Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival

Submitted by edg on Thu, 13 Jun '19 9.48pm
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Tickets and info
Telephone (info)
0131 467 5200
Telephone (box office)
0131 473 2000

The annual Edinburgh Jazz and Blues festival runs the gamut of jazz persuasions from more traditional Dixie and ragtime bands to up-and-coming stars, from big band concerts to Latin dance music. The EJBF gets the August Festivals season going.

In 2021, due to restrictions around Covid-19, the festival is operating a live-online hybrid model showing 20 live concerts with small, socially distant audiences at Assembly Roxy and 20 pre-recorded online concerts, each costing £10.

In normal years, one of the highlights of the EJBF is the free Edinburgh Festival Carnival on the first Sunday, a New Orleans style, jazz-infused parade down The Mound to Princes Street Gardens.

In 2021, due to uncertainty around Covid-19 restrictions, it will be an online "carnival" only. For those who love the extravagant costumes and the live experience of the carnival it will be a disappointment, but on the plus side there will be three days of three-hour events online.

Box office

Check the Jazz Festival web site for details.