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Heres your guide to
everything thats
happening in the 2009
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues
Festival. Its our 31st
edition, and we invite you
to come and enjoy the
host of concerts, club
gigs, jam sessions, street
parties and events that
weve planned.

n the first section of this new-look

brochure, you can explore some of
the big ideas and projects coming to
this years Festival. From Page 11, the
full programme is set out on a day by
day basis.

Youll find all the styles of jazz and blues,

from every era of the music. You can
hear the most exciting contemporary
jazz groups, and the worlds leading
exponents of the earliest jazz piano
styles, and all stages in between.
If straight-ahead jazz is your bag, stellar
American trumpeter Roy Hargrove
makes his first appearance at the
Festival, Courtney Pine presents his
new project based on the music of
Sidney Bechet and trumpeter Ryan
Kisor blows up a storm with a special
quintet. Atomic, The Thing and Konrad
Wiszniewski spearhead the modern
jazz zone. We have a new funk
programme featuring New Orleans
drummer Stanton Moore, Elephant9
and the compelling Ibrahim Electric

presented in a new venue - the Voodoo

Rooms. We welcome Jack Bruce, Eric
Burdon and Maggie Bell. Singer Sinne Eeg
makes her Scottish debut, while Carol Kidd
and Barbara Morrison return to the
Festival. A series of concerts designed to
lift the spirits include Dwayne Dopsie and
The Zydeco Hellraisers, Colin Steele's
Stramash and Paris Washboard.
Our programme is packed with international
stars, and we welcome all of them, but this
is a year of Home and Homecoming.
Naturally were celebrating all thats best in
music at our own place, and were also
welcoming back a host of exiled Scots
Heres a sample of what were doing:

From left: Courtney Pine (pic: Icon); Les

Doigts De LHomme (pic: Joot); Sylvain
Luc; Sinne Eeg; Colin Steele (pic: Andy
Shaw); Phil Bancroft; Eric Burdon.

Tam White, born and raised in the

Grassmarket, opens the new look Mardi
Gras, with a concert outside his old flat
above The White Hart.
Robert Burns often stayed in that pub when
visiting Edinburgh. David Milligan, Borderer,

composer and pianist of prodigious talent, is

inspired by our national poet to write for
our first ever Edinburgh Jazz Festival
Joe Temperley, Fifer, in his 80th year,
returns from New York, to direct the
same band in a concert of music by
Duke Ellington.
This is a year in which the Festivals
Honorary President, Dick Hyman, also
comes home. Pianist, composer and
arranger, scholar: the Festivals a brighter
place this year for the presence of his
inspirational artistry and lionhearted
Phil Bancroft, once of Calton Hill, now of
Glenkinchie, asks audiences to open the
doors of his new house with him.
You can join him, or any one of our 90+
concerts by turning to Page 23 for
information about How To Book, and to
check out our special ticket offers.
You can join us in helping to make the
Festival happen. Wed ask you to consider

becoming a Champion of the Festival. Or

you can participate as a musician at one of
our jam sessions, or by attending one of our
new talks, or by joining the team of
volunteers that support the Festivals
operation. See Page 21 for details.
The Festival website has changed, to
include much more information, sounds and
video. Please explore it:
You will also be able to keep up to speed
with all the news, previews and reviews of
the Festival, courtesy of our new media
partnership with The Scotsman.
The Festival is made possible by the
support of a great many people - from
funders to volunteers to audiences - we
thank you all and hope you enjoy the 09
Brian Fallon, Chair EJ&BF

The Scottish Jazz Expo places Scottish jazz musicians at the

heart of the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival programme.
Jazz has always thrived in Scotland. The musics core virtues match the
Scottish character well - independent, adventurous, hospitable,
passionate, communal, and humorous. In the last few years, the best
Scottish musicians have stayed here, giving Scotland the most
stimulating jazz scene, out of all proportion to its size.
Through the Expo, the Festival promotes whats exciting in Scottish
jazz, and stimulates new projects and ideas. This year's Scottish Jazz
Expo programme brims with new bands, new collaborations; musicians
who have created a unique sound and musicians who have something
special to say every time they perform.

There is such a range of music that

everyone should enjoy some of the spirit.

In 2009, we launch a major new initiative, the Edinburgh Jazz Festival

Orchestra. You can read more about this on page 6. Dave Milligan and
Joe Temperley are the creative forces leading the band.
Other major Scottish jazz artists including Tommy Smith, Colin Steele,
Graeme Stephen and Konrad Wiszniewski all have exciting concerts
and there are new projects created by the brilliant Classic Jazz
Orchestra led by Ken Mathieson and the doyen of swinging drummers,
Tom Gordon.
Celebrating Home is a central theme. Phil Bancroft has written new
music evoking powerful statements about the nature of home,
communication and environment. Tam White goes back to the place of
his childhood, the Grassmarket, to headline the jazz carnival that is
Mardi Gras. Scotland's best known jazz-export, Joe Temperley returns
home from New York. Then there are the bands that define Edinburghs
music scene: Fat Sams Band, Melting Pot, Moishes Bagel...

