Jools Holland to Close Edinburgh Jazz Festival 2012

Submitted by edg on Fri, 23 Mar '12 10.01pm

Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra will bring this year’s Jazz & Blues Festival (20-29 July) to a close on Sunday 29th July.

The piano maestro and TV and radio presenter will be bringing his band, featuring Gilson Lavis (Squeeze), regular vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall and a special guest, the new jazz vocal phenomenon from the States, Gregory Porter, for a one-off show at the Edinburgh Playhouse.

“We already have a bumper programme planned that we’ll be announcing very soon, but we are absolutely thrilled to be bringing Jools back to Edinburgh for our closing concert” said Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival producer, Roger Spence.

“He’s one of the biggest names not only on the UK scene, but on the global music scene. It will be the perfect way to cap our Festival.”

The full Festival programme will be announced next month.