Current Programme

Please note: No advance tickets are available unless expressly stated, entry fees are paid as cash upon entry. We are unable to reserve seating/tables.


SEPTEMBER


Sun 1

6pm-8.30pm, Free until 7.30pm   HOT TIN ROOF

Stripped-back atmospheric Blues/Soul from Andy Challen (guitar/voc) and Gavin Jack (slide guitar), AND loads of Swing/Blues Dancers on the dancefloor!

9pm-11.30pm (Entry from 7.30pm) £6/£5   ‘STORMY SUNDAY’ BLUES SHOWCASE

Monthly Blues night, featuring resident Gus Munro plus special guests.

12-2.30am £4/£3   THE SUNDAY SINNERS

Neo-soul, trip-hop grooves and re-edited classics are delivered to your ears, feet and hips by this vocals-fronted band with a rhythm section to die for. Guaranteed to keep your feet moving and your jaw dropped… hot vocals from Fiona Lynch, funky guitar from Aki Remally and dope grooves from Jim Drummond (drums) and Dougie Coulter (bass). Get involved.

Mon 2

5.30pm-7.30pm, Free until 7.30pm   MOON-DAY CHESS

Paying homage to the very first Jazz Bar Teatime Acoustic sessions which began with a group of Edinburgh chess enthusiasts playing to the backdrop of ambient acoustic instrumental guitar. Sunday Hot Tin Roof resident, Andy Challen provides a backdrop of nostalgic instrumental songs, played on a classical guitar: Jazz, Blues, Classical and Pop – including songs by Davey Graham, (lots of) Francisco Tarrega, Bach, Beethoven, and many more.

8pm £7/£5   THE JAZZ BAR’s 17-Piece BIG BAND

Open Rehearsal 8-9pm, full gig from 9.15-10.45pm
Wonderful sounds from this great weekly band with FOUR trumpets, FOUR trombones, FIVE saxes and FOUR rhythm! It’s a variable line-up of top-class pro players, who travel in from Glasgow, Borders, Perth, Fife (and Edinburgh!), to participate in this outstanding gig. There’s just nowhere else you can hear this standard of regular Big Band playing. Co-led by sax player Keith Edwards, the personnel changes weekly, as does their selection of fantastic arrangements, many of which are imported direct from Los Angeles by the band’s ex-LA bassist and co-leader Erik Lars Hansen.

11.30-2.30am £4/£3   GLAMOUR & THE BAYBES

6-Piece funk with ripping horns and massive vocals that grab you by the soul and drop you on the dance floor! Featuring the spectacular voice and eclectic madness of Angus Munro. ‘Soulful and outrageous… the largest vocal range I’ve ever heard!’ (Scotsman)

Tue 3

6pm-8.30pm, Free until 7.30pm: John Hunt’s AFTER WORK BLUES

Acoustic/Electric Blues by singer/guitarist John Hunt – and check out his amazing hand-built guitars! ‘Gritty, Funky Boogie-Woogie from a master of blues slide-guitar’ – Evening News

9pm-11.30pm (Entry from 7.30pm) £4/£3   THE GREAT JAZZ JAM SESSION

Open Stage ‘Jazz Jam’ where our excellent House Trio backs all kinds of surprise jazzy guests dropping in to play – and we’ve no idea who’s coming in until tonight! If you want to play, turn up with your instrument and ask for a place on the evening’s list of guest players

12-2.30am £4/£3   STANKSTORM

6-piece grooveness playing stanky covers from, Lettuce, D’angelo, RH Factor, The Family Stone, KC Roberts etc. Keeping it funky and stanky all night… Featuring Alex Palmer (drums), Craig Stoddart (tenor sax), Cameron Bradley (bass), Manuel Brazuna (guitar), Luke Cunningham (keys) and guest vocals from Amy Reader.

Wed 4

6pm-8.30pm, Free until 7.30pm GRAEME MEARNS – Acoustic Swing

A Hat, a Suit, and a Guitar. With a swing/jazz/acoustic style somewhere between Django Reinhardt and Richard Thompson, you’ll hear familiar songs in a way you’ve never imagined

9pm-11.30pm (Entry from 7.30pm) £7/£5   FINE MEN WITH FOUL TONGUES

Fine Men With Foul Tongues is a new project from Scottish bass player, Brodie Jarvie. Its aim is simple, to play music that has no-bullshit, hits the ground running and will take the listener on a journey through a captivating melodic and harmonic landscape where tension and release are abound. Brodie Jarvie (Upright Bass/Compositions), Paul Harrison (Piano/Keyboard), Doug Hough (Drums), Ben MacDonald (Guitar), Adam Jackson (Alto Saxophone), Michael Butcher (Tenor/Soprano Saxophone), Matthew Gough (Trumpet).

12-2.30am £4/£3   SWAMPFOG

Fat horns and heavy riffs, with a healthy serving of New Orleans grooves, from Tom Pickles’ 6-piece with sax, trumpet & trombone horns plus Jed Potts (gtr/voc), bass and drums: a mix of originals, classics and a few unexpected covers.

