THE EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL 2017!

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FOR FURTHER LISTINGS SUCH AS SPECIAL PERFORMANCES AND LATE NIGHT FUNK/BLUES SHOWS TO 5AM, PLEASE VISIT THIS PAGE: http://www.thejazzbar.co.uk/the-fringe-festival-2017/

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE TO BOOK IN ADVANCE VIA THE FRINGE WEBSITE:
https://tickets.edfringe.com/venues/the-jazz-bar


INDEPENDENT FRINGE SHOWS HOSTED BY THE JAZZ BAR

*CAUTION* – due to our late opening hours our days don’t end until 5am! This means that a show listed at 2am on a Friday will technically be in the early hours of Saturday.

ADVANCE TICKETS – can be purchased from the Fringe Box Office. The Jazz Bar does not sell ANY tickets. You can pay cash (sorry – no cards) at the door for all shows at the entry time provided that the show has not sold out.

(shows are in alphabetical order)


A FINE ROMANCE – Pam Lawson

Pam and her band celebrate Dorothy Fields 50-year career as a lyricist, from I Can’t Give You Anything But Love to Hey Big Spender. So Pick Yourself Up and come to the Sunny Side of the Street.
Aug 9-10 14:30 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Ages: PG


A LOVE LETTER TO NEW YORK – Jess Abrams

From the west side to the wild side, join New York vocalist Jess Abrams, ‘the real deal, a stone delight’ (Jazzwise) as she sings songs of New York. It’s gonna be a Cool night…
Aug 7 20:30 (1h); Aug 14,28 19:00 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00) Ages: PG


A SONGWRITERS’ CIRCLE

Three of the UK’s finest singer-songwriters come together to perform their songs, collaborate and chat about the inspirations and processes behind their songwriting. Each song is introduced with some background on how it was written.
Aug 6 22:00 (1h30m) £9.00 (£7.00) Ages: 18+


ACOUSTIC BLUES AND ROOTS

Foot stomping acoustic blues from top Scottish band. ‘Raw, sexy music loaded with energy’ **** (BroadwayBaby.com). ‘Masterclass in musicianship. First Class’ (PressAndJournal.co.uk). ‘So tight you couldn’t slide a Rizla between them!’ (Ian Rankin).
Aug 14,20 20:30 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00) Ages: 16+


ACOUSTIC SWING – Graeme Mearns

Ice-cool classics and red-hot originals with echoes of Django Reinhardt and Richard Thompson as the guitar-slinging troubadour – ‘electrifying’ **** (ThreeWeeks) – reinvents 20th-century masterworks from Billie Holiday to Joey Ramone and premieres some 21st-century originals.
Aug 5,9,11-13,16,18-20,23,26 17:30 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00) Ages: PG


AFTERNOON ACOUSTIC BLUES – Malt & Rye

Blues spanning 90 years from Robert Johnson and Sonny Boy Williamson to Jerry Lynn Williams, Warren Haynes, Robert Cray and Eric Clapton along with original contemporary blues and roots numbers. Experience Acoustic Blues at its best, with humour and passion played on Acoustic Guitar and Bass. If you like the blues this is a show not to be missed.
Aug 7,14,20-21,28 14:30 (1h) £8.00 Ages: 12+


ALISON AFFLECK’S SPEAKEASY SESSIONS – One Night in New Orleans

Award-winning vocalist Ali transports you to the prohibition era. ‘Gorgeously characterful and distinctive voice’ (Heart of the Art). A stunning five-piece band, outrageous musicality, playing Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong etc.
Aug 15,22 20:30 (1h); Aug 9,21,23 22:00 (1h30m); Aug 27 19:00 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00). Ages: 18+


AMY ABLER – PianoDivalicious!

With touches of Liberace and Victor Borge, this world-touring US pianist/singer is a classical concert artist gone rogue. Combining virtuosic technique with vivacious comedy (and feathers), she covers Beethoven to Broadway, pop to Paganini, ragtime to rock’n’roll.
Aug 24-25,27 14:30 (1h); Aug 21 17:30 (1h); Aug 22 16:00 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00). Ages: PG


ANDREA CARLSON AND THE LOVE POLICE

Our 21st-century speakeasy swings again at the return of silken-voiced Andrea Carlson – multi award-winning Memphis, Tennessee-born singer/guitarist/songwriter and her musical Love Police! Dive into hot, hip, romantic, golden-age jazz!
Aug 15-19 22:00 (1h30m) £12.00 (£10.00). Ages: 18+


BEWITCHED, BOTHERED & BEWILDERED – Lorna Reid

Scotland’s sultry star returns to Edinburgh’s jazz hotspot with her sell-out show of spellbinding jazz classics and originals, with a line-up of Scotland’s top musicians. ‘Swing of Ella, heart of Billy and soul of Nina’ (Rhein-Zeitung).
Aug 10 20:30 (1h); Aug 19 19:00 (1h) £10.00. Ages: 18+


