The second weekend of the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival is soon to be screaming around the corner which means that there is another load of shows that you will all want to go see.
Jazz is no longer a singular genre, instead it has seeped into cracks of nearly every possible genre creating what is now recognised as modern jazz music.
Pianist Alan Benzie has earned the right to be regarded as one of Scotland’s top jazz musicians – and showed why at this intimate show at the lovely Jazz Bar in Chambers Street.
In an age where genres are starting to disappear and artists are embracing this new free form style Nubiyan Twist are one of the most significant groups leading the charge.
If there was ever a group to best exemplify the buzz and excitement around the young Scottish jazz scene, Corto Alto would appropriately fit that label.
There’s a lot going on now in the world of Scottish, and perhaps more specifically Glaswegian, jazz.
The first notes of the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival were played at the Spiegeltent in George Square, this time in memory of founder Mike Hart