The Jazz Bar
- Box office 0131 220 4298
- Website www.thejazzbar.co.uk
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Jazz and funk with a Hendrix twist from guitarist Aki Remally and his four-piece band.
All unplugged, all original music.
Brodie Jarvie Septet
Explosive, creative jazz influenced by the likes of The Bad Plus, Duke Ellington and Bon Iver, from Glasgow bassist Brodie Jarvie and his new septet.
David Patrick International Sextet
Jazz pianist Patrick and his globe trotting band.
Groovy funk four-piece with ace guitarist Aki Remally.
Jazz interpretations of European folk song from this Japanese band headed by Satoko Fujii on accordion.
Glamour & The Baybes
Mix of rock, jazz, blues and funk from this six-piece playing arrangements of Prince, Herbie Hancock, Zappa and improv renditions of classics.
Great Jazz Jam Session
Expect a rich mix of styles as faces old and new drop in to perform with the House Trio each week.
Electro-acoustic sounds from singer-songwriter Ibbs and friends.
Hot Tin Roof
Stripped back jazz/blues duo.
Laid-back acoustic sounds from Graeme Laird and Sam Antix.
After hours blow in the classic basement jazz club – you might see the stars of the Festival or a cutting context between the names of the future. Bill Kyle takes the drum chair and hosts the sessions.
Fri 19 Jul
Sat 20 Jul
Thu 25 Jul
The Jazz Bar Big Band
Big band jazz classics from this 17-piece ensemble of pros from all over Scotland; expect trickier and more rousing charts than usual.
Jazz Bar Big Band
Mainstays of the Edinburgh scene, this is the classic Monday night Big Band, where the best players in town come down for a blow on their night off, and end up fashioning some great free spirited music, because the vibe is relaxed and the pressure is off. There’ll be a few guests in tonight, and Erik Lars Hansen and Keith…
Jazz Bar Quartet
The Jazz Bar Quintet
Hard bop and lesser-known standards from the accomplished five-piece.
John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing
'Boogie-woogie. Hunt is a master of slide-guitar.' ★★★★ (Scotsman). 'Blues legend builds cannibalised guitars.' ★★★★ (Herald). 'Ingenious.' ★★★★ (ThreeWeeks). 'Hunt has mojo.' ★★★★ (Edinburgh Evening News.) ★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Seasick Steve in a science lab.' (Ian Rankin). 'Fantastic.' (Jools Holland).
Sat 3 Aug
Sun 4 Aug
Thu 8 Aug
Keith Edwards Quintet
Saxophonist Keith Edwards and his band with a mixture of uplifting classics and lesser-known tunes.
King Louis & The Primas
Trombonist/vocalist Dave Batchelor leads this 50s-style jump jive six-piece.
Late night jazz and funk acts and DJs.
Fri 24 May
Sat 25 May
Fri 31 May
Really hot new band of the “next big talents” led by two Scots, saxophonist Leah Gough Cooper, and trumpeter, Kim Macari. Influenced by Wayne Shorter, Pat Metheny and Brian Blade, their compositions are deeply rooted in the jazz tradition and range from bop to contemporary acoustic fusion. With Riley Stone-Lonergan (tenor…
The Mellotones Trio
Jimmy Taylor and band play songs by Mel Torme and other great jazz vocalists.
Mike Kearney Ka-Tet
Talented piano player/vocalist Mike Kearney leads this funk/blues five-piece.
Finger-style jazz guitar from MacFarlane and friends.
Saxophonist, Harald Lassen made a big impression when he played the Festival last year with Ruaridh Pattison. He returns with his very band of exciting young Norwegians who are inspired by 1960s and 1970s free groove music. Imagine that music resurfacing today: insistent patterns, hard hitting grooves, long arching…
Nem Sarton's Charity Fundraiser
One of the Jazz Bar's weekend DJs is joined by Hailey Beavis, Donna Maciacia and Lewis Gibson & The Midas Touch to raise funds for schools and orphanage sin Uganda.
New Phoenix Jazz Band
Swing, Dixieland and New Orleans style jazz from bassist Jerry Forde's sextet.
Samba Sene & Diwan
Dancey, jazzy grooves and Afro-beats from Senegal.
Tue 6 Aug
Acoustic singer-songwriter usually seen with Das Contras.
The Six O'Clock After Work Blues
Live acoustic blues from John Hunt, his remarkable homemade guitars, and friends.
Spanish Flamenco Session
Spanish music and dance jam session with Maria Conte (dance/music classes run from 2–4.15pm for an extra £3).
Stephen/Fifield, SKH Sizhukong
Taiwanese band Sizhukong blend jazz idioms with traditional Taiwanese/Chinese folk music into an exotic mix of striking melodies and shifting tempos. Beautiful and beguiling Scottish folk music taken into the future with guitarist, Graeme Stephen, and piper, whistle player and saxophonist Fraser Fifield.
The Sunday Sinners
Motown style funk/soul from this six-piece fronted by Fiona Lynch and Joe Early.
London-based quintet headed by Scottish drummer/composer Corrie Dick.
Acoustic gypsy music from Jani Lang (Fiddle), Tom Oakes (whistle) and Kornel Varga (guitar).
US soul/jazz/blues vocalist.
World Premiere Quintet
A different selection of five leading jazz players come together for each session with no rehearsal.
Reviews & features
Jazz Bar hits a high note9 Jun 2010
Huge congratulations to Edinburgh Jazz Bar following their award for the UK Jazz Bar of the Year. The award was presented to Jazz Bar creator Bill Kyle last month, and marks the third major award the venue has picked up in under a year, having been…
In the swing of it - Jazz, Blues and Folk venues15 Sep 2008
Boasting some of the finest new names and most exciting stalwarts of the jazz, blues and folks scene, Edinburgh and Glasgow have long set an impressive stall with some of the most diverse festivals and year round line-ups.
Satoko Fujii and Natsuki Tamura Group17 Jul 2008
This collaboration between the Japanese husband and wife team of pianist Satoko Fujii and trumpeter Natsuki Tamura with a quartet culled from Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra was a bijou precursor to a full GIO blow-out with the pair later in the week at…
Elastic Axis3 Jul 2007
JAZZ Elastic Axis got together last year in Dublin, but the five members of the band are scattered far and wide. The core of the group are the three Roth brothers, Alex (guitar), Nick (saxes) and Simon (bass), with Colm O’Hara on trombone and Peter…
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