Thu 5

6pm-8.30pm, Free until 7.30pm   HENRY IBBS – Teatime Acoustic

Expect a mixture of tunes: traditional, original and cover versions (with more than a dash of Scouse!) from well-known singer/songwriter Henry Ibbs.

9pm-11.30 (Entry from 7.30pm) £6/£5   MOSEL SHIFT

Jazz, latin, tango – with a touch of Scottish folk music on the side. Mosel Shift play dynamic original material, a globally-influenced sound reflecting the international musical backgrounds of its five members. Driving Brazilian sambas, deep guitar grooves, lyrical accordion/sax ballads, surprisingly funky reels and a whole lot more. Beautiful melodies, adventurous harmonies and fascinating rhythms. Featuring Scottish jazz star Brian Molley (saxes and flute), Algorhythmical’s Ewen Maclean (guitar), Moishe’s Bagel regulars Phil Alexander (accordion) and Mario Caribé (bass), and the rock-solid drums of Stu Brown.

12-2.30am £4/£3   JAMBOUREE

Jambouree are back! Bringing that mad energy funky shizz! Reborn as a 4-piece experimental – cosmic jazz – deep funk band comprising of Alex Palmer on the drums Mischa Stevens on bass, Joe Nichols on keys and Matt Harrold on the harmonized trumpet. Expect to dance like mad with our tight breaks, horn lines and improvised musical conversations.

Fri 6

6pm-8.30pm, Free until 7.30pm   MPG ACOUSTIC SHOWCASE

Three of Edinburgh’s finest singer/songwriters, Mike MacFarlane, Paul Montague and Graeme Mearns present fabulous (and occasionally anarchic!) musical entertainment, each week featuring specially invited guests.

9pm-11.30pm (Entry from 7.30pm) £7/£5   MATT CARMICHAEL

20-year-old saxophonist Matt Carmichael is a rapidly rising star in the Scottish jazz scene, having already performed at The Royal Albert Hall, Newport Jazz Festival, The Vortex, and the BBC Proms. His Quartet features Matt’s original composition’s which are influenced by jazz and folk music and have had airplay on BBC radio 3, BBC Scotland and Jazz FM. (Fergus McCreadie – piano, Ali Watson – Bass, Tom Potter – Drums)
‘One to Watch in 2019’ – Jazzwise Magazine
‘He’s going to be huge’ – The Times
‘Fast Becoming one of the leading lights in Scottish Jazz’ – Tommy Smith

12-2.30am £6/£5   POWER RANGERS

Everyone remembers the Mighty Morphing Power Rangers, but what if the Power Rangers ACTUALLY existed, but instead of fighting evil, they played mind melting funk fusion music… Well, imagine no further… Check out Mike Kearney(Keys/Vox) and Ben Collard(Drums) with special guests Dave Wallace(Guitar) and Tom Wilkinson(Bass). It’s like when those Zords join together to form that Megazord thing. Except with funk!”

PLUS DJ THE SOUTHERN TENANT

Sat 7

2pm-5pm Free   AFTERNOON JAZZ with THE MELLOTONES TRIO

Hot swinging jazz from Alan Anderson (piano), Jimmy Taylor (bass/vocals) and Dave Swanson (drums).

5.30pm-8.30pm (Entry from 5pm) £6/£5   THREE BY THREE – HOAGY, HORACE AND HERBIE

Pianist Paul Harrison leads this journey through the music of three legendary piano player composers, joined by saxophonist Martin Kershaw and bassist Andrew Robb. Expect both legendary and less well-known tunes brought to life with skill and imagination.

9pm-11.30pm (Entry from 7.30pm) £6/£5   ‘WORLD PREMIERE’ QUINTET

Every Saturday, a different hand-picked selection of five excellent jazz players meets on stage for the first time (hence the name) – and plays with no rehearsal, and not even a set list! It’s always a ‘surprise’ line-up – even for the players.

12-2.30am £6/£5   STANKSTORM: WEEKEND SPECIAL

6-piece grooveness with stanky covers from Lettuce, D’Angelo, RH Factor, The Family Stone, KC Roberts, and more. Keeping it funky and stanky all night. Featuring Toni McVey (drums), Craig Stoddart (tenor sax), Lewis Cullen (guitar), Luke Cunningham (keys), and Becky Cole (voc).

PLUS DJ JIMENEZ

Sun 8

6pm-8.30pm, Free until 7.30pm   HOT TIN ROOF

Stripped-back atmospheric Blues/Soul from Andy Challen (guitar/voc) and Gavin Jack (slide guitar), AND loads of Swing/Blues Dancers on the dancefloor!