Scottish jazz musicians are playing

some great music right now and
The Scottish Jazz Expo raises
the profile of our jazz and blues
music throughout the world."
Michael Russell, MSP, Culture Minister

There are special international collaborations: Kevin Mackenzie with

Loren Stillman; Tommy Smith with Jacob Karlzon; Raymond MacDonald
with Sophia Domancich; and presentations of bands like Alyn Coskers
Trio and Stu Browns Raymond Scott Project, who have created a
unique sound through their tight knit creativity.
Look out for the blue cross its a sign of Scottish jazz excitement.

The Scottish Jazz Expo supported through the

Scottish Government's Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund

Scottish Jazz Expo

Konrad Wiszniewski (pic: Bob Black)

Jazz Festival
Edinburgh Jazz Festival Orchestra 2009
Trumpets: Kevin Ferris, Ryan Kisor, Ryan Quigley
Trombones: John Allred, Phil O'Malley, Rick Taylor
Saxophones: Alan Barnes, Phil Bancroft, Jay Craig,
Loren Stillman, Joe Temperley, Bobby Wellins
Piano: Davd Milligan

New for 2009, the Scottish Jazz Expo launches

the Edinburgh Jazz Festival Orchestra. Set-up
to present Scottish musicians alongside
international players and to offer a mix of
programme from well-known jazz repertoire to
innovative new work.
This world class, well-rehearsed orchestra
packed with outstanding musicians will present
two concerts: Joe Templerley leads the
Orchestra in celebrating the music of Duke
Ellington* on Wednesday 5th August.
With a new commission, Dave Milligan is
inspired by Robert Burns with guests, singers
Annie Grace, Corinna Hewat and Karine
Polwart on Saturday 8th August.

Bass: Aidan O'Donnell

Drums: Alyn Cosker
Vocals: Annie Grace, Corrina Hewat, Karine Polwart
To see full line-up, please check the website:

Plays Duke Ellington

Sylvander & Clarinda:


A Song Cycle for Scots Song & Jazz Orchestra

with special guests Annie Grace,
Corrina Hewat, Karine Polwart

Wednesday 5th August Queens Hall 8pm 19.50, 16

Homecoming for one of Scotlands most celebrated jazz
musicians: Joe Temperley. In his eightieth year, the saxophonist is
busier than ever, as a member of New Yorks Lincoln Center Jazz
Orchestra, and as a small group soloist and leader. He left
Lochgelly to go via Humphrey Lytteltons Band to New York
where he replaced the renowned Harry Carney in Duke
Ellingtons Orchestra. When Wynton Marsalis formed the band
widely regarded as the best in the world, there was only one
non-American in it Joe Temperley. And for twenty years, he
has travelled the world, recorded, and performed thousands of
concerts in New York as an informal jazz ambassador for
Scotland. Tonight, hes back with a handpicked programme of
Duke Ellington favourites and a specially assembled Big Band,
packed with star soloists.
* with thanks to Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra for the use of the charts

Saturday 8th August Queen's Hall 8.30pm 19.50, 16

The world premiere of a new work by Dave Milligan for an
all-star jazz orchestra and featuring three of Scotland's
greatest exponents of the songs of Robert Burns. The music
is inspired by the private letters that document the illicit
love affair between Sylvander" and Clarinda", the
pseudonyms Robert Burns and Agnes McLehose
used for each other throughout their romantic
correspondence. Incorporating some of Burns'
own songs and poems, Milligan draws on the
letters' explosive passion and intimacy that has
intrigued and beguiled people for over 200 years.

Chet Baker
The Jazz Festival celebrates the most
romanticised icon in jazz, famed for his
melancholy trumpet, his fragile tenor voice and
the sexy, angelic, needy and forbidding aura.
His life was a wild ride from his emergence in
the 1950s as an uncannily beautiful young
trumpeter on the West Coast to become
almost overnight the prince of cool jazz - until
his violent drug related death in 1988.

On Stage

On Film

Mike Maran, Colin Steele and Dave

Milligan present the acclaimed
drama - My Funny Valentine" on
Fri 31 July, Sat 1 and Sun 2 August at
the Bosco Tent in George Square.

Let's Get Lost

In Conversation
Scotsman Talks
Angelic looks; a trumpet sound
of pure silver; a fragile endearing
voice; Chet was a romantic idol. But
his life was marred by weakness
for drugs and women, trust and
Enrico Pieranunzi, who played and
recorded with Chet in his Italian era,
will be joined by Mike Maran and
Colin Steele in a Scotsman Talk
to discuss the enigma that is
Chet Baker.

Filmhouse Sunday 2 August

4-5pm 6 (5.50)
Tickets from: 0131 228 2688 /

Bruce Weber's loving 1988 Chet

Baker documentary delves into
the legend of the beat-era jazz
trumpeter/crooner but rather than
stick to the facts, Weber goes for
capturing his subject's feel, even if
it's one of encroaching death and
decay. It's this, along with its noir-ish
visual style and loose, almost jazzy
structure, that makes Let's Get
Lost stand out from most musical

Filmhouse Sunday 2 August

5.45pm 6.50 (4.90)
Tickets from: 0131 228 2688 /
Bruce Weber / USA 1988 / 2h / Digital
projection / 15 Contains strong
language and drug references.


