Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival is back for 2024 with a vibrant programme showcasing the very best Jazz and Blues artists that the world has to offer.

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival
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Now over 40 years old, this joyful and flamboyant multicultural event is one of the largest jazz festivals in Europe.

Attracting top Scottish bands, international stars, festival favourites and rising stars, this year’s programme includes over 120 events. Music lovers will be able to enjoy a wide range of styles and performances – from 1920s traditional jazz to electronic blues.

Making a much-welcome return are the likes of Jools Holland, Davina & The Vagabonds, Jerron Paxton, and Fergus McCreadie, while newcomers taking to the stage include Endemit, Kristina Barta Trio, Nela Dusová, Treetop, Trio Henya and Undo Redo.

Festival goers will also be delighted to see the return of the epic free Mardi Gras where a host of bands perform on multiple stages in the city’s Grassmarket. Mardi Gras takes place on Saturday 13 July 2024, with the full line-up announced at the end of June 2024.

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival stage

Not to be missed is the gloriously colourful Edinburgh Festival Carnival on Sunday 14 July 2024. Featuring over 1000 performers from across the world, viewers will be treated to a cavalcade of dance, acrobatics, drumming and music.

Specially designed for young fans, Tenement Jazz Band present their Cabinet of Curiosities – an interactive show for families. Sure to entertain, award-winning blues artist Doug MacLeod will perform in Oxgangs, while Hungarian pianist Cili Marsall heads to Meadowbank. In a new festival venue, Port of Leith Distillery will be hosting two concerts.

View the full programme and book your tickets now on the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.