The Jazz Bar

The Jazz Bar
1a Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1HR
  • Box office 0131 220 4298
  • Opening times Sun–Fri 5pm–3am; Sat 2pm–3am.
  • Seasonal times Aug 1pm–5am.
  • Email
  • Website www.thejazzbar.co.uk
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The Jazz Bar

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10th Year: John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

21st Century Blues Productions 'Fantastic' (Jools Holland). John Lee Hooker meets Frank Sinatra via John Hunt's paper mache and B&Q-shelf handmade guitars. 'Boogie-woogie slide-guitar master' ★★★★ (Scotsman). 'The Fringe's most unique, inventive and soulful blues performer' ★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Instantly…

Sat 8 Aug

Partially Seated

£9 (£7) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 12 Aug

Partially Seated

£9 (£7) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 15 Aug

Partially Seated

£9 (£7) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 29 Aug

Acoustic Blues and Beyond

Whisky Road Whisky Road are very pleased to be back for a third year at the Jazz Bar presenting their top-class, sell-out, lunchtime acoustic blues show. Featuring acclaimed Scottish blues musicians singer-guitarist Derek Smith (Main Street Blues), singer-guitarist Pete Caban (Wang Dang Delta) and one of the top and…

Fri 14 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 16 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 18 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 31 Aug

Acoustic Blues and Roots

Main Street Blues Main Street Blues, one of Scotland’s top blues bands, will be performing an exciting hour of foot-stomping acoustic blues. The band, which features well-known Scottish blues guitarist Derek Smith, will perform a range of original numbers plus new and old blues classics. Buy early – most shows sold out…

Fri 7 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 11 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 / 0131 220 4298

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 21 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 28 Aug

Acoustic Blues at Lunchtime

Malt & Rye Returning to the Jazz Bar for the fourth year, Scottish acoustic guitar and double bass duo Malt & Rye will be playing classic blues and roots songs from the last 90 years. Songs like Hoochie Coochie Man and San Francisco Bay Blues will be played with the duo’s distinctive passion and humour. The…

Sat 15 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 17 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 19 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 31 Aug

After Hours at The Jazz Bar

The Jazz Bar Edinburgh's iconic independent and award-winning music venue showcases the city's phenomenal local talent with nightly danceable live funk, soul, blues and special jazz performances – including The Jazz Bar's own 17-piece big band! There is something for everyone in this programme; featuring the highest…

Fri 7 Aug

Partially Seated

£6 (£5) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Partially Seated

£8 (£6) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Partially Seated

£6 (£5) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Partially Seated

£8 (£6) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Partially Seated

£5 (£3) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 31 Aug

Amy Abler: PianoDivalicious!

Amy Abler Echoing the crossover concert styles of Liberace and Victor Borge, this world-touring US pianist/singer is a classical musician gone rogue. Combining virtuosic technique with vivacious comedy, she covers Beethoven to Broadway, pop to Paganini, ragtime to rock'n'roll. 'A seasoned entertainer who has not…

Mon 10 Aug

Partially Seated

£12 (£10) / 0131 220 4298

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 12 Aug

Partially Seated

£12 (£10) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 14 Aug

Partially Seated

£12 (£10) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 17 Aug

Angus Munro: Amateur Piano Wrestler

Angus Munro A ridiculous four-octave vocal range, tear-jerking songs, stage acrobatics and trademark wit; all of these helped propel Angus Munro into one of Scotland’s most exciting singer/songwriters. Backed by his six-piece band and very special guests. As heard on BBC Radio 4's Loose Ends. 'The best artist we've…

Thu 13 Aug

Partially Seated

£14 (£10) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Blueswater: Live At The Jazz Bar

The Blueswater Award-winning Edinburgh band The Blueswater are performing five raucous late night gigs in Edinburgh's best live music venue, The Jazz Bar. The band builds driving rhythms around thick guitar riffs and frenzied harmonica solos to create frantic, high-energy performances. Expect a full-on party. ★★★★…

Tue 11 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 18 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 23 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 30 Aug

Blueswater Presents: Queens of the Blues – Live at The Jazz Bar

The Blueswater Acclaimed vocalist Nicole Smit returns to the Fringe with her sell-out show Queens of the Blues, a musical celebration of the women who have shaped blues and popular music as we know it and have gone largely unrecognised for their influence and talent. Nicole will be backed up by members of award-winning…

Fri 7 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 14 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 30 Aug

Bonnie Bayou Blues

Jennifer Ewan Band This year Jennifer and her band bring a blues theme to their bonnie bayou. Louisiana-Cajun-French classics and vintage blues numbers complement original swamp-pop and straight-from-the-heart ballads with a distinctively Scottish flavour. Featuring the blues-drenched Cajun accordion of Kim Tebble.