Pic credits: Sean Hudson, Icon, Inspiring Capital, Marc Marnie,

Mardi gras
Saturday 1 August FREE
Grassmarket 1-4pm
Parade departs City Chambers at 12.30pm

A carnival spirit comes to the revamped Mardi Gras mixing the

intoxicating sounds of jazz with a party atmosphere. Join the
revelry, wear a mask or a costume. Just turn up and soak in
the atmosphere or follow the parade which leaves the City
Chambers at 12.30pm
The Grassmarket's most famous bluesman, Tam White,
launches three hours of non-stop music on the new tented
stages at 1pm. He is joined by American blues sensation Lisa
Mills, the Sermon Organ Trio, Angie King, Diplomats of Jazz, the
Criterion Parade Band and some surprise guests, bringing a
vivid splash of excitement to the Grassmarket.
To help you get into the Mardi Gras spirit, prizes will be given to
the best masks and costumes.
Singer, Victoria Bennett will present a free set in the Central
Library between 11am-12.15pm.


Jazz on A
Summers Day
Sunday 2 August FREE
Ross Theatre, Princes Street Gardens 1-5.30pm

Bask in the sun, bring a picnic and listen to some great jazz
sounds in the magnificent surrounds of Princes Street
Gardens, in the shadow of the Edinburgh Castle. The biggest
jazz event in the UK offers the opportunity to sample some of
the Festival's older styles of jazz, presented by singer Todd
Gordon. Edinburgh Schools Jazz Orchestra get the ball rolling
followed by No Name Horses, plus the mighty 80 strong Forth
Valley Chorus, Mike Hart's Society Syncopators, Tricia Boutt,
The Criterion Parade Band and ending with the famous RAF
big band - The Squadronaires.*
* with thanks to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Sunday Market
Sunday 2 August FREE Grassmarket 1-5pm
While the afternoon away browsing through the market stalls or
sampling the wares of the excellent hostelries of the Grassmarket.
KBB Big Band from Alesund in Norway, Polich Krakow band and
Rosy Blue Duo provide the swinging musical jazz entertainment.

Tam White concert:

Grassmarket Events supported by City of Edinburgh Council and Scottish Enterprise.

The jazz gene was once

confined to a few urban ghettos New Orleans, Kansas, Manhattan,
Chicago - but the seed is now
everywhere in the globe. In this
year's Festival, we present a
brilliant big band of professional
musicians steeped in the jazz
tradition from Tokyo, and a group
made up of young people from
Alesund on the west coast of
Norway, the leading jazz musician
in South Asia and a 17 year old
whizz kid of swing from Seattle.
We also explore three European
centres of new jazz creativity:
Copenhagen, Paris and Oslo.

The world wide jazz web

Denmark Jazz

French Jazz New Wave

Jazz Norway

Copenhagen welcomed black American

exiles and great jazz musicians from the late
50s including Ben Webster, Dexter Gordon
and Thad Jones. Young Danish musicians
got into it, and quickly became major jazz
players. In 2009, bassist, Chris Minh Doky,
just 40, can look back on a career playing
with many of the best musicians in New
York. Sinne Eeg, the extraordinary new star
of Danish jazz vocals, can get inside a lyric
just like one of the great American singers.
Ibrahim Electric can groove like the urban
US Hammond Organ B3 blues-soul-jazz
combos of the 60's. Peter Rosendal takes
forward the inspiration of Bill Evans and
Keith Jarrett. But they all have completely
new takes on the jazz tradition, bringing a
myriad of influences to play in the open
minded way with which Danes approach
the world.

Paris has always been a home from home

for American musicians, and through the
brilliance of Django Reinhard was the first
place outside the US to create a new jazz
style. Paris now boasts musicians of every
contemporary style and musicians steeped
in the jazz tradition. We've invited the
sensational guitarist, Sylvain Luc; the
dynamic pianist, Sophia Domancich; the
thrilling new gypsy jazz of Les Doigts De
L'Homme and the subtle and sensitive
piano of Baptiste Trotignon - four
musicians who might represent where
French jazz stands today.

Like Scotland, Norway has managed to

develop an amazing jazz scene, partly
due to its remote geography. American
pianist/composer George Russell kick
started the scene duing his stay in the
60's, working with Jan Garbarek, Jon
Christensen, and Arild Andersen - all
international stars and beacons for the
next generation. In 2009 Oslo is the base
for many of the most exciting cutting edge
groups in jazz, and we have three of them:
Atomic, The Thing, and Elephant9. We
also welcome back the master of ragtime
piano, Morten Gunnar Larsen.

Toyota I Fonden

From left: Baptiste Trotignon; Atomic.

Main pic: Ibrahim Electric.

