The Jazz Bar Dec '21

December

Please note, there are no advance tickets or seat reservations available unless clearly stated in the event listing.

Monday   7pm – 3am
[Closed Tuesdays]
Wednesday   5pm – 3am
Thursday   5pm – 3am
Friday   5pm – 3am
Saturday   2pm – 3am
Sunday   5pm – 3am

Proof of vaccination must be shown upon entry from 9pm.

Wed 1

6.30pm-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   ELAINE CRIGHTON / IAIN CARLETON GROUP

Playing some great tunes from the American songbook and some classic Jazz Standards. This quintet reunites and unites old friends and new friends. Featuring Iain Carleton (guitar), Elaine Crighton (vocals), Zanang Dangata (piano), Andy Maine (bass), and Keith Haldane (drums).

12.15am-2.30am £5/£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)

Thu 2

6.15pm-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

9.15pm-11.30pm £10/£8   TOM SOCHAS TRIO

Building on the success of a solo EP released in early 2021, Franco-American jazz pianist Tom Sochas, previously known for his work with London staple Phoenician Blinds, is back at The Jazz Bar this time with his trio, playing music from his soon to be released debut album The Sorcerer (on Khumbu Records). The album, set to be released in April 2022 introduces Tom’s new combo with Greek bassist Thodoris Ziarkas and British drummer Olly Sarkar. Expect a trio sound that blends a love for hard hitting post-bop and a passion for western classical repertoire.

12.15am-2.30am £5/£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.

Fri 3

6.15pm-8.30pm Free until 7.30pm   HALF MOON MEDICINE SHOWCASE

Cera Impala, Edinburgh’s esteemed banjo babe, brings roots, folk, old-time jazz, gospel, rag, and original indie-love to The Jazz Bar as she hosts a one-of-a-kind showcase featuring talent from her eclectic community of artists. The Half Moon Medicine show(case) – the cure for what ails you!

9.15pm-11.30pm £10/£8   MEZCLA

Mezcla are a Glasgow based jazz-fusion ensemble attracting attention for their soulful blend of eclectic jazz and infectious grooves. Led by David Bowden (BBC Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year 2017), the line-up features some of the best of Glasgow’s vibrant young jazz scene. The name means ‘mixture’ and the band fuse a broad range of influences from jazz, funk, rock and world music into one voice. The Mezcla sound is distinguished by uplifting melodies, shimmering textures, and visceral improvisation.

12.15am-2.30am £8/£5   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.

PLUS DJ

Sat 4

2.30pm-5.30pm Free   AFTERNOON JAZZ with THE MELLOTONES TRIO

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

6.15pm-8.30pm £7/£5   THE SPOTLIGHT SESSIONS

Each week a top-drawer piano trio, led by bassist Ed Kelly, is joined by a special guest spot. Saxophonists, guitarists, trumpeters and singers showcase their talents in a broad range of jazz styles. From swing, blues, bossa, trad and modern, this is a variable early evening session of intimate and enjoyable jazz. This week’s spotlight: Dick Lee (sax and bass clarinet)

9.15pm-11.30pm £10/£8   ‘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) – to play with no rehearsal, and no set list! Always a fresh line-up. This week: Brian Molley (sax), Colin Steele (trumpet), Pete Johnstone (piano), Douglas Whates (bass), Jim Drummond (drums)

12.15am-2.30am £8/£5   HENDRIX & US: LATE NIGHT SPECIAL!

After a string of pre-covid sell-out shows, established Scottish jazz funk guitarist & Jazz Bar resident, Aki Remally, is back to reconstruct the music of Jimi Hendrix with a funk-heavy approach. A psychedelic funk odyssey to behold with grooves galore! Featuring Jamie Graham (drums), Allan Ferguson (bass) and Andy Jeffcoat (keys)

PLUS DJ

Sun 5

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!

9.15pm-11.30pm £10/£8   GEORGIA CECILE’S SUNDAY SERENADE

The first Sunday of the month celebrates the very best in vocals! Hosted by the “sweetheart of the Scottish jazz scene”, Georgia Cécile, and her stellar quartet. The evening pays homage to her greatest influences: Nancy Wilson, Abbey Lincoln, Sarah Vaughan and more. Voted ‘Best Vocalist’ at the 2019 Scottish Jazz Awards and tipped as ‘One to Watch’ by Jamie Cullum (Jazzwise), Cécile is fast becoming one of the UK’s most exciting young vocalists and songwriters.

