Edinburgh Jazz Club News Desk












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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.


Jim Petrie: a stalwart of the Scottish jazz scene for many years, Jim has decided to

take a break from playing. He will be sorely missed as will the Diplomats Of Jazz

October 18 ( 9.40pm -11.00pm): Boab and the Busbymen: Bob Busby, a long time musical associate of

Jim Petrie, has resurrected this band from the distant past to take the place of the ‘Dips’ on the Club

programme. This band will have a line-up and repertoire a bit different from that of the ‘Dips’

October 25: Ali Affleck’s Bedlam Swing This will be Ali’s first appearance at the

Club. The band has a lively repertoire that ranges from the red hot roots of jazz in

the 1820s up to the 1950s and lesser known songs. The band deliver a fresh and authentic approach to

the roots of jazz. To find out more, go to Ali’s website


Friday, November 8: Savannah Jazz Band: ‘The Savannah’ has played at the Club

every year since the Club opened and is celebrating its 40th birthday. The band’s longevity is a testament

to its popularity. (www.savannahjazzband.net)

Friday, November 22: Dick Lee’s Bechet Nouveau: this is relatively new band,

led by the irrepressible Dick Lee. Here, Dick celebrates the music off the late,

great Sidney Bechet. I can think of no one better to pay tribute to the great

New Orleans clarinettist and soprano saxophonist.

Friday, December 13: Tenement Jazz Band: making a welcome return to the

Club, the Tenement Jazz Band is carving out a great reputation throughout

the UK, playing clubs, concerts and festivals. This is a group of young musicians

keeping the flame of the classic jazz period burning.


Friday, December 20: Christmas Party: this annual event is always well

attended and it is wise to book tickets prior to the event to avoid

disappointment. The entry price includes an excellent buffet as well as

hot, swinging music from Mike Daly’s Rhythm Kings.

In addition to the bands mentioned above, there will also be the excellent local groups.


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.