On the last day of the festival the Soweto Kinch Quartet performed at the George Square Spiegeltent and delivered a subtler performance of modern jazz.
Tommy Smith outlines the genesis of the new wave of Scottish jazz to Radio ENRG’s Allan Boughey
A meeting of master and pupil. Not so long ago, rising pianist Fergus McCreadie was a student on Tommy Smith’s jazz course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.
As the festival is nearly drawing to a close STRATA Expanded’s performance was like a battle cry.
Scottish pianist virtuoso Fergus McCreadie joined ERNG presenter Iain Leggat for a chat after his performance with Tommy Smith at the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival 2019.
The multi-talented drummer, composer and producer Moses Boyd brought his band Exodus to Edinburgh’s Jazz and Blues festival along with his genre bending mix of club, hip-hop and electronic influenced jazz.
The music on offer at this year’s Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival has certainly been varied; from the purest side of jazz that is still very much in touch with Mingus, Coltrane, and Davis, to the more experimental material that freely mixes a plethora of styles.