August ’22

Please note, there are no advance tickets for shows outside of festival times (Aug 5th – 29th).

LIVE MUSIC EVERY DAY

Open (non-festival hours):
Monday   7pm – 11.30pm
Tuesday   7pm – 11.30pm
Wednesday 5pm – 3am
Thursday   5pm – 3am
Friday   5pm – 3am
Saturday   2pm – 3am
Sunday   5pm – 3am


Edinburgh Festival Fringe!

August 5th – 29th

To view our full Fringe Festival programme or purchase tickets for any of our shows, please visit this page.


Non-festival August Listings:

Mon 1

Open 7pm – Midnight

8pm-10.45pm £12/£8   THE JAZZ BAR’s 17-Piece BIG BAND

Open Rehearsal 8-9pm, full gig from 9.15-10.45pm
FOUR trumpets, FOUR trombones, FIVE saxes and FOUR rhythm! It’s a variable line-up of top-class pro players, who travel in from around Scotland to participate in this outstanding gig. Nowhere else can you hear this standard of regular Big Band playing. Led by saxophonist Keith Edwards, the personnel changes weekly, as does their selection of fantastic arrangements.

Tue 2

Open 7pm – Midnight

8.30pm-11pm £8/£6/Free to play   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.

Wed 3

6.15pm-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

9.15pm-11.30pm £10/£8   LOUISE DODDS QUINTET

Louise Dodds will be performing tonight with some of Scotland’s finest jazz musicians including David Series (guitar), Alan Benzie (piano), David Bowden (double bass) and Max Popp (drums). The quintet will be performing original songs from Louise’s latest album ‘The Story Needs an Ending’ and some brand new material alongside lesser known standards by artists such as Keith Jarrett.

12.15am-2.30am £5/£3   GLAMOUR & THE BAYBES

5-Piece funk with ripping horns and massive vocals that grab you by the soul and drop you on the dance floor! Sultry Saxophonic Soloing, Gastronomically Gorgeous Guitar-Grooving and featuring the spectacular voice and eclectic madness of Angus Munro. “Soulful and outrageous… the largest vocal range I’ve ever heard!” (Scotsman)

Thu 4

6.15pm-8.30pm Free until 7.30pm   ALI TOD

UK guitarist and singer Ali Tod blends modern percussive fingerstyle guitar techniques with classical training and loop-pedal mastery, to create a live acoustic experience that gets hands clapping, hips shaking and feet stomping.

9.15pm-11.30pm £5/Free to play   GROOVE THURSDAYS

The Jazz Bar’s all-inclusive jam session is back! On the first Thursday of every month, Jazz Bar locals Toni McVey (drums), Luke Cunningham (keys), Amy Reader (voc), Stephen Jack (bass), and Harry Higgs (guitar), are here to welcome and guide any and all musicians, genres and abilities into the Edinburgh music scene for an evening of funky tunes and the opportunity to meet artists of all shapes and sizes!

12.15am-2.30am £5/£3   THURSDAY FUNK: FUTURE HEROES

Superbly creative guitarist Aki Remally (guitar/vocals) fronts this five-piece funk monster, playing tasty covers and heavy jams. Featuring Jonny White on saxophone, these guys will keep your feet moving all night long with the deep-funk rhythms of Toni McVey (drums), Tom Wilkinson (bass) and Luke Cunningham (keys) Occasional guests ensure a night of heavy funking for all. Get involved.


FRINGE FESTIVAL 2022

August 5th – 29th

8 shows per day, every day of festival, 2pm-5am!
Choose from jazz, blues, funk, soul and more with our varied programme of 39 independent fringe performers. Plus, find our local-legend late-night bands listed under 2am at The Jazz Bar and get your tickets locked in.

To view our full Fringe Festival programme or purchase tickets for any of our shows, please visit this page.


Mon 29

8pm-10.45pm £12/£8   THE JAZZ BAR’s 17-Piece BIG BAND

Open Rehearsal 8-9pm, full gig from 9.15-10.45pm
FOUR trumpets, FOUR trombones, FIVE saxes and FOUR rhythm! It’s a variable line-up of top-class pro players, who travel in from around Scotland to participate in this outstanding gig. Nowhere else can you hear this standard of regular Big Band playing. Led by saxophonist Keith Edwards, the personnel changes weekly, as does their selection of fantastic arrangements.

Tue 30

Open 7pm – Midnight

8.30pm-11pm £8/£6/Free to play   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.

Wed 31

6.15pm-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

9.15pm-11.30pm £10/£8   KEVIN HENDERSON QUARTET

12.15am-2.30am £5/£3   GLAMOUR & THE BAYBES

5-Piece funk with ripping horns and massive vocals that grab you by the soul and drop you on the dance floor! Sultry Saxophonic Soloing, Gastronomically Gorgeous Guitar-Grooving and featuring the spectacular voice and eclectic madness of Angus Munro. “Soulful and outrageous… the largest vocal range I’ve ever heard!” (Scotsman)

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