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Alison Affleck's Copper Cats
Good time, swinging vintage jazz a mix of Tin Pan Alley, the Great American Songbook standards, and traditional New Orleans Blues as sung by Bessie Smith, Mildred Bailey, Louis Armstrong and Ma Rainey from "stunningly expressive" (San Diego Union Tribune) and award-winning vocalist Alison Affleck and her all star band.
Blues Afternoon 2
The guitarist/vocalist, Jed Potts leads a band that loves classic blues and they welcome the supercharged harp and vocals of US star, Brandon Santini. Duffy blends blues, soul, rock and Celtic influences into emotionally supercharged performances; delivered with a killer combination of vocal strength, range and intensity;…
Blues Afternoon 3
From simmering ballad to storming rocker, Dana Dixon is one of the finest female blues vocalists and harmonica players around. Santini’s supercharged harmonica and vocals have made him the hottest ticket in Memphis’s Beale Street: “evoking the sounds of his forefathers, hypnotising the crowd” (National Geographic). Earl…
The California Feetwarmers
These fun-lovin' masters of ragtime, Dixieland blues and early swing, mix 1920’s New Orleans trad-jazz, blues and rags with hugely-entertaining and boisterous on-stage antics. Their killer live shows win instant fans: Tom Jones loves them and Keb Mo grabbed them for his Grammy nominated single The Old Me Better," he did…
Carol Kidd sings the music of Judy Garland
Carol Kidd has always had a shower of stardust around her, and here she is celebrating the songs Garland made famous, from the great era of Hollywood. Shimmering and soaring with flawless phrasing, Kidd's voice is underpinned by impeccable timing and deep emotional engagement. A must for lovers of classic American songs.
Davina and the Vagabonds
She’s back! Bluesy, blustery, bawdy and irresistibly fun, Davina’s barrelhouse piano and gutsy, sweet vocals are influenced by Fats Domino, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Tom Waits and Amy Winehouse. With her high quality band, her rollicking shows are filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis…
Sat 15 Jul
Mon 17 Jul
Wed 19 Jul
Born on the Jazz & Heritage Festival stage, and descended from The Neville Brothers family bloodlines (there are two Nevilles in the band), these soldiers of funk ignite a deep, gritty groove. Ingenious musicianship, complex funk arrangements, soulful melodies, duelling baselines, Hammond riffs, powerhouse drummers…
Earl Okin at 70
He has worked alongside everyone from Benny Carter to Paul McCartney to Cleo Laine as well as touring the globe several times over. For many years, an Edinburgh Fringe favourite, we welcome him back as he celebrates his 70th Birthday.
The Texan was mentored by Bo Diddley and plays with the energy and swagger of the great 60s blues showmen. "A non-stop turbo of power, one minute moving from side to side of the stage, and then taking on his horn player in a head-cutting contest the next minute" (Blues Blast).
Hot 8 Brass Band
Hip hop, jazz and funk out of the classic marching band tradition with a totally contemporary vibe. This funky brass band made their name on the streets and in the clubs of New Orleans. Famous for their blistering, high energy performances, they sold out early last year, so make sure to book early.
Swinging, rat pack inspired tunes from the vocalist and his trio.
Theres an increasingly loud buzz around Kandace Springs, the Nashville-based singer-pianist who combines old-soul jazz sophistication with a tasteful touch of R&B and pop. Shes been a protégé of Prince (playing at Paisley Park for the 30th anniversary of Purple Rain), she's toured with Gregory Porter and released her…
The Loveboat Big Band: 20 Years on The High Cs
Like the ultimate ship’s band on the cruise of your dreams, splicing golden-age swing with revamped pop classics, Edinburgh supergroup The Love Boat Big Band’s 20th anniversary sassy spectacular features Little Miss Leod, Admiral T, The Heavy Fog Horns, The Ivitsky Brothers, Deep Sea Diver Demus, Captain Barnacle on the…
The Music Maker Blues Revue
This touring band features a host of great names, rooted in traditional Southern Blues, including guitarists and vocalists Robert Lee Coleman, Alabama Slim, Robert Finley, and Albert White; together with Lil’Joe Burton (trombone), Nashid Abdul Khaaliq (bass) and Ardie Dean (drums). This is where you hear the authentic…
Neil Warden & Gary Martin Blues and Beyond
"The lap steel guitar creates a very special atmosphere and Neil plays it extremely well.. very, very nice indeed" (Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2). From harmonica fuelled roots-blues to the Ry Cooder soundscapes for "Paris Texas"; far Eastern nuances to evocations of desert landscapes this is not your average blues gig!
The Pasadena Roof Orchestra
The Orchestra celebrates the music of the great entertainers from Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington to Billie Holiday and Bix Beiderbecke.
Rose Room Orchestra Fantastique
At the helm, violinist, Seonaid Aitken’s “superb, cool singing complements her dynamic, on-fire but always highly musical violin solos” (The Herald), recreating he excitement of Rive Gauche Paris of the 30s and 40s with Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt. The Rose Room gypsy group is expanded to 9 members with the…
Rumba De Bodas
Their high-octane, gypsy-swing travels from latina to swing, balcanica to reggae, soul to folk into an ever-changing musical mix. From starting life as a loose collective in the backstreet music bars of Bologna, they’re now an international phenomenon packing out Festivals of all musical styles. The band that everyone…
Fri 14 Jul
Sat 22 Jul
She’s in the midst of a meteoric rise to fame, with the iconic label Impulse! Snapping her up and all of jazz’s most iconic clubs and Festivals clamouring to present her. She has everything that lovers of classic jazz singing (and piano playing) yearn for: a natural tone, clear diction, real engagement with the lyric, and…
Soul Brass Band
An all-star cast of New Orleans musicians - Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown, James R. Martin, Terrance Taplin, Kevin Louis, Steven “Tuba Steve” Glenn, Danny Abel, and Aron Lambert - are a top flight traditional brass band who love to funk it up. Their shows and second-lines always turn into dance parties. Listen for tunes that…
Tim Elliott's Blues Shouters
Jimmy Rushing, Big Joe Turner, and Jimmy Witherspoon are saluted by Scotland’s top blues singer. He leads a specially assembled blues band and swinging hornsection in a mix of Kansas City Stomp, Jump-Blues, uptempo swing, and early R&B in a set of music that’s all about having a good-time party. Music of fervour…