BEYOND THE BLUE by Rain Reserve

Rain Reserve – a songwriting partnership forged in the wilds of Scotland, brings together established acoustic performers. Edinburgh native and smooth jazz operator Lorna Reid combines forces with dustbowl blues Glaswegian John Alexander.
Aug 24, 16:00 £6/£5; 25,27 16:00 (1h) £10.00. Ages: 18+


BLUES GUITAR DUO – Hot Tin Roof

Hot Tin Roof regularly pack The Jazz Bar playing classics and originals, earning a reputation for playing excellent music while creating a relaxing atmosphere. With impressive reviews – a must-see for any music loving Fringe visitor.
Aug 4-6,11-13,23-25 13:00 (1h); Aug 8,15-16,18 14:30 (1h); Aug 10,17,28 16:00 (1h); Aug 14 17:30 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00). Ages: PG


BLUES: High Energy Electric Blues

Hard-hitting blues from Edinburgh four piece. ‘Raw, sexy music loaded with energy’ **** (BroadwayBaby.com). ‘A masterclass in musicianship. Simply first class’ (PressAndJournal.co.uk). ‘So tight you couldn’t slide a Rizla between them!’ (Ian Rankin).
Aug 9,11,16,21,28 20:30 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00). Ages: 16+


BLUESWATER PRESENTS: Bala Baile

Bala Baile is an Edinburgh-based Latin quartet. Led by Colombian-American Felipe Schrieberg, the band blends rhythm and blues, boogaloo and Cuban-son into something truly unique. They will be playing four gigs at the award-winning Jazz Bar.
Aug 7,16,22,27 00:00 (1h30m) £9.00 (£8.00). Ages: 18+


BLUESWATER PRESENTS: Live at The Jazz Bar!

The Blueswater is the band behind the award-winning show Blues! They will perform four high-energy late night gigs at The Jazz Bar. Expect a full-on party. ***** (ThreeWeeks)
Aug 6,10,14,20,24 00:00 (1h30m) £10.00 (£9.00). Ages: 18+


BLUESWATER PRESENTS: Smitten

Smitten are a minimalist smoky pop duo. Performing original songs written by vocalist Nicole Smit and arranged by guitarist and percussionist Charlie Wild, they will perform two intimate concerts in the award-winning music venue The Jazz Bar.
Aug 10,17 17:30 (1h) £9.00 (£8.00). Ages: PG


BRIAN KELLOCK & FIONNA DUNCAN

Scottish jazz great Fionna Duncan makes her Fringe debut! Join her and the multi award-winning pianist Kellock, plus daily surprise guests for an hour of swinging jazz. A rare chance to hear a living legend!
Aug 7-8,14-15 16:00 (1h); Aug 28 17:30 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00). Ages: PG


BRIAN MOLLEY QUARTET – Colour and Movement

Scottish saxophonist Brian Molley with his acclaimed quartet perform music from their recent album Colour and Movement. Modern jazz with a lyrical soul, influenced by music from India, Brazil and Scotland. ‘Mesmerising’ (HuffingtonPost.com).
Aug 13 22:00 (1h30m) £10.00 (£7.00). Ages: 18+


CRY ME A RIVER: The Songs of Julie London

Acclaimed London-based jazz/blues/soul vocalist Kerry-Jo Hodgkin launches her album and pays tribute to legendary, sultry-toned Julie London. Collaborating with leading Scottish jazz musicians for five performances of this 2014/15/16 hit show.
Aug 23,26 14:30 (1h); Aug 24-25,27 17:30 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00). Ages: PG


DANI SICARI AND THE EASY ROLLERS: Speakeasy Jazz

Grab your dancin’ shoes ‘cos the 20s are here to stay! Roaring seven-piece swing band performing hits from the speakeasy bars of the Prohibition era.
Aug 21 16:00 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00). Ages: PG


DANIEL SMITH: Blues Piano

Downhome blues, stomping boogie-woogie, foot-tapping New Orleans piano, hard bop classics and exciting originals evoking the good-time atmosphere of the speakeasy. ‘Serious challenger to Jools Holland as the UK’s number one boogie pianist’ (Blues in Britain).
Aug 7-9,14-22 13:00 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00). Ages: 12+


DAS CONTRAS: Funking Jazz Punks

Scottish funk all-stars Das Contras return to the Fringe with new album Hedonburgh, following last year’s award-winning album and sell-out shows. ‘One of the best bands in Scotland’ (Herald).
Aug 5,12,26,28 23:55 (1h30m) £10.00 (£7.00). Ages: 18+


ECHOES OF AMERICAN JAZZ

Relish the sounds of 1950s Greenwich Village, echoes of an Ornette Coleman melody, and avant-garde jazz sensibilities. Classical works by David Amram, Stephen J Rush and David Liebman.
Aug 17 14:30 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00). Ages: PG