12.15am-2.30am £5/£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. Featuring hot vocals from Fiona Lynch, funky guitar from Aki Remally, and dope grooves from Jim Drummond (drums) and Dougie Coulter (bass).

Mon 6

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.

11.30am-2.30am £5/£3   THE FRESH SQUEEZE

Fronted by the high-energy vocals of Kat Brooks, The Fresh Squeeze mix up funk classics and up-tempo R&B ranging from the 70s to the present day. With Alex James (guitar) and Craig Stoddart (sax) out at the front, backed up by a solid rhythm section made up of Mochi Robinson (bass), Ranald Mackey (keys) and Carter Skillicorn (drums), there’s no doubt you won’t be spending the evening sat in your seat.

[Closed Tuesdays]

Wed 8

6.30pm-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   BRIAN MOLLEY QUARTET

Brian Molley celebrates the music of a 20th century icon, musical pioneer and legend of jazz and popular song, composer and lyricist Cole Porter. The quartet, comprising of some of the UK’s finest, re-imagine and reinvent the music of a true cultural colossus, including classics such as ’Night and Day’, ‘It’s All Right With Me’ and ‘Just One of Those Things’. Brian Molley (saxes), Tom Gibbs (piano), Andrew Robb (double bass), Doug Hough (drums). ‘A Treat’ – Rolling Stone. ‘Mesmerising’ – Huffington Post. ’The Finest in UK Jazz’ – BBC.

12.15am-2.30am £5/£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)

Thu 9

6.15pm-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

9.15pm-11.30pm £10/£8   FINE MEN WITH FOUL TONGUES

Fine Men With Foul Tongues is a project from Scottish bass player, Brodie Jarvie. Its aim is simple, to play music that has no-bull, 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), Guy Salamon (Drums), Ben MacDonald (Guitar), Norman Willmore (Saxophone), Jonathan Chung (Saxophone), Michael Butcher (Saxophone).

12.15am-2.30am £5/£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 Toni McVey (drums), Luke Cunningham (keys) and Tom Wilkinson (bass). Occasional guests ensure a night of heavy funking for all…

Fri 10

6.15pm-8.30pm Free until 7.30pm   HALF MOON MEDICINE SHOWCASE

Cera Impala, Edinburgh’s esteemed banjo babe, brings roots, folk, old-time jazz, gospel, rag, and original indie-love to The Jazz Bar as she hosts a one-of-a-kind showcase featuring talent from her eclectic community of artists. The Half Moon Medicine show(case) – the cure for what ails you!

9.15pm-11.30pm £10/£8   ACT SHY

A new group gathered by keyboardist and composer Paul Harrison to play his own music, which is adventurous, melodic, beguiling and dangerous all at once. From atmospheric and searching to infectious, urban groove driven, the mood can change at the drop of a hat. Featuring leading talents from Scotland’s scene – saxophonists Adam Jackson and Michael Butcher, bassist Brodie Jarvie and drummer Doug Hough.

12.15am-2.30am £8/£5   LOS CHICHANOS

Mixing a live latin rhythm section, psychadelic guitar solos and mesmerizing Peruvian melodies, the 7-piece Los Chichanos perform “chicha” music or Jungle Cumbria. This style of South American music was written to make bodies move and minds travel. Jungle sounds, guitar-driven songs, vintage organ leads and hot Latin percussion.

PLUS DJ

Sat 11

2.30pm-5.30pm Free   AFTERNOON JAZZ with THE MELLOTONES TRIO

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

6.15pm-8.30pm £7/£5   THE ‘BIG EASY’ SESSIONS

Celebrate a relaxed evening in the classic ‘Speakeasy’ style. From Authentic hot-roots Americana, spicy New Orleans trad jazz and gypsy swing to prohibition-era blues… award-winning vocalist Ali Affleck selects both local-legends and out of town guest musicians for highly danceable and fun Saturday sessions.

