this cannot be replicated.

Christmas Party: as in the past, the Christmas Party will feature two bands. There will also be a buffet included in the ticket price as well as other attractions. The event will be an all ticket affair and it is advisable to book your ticket early as the Christmas Party is usually a sell out,

Local Bands the Club is very fortunate in being able to feature so many excellent local bands and musicians. Most of us take these bands, etc. for granted and consequently fail to appreciate just how good they are. Any evening that you plan to visit the Club to hear one of these bands why not bring a friend with you.

Annual General Meeting: the AGM this year will be held in the upstairs lounge of Heriot’s Rugby Club at 7.00pm for 7.30pm on Thursday, November 22nd

Festive break: Club activities will resume after the Festive period on January 4th 2019

VSITORS 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.