Sun 9 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 13 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 19 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 29 Aug

Bop Till You Drop

Boptimism Listen to the music of the greatest composers in jazz played by one of Scotland's best Jazz Quintets. Featuring music by Burt Bacharach, Neal Hefti, Tubby Hayes and others. Boptimism is a classic jazz line-up featuring some of Scotland’s top jazz musicians drawn from bands like SJO, Fat Sams, Classic Jazz…

Tue 25 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 27 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Daniel Smith – Whole Lotta Blues'n'Boogie Goin' On!

Daniel Smith Rockin' blues, stomping boogie-woogie and silky soul jazz! Pianist/vocalist Daniel Smith delivers class and variety, explosive dynamism, classic songs and dry humour. A majestical musical journey, underpinned by wonderous keyboards wizardry. Please note: the license of the Jazz Bar means that all…

Fri 7 Aug

Partially Seated

£12 (£10) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Partially Seated

£12 (£10) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Partially Seated

£12 (£10) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 13 Aug

The Easy Rollers – Drop Me Off In Harlem

The Easy Rollers Taking you back to the roaring 20s, The Easy Rollers is a seven-piece jazz band specialising in music from the speakeasy bars of the Prohibition era. Expect theatrical interludes, raucous showstoppers and some of the finest jazz this side of the Atlantic! 'A slick, tightly choreographed hour of…

Sun 23 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 24 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 25 Aug

Partially Seated

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 27 Aug

Funny How?

Lucy Lockwood Ever wondered why comedians feel the need to get up and reveal their soft underbelly to audiences that might reject them? Ever wondered why a singer seems to want to soak up all the attention, while the instrumentalists prefer to close their eyes and create in the shadowy background? Performance of all…

Mon 24 Aug

Partially Seated

£8 (£5) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 25 Aug

Partially Seated

£8 (£5) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 26 Aug

Partially Seated

£8 (£5) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 27 Aug

Partially Seated

£8 (£5) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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.

Tue 9 Jun

£4 (£3) / 0131 220 4298

  • 21:00 – 23:30

Tue 16 Jun

£4 (£3) / 0131 220 4298

  • 21:00 – 23:30

Tue 23 Jun

£4 (£3) / 0131 220 4298

  • 21:00 – 23:30
…and 6 more dates until 4 Aug

The Jazz Bar Big Band

Big band jazz classics from this 17-piece ensemble of pros from all over Scotland.

Mon 8 Jun

£7 (£5) / 0131 220 4298

  • 20:00 – 22:45

Mon 15 Jun

£7 (£5) / 0131 220 4298

  • 20:00 – 22:45

Mon 22 Jun

£7 (£5) / 0131 220 4298

  • 20:00 – 22:45
…and 6 more dates until 3 Aug

The Katet vs John Williams

The Katet In 2019, after four years of their hit Stevie Wonder show, the eight-piece Edinburgh superband tackled their next legendary artist and sold-out every show. Join The Katet on the dance floor as they funk up the music of Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, E.T. and many more. All your favourite film scores…

Sun 9 Aug

Partially Seated

£11 (£9) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Partially Seated

£11 (£9) / 0131 220 4298

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 12 Aug

Partially Seated

£11 (£9) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 27 Aug

Kings of the Blues

Main Street Blues An electric blues tribute to the masters, BB King, Albert King and Freddie King, including classics The Thrill Is Gone and Born Under a Bad Sign. The show is performed by Main Street Blues who have sold out their performances at the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival every year since 2012. The band…

Sun 9 Aug

Partially Seated

£12 (£10) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Partially Seated

£12 (£10) / 0131 220 4298

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 18 Aug

Partially Seated

£12 (£10) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 31 Aug

Reviews & features

Jazz Bar hits a high note

9 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 venues

15 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 Group

17 Jul 20084 stars

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 Axis

3 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…

Comments & ratings

1. Richard and Moira29 Jan 2009, 10:33am1 star The Jazz Bar Report

Dropped in to the Jazz Bar on Weds afternoon to catch the Teatime Acoustic sessions advertised bewteen 5 and 8 - bad mistake.

Very limited range of draft beers )Stella, Guiness and Carlsberg - none of which appeal to), high prices for bottled beer (despite promise of "Special Offers"), bar staff more interested in their lap tops than their customers, and worst of all, no live music, at least not before 6:30 when we gave it up as a bad joke. Won't be going back.

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