Roy Hargrove Quintet

Brian Kellock Trio

Queens Hall 8.30pm 19.50, 16

The trumpeter with the golden sound is not yet 40, but seems
to have been around for a lifetime. His mercurial playing makes
him one of the pillars of the highest quality in the current scene.
He has graced the bands of the greats: from Sonny Rollins to
Herbie Hancock, but its his own hip, sharp and sophisticated
Quintet that has forged his reputation as the flame-holder of
the great jazz trumpet tradition of Miles Davis, Clifford Brown,
and Lee Morgan. He swings and grooves, and plays the most
beautiful trumpet you can hear in jazz today. Fiery urgency
and restless charm" (The Guardian).
Kellock's rhythmic drive, spontaneous ideas, and constant
search for surprise - from stride to free jazz - make
him a magnet for lovers of jazz excitement.




Tickets from: 0131 473 2000

Info: 0131 467 5200

Alyn Cosker Trio

The Lot 9pm 9

Power-trio playing muscular, electric

jazz rock with catchy melodies and
unstoppable propulsion. Cosker is
first choice drummer for many leading
bands in folk, rock and jazz, where he
powers Tommy Smiths groups and the
SNJO. His band is genuinely exciting:
David Dunsmuir (guitar), Ross Hamilton
(bass guitar).

My Funny

Bosco 7pm 10
Acclaimed theatrical show
based on the story and
music of Chet Baker,
presented by Mike Maran,
with music from Colin Steele
and Dave Milligan. In 1961 Chet was in jail in Italy. His
cellmate was also with him when he died 28 years
later. Now this man shares his story. Beautifully
conceived and executed, mellow and melodic
(The Observer).

Fat Sams Band

Jamhouse 8pm 15 (cabaret

style seating)
High energy, toe-tapping, fingersnapping music in the vein of Louis
Jordan, Louis Prima or Basie. The
nine-piece band is a throwback to
the jump and swing bands of the
30's and 40's and they have their
own Cab Calloway in the charismatic
leader, Hamish McGregor. Great
music and great entertainment.

Joe Acheson Quartet


Voodoo Rooms 9pm 8 (standing)

A sweeping and groovy hybrid of trip-hop
swagger, funky electronica and cosmic
zouk" (The Skinny). With samplers and
two drummers, this quartet have a very
human pulse, providing funky dancefloor
fundamentals and super-tight sounds.
The bassist's unique band is Killing"
(The List).

George Penman Jazzmen

Heriots Rugby Club 8-11pm 9

Celebrating 50 years of band leading and setting the

standard for traditional jazz in Scotland, Penman delivers
big swinging fun and gets the dancefloor jam-packed.


Sinne Eeg

Bosco 10pm 12.50

The Hub 8.30pm 12.50

One of the most exciting jazz bands in

the world today? We think so!
The Nordic supergroup play beautiful
arching melodies over a turmoil of free
rhythmic intensity; their music boils with
passion and explosive expression, and
they have some of the finest individual
musicians playing jazz today: Magnus
Broo; Fredrik Ljungkvist, Havard Wiik,
Ingebright Hker Flaten, Paal-Nilssen Love.

Something of a sensation in Denmark, Eegs

startlingly assured and lived-in voice; her natural
personality and musicality have been a massive
hit with audiences and musicians. She sings
classic jazz songs with a fresh and sophisticated
perspective, but shes right inside the music, with
the instinct for the right feel, the right tone. Its a real
thrill to come across such a new talent in vocal jazz.
With Chris Minh Doky Trio.



Tickets from: 0131 473 2000

Info: 0131 467 5200
Mardi Gras see pages 8-9

Makoto Ozone and

No Name Horses
The Hub 2pm 10
The leading Japanese Big Band is loaded with
world-class players, starting with the
international star pianist, Makoto Ozone, and
the peerless lead trumpeter Eric Miyashiro.
They'll play music from their new latin jazz CD,
Jungle". A paragon of big-band excitement
and artistry" (All About Jazz).

Eric Burdon and The Animals

Enrico Pieranunzi Trio


The Hub 6-7.30pm 12.50

(no interval)

Eric Burdon's searingly powerful blues-rock voice was the

hallmark of Sixties beat group The Animals. Best known
for their gritty, bluesy sound and string of hits like House
of the Rising Sun", Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" and
We've Gotta Get Out of this Place", it was Burdons
brooding intensity that burned the indelible mark.

Surely one of the world's greatest jazz

pianists. The Italian maestro plays jazz
standards with extraordinary passion
and sensitivity, and often astonishing
invention. He's capable of intensely
beautiful piano" (Penguin Guide to Jazz).
Hes played with many American
greats Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, and
Charlie Haden. With Darryl Hall (bass),
Enzo Zirilli (drums).

