Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival


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The Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival takes place on the 20 - 29 July. This presentation gives a taster of what to expect from some of the home-grown Scottish performers.

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Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

  1. 1. EDINBURGH JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL A Selection of Scottish Artists
  2. 2. MAGGIE BELL AND BLUES N’ TROUBLE Glasgow‟s answer to Janis Joplin,Maggie Bell is performing with Blues n„ Trouble, one of Edinburgh‟s leading blues bands at the Festival Theatre.
  3. 3. NIKI KING & THE ELEMENTS Perrier Jazz Award winner and herband get down and funky, performing self-penned tunes of 21st century love, life and loss.
  4. 4. FAT SAM’S BAND Fat Sam‟s Band was formed by Hamish McGregor in 1984 andtravels the world. They proudly return to Edinburgh to delight audiences with their upbeat jazz.
  5. 5. STEVEY HAYS SHADES OF BLUE & SPECIAL GUESTS Good time blues expertly deliveredwith soulful vocals, a swinging rhythm section and a fistful of emotion drenched guitar pyrotechnics. They are joined at the festival by piano maestro Brian Kellock and harp guru Spider McKenzie. A good time guaranteed!
  6. 6. AVERAGE WHITE BANDMaking their festival debut this year, Average White Band have been distilling R n‟ B, jazz, soul andMotown into a potent funky mix for over thirty years and are widelyregarded as one of the best soul and funk bands in the world.
  7. 7. KEN MATHIESON CLASSIC JAZZ ORCHESTRA Ken Mathieson, Scotland‟s eminentjazz arranger, together with the CJOwill be performing pieces by jazz hero Bix Biederbecke, then contrasts it with music by Sidney Bechet, Jelly Roll Morton and Duke Ellington.
  8. 8. PAUL KIRBY This Edinburgh pianist is making ahuge reputation for himself in the FarEast and Germany. He is performing at the festival with afantastic international band, including the sizzling female alto saxist, JinPureum, plus Martin Zenker on bass and Kim Minchan (drums).
  9. 9. EDINBURGH JAZZ FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA This fine big band may only exist during the jazz festival, but it hasquickly become established as a major feature of the programme. In 2012, they will perform a tribute“The Individualism of Gil Evans” for his centenary year, directed by Tim Hagans.
  10. 10. BATCHELORS OF JAZZLed by trombonist Dave Batchelor,expect pure jazz entertainment from this all star cast - Forrie Cairns(clarinet), Alistair MacDonald (banjo,vocals), Lennie Herd (trumpet) and Fraser Spiers (harmonica).