From the Festival's commencement the artistic policy has been to concentrate on musical excellence (rather than the "star system") and to champion spontaneous creativity: music making on the spot in Edinburgh. These virtues have been developed in the 21st Century with the production of a wide range of new music, the establishment of the Edinburgh Jazz Festival Orchestra, and an on-going commitment to supporting Scottish musicians to realise creative ideas, and to link with international musicians. Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival has also grown its world outlook, presenting high quality musicians from all over the world.
by Edinburgh Jazz Festival on Thu, 14/07/2016 - 11:41
EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY 16TH AND 17TH OF JULY, 2016 Continental Drift is a unique and dynamic conference hosted by Edinburgh Napier University, in association with the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival. Through a programme of panel discussions, presentations and performances, the conference will present informed and... read more
by Edinburgh Jazz Festival on Tue, 22/01/2013 - 16:18
Our provisional dates in 2013 are July 19th - 28th. Why not buy a ticket voucher for the Festival - any amount valid for any concert - perfect for birthday/Christmas presents? Simply call us on 0131 467 5200 to buy. Thanks to everyone who made the 2012 Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival such a success. From the packed... read more