Queens Hall 8.30pm 26.50, 22.50

Phil Mason New

Orleans All Stars
+Tricia Boutt Band
Jamhouse 7.30pm 12.50
(cabaret style seating)

The Hub 8.30pm 14
A supergroup of four of the hottest musicians in world jazz. Bassist,
Chris Minh Doky, a fixture of top level New York jazz, as a member of
Michael Brecker, Mike Stern, Chick Corea and his own bands. Makoto
Ozone, was a long time member of Gary Burtons Band and is widely
regarded as the top Japanese jazz musician. Saxophonist,
Tommy Smith played with Ozone in Burtons band, and
twenty years later is back on ECM Records with the
powerful trio co-led with Arild Andersen. Jonas
Johansen is one of the leading drummers in
Europe; swing and power combined.

From left: Chris Minh Doky;

Makoto Ozone; Tommy Smith.

Phil Masons New Orleans

All Stars and singer Christine
Tyrell are one of the biggest
traditional jazz attractions on the
international circuit, renowned
for their exciting live concerts,
mixing humour and musicianship
with plenty of well known tunes.
New Orleans star vocalist, Tricia
Boutt (with Kenny Mylne All
Stars) opens the concert with her
bright personality, spellbinding
voice, and deep roots in the
sounds of Louisiana.

Hamish Stuart Band

Voodoo Rooms 9pm 20


Former lead singer and guitarist

with The Average White Band is
one of the funkiest and most
soulful musicians to come out of
Scotland. For thirty years he's
played, sung and produced at the
highest level, with everyone from
Paul McCartney to Aretha Franklin;
from George Benson to Ringo
Starr. Here he is with a funky club
band. Unmissable.

Tom Gordon
Mirror Image

The Lot 9pm 10

My Funny Valentine

Bosco 8pm 10
Its 1961 and Chet Baker is in jail in
Lucca. Italians strolling around
the town walls stop and listen to
the sound of Chets golden
trumpet wafting through the
prison bars. Mike Marans drama
features live music from Colin
Steele and Dave Milligan.

One of the leading drummers in

Britain, Gordon works with the
BBC Big Band, Jamie Cullum,
Lalo Schifrin. His own music has
wide influences, from ECM
soundscapes to offbeat takes
on great swing and bop tunes.
With Phil Bancroft (tenor sax),
Malcolm MacFarlane, Kevin
Mackenzie (guitars), and Calum
Gourlay (bass).

Courtney Pine
Tradition In Transition



Tickets from: 0131 473 2000

Info: 0131 467 5200

Queens Hall 8pm 19.50, 16

The master saxophonist and torch-holder for Jazz
in Britain brings his latest project to the Festival.

Jazz On A Summer's Day see page 9

Grassmarket Market see page 9

A creole gumbo of Caribbean, Latin and African

flavours, Tradition In Transition" is Pines personal
homage to the New Orleans clarinet/ soprano
sax maestro, Sidney Bechet. An exceptional
band includes Cuban jazz violinist, Omar Puente
and the brilliant salsa/latin pianist, Alex Wilson.
Laden with memorable melodies, this is his
best album since his 1986 debut" (The
Observer). Pine is superb" (The Guardian)
...both smart and swinging... hugely
entertaining....." (The Times).

Scotsman Talk: Chet Baker see page 7

Let's Get Lost see page 7

Dick Hyman
Piano Legends
with Chris Hopkins & Bernd Lhotsky
The Hub 8.30pm 20
A living legend of jazz piano, Dick Hyman has
played swing with Benny Goodman, gained
academic acclaim and won accolades as Woody
Allens favoured Musical Director. Yet he always
returns to his first love, early jazz piano ragtime,
stride, stomps and swing. Lately hes made two
hugely acclaimed piano duet records with
Lhotsky and Hopkins following his interest in the
music of James P Johnson, Fats Waller and Earl
Hines. Tonight on two grand pianos they
showcase piano music from the 1920s and 30s.

Enrico Pieranunzi

The Hub 6.30-7.30pm 10

The brilliant pianist has created
an ambitiously conceived and
extraordinarily realised
programme, in which he plays
Scarlattis Piano Sonatas, as
the composer intended, and
then one by one creates improvised masterpieces based
on each Sonata. Its a concert of unmitigated pleasure for
both lovers of classical and jazz piano.

Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers

Jamhouse 8pm 15 (cabaret style seating)
Dwayne Dopsie is the son of the King of Zydeco, Rockin Dopsie, who
put the Louisiana creole blues and dance music on the map. Dwayne has
now slipped into his fathers role and is the Winner of America's Hottest
Accordion accolade. His high energy, high volume, fresh and hard rockin'
six piece Louisiana band features rub-board, sax, guitar, bass and drums,
and of course, the electrifying wizardry of Dopsies accordion.

Tricia Boutt
St Cuthberts
6-7pm FREE
A special fundraising gospel concert
in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust,
featuring the big freebooting voice
of New Orleans singer Tricia Boutt
fronting a specially assembled band
with pianist Morten Gunnar Larsen.
Joyful music.

The Thing

The Lot 9pm 12.50

Nordic trio of legendary status, best known
for taking punk and vintage garage-rock into
jazz and free music with a roaring scream-up
powered by sheer energy and muscle.
They could also be heard as the natural
successors of Ayler, Coltrane and Ornette in
2009. Absurdly cool" (DJ Magazine). The
Thing are: Mats Gustafsson (reeds), Ingebrigt
H. Flaten (bass) and Paal Nilssen-Love (drums).