9pm-11.30pm (Entry from 7.30pm) £6/£5   CAT LOUD QUARTET

The award-winning Cat Loud is back at The Jazz Bar with a unique blend of jazz and chat, singing Billie Holiday favourites with classic and contemporary tunes from a host of iconic female artists.
“Perfect night cap… Stunning!” Graham Norton
“A brand of dusky torch singing which stuns the room into silence.” The List

12-2.30am £4/£3   THE SUNDAY SINNERS

Neo-soul, trip-hop grooves and re-edited classics are delivered to your ears, feet and hips by this vocals-fronted band with a rhythm section to die for. Guaranteed to keep your feet moving and your jaw dropped… hot vocals from Fiona Lynch, funky guitar from Aki Remally and dope grooves from Jim Drummond (drums) and Dougie Coulter (bass). Get involved.

Mon 9

5.30pm-7.30pm, Free until 7.30pm   MOON-DAY CHESS

Paying homage to the very first Jazz Bar Teatime Acoustic sessions which began with a group of Edinburgh chess enthusiasts playing to the backdrop of ambient acoustic instrumental guitar. Sunday Hot Tin Roof resident, Andy Challen provides a backdrop of nostalgic instrumental songs, played on a classical guitar: Jazz, Blues, Classical and Pop – including songs by Davey Graham, (lots of) Francisco Tarrega, Bach, Beethoven, and many more.

8pm £7/£5   THE JAZZ BAR’s 17-Piece BIG BAND

Open Rehearsal 8-9pm, full gig from 9.15-10.45pm
Wonderful sounds from this great weekly band with FOUR trumpets, FOUR trombones, FIVE saxes and FOUR rhythm! It’s a variable line-up of top-class pro players, who travel in from Glasgow, Borders, Perth, Fife (and Edinburgh!), to participate in this outstanding gig. There’s just nowhere else you can hear this standard of regular Big Band playing. Co-led by sax player Keith Edwards, the personnel changes weekly, as does their selection of fantastic arrangements, many of which are imported direct from Los Angeles by the band’s ex-LA bassist and co-leader Erik Lars Hansen.

11.30-2.30am £4/£3   JIMI GET YOUR FUNK ON

‘Jimi Get Your Funk On’ are a new Edinburgh based 7-piece funk band writing and performing their own music. Taking influence from bands such as Vulfpeck, Tower of Power and the legendary ‘Jimi Hendrix Experience’, the band combines funk with a touch of psychedelia, alternative rock and jazz fusion.

Tue 10

6pm-8.30pm, Free until 7.30pm: John Hunt’s AFTER WORK BLUES

Acoustic/Electric Blues by singer/guitarist John Hunt – and check out his amazing hand-built guitars! ‘Gritty, Funky Boogie-Woogie from a master of blues slide-guitar’ – Evening News

9pm-11.30pm (Entry from 7.30pm) £4/£3   THE GREAT JAZZ JAM SESSION

Open Stage ‘Jazz Jam’ where our excellent House Trio backs all kinds of surprise jazzy guests dropping in to play – and we’ve no idea who’s coming in until tonight! If you want to play, turn up with your instrument and ask for a place on the evening’s list of guest players

12-2.30am £4/£3   STANKSTORM

6-piece grooveness playing stanky covers from, Lettuce, D’angelo, RH Factor, The Family Stone, KC Roberts etc. Keeping it funky and stanky all night… Featuring Alex Palmer (drums), Craig Stoddart (tenor sax), Cameron Bradley (bass), Manuel Brazuna (guitar), Luke Cunningham (keys) and guest vocals from Amy Reader.

Wed 11

6pm-8.30pm, Free until 7.30pm GRAEME MEARNS – Acoustic Swing

A Hat, a Suit, and a Guitar. With a swing/jazz/acoustic style somewhere between Django Reinhardt and Richard Thompson, you’ll hear familiar songs in a way you’ve never imagined

9pm-11.30pm (Entry from 7.30pm) £6/£5   MARIO CARIBÉ’S BOTECO TRIO

A true musical trip to Brazil. The trio plays music of great Brazilian songwriters featuring a repertoire of Bossa Nova, Samba, Choro, Baião, Xote and many other typical styles from Mario’s homeland. With a traditional line up of Nylon Guitar Cavaco & Bass & Percussion (Mario Caribé). Saxes, Clarinet & Flute (Brian Molley) and Drums (Max Popp). The trio shines for their versatility and variety of moods, grooves and timbres in a journey through Brazilian music

12-2.30am £4/£3   SWAMPFOG

Horn-heavy swamp-funk, mixing up New Orleans grooves with some hard-hitting riffs, feat. Jed Potts (guitar/vox), bass, drums plus a trumpet/sax/trombone horn section.

Thu 12

6pm-8.30pm, Free until 7.30pm   HENRY IBBS – Teatime Acoustic

Expect a mixture of tunes: traditional, original and cover versions (with more than a dash of Scouse!) from well-known singer/songwriter Henry Ibbs.

