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Fergus McCreadie Trio, St James Scottish Episcopal Church, Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland, 26 October 2019.

    The monthly jazz gigs at this north Edinburgh venue are becoming increasingly popular with locals, perhaps as the…
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Fergus McCreadie presents: Luca Manning with Laura Macdonald & Fergus McCreadie / Charlie Stewart & Fergus McCreadie, St Bride’s Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland, 19 October 2019.

  Last night as part of mini jazz fest ‘Gallus‘, a full house was treated to a beautiful airing of…
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Lubomyr Melnyk / Michael Begg, The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland, 6 October 2019.

Photo by Tonje Thilesen. Image from Michael Begg’s twitter account. The evening opened with a measured, lulling set from East…
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Filip Verneert & Eo Simon Quartet / Jean-Baptiste Richon Quartet, Whighams Wine Bar, Edinburgh, Scotland, 29 September 2019.

Given the current Brexit debacle, it is timely that Frenchman and Scottish resident Jean-Baptiste Richon has set up Small Stage…
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The Ex / Painted X-Ray, The Dissection Room, Summerhall, Edinburgh, Scotland, 19 September 2019.

  An edited version of this The Ex gig appeared on Jazzwise magazine’s website today 19 September 2019: https://www.jazzwise.com/review/article/the-ex-cut-to-jazz-punk-chase-at-edinburgh-s-dissection-room Enthusiastic…
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Scottish Jazz + Beyond, The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland, 13 July 2019.

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is a huge and culturally multi-coloured creature and tonight’s show, which was part of Creative Scotland’s…
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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…