Ryan Kisor

Voodoo Rooms
8pm 10 (seated)
The New York
trumpeter is a player
of power and charm,
with a string of highly
acclaimed albums as leader in the
classic NYC post bop vein. Here he
is with a high octane all star band
featuring US bassist, Darryl Hall, and
Italian drummer, Enzo Zirilli.

My Funny Valentine
Bosco 8pm 10

Last chance to hear this

compelling drama: Chet Baker
has the face of an angel and
the heart of a demon! Trouble
comes to anyone who touches
him! (Fabio Romiti, Italian
prosecutor). Mike Marans
stirring theatre features live
music by Colin Steele and
Dave Milligan.

Edith Budge
The Minto Hotel
8pm 9.50
The singer with the big bright
sound and warm heart invests
real charm in the Great
American songbook. Tonight
she celebrates the great ladies
of jazz with standards, belters,
blues and ballads.



Jacques Loussier Trio

Tickets from: 0131 473 2000

Info: 0131 467 5200

Queens Hall 8pm 27.50, 22.50

The master French jazz pianist has electrified
audiences for fifty years with his unique and
inspired reinvention of the works of JS Bach. In
an increasingly rare UK appearance, the
Jacques Loussier Trio with Benoit Dunoyer De
Segonzac (bass) and Andre Arpino, (drums), will
make Bach (and Vivaldi and Ravel...) swing!

Scotsman Talk: Stride Piano see page 21

Joe Temperley Quartet with guest Carl Majeau

The Hub 6-7.30pm 12.50 (no interval)
No other Scot has attained so much in jazz. The saxophonist left the
Fife coalfields to play with Humphrey Lyttelton in London and New York
and today is a founding member of Wynton Marsalis' Lincoln Center
Orchestra. The most soulful sound ever to come out of Scotland"
(Wynton Marsalis). In his eightieth year, he remains a formidable force,
his sonorous baritone tone linked to an attack which can be gruff one
moment, sweet the next.

Echoes of Swing
& Creole Clarinets
The Hub 8.30pm 15

Echoes Of Swing bestride the

biggest concert halls of Europe,
playing older styles of jazz with
such verve and skill that theyve
won over a completely new
audience for quality jazz. They
play traditional jazz and swing of
the 30's with Chris Hopkins
(reeds), Colin Dawson (trumpet),
Bernd Lhotsky (piano) and
Oliver Mewes (drums).
Thomas LEtienne and Uli Wurner front
another top class European band, which
features Norman Emberson (drums) and plays an intoxicating blend
of New Orleans, Caribbean and Latin music from the perspective of a
traditional jazz group. High quality swinging jazz.

Rosendal, Ankarfeldt, Templeton

The Lot 9pm 10

Pianist Peter Rosendal is a major star of the

Danish jazz scene. His bright, positive melodies
with a strong rhythmic charge, acknowledge
the jazz tradition but his take on it is closer to
other Nordic piano stars like Esbjorn Svensson
and Tord Gustavson. He impressed in Edinburgh
last Autumn, and hes back with Morten
Ankarfeldt (bass), Janus Templeton (drums).

Stanton Moore Trio

Phil Bancroft's Home,

Voodoo Rooms 9pm

12 (standing)

Small As The World

New Orleans funk with serious

jazz chops and a superbad
attitude! Galactic drummer
Stanton Moore fronts a classic
organ combo of Hammond B3
(Robert Walter) and guitar (Will
Bernard) both major name
players of the soul-groove-jazz
scene in the States. Theyve got
the free spirit of a jam band, and
the soulful tightness of the Meters
or The Nevilles.

A multi-media enquiry into Home

Seaside Skiffle
Royal Overseas League
12.30pm 8
Ken Colyer invented it and Lonnie
Donegan made it famous. Deep
south blues and country meets
English 50's working class passion.
Eric Wales and Jerry O'Regan
(vocals/guitar), with Hamish
McGregor (bass, maybe Tea
Chest bass!) and Ken Ford

Batchelors Of Jazz

The Minto Hotel 8pm 9.50

Dave Batchelors band features
many of the stars of Scottish
traditional jazz, with Alistair
MacDonald (banjo, vocals) and
Lennie Herd (trumpet). They play
the music that the traditional jazz
boom of the 50s and 60s brought
back into life with great skill,
considerable entertainment value
and humour.