9pm-11.30pm (Entry from 7.30pm) £6/£5   MINDAUGAS STUMBRAS QUARTET

Mindaugas Stumbras is a Lithuanian jazz guitarist based in Glasgow, Scotland. He is a new generation jazz musician who plays both modern jazz, and contemporary music. Mindaugas plays with the finest international jazz musicians all around the Europe. He has participated many Scottish ensembles and in many international jazz festivals. Featuring Mindaugas Stumbras (guitar), Brodie Jarvie(bass), and Greg Irons (drums).

12-2.30am £4/£3   BOHEMIAN MONK MACHINE

6-piece funk band hailing from Perth bring you a night of high energy funk mania! Expect groove based original material and an array of covers and reworks ranging from the 60’s era of James Brown right through to the current sounds of Vulfpeck. “Perth Funk Pioneers” ~ Hollie Irvine (Discovery Music).

Fri 13

6pm-8.30pm, Free until 7.30pm   MPG ACOUSTIC SHOWCASE

Three of Edinburgh’s finest singer/songwriters, Mike MacFarlane, Paul Montague and Graeme Mearns present fabulous (and occasionally anarchic!) musical entertainment, each week featuring specially invited guests.

9pm-11.30pm (Entry from 7.30pm) £6/£5   BOPTIMISM

‘Hard Bop’ swinging arrangements by Keith Edwards (sax), Campbell Normand (piano), Ed Kelly (bass) and Aldo Morrow (drums). Their sets include original compositions, some rarely heard jazz tunes, and pieces by British Jazz legends Tubby Hayes, and Scots trumpet legend Jimmy Deuchar.

12-2.30am £6/£5   RAMBOOTAN

RAMBOOTAN are a young funk four-piece from Glasgow bringing funky vibes and neo-soul to the dancefloor. Featuring Jonathan Ip (vocals, guitar), Joe Nichols (keys, harmonica), Stefan Celosia (bass) and Peru Eizagirre (drums); expect fresh originals, tasteful covers and healthy sugars.

PLUS DJ

Sat 14

2pm-5pm Free   AFTERNOON JAZZ with THE MELLOTONES TRIO

Hot swinging jazz from Alan Anderson (piano), Jimmy Taylor (bass/vocals) and Dave Swanson (drums).

5.30pm-8.30pm (Entry from 5pm) £6/£5   JAZZMAIN

JazzMain remains one of Scotland’s longest established ‘same-personnel’ quartets, fusing an eclectic blend of Latin, post-bop ‘Blue Note’ and beautifully arranged ballads into a terrific ‘melting pot’ of straight-ahead music influenced by 1950s and 60s jazz luminaries Hank Mobley, Benny Golson, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon and amongst many others. Fronted by tenor saxophonist Nick Gould and featuring pianist Steve Grossart, drummer Kevin Dorrian, and bassist Iain Harkness.

9pm-11.30pm (Entry from 7.30pm) £6/£5   ‘WORLD PREMIERE’ QUINTET

Every Saturday, a different hand-picked selection of five excellent jazz players meets on stage for the first time (hence the name) – and plays with no rehearsal, and not even a set list! It’s always a ‘surprise’ line-up – even for the players.

12-2.30am £6/£5   NICOLE & THE BACKUP CREW

Lively and soulful blues party, paying homage to the most important women in blues history featuring stunning singer, Nicole Smit and her band consisting of some of the finest blues musicians in Scotland!

PLUS DJ THE SOUTHERN TENNANT

Sun 15

6pm-8.30pm, Free until 7.30pm   HOT TIN ROOF

Stripped-back atmospheric Blues/Soul from Andy Challen (guitar/voc) and Gavin Jack (slide guitar), AND loads of Swing/Blues Dancers on the dancefloor!

9pm-11.30pm (Entry from 7.30pm) £6/£5   JB QUARTET

An eclectic repertoire spanning across the swing, bop and post-bop eras, with contrasting pieces from Thelonious Monk, Wayne Shorter, Cedar Walton, some standards and some not-so-standards. Featuring Gary Laidlaw on guitar, Ed Kelly on bass, Vid Gobac on drums and Jean-Baptiste Richon on piano.

12-2.30am £4/£3   THE SUNDAY SINNERS

Neo-soul, trip-hop grooves and re-edited classics are delivered to your ears, feet and hips by this vocals-fronted band with a rhythm section to die for. Guaranteed to keep your feet moving and your jaw dropped… hot vocals from Fiona Lynch, funky guitar from Aki Remally and dope grooves from Jim Drummond (drums) and Dougie Coulter (bass). Get involved.

Mon 16

5.30pm-7.30pm, Free until 7.30pm   MOON-DAY CHESS

Paying homage to the very first Jazz Bar Teatime Acoustic sessions which began with a group of Edinburgh chess enthusiasts playing to the backdrop of ambient acoustic instrumental guitar. Sunday Hot Tin Roof resident, Andy Challen provides a backdrop of nostalgic instrumental songs, played on a classical guitar: Jazz, Blues, Classical and Pop – including songs by Davey Graham, (lots of) Francisco Tarrega, Bach, Beethoven, and many more.

