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.
Edinburgh Napier university Jazz Summer School reached a fitting and heart-warming conclusion at the city’s Jazz Bar, as part of Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival
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.
Guitarist Joe Williamson joined ERNG presenter Abbie Aitken for a chat ahead of his performance in an expanded version of Graham Costello’s STRATA at the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival 2019.
Ibibio Sound Machine brought their highly energetic show to this year’s jazz festival and did not disappoint the sold out crowd.