9.15pm-11.30pm £10/£8   ‘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) – to play with no rehearsal, and no set list! Always a fresh line-up. This week: Helena Kay (sax), Colin Steele (trumpet), Paul Harrison (piano), Andrew Robb (bass), Greg Irons (drums)

12.15am-2.30am £8/£5   MOTHER ALL MIGHTY

Get ready for the epic vibrations of the Mother All Mighty sound! With their meticulously crafted songs and unique sound, this Edinburgh 7-piece produces powerful, original songs and soulful covers. Inspired by artists such as Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, Jorja Smith and Anderson .Paak, M.A.M are on a mission to bring you a fusion of Neo Soul, Hip Hop, RnB and Funk. Expect commanding vocals courtesy of formidable frontwoman Naledi Herman, complimented by a lush blend of vocal harmonies, all driven by a powerhouse rhythm section!

PLUS DJ

Sun 12

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!

9.15pm-11.30pm £10/£8   MATT GOUGH CHRISTMAS ENSEMBLE

Merry Matt Gough and his Holly, Jolly Crimboppers, featuring Emilie. Get into the festive spirit with everyone’s favourite Christmas tunes. From Carols to popular classics and all with the stylings and interactions of an acoustic jazz ensemble at its core, Merry Matt Gough’s Christmas arrangements tap into the musical veins of swing, funk, ska and rhythm and blues. This jolly jazz octet featuring vocalist, Emilie Boyd is set to get those sleigh bells swinging and to spread some festive cheer.

12.15am-2.30am £5/£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. Featuring hot vocals from Fiona Lynch, funky guitar from Aki Remally, and dope grooves from Jim Drummond (drums) and Dougie Coulter (bass).

Mon 13

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.

11.30am-2.30am £5/£3   JIMI GET YOUR FUNK ON

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.

[Closed Tuesdays]

Wed 15

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   JAZZMAIN

Now into their third decade, and with hundreds of performances under their belt, JazzMain’s sound is as popular and infectious as ever. Fusing an eclectic melting pot of Latin, funk and soul with a broad repertoire drawn from 50s and 60s Blue Note canon. JazzMain features – Nick Gould (tenor), Steve Grossart (keys), Iain Harkness (electric 5-string bass) and Kevin Dorrian (drums).

12.15am-2.30am £5/£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)

Thu 16

6.15pm-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

9.15pm-11.30pm £10/£8   BOPTIMISM

Classic ‘Hard Bop’ quintet featuring charts by Keith Edwards (sax) and Donald Corbett (trumpet/flugelhorn) with stellar rhythm section of Steve Moore (piano), Ed Kelly (bass) and Aldo Morrow (drums). Their sets include original compositions, gems from British Jazz legends Tubby Hayes and Dundee’s own Jimmy Deuchar, as well as hip US jazzers such as Duke Pearson, Harold Mabern and Cedar Walton.

12.15am-2.30am £5/£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.

Fri 17

6.15pm-8.30pm Free until 7.30pm   HALF MOON MEDICINE SHOWCASE

Cera Impala, Edinburgh’s esteemed banjo babe, brings roots, folk, old-time jazz, gospel, rag, and original indie-love to The Jazz Bar as she hosts a one-of-a-kind showcase featuring talent from her eclectic community of artists. The Half Moon Medicine show(case) – the cure for what ails you!

9.15pm-11.30pm £10/£8   ALI AFFLECK SINGS NINA SIMONE

A new project showing a departure from Ali’s usual repertoire with a program of ambitious works by Nina Simone. Joining Ali are some of the countries from musicians – Paul Harrison on piano, Stu brown on drums, colin steele, trumpet and Roy Percy on double bass. The deeply passionate, challenging and highly emotional songs from the Nina Simone canon bring out the best in Ali’s rich and highly emotive vocal and with such a powerhouse band backing her, this will be a powerful and lively evening.

12.15am-2.30am £8/£5   THE SMOKING POCKETS

Old school funk for your soul. Old school soul for your funk. A smoking hot 8-piece band with top shelf vocals and heavy horns.

PLUS DJ

Sat 18

2.30pm-5.30pm Free   AFTERNOON JAZZ with THE MELLOTONES TRIO

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

6.15pm-8.30pm £7/£5   THE SPOTLIGHT SESSIONS

Each week a top-drawer piano trio, led by bassist Ed Kelly, is joined by a special guest spot. Saxophonists, guitarists, trumpeters and singers showcase their talents in a broad range of jazz styles. From swing, blues, bossa, trad and modern, this is a variable early-evening session of intimate and enjoyable jazz. This week’s spotlight: John Burgess (sax and clarinet)

9.15pm-11.30pm £10/£8   ‘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) – to play with no rehearsal, and no set list! Always a fresh line-up. This week: John Burgess (sax), Brian Keddie (trombone), Brian Kellock (piano), Ed Kelly (bass), Jack Cotterell (drums)

12.15am-2.30am £8/£5   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).