8pm £7/£5   THE JAZZ BAR’s 17-Piece BIG BAND

Open Rehearsal 8-9pm, full gig from 9.15-10.45pm
Wonderful sounds from this great weekly band with FOUR trumpets, FOUR trombones, FIVE saxes and FOUR rhythm! It’s a variable line-up of top-class pro players, who travel in from Glasgow, Borders, Perth, Fife (and Edinburgh!), to participate in this outstanding gig. There’s just nowhere else you can hear this standard of regular Big Band playing. Co-led by sax player Keith Edwards, the personnel changes weekly, as does their selection of fantastic arrangements, many of which are imported direct from Los Angeles by the band’s ex-LA bassist and co-leader Erik Lars Hansen.

11.30-2.30am £4/£3   JIMI GET YOUR FUNK ON

‘Jimi Get Your Funk On’ are a new Edinburgh based 7-piece funk band writing and performing their own music. Taking influence from bands such as Vulfpeck, Tower of Power and the legendary ‘Jimi Hendrix Experience’, the band combines funk with a touch of psychedelia, alternative rock and jazz fusion.

Tue 17

6pm-8.30pm, Free until 7.30pm: John Hunt’s AFTER WORK BLUES

Acoustic/Electric Blues by singer/guitarist John Hunt – and check out his amazing hand-built guitars! ‘Gritty, Funky Boogie-Woogie from a master of blues slide-guitar’ – Evening News

9pm-11.30pm (Entry from 7.30pm) £4/£3   THE GREAT JAZZ JAM SESSION

Open Stage ‘Jazz Jam’ where our excellent House Trio backs all kinds of surprise jazzy guests dropping in to play – and we’ve no idea who’s coming in until tonight! If you want to play, turn up with your instrument and ask for a place on the evening’s list of guest players

12-2.30am £4/£3   STANKSTORM

6-piece grooveness playing stanky covers from, Lettuce, D’angelo, RH Factor, The Family Stone, KC Roberts etc. Keeping it funky and stanky all night… Featuring Alex Palmer (drums), Craig Stoddart (tenor sax), Cameron Bradley (bass), Manuel Brazuna (guitar), Luke Cunningham (keys) and guest vocals from Amy Reader.

Wed 18

6pm-8.30pm, Free until 7.30pm GRAEME MEARNS – Acoustic Swing

A Hat, a Suit, and a Guitar. With a swing/jazz/acoustic style somewhere between Django Reinhardt and Richard Thompson, you’ll hear familiar songs in a way you’ve never imagined

9pm-11.30pm (Entry from 7.30pm) £6/£5   BONSAI – ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR

Bonsai (formerly known as The Jam Experiment) display a fresh, energetic and honest approach of original compositions and dynamic jazz-fusion arrangements. The band has no leader or rather, each member is the leader; through this process they’ve challenged their own musical boundaries. Given that the Ingham brothers have been playing together for nearly 20 years, when the unusual frontline of trombone/violin/vocals is met with the ferociously high-octane rhythm section, the ensemble has an electric synergy that results in pure musical gold. Rory Ingham (trombone), his brother Dominic Ingham (violin & voice), Toby Comeau (piano/keyboard), Joe Lee (bass), and Jonny Mansfield (drums).
‘Shape of Jazz to Come in 2018’ – Jazzwise
“one of the most talked-about and critically acclaimed young bands on the UK scene” – London Jazz News

12-2.30am £4/£3   SWAMPFOG

Horn-heavy swamp-funk, mixing up New Orleans grooves with some hard-hitting riffs, feat. Jed Potts (guitar/vox), bass, drums plus a trumpet/sax/trombone horn section.

Thu 19

6pm-8.30pm, Free until 7.30pm   HENRY IBBS – Teatime Acoustic

Expect a mixture of tunes: traditional, original and cover versions (with more than a dash of Scouse!) from well-known singer/songwriter Henry Ibbs.

9pm-11.30 (Entry from 7.30pm) £6/£5   PRUDENT PRIMATE

Prudent Primate are a Bristol-based psych-funk band. Fusing influences from dirty funk, modern jazz and psychedelic rock, the music takes you on a journey from tight minimal grooves, through colourful, psychedelic soundscapes to infectious, hard hitting riffs. Prudent Primate have been fast making a name for themselves on the fantastic Bristol Modern Jazz scene and have some exciting opportunities this year including 3 gigs supporting famed jazz drummer “Billy Cobham” at Ronnie Scott’s.
“GERT LUSH” – The Shonk

12-2.30am £4/£3   FUTURE HEROES

Superbly creative guitarist Aki Remally fronts this five-piece funk monster. Featuring Jonny White on saxophone, these guys will keep your feet moving all night long with the deep-funk rhythms of Scott Jamieson (drums) and Tom Wilkinson (bass). Occasional guests ensure a night of heavy funking for all…

Fri 20

6pm-8.30pm, Free until 7.30pm   MPG ACOUSTIC SHOWCASE

Three of Edinburgh’s finest singer/songwriters, Mike MacFarlane, Paul Montague and Graeme Mearns present fabulous (and occasionally anarchic!) musical entertainment, each week featuring specially invited guests.