Bosco 8pm 12

Phil Bancroft (saxophones), Paul

Harrison (keyboards), Mario
Caribe (bass), Graeme Stephen
(guitar), Felicity Provan (trumpet),
Aidan ORourke (fiddle), Stu
Ritchie (drums)
What does Home mean to you?
Where do you feel most at home?
The housing bubble has burst. You
can communicate with the world
from your front room. Issues of
race, culture, migration, and the
health of our planet dominate
A major new step from one of
Scotlands most inventive
musicians Phil Bancrofts Home,
Small As The World, collides the
power of music, visual image and
communications technology with
the inner worlds and memories of
you, the audience, to make an
irreverently moving enquiry into
what Home means to us, today.
Involve yourself in a fantastic night
of audience participation, individual
accounts, visual images and
thrilling personal new music: a
unique cultural experience.
Join in by visiting the website
( live
on 24 June) to e-mail your
testimony and images of what
Home means to you - which
may be used in the performance.

Spirits of Rhythm
and Thomas
Ken Mathieson Classic Jazz Orchestra
with guest Alan Barnes
The Hub 6-7.30pm 12 (no interval)
Playing the music of Benny Carter. Ken Mathieson's octet features
the cream of Scottish classic jazz talent, joined tonight by the
effervescent clarinettist and alto saxophonist Alan Barnes playing
Carters role. A rare chance to hear music by one of the great
giants of swing to bop. Terrific music, imaginative arrangements
and strong playing with great panache (The Herald).

Royal Overseas League

12.30pm 9.50
Driving, exciting New Orleans
jazz as Violet Milne takes the
Lil' Armstrong chair in a hot,
classic set, driven by the
authentic drum kit of Kenny
Milne. The brilliant clarinettist
Thomas l'Etienne joins in, to lift
the spirits.

Todd Gordon

The Lot 9pm 8.50

with special guest Clare Teal

Winner of the Jazz At Lincoln

Center/Wynton Marsalis
American Youth Jazz
competition, Essentially
Ellington, sensational 17 year
old, Carl Majeau, from Seattle,
plays a programme of great
tenor sax tunes - from
Coleman Hawkins onwards.
With a top drawer young
Scottish band.

The top swinging singers from North and South of the

Border present a special concert of jazz vocal classics
and hits from the show tune repertoire, including a Cole
Porter feature. Both have warm personalities, great
voices and are terrific interpreters of the standard
repertoire. Hugely enjoyable!


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Carl Majeau Qt
Jamhouse 8pm 15 (cabaret style seating)


The Hot Club Of


Voodoo Rooms 9pm 10

The American roots band that
somehow melds Hot Jazz, Vintage
Pop, Swing, Americana, and
Cowboys Western Swing is what
they call it. Elana James is a hot
fiddler and a sultry singer, Whit
Smith plays swinging, rhythmic
acoustic guitar, and Jake Erwin
slaps the bass hard and fast. Its a
down-home party crossing every
border in the United States.

Dick Hyman European All Stars

The Hub 8.30pm 20
Hymans a giant of the classic jazz scene.
Renowned as a pianist, hes also one of the
greatest leaders and arrangers of early jazz alive.
Here he is leading an exceptional band playing
classic jazz from the 20s and 30s from Jelly Roll
Morton to Duke Ellington. With Colin Dawson, John
Allred, Chris Hopkins and Oliver Mewes.

Les Doigts De LHomme

Bosco 8pm 10
From Lyon, this band are rocking the gypsy jazz tradition into a
new direction, without chucking away the core values of
swing and fiery guitar solos. They are three guitar players and
a bassist with rock sensibilities to go with their Django roots.
Their strength is in the force of their collective personality, a
vision of Manouche music in a contemporary world, and the
musicianship to deliver it with huge impact, passion and spirit.

Blues Night at the Minto:

Blue Hyenas and Missing Cat

Minto Hotel 8pm 8.50

Missing Cat deliver driving, rockin psychedelic blues beats
with rich vocals and stirring harp. An impressive mix of
guitar styles from Sandy Tweeddale in Blue Hyenas ranging
from straight twelve bar blues to screaming Hounddog
Taylor or Lil Ed slide.



Martin Taylor/Sylvain Luc

Double Standards

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The Hub 8.30pm 17.50

Dazzling guitar virtuoso, Martin Taylors latest
recording is a set of duets - all played by Taylor.
He plays known jazz standards with simplicity,
complexity, disguise, drama, lyricism, thudding
rhythmical attack. To make this magic work
live he has invited the equally virtuosic
French guitarist, Sylvain Luc, who holds the
same exalted position of Gallic guitar circles
as Taylor does here: a master of his
instrument and the music.

Jam Session see page 21

Haftor Medbe Group

Bosco 8pm 10

Edinburgh Jazz Festival Orchestra

Plays Duke Ellington
Queens Hall 8pm 19.50, 16
The inaugural concert for the Edinburgh Jazz Festival Orchestra.
Homecoming for one of Scotlands most celebrated jazz musicians Joe Temperley. Tonight, hes back with a handpicked programme of
Duke Ellington favourites and a specially assembled Big Band, packed
with star soloists. (See Page 6).

Dick Hyman:
Harpsichord Swing

Voodoo Rooms 9pm 10
A seventh heaven nod to Hendrix,
Berlin-era Bowie, Tangerine Dream
and Fripp alongside mid-70s Miles
(Time Out). Supersilent keyboarder
Stle Storlkken fronts a full on
rock-jazz organ jam band who play
everything at full tilt, and create
fabulously exciting atmospheres reminiscent of the heyday of the
Hammond-B3 trios of the 70s. With
Nikolai Hngsle Eilertsen (bass)
and Torstein Lofthus (drums).

