Edinburgh Jazz Club News Desk












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FRIDAY, JUNE 14th 2019

On Friday, June 14th, there is a change to the originally

published programme. This is because the Club has entered

i n to a joint venture with the swing dancers to promote a full

night of swing

which will be provided by two great bands.

Ian Boyter’s Joys Of Swing:Most of you will know Ian Boyter’s

Joys Of Swing, regularly featured at the Club.

The second band is,

Duncan Hemstock’s All Stars, is from London and is extremely

popular with swing dancers in ‘The Smoke’. This will be the

band’s first appearance at the Club and hopefully, not the last.

Rather than go on about the quality of this group, I refer you to    

YouTube where you will be able to see and hear the band in full  


In order to fully appreciate both bands, the evening will be

spread over four hours rather than the usual three.


The Edinburgh Jazz Festival runs from Friday, July 12th until Sunday, July 21st. This

year, once again, the Club will be hosting two Festival bands, with the young guns to

the fore:


Friday12th July: Swing’it Dixieland from Norway: this band appeared at the Club last

year, featuring music associated with Walt Disney. This year the band’s repertoire will

be made up of swinging, hot jazz numbers (www.swingitdixieband.com)


Friday, 19th July: After Hours Quintet: based in London the band is in great demand,

playing hot dance music, jazz and swing from the 20s and 30s. (www.theafq.com)


This year the admission prices are controlled by the Festival. There will be no

concessionary tickets for Club members and no ticket sales at the club. Tickets can

be obtained as follows:

On-line:   www.edinburghjazzfestival.com

Phone:      0131 473 2000

In person: Hub Tickets, Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NE


Friday, August 30th: Penman’s Jazzmen: making a welcome return to the Club, this popular band will have your feet tapping and the floor full of eager dancers. Not to be missed


Friday, September 27th: Anniversary Party: this is the annual ‘knees up’ and is one of

the most popular nights of the year with the usual hot, swinging jazz, an excellent free

buffet and other surprises. The music this year will be provided by Penman’s Jazzmen,

making its second appearance of the year.


Featured during the rest of the quarter will be the ‘local’ bands, the mainstay of the



The Edinburgh Jazz ‘n’ Jive Club is the only club in Edinburgh where you will hear

live, traditional jazz on a regular basis. So, come along and help to keep it that way.


If you have never been to the Club or haven’t visited for a while, why not come

along  one Friday evening and bring your friends, relations, work colleagues and

anyone else you can think of. A great place for a social get together.