9pm-11.30pm (Entry from 7.30pm) £6/£5  THUNKFISH

Thunkfish are the sole entity at the forefront of the not-quite nascent PTHRONK scene. They are a tight, yet unpredictable blend of jazz, punk, thrash, prog and funk, with influences from Headhunters to Metallica: One moment head-nodding, infectious grooves, escalating to mosh-pit intensity, one minute rhythmically ambiguous and expansive.

12-2.30am £6/£5   THE SPINNING BLOWFISH

An experimental trio combining diverse genres – rock, traditional folk, punk, psychedelic, gypsy, disco, reggae, funk, jazz, and more – all glued together with highland bagpipes! Nothing is too obscure for this funk ceilidh.

PLUS DJ BARNEY RUBBLE

Sat 21

2pm-5pm Free   AFTERNOON JAZZ with THE MELLOTONES TRIO

Hot swinging jazz from Alan Anderson (piano), Jimmy Taylor (bass/vocals) and Dave Swanson (drums).

5.30pm-8.30pm (Entry from 5pm) £6/£5   STIK COOK’S LOUNGE TRIO

Come and lounge around in the company of this wonderful, classic jazz trio playing straight-ahead jazz at its finest – swing, standards and bebop. Dosed with a high level of sophisticated, interactive improvisation and sensitivity.  With the highly lyrical and eloquent pianist Fraser Urquhart, driving bassist Ed Kelly and effervescent drummer Stik Cook.

9pm-11.30pm (Entry from 7.30pm) £6/£5   ‘WORLD PREMIERE’ QUINTET

Every Saturday, a different hand-picked selection of five excellent jazz players meets on stage for the first time (hence the name) – and plays with no rehearsal, and not even a set list! It’s always a ‘surprise’ line-up – even for the players.

12-2.30am £6/£5   JED POTTS & THE HILLMAN HUNTERS

Formed in 2008, Jed Potts & the Hillman Hunters have cultivated a stage performance which is exciting and spontaneous. Drawing from the rich well of classic 50’s and 60’s American blues, the trio (completed by drummer Jonny Christie and bassist Charlie Wild) stay true to the traditions of the music whilst also taking risks. Whether laying back into a Freddie King ballad or digging-in to a hypnotic Muddy Waters groove, the band transmits power in ways other than speed and volume. The unlimited dynamic possibilities of a simple trio format make for a charismatic performance which is different every single night.

PLUS DJ ASTROJAZZ

Sun 22

6pm-8.30pm, Free until 7.30pm   HOT TIN ROOF

Stripped-back atmospheric Blues/Soul from Andy Challen (guitar/voc) and Gavin Jack (slide guitar), AND loads of Swing/Blues Dancers on the dancefloor!

9pm-11.30pm (Entry from 7.30pm) £6/£5  BRIAN MOLLEY QUARTET

Internationally renowned Glasgow-based group Brian Molley Quartet return to The Jazz Bar as part of their India/Scotland Autumn tour 2019. The band’s performances feature a broad spectrum of influences ranging from high octane Brazilian Baiao to delicately-realised Indian Raga, and from Downtown New York Contemporary Jazz to Scottish Folk with the occasional nod to a Disney-featured ballad too. BMQ will perform music from their acclaimed albums CLOCK(BGMM) and Colour and Movement (BGMM) as well as a range of new material. Brian Molley (saxes), Tom Gibbs (piano), Brodie Jarvie (double bass), Stuart Brown (drums). ’The finest in UK Jazz’ – Time Out; ‘Mesmerising’ – Huffington Post

12-2.30am £4/£3   THE SUNDAY SINNERS

Neo-soul, trip-hop grooves and re-edited classics are delivered to your ears, feet and hips by this vocals-fronted band with a rhythm section to die for. Guaranteed to keep your feet moving and your jaw dropped… hot vocals from Fiona Lynch, funky guitar from Aki Remally and dope grooves from Jim Drummond (drums) and Dougie Coulter (bass). Get involved.

Mon 23

5.30pm-7.30pm, Free until 7.30pm   MOON-DAY CHESS

Paying homage to the very first Jazz Bar Teatime Acoustic sessions which began with a group of Edinburgh chess enthusiasts playing to the backdrop of ambient acoustic instrumental guitar. Sunday Hot Tin Roof resident, Andy Challen provides a backdrop of nostalgic instrumental songs, played on a classical guitar: Jazz, Blues, Classical and Pop – including songs by Davey Graham, (lots of) Francisco Tarrega, Bach, Beethoven, and many more.

