29 Jun 2017
On tenor and soprano saxophones Coltrane reigned supreme with technical mastery and yet his playing was always imbued with passion, spirit and soulfulness.
28 Jun 2017
His constant forging ahead into new territories makes Miles one of the few figures who can be said to have changed jazz forever - repeatedly.
26 Jun 2017
A larger than life personality, Charles Mingus created music that hummed with blood, roared with passion, went to church and sang the blues.
26 Jun 2017
Mardi Gras Full Programme Announced Today On 15 July the Grassmarket will yet again become home to the biggest party in the Capital with multiple stages, non-stop entertainment and a host of bands. From modern jazz, direct from Florida, to a traditional New Orleans sound from a young Norwegian band to high-energy, latin-swing, the
24 Jun 2017
A 1954 recording session resulted in five musicians, including Horace Silver, forming a co-operative called The Jazz Messengers.
23 Jun 2017
Scotland’s King of Swing was just one of Tommy Sampson’s accolades. Originally a cornetist with the Salvation Army he developed a talent for arranging and from 1947 his orchestra was the UK’s standard bearer.
22 Jun 2017
With his beret and goatee Dizzy Gillespie became the symbol of bebop, the music he helped to create in the mid-1940s, and redefined the language of big bands and small groups alike.