GECKO3

Gecko 3 play a dance-friendly mix of funk, latin, hiphop, jazz and reggae. The trio get things moving with double bass, guitar, drums and vocal dexterity. ‘Seriously catchy’ (IndieLaunchpad.com). ‘Sumptuous double bass’ (Edinburgh Evening News).
Aug 4,8 00:00 (1h30m) £10.00 (£8.00). Ages: 18+


GEORGIA CECILE

Talented emerging vocalist and songwriter Georgia Cécile performs alongside award-winning jazz pianist/composer Euan Stevenson. ‘Modern and soulful, but absolutely rooted in the traditions of mainstream jazz’ (BBC Radio Scotland).
Aug 6 14:30 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00). Ages: PG


HENDRIX AND ME

After last year’s sell-out show, established Scottish jazz-funk guitarist Aki Remally reconstructs the music of Jimi Hendrix with a funk-heavy approach, featuring Scotland’s finest musicians! A psychedelic funk odyssey to behold with grooves galore.
Aug 5,8,10,14,22 22:00 (1h30m) £10.00 (£8.00). Ages: 18+


IN THE MOOD: The Music of Glenn Miller

Jump aboard the Chattanooga Choo-Choo and join Scotland’s top jazz musicians Brian Kellock (piano), Colin Steele (trumpet), Roy Percy (bass) and Tom Gordon (drums) in celebrating the greatest American dance band.
Aug 15-18 19:00 (1h); Aug 19 14:30 (1h) £10.00 (£9.00). Ages: 12+


JAZZ AT THE MOVIES

Hollywood glamour and the sultriness of jazz have been inextricably linked since talking pictures began. Acclaimed London-based jazz/blues/soul vocalist Kerry-Jo Hodgkin launches her new album, collaborating with leading Scottish jazz musicians on timeless movie songs.
Aug 23-27 20:30 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00). Ages: 16+


JAZZ BAR MUSIC

Edinburgh’s famous multi award-winning venue stages its own extensive programme of evening jazz and late-night funk every night of the Fringe and with a 5am festival bar! For full details of individual shows (special performances & funk/blues late shows), please visit this page: http://www.thejazzbar.co.uk/the-fringe-festival-2017/
Ages: PG before 8pm, 16+ before 10pm, 18+ after 10pm


JOHN HUNT: Four O’clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

‘Boogie-woogie slide-guitar master’ **** (Scotsman). ‘Cannibalised guitars’ **** (Herald). ‘Funky mojo’ (Edinburgh Evening News). **** (ThreeWeeks). **** (BroadwayBaby.com) **** (EdinburghSpotlight.com). ‘Seasick Steve in a science lab’ (Ian Rankin). ‘Fantastic’ (Jools Holland).
Aug 5,9,11-13,16,18-20,23,26 16:00 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00). Ages: PG


JOHN HUNT SINGS SWING: with the Campbell Normand Trio

There’s only two chances to see the Fringe’s favourite bluesman sing swing, including Frank Sinatra, Cole Porter, Julie London, Tom Waits, Louis Armstrong, Fred Flintstone and James Bond.
Aug 6 16:00 (1h); Aug 22 14:30 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00). Ages: PG


LIGHTS OUT BY NINE

LOBN play soul, funk and rhythm and blues featuring both original material and classic songs by other writers. A classic collection of songs to appeal to a wide range of tastes. Not to be missed.
Aug 4 22:00 (1h30m) £9.00 (£6.00); Aug 12 14:30 (1h) £8.00 (£5.00). Ages: 18+


LISA SCOTT & CO.: Ain’t Misbehavin’

Lisa is joined by top-class musicians covering great music from a bygone day to date.
Aug 11 14:30 (1h) £8.00. Ages: 18+


MAIRI CAMPBELL IN CONCERT

Scots singer Mairi Campbell brings her ‘visionary musicianship and distinctive virtuosity’ (Herald) to the intimate setting of the Jazz Bar. ‘A mesmerising performer’ (Scotsman) who will move, thrill and maybe even change you.
Aug 4 16:00 (1h); Aug 28 13:00 (1h) £11.00 (£8.00). Ages: PG


MERCY, MERCY, MERCY!