8pm £7/£5   THE JAZZ BAR’s 17-Piece BIG BAND

Open Rehearsal 8-9pm, full gig from 9.15-10.45pm
Wonderful sounds from this great weekly band with FOUR trumpets, FOUR trombones, FIVE saxes and FOUR rhythm! It’s a variable line-up of top-class pro players, who travel in from Glasgow, Borders, Perth, Fife (and Edinburgh!), to participate in this outstanding gig. There’s just nowhere else you can hear this standard of regular Big Band playing. Co-led by sax player Keith Edwards, the personnel changes weekly, as does their selection of fantastic arrangements, many of which are imported direct from Los Angeles by the band’s ex-LA bassist and co-leader Erik Lars Hansen.

11.30-2.30am £4/£3   JIMI GET YOUR FUNK ON

‘Jimi Get Your Funk On’ are a new Edinburgh based 7-piece funk band writing and performing their own music. Taking influence from bands such as Vulfpeck, Tower of Power and the legendary ‘Jimi Hendrix Experience’, the band combines funk with a touch of psychedelia, alternative rock and jazz fusion.

Tue 24

6pm-8.30pm, Free until 7.30pm: John Hunt’s AFTER WORK BLUES

Acoustic/Electric Blues by singer/guitarist John Hunt – and check out his amazing hand-built guitars! ‘Gritty, Funky Boogie-Woogie from a master of blues slide-guitar’ – Evening News

9pm-11.30pm (Entry from 7.30pm) £4/£3   THE GREAT JAZZ JAM SESSION

Open Stage ‘Jazz Jam’ where our excellent House Trio backs all kinds of surprise jazzy guests dropping in to play – and we’ve no idea who’s coming in until tonight! If you want to play, turn up with your instrument and ask for a place on the evening’s list of guest players

12-2.30am £4/£3   101st AIRBORNE

Fat grooves, jazzy excursions, soulful vocals and bags of pocket from guitarist Aki Remally’s soul-funk four-piece band… with the baaaadest rhythm section in town supplying ALL of your Tuesday funk with a set covering everything from Funkadelic to Vulfpeck.

Wed 25

6pm-8.30pm, Free until 7.30pm GRAEME MEARNS – Acoustic Swing

A Hat, a Suit, and a Guitar. With a swing/jazz/acoustic style somewhere between Django Reinhardt and Richard Thompson, you’ll hear familiar songs in a way you’ve never imagined

9pm-11.30pm (Entry from 7.30pm) £8/£7   MICHAEL JANISCH BAND – WORLDS COLLIDE ALBUM LAUNCH

Michael Janisch has established himself as a first-call electric & double bassist, MOBO-Award nominated solo artist, producer, and owner of Whirlwind Recordings. His new solo album Worlds Collide is an electro-acoustic joyride of original material recorded at Abbey Road Studios, combining contemporary jazz alongside free improvisations and soaring melodies over multi-metered grooves paying hommage to artists as diverse as Feli Kuti & Afro-Beat to the electronic music pioneer Aphex Twin.

Joining Janisch (on basses) for this date is his brand new UK-based band which showcases some of the finest performers today: Nathaniel Facey on alto saxophone (Empirical, Gary Crosby OBE), George Crowley on tenor saxophone (Melt Yourself Down, Yazz Ahmed), Rick Simpson on piano/keys (Christian Scott, Leo Richardson), and Shane Forbes on drums (Soweto Kinch, Empirical).

12-2.30am £4/£3   SWAMPFOG

Horn-heavy swamp-funk, mixing up New Orleans grooves with some hard-hitting riffs, feat. Jed Potts (guitar/vox), bass, drums plus a trumpet/sax/trombone horn section.

Thu 26

6pm-8.30pm, Free until 7.30pm   HENRY IBBS – Teatime Acoustic

Expect a mixture of tunes: traditional, original and cover versions (with more than a dash of Scouse!) from well-known singer/songwriter Henry Ibbs.

9pm-11.30 (Entry from 7.30pm) £5 (Players don’t pay!)  GROOVE THURSDAYS

The Jazz Bar’s all new, all-inclusive jam session. On the last Thursday of every month, Jazz Bar residents Aki Remally, Jed Potts and Rob Harrison welcome any and all musicians, genres and abilities to the Edinburgh music scene for an evening of funky tunes and the opportunity to meet artists of all shapes and sizes!

12-2.30am £4/£3   FUTURE HEROES

Superbly creative guitarist Aki Remally fronts this five-piece funk monster. Featuring Jonny White on saxophone, these guys will keep your feet moving all night long with the deep-funk rhythms of Scott Jamieson (drums) and Tom Wilkinson (bass). Occasional guests ensure a night of heavy funking for all…

Fri 27

6pm-8.30pm, Free until 7.30pm   MPG ACOUSTIC SHOWCASE

Three of Edinburgh’s finest singer/songwriters, Mike MacFarlane, Paul Montague and Graeme Mearns present fabulous (and occasionally anarchic!) musical entertainment, each week featuring specially invited guests.