Signet Library 8pm 20

A unique one-off concert in the spectacular
setting of the Signet Library. The great
American jazz pianist has left few stones
unturned in his illustrious career, and one of
his most extraordinary and special projects
is the marriage of jazz and harpsichord
creating an amalgam of early jazz and early
classical music.

Bill Salmond's Louisiana Ragtime Band

Jamhouse 8pm 10
Step back to the early 1920's, to the birth place of jazz: to the music
of the bars and dance halls of New Orleans: Louis, Jelly Roll Morton,
King Oliver. Swinging sounds delivered with real conviction, spirit and
passion from this hugely popular Edinburgh group.

Vivid musical soundscapes" (The

List) Could it be surrealistic ballet
music, or the soundtrack of a
mysterious movie? Medboe's
guitar creates shimmering colours
and melodies; Signy Jakobsdottir's
percussion adds rhythmic drive;
and the superb saxophone and
trombone soloing of Konrad
Wiszniewski and Chris Grieve
injects passion and excitement.

Swing 2009
Royal Overseas League
12.30pm 8
Inspired by the 40s Parisian Hot
Club music of Django Reinhardt,
aswell as the chamber-jazz swing
groups from New York, Swing 2009
feature the spirited soloing of
clarinetist, Dick Lee and guitarist,
Stephen Coutts, and the
sophisticated arrangements driven
by John Russell (guitar) and Roy
Percy (bass).

Sophia Domancich Trio

Sophia Domancich/ Raymond MacDonald
The Lot 9pm 10

The French pianist is a dynamic performer with real

rhythmic power and melodic creativity. Long
associated with the Canterbury rock-jazz scene, she's
now firmly positioned amongst the top jazz pianists in
Europe. Scots saxophonist, MacDonald, has a
worldwide reputation for collaborating with leading
musicians at the cutting edge of jazz, and he and
Domancich will create a special set for this concert.

Tommy Smith and Jacob Karlzon

Melting Pot

The Hub 6-7.30pm 12.50 (no interval)

Voodoo Rooms
9pm 10 (standing)

Two of Europes leading jazz musicians have

created a duo which plays beautiful and powerful
music. From jazz standards to folk tunes, the
Scots saxophonist and Swedish pianist create
a highly charged atmosphere, bright with
purpose and endeavour, and packed with music
of genuine beauty.

Jeremy Monteiro:
Singapore Swing
With guests: Alan Barnes/John Allred
The Hub 8.30pm 12
Top of the tree jazz from Singapore. Monteiro
is a phenomenal pianist who works all over the
Far East and the USA, with US stars and the
best Asian jazz players. Here he introduces
guitarist, Andrew Lim, and invites two of the
best loved soloists in mainstream jazz. quite
possibly the greatest musical interpreter of our
time (Time Magazine).

Niki King sings Billie Holiday

Bosco 8pm 12.50

Fifty years after Lady Day passed away, shes still everywhere in
popular music, one of the most distinctive voices of the 20th Century.
Scotlands leading young jazz singer has put together a show that
celebrates Holidays songs and rekindles that emotional openness
that communicates so directly with audiences with King's subtly
bluesy, smoke-and-velvet voice" (The Scotsman).

Moishe's Bagel
Queen's Hall 8pm 15, 12.50
Exhilarating, full-flavoured stuff, often breathtakingly intricate but played with jubilation... the
Bagel acquires the momentum of an express train"
(The Herald). A band of Scotlands finest musicians
conjure up an intoxicating, life-affirming mix of
Eastern European dance music, Middle Eastern
rhythms, and jazz-inflected Klezmer. Moishes
Bagel are Greg Lawson (violin), Pete Garnett
(accordion), Phil Alexander (piano), Mario
Caribe (bass) and Guy Nicolson (percussion)

From the heady days of

Midnight Blue at Cafe
Graffitti, to late nights at
Henrys Jazz Cellar, Steeles
jazz-soul-funk band has
delivered infectious grooves
that take you back to
sweaty basement clubs
with Blue Note style and
hot dance floors. Its a 60s
soul-jazz vibe with funky
bass and blues grooves,
underpinning the wondrous
soul singer, Subie Coleman
and the preaching
saxophone of Phil Bancroft.



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Jam Session see page 21

Joe Gordons
Ragtime Banjos
Royal Overseas League
12.30pm 8
A Festival institution now, and
consistently a sell out. The veteran
White Heather Club singer and
banjo player loves traditional jazz,
and plays rags, stomps,
blues and swing tunes with
great entertainment value.

Brass Jaw

The Lot 9pm 10

Free spirited, big swinging brass
quartet featuring the stellar lineup of Allon Beauvoisin (b sax),
Ryan Quigley (trumpet), Paul
Towndrow (a sax) Konrad
Wiszniewski (