A quintet of Scotland’s foremost jazz musicians pays joyous tribute to the bebop/soul music of Cannonball and Nat Adderley. ‘The Adderleys have acquired premier-league champions!’ (Herald).
Aug 17 20:30 (1h); Aug 18-19 00:00 (1h30m); Aug 20 22:00 (1h30m) £10.00 (£8.00). Ages: 18+


MYCHELLE COLLEARY: An American Francophile in Blighty

Fries, frites or chips?! Exquisite vocals, fabulous band – Mychelle’s quirky mix of jazz, chanson, pop and rare trivia will reveal your inner Francophile. ‘Smart, sassy and entirely entertaining… c’etait magnifique’ (TheaterMania.com).
Aug 4-5,13 14:30 (1h) £8.00 (£6.00). Ages: 14+


NICK HARPER

Nick’s rich acoustic/folk heritage (son of folk legend Roy Harper) is recognised worldwide. ‘One of the finest guitarists, soaring vocals, epic songs’ (Mojo). ‘Acoustic Hendrix!’ (Guitar). ‘Highly accomplished singer/songwriter, hugely talented instrumentalist, bewildering mix of musical genres’ (Buteman.co.uk).
Aug 4-13 19:00 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00). Ages: 12+


PAUL GILBODY

From pin-drop delicacy to infectious grooves that leave you smiling, this renowned singer-songwriter brings you songs of love and seafood with some very special guest appearances. A John Martyn/Jamiroquai cross-breed. ‘Excellent performer… compelling’ ***** (BroadwayBaby.com).
Aug 26 13:00 (1h) £10.00 (£8.00). Ages: 16+


PAUL KEELING: Transcendent Piano Excursions

Canadian Best Jazz Awards nominee – Keeling’s improvisational flights, through bebop and beyond, are rhapsodic, heartfelt and boldly melodic. With intense, empathic accompaniment from effervescent drummer Stik Cook and driving bassist Ed Kelly.
Aug 4-5,8 20:30 (1h); Aug 6-7 17:30 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00). Ages: PG


RAISING SAND: A tribute to Robert Plant and Alison Krauss

A faithful and heartfelt tribute to the beautiful Robert Plant and Alison Krauss album Raising Sand. Some of Scotland’s most revered musicians bring you an unforgettable hour of listening joy.
Aug 27 13:00 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00). Ages: 16+


SOULDEEP

Souldeep returns to bring you on a journey through jazz, R’n’B and funk with NYC-based singer Lolita Jackson and her great group. A seasoned performer on four continents, Lolita’s show is a love letter to Scotland – with soul!
Aug 11-12 22:00 (1h30m) £12.00 (£10.00). Ages: 18+


THE GREAT HIPSTER SONGBOOK

Join four-octave award-winning UK vocalist/saxophonist Angus Munro and his floor-stomping trio as they transform modern indie classics into superbly authentic American standards of the early 20th century. See it before it’s cool!
Aug 4,8,15,22 17:30 (1h) £7.00 (£5.00). Ages: 16+


THE KATET PLAYS STEVIE WONDER

Edinburgh soul/funk heroes pay homage to the legend. Mike Kearney and his seven-piece perform a high octane set of Wonder’s classics and rarities in their own style. ‘Dynamic, danceable, and dastardly catchy’ (Sunday Mail).
Aug 9,13,15,17,21,23 00:00 (1h30m) £9.00 (£8.00); Aug 25 00:00 (1h30m) £10.00 (£9.00). Ages: 18+


THE SORRIES AT THE BAR

The kilted duo take the Scottish songbook for a well-deserved pint; featuring occasional guest musicians and a few alternative songs and verses from The Sorries. ‘A must for lovers of Scots songs’ **** (EdinburghSpotlight.com). www.thesorries.co.uk
Aug 12-13,18-19 20:30 (1h) £12.00 (£10.00). Ages: 16+


TROUBADOUR BLUES

Accomplished songwriter Allan Grant combines rich, distinctive vocals and clever, heartfelt lyrics into songs of compelling originality. Country and blues influences of Robert Johnson and Bob Dylan, with a jazz element! Songwriting and performance at it’s very finest.
Aug 6 20:30 (1h) £9.00 (£7.00). Ages: 18+


VALERY PONOMAREV: The Messenger

World-renowned trumpeter Valery Ponomarev dramatically escaped 70s USSR and toured the world with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers for four years, making 11 albums! Here his top five-piece band recreates Art’s timeless music.
Aug 24-28 22:00 (1h30m) £8.00 (£6.00). Ages: 18+


WHEN LOVE BREAKS DOWN – James Lambeth

After five Fringe successes, celebrated vocalist James Lambeth returns with pianist Steve Hamilton. Featuring a bittersweet collection of jazz standards and some contemporary surprises on the themes of love, loss and longing.
Aug 20-26 19:00 (1h) £10.00. Ages: 12+


FOR FURTHER LISTINGS SUCH AS SPECIAL PERFORMANCES AND LATE NIGHT FUNK/BLUES SHOWS TO 5AM, PLEASE VISIT THIS PAGE: http://www.thejazzbar.co.uk/the-fringe-festival-2017/

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE TO BOOK IN ADVANCE VIA THE FRINGE WEBSITE:
https://tickets.edfringe.com/venues/the-jazz-bar