9pm-11.30pm (Entry from 7.30pm) £7/£5   STEWART FORBES AULD ALLIANCE

The alto saxophonist is one of the true greats of the Scottish jazz scene. Having made hundreds and hundreds of gigs sound good, with his fabulous soaring alto cutting through as lead in Big Bands, and as the most soulful soloist in thousands of small groups, Forbes is at his best when playing the music he loves most – the soul-jazz sound of 60’s Blue Note and Impulse records: the music of Cannonball Adderley and Stanley Turrentine. Featuring Colin Steele (trumpet) and Steve Hamilton (piano), Sebastien Dochy (bass) and Patrick Mulliè (drums) playing greasy, grooving soul jazz, packed with passion and fire.

12-2.30am £6/£5   THE SHIVERIN’ SHEIKS

High-energy, dancefloor-filling Glasgow 4-piece with guitars, double bass and drums plus 3-part vocals, delivering pumping 50s/60s RnB, Rockabilly, Gospel, and Doo Wop – with a touch of Gypsy Swing.

PLUS DJ AKI

Sat 28

2pm-5pm Free   AFTERNOON JAZZ with THE MELLOTONES TRIO

Hot swinging jazz from Alan Anderson (piano), Jimmy Taylor (bass/vocals) and Dave Swanson (drums).

5.30pm-8.30pm (Entry from 5pm) £6/£5   SMITTEN

Smitten are a minimalist smoky pop three piece based in Edinburgh, performing original songs written by vocalist Nicole Smit and arranged by guitarist/bassist Charlie Wild and drummer Alex Palmer. After three weeks in Italy, they’re rounding off their Spring Tour with a blow out at home. Come see how three people survive on the road so long!

9pm-11.30pm (Entry from 7.30pm) £6/£5   ‘WORLD PREMIERE’ QUINTET

Every Saturday, a different hand-picked selection of five excellent jazz players meets on stage for the first time (hence the name) – and plays with no rehearsal, and not even a set list! It’s always a ‘surprise’ line-up – even for the players.

12-2.30am £6/£5   THE AKI PROJECT

Aki Remally fronts this brand new 5-piece funk odyssey, featuring Jonny White on saxophone, rhythm section swagger provided by Jamie Graham and Tom Wilkinson, and the moog-tastic keyboard stylings of HLK’s Rich Harrold.

PLUS DJ ASTROJAZZ

Sun 29

6pm-8.30pm, Free until 7.30pm   HOT TIN ROOF

Stripped-back atmospheric Blues/Soul from Andy Challen (guitar/voc) and Gavin Jack (slide guitar), AND loads of Swing/Blues Dancers on the dancefloor!

9pm-11.30pm (Entry from 7.30pm) £6/£5   ALI AFFLECK’S SUNDAY SPEAKEASY SESSIONS

Celebrate a wild night in the classic ‘speakeasy’ style. Authentic hot-roots blues and prohibition-era jazz from award-winning vocalist Ali Affleck bringing together local-legend jazzers with her bands Bedlam Swing and The Gin Mill Genies. Cheeky Creole and French tunes with spicy New Orleans vibes from Scotland’s favourite swing dancing bands!

12-2.30am £4/£3   THE SUNDAY SINNERS

Neo-soul, trip-hop grooves and re-edited classics are delivered to your ears, feet and hips by this vocals-fronted band with a rhythm section to die for. Guaranteed to keep your feet moving and your jaw dropped… hot vocals from Fiona Lynch, funky guitar from Aki Remally and dope grooves from Jim Drummond (drums) and Dougie Coulter (bass). Get involved.

Mon 30

5.30pm-7.30pm, Free until 7.30pm   MOON-DAY CHESS

Paying homage to the very first Jazz Bar Teatime Acoustic sessions which began with a group of Edinburgh chess enthusiasts playing to the backdrop of ambient acoustic instrumental guitar. Sunday Hot Tin Roof resident, Andy Challen provides a backdrop of nostalgic instrumental songs, played on a classical guitar: Jazz, Blues, Classical and Pop – including songs by Davey Graham, (lots of) Francisco Tarrega, Bach, Beethoven, and many more.

8pm £7/£5   THE JAZZ BAR’s 17-Piece BIG BAND

Open Rehearsal 8-9pm, full gig from 9.15-10.45pm
Wonderful sounds from this great weekly band with FOUR trumpets, FOUR trombones, FIVE saxes and FOUR rhythm! It’s a variable line-up of top-class pro players, who travel in from Glasgow, Borders, Perth, Fife (and Edinburgh!), to participate in this outstanding gig. There’s just nowhere else you can hear this standard of regular Big Band playing. Co-led by sax player Keith Edwards, the personnel changes weekly, as does their selection of fantastic arrangements, many of which are imported direct from Los Angeles by the band’s ex-LA bassist and co-leader Erik Lars Hansen.

11.30-2.30am £4/£3   GLAMOUR & THE BAYBES

6-Piece funk with ripping horns and massive vocals that grab you by the soul and drop you on the dance floor! Featuring the spectacular voice and eclectic madness of Angus Munro. ‘Soulful and outrageous… the largest vocal range I’ve ever heard!’ (Scotsman)