PLUS DJ

Sun 19

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!

9.15pm-11.30pm £10/£8   LOUISE DODDS

Louise Dodds returns to The Jazz Bar with a stellar band featuring Elchin Shirinov (piano), Andrew Robb (double bass), Michael Butcher (tenor sax) and Alyn Cosker (drums). Fresh from their Edinburgh Jazz Festival gig, the band will be performing some of Louise’s original songs from her upcoming new album, alongside standards and songs by artists who have inspired her.
“Her delivery is lightsome and clear, with a background warmth of tone that came out in Blossom in Indigo, with its upbeat sense of release underpinned by the nicely travelling band. Elsewhere there was energetic scatting in the self-questioning Nowhere to Hide and a winsome open-heartedness to Every Hue.” – (The Scotsman)

12.15am-2.30am £5/£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. Featuring hot vocals from Fiona Lynch, funky guitar from Aki Remally, and dope grooves from Jim Drummond (drums) and Dougie Coulter (bass).

Mon 20

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.

11.30am-2.30am £5/£3   THE FRESH SQUEEZE

Fronted by the high-energy vocals of Kat Brooks, The Fresh Squeeze mix up funk classics and up-tempo R&B ranging from the 70s to the present day. With Alex James (guitar) and Craig Stoddart (sax) out at the front, backed up by a solid rhythm section made up of Mochi Robinson (bass), Ranald Mackey (keys) and Carter Skillicorn (drums), there’s no doubt you won’t be spending the evening sat in your seat.

[Closed Tuesdays]

Wed 22

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   FRASER URQUHART TRIO

Fraser Urquhart, 2017 Scottish jazz award’s ‘Rising Star’, is one of Scotland’s most in-demand pianists celebrated for his classy and emotional playing infused with hard swing and a deep devotion to classic jazz of the 30s, 40s and 50s. Tonight he leads his trio through a selection of swing classics and tender ballads. The trio features his right-hand man on bass, Ed Kelly, and ace drummer Tom Gordon.

12.15am-2.30am £5/£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)

Thu 23

6.15pm-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

9.15pm-11.30pm £10/£8   TBC

12.15am-2.30am £5/£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 Toni McVey (drums), Luke Cunningham (keys) and Tom Wilkinson (bass). Occasional guests ensure a night of heavy funking for all…

CLOSED Fri 24TH – Sun 26th

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas!

Mon 27

[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.

[Closed Tuesdays]

Wed 29

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   ALI AFFLECK & THE GIN MILL GENIES

A swinging celebration of New Orleans! Authentic Hot Jazz and prohibition era blues from The Gin Mill Genies – featuring award winning, ‘Queen of vintage Jazz and blues‘ (ocweekly),  Ali Affleck. With some old time blues and jazz; Visiting Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Sophie Tucker, and plenty classic swing…

12.15am-2.30am £5/£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)

Thu 30

6.15pm-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

9.15pm-11.30pm £10/£8   COLIN STEELE QUINTET PLAY MILES DAVIS

With thrilling empathy, phenomenal solos and driving musical energy, Steele’s trumpet fronts a quintet covering classic arrangements of Miles Davis’s seminal albums of the 50s and 60s, from Milestones to Kind of Blue. Featuring Martin Kershaw (saxophone), Dave Milligan (piano), Kenny Ellis (bass) and Alyn Cosker (drums).

12.15am-2.30am £5/£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.

Fri 31

8pm 2021 – 5am 2022
THE JAZZ BAR’S HOGMANAY PARTY!
Tickets £25 – welcome glass of bubbly included

Join us for our annual Hogmanay party to ring in the new year with 9-hours stuffed full of the very best Jazz/Funk/Afrobeat goodness that Edinburgh has to offer.

Featuring music from a very special jazz quintet made up of the finest musicians around, followed by a late-night funk party extravaganza from Aki Remally’s NYE Soul Funk Revue, PLUS Funk/Soul DJs all the way to 5am!

[…sponsored by espresso martinis!]

TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE NOW!

Please note, this is a guest list entry. Please ensure we have any names required. There are no paper or e-tickets for this event.
Vaccine records or negative lateral flow test must be shown upon entry for all attendees.

 

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