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Overview of this summer’s Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival, 12 August 2019.

Over 140 gigs, a Carnival and Mardi Gras, the Edinburgh Jazz School and a Scottish Blues Academy, plus a presentation…
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Okoe Ardyfio and Tom Bancroft – Africa Groove Machine, Piccolo, George Square, Edinburgh, 21 July 2019.

This eight-piece band raised the (tented) roof on the final night of this year’s Edinburgh Jazz and Blues festival. Sadly…
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Haftor Medboe & Jacob Karlzon, The Debating Hall, Teviot Row, Edinburgh, 21 July 2019.

Following a necessarily delayed start due to the need for piano-tuning, serendipitously matched Edinburgh-based Norwegian guitarist Haftor Medboe and Swedish…
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Moses Boyd Exodus, Spiegeltent Palais Du Variete, George Square, Edinburgh, 19 July 2019.

Two times MOBO winner, hyperkinetic drummer Moses Boyd brought his current, largest band from London to this well-attended Edinburgh Jazz…
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Trio Magico, The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh, 19 July 2019.

From the first minute of this sell-out Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival concert, at the comfortably intimate Edinburgh venue, the…
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Rumba de Bodas, The Debating Hall, Teviot Row, Edinburgh, 18 July 2019.

Bolognese festival band, Rumba de Bodas partied into the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues festival earlier this month, and such is…
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Roosevelt Collier, Piccolo Tent, George Square, Edinburgh, 17 July 2019.

After many years funking up festivals all over the USA and worldwide with his, to use his own words, “dirty…
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Enzo Favata Quartet: The Crossing Piccolo Tent, George Square, Edinburgh, 16 July 2019.

On the back of an extensive tour through the Far East with this quartet, multi-instrumentalist musical maverick Enzo Favata landed…
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Melissa Aldana Quartet, The Debating Hall, Teviot Row, Edinburgh, 15 July 2019.

Edinburgh was fortunate to secure a visit from the only ever female winner of the Thelonius Monk International Jazz Saxophone…
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Bernadette Kellermann’s COLOURWORKS, The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh, 15 July 2019.

If band-leader and violinist Bernadette Kellermann hadn’t confessed, the jazz festival audience wouldn’t necessarily have guessed that this was just…