13 Jul 2017
Nine things you might not know about Ibibio Sound Machine “You have to see this act” (The Skinny) BBC 6 Music put Ibibio’s latest album "Uyai" at number 6 on their 20 must-hear albums of 2017 list.
12 Jul 2017
From movie star looks to being portrayed by film star Ethan Hawke, Chet Baker is jazz’s most fascinating enigma. A cool-toned trumpeter able to spar with Charlie Parker and a singer of vulnerable charm, he rose to prominence with Gerry Mulligan’s ‘piano-less’ quartet in the 1950s, then sank.
11 Jul 2017
We love presenting young musicians, and this year it’s a really special year. There’s so much high quality new talent coming through on the Scottish jazz scene, we’ve only been able to feature a few of the top names.
11 Jul 2017
They’re almost forgotten. The singers who could sing blues, unamplified, over a swinging band. Jimmy Rushing, Jimmy Witherspoon, Big Joe Turner, Joe Williams. Listening to them now, you realise that rock n’roll started years before Bill Haley and Chuck Berry came along.
10 Jul 2017
With over 170 concerts, nine iconic venues, 30 musicians from New Orleans, 2 Spiegeltents, 3 youth bands and more musical talent that seems possible, the 10 days of the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival offer a celebration of jazz and blues.
The sixth Edinburgh Festival Carnival is limbering up for its biggest – and brightest – year yet! The parade will begin the festivities on Sunday 16th July, leading 800 Carnival performers from the top of the Mound to the West End of Princes Street in an extravaganza of high-energy music and dazzling costumes! The Parade running from
09 Jul 2017
New York City’s oldest bar has been serving alcohol since 1817, and now the Soho institution is also renowned as the centre for hot jazz in the city. Every week, trumpet and cornet player, Jon Erik Kellso assembles a cast of the best swing and mainstream jazz musicians to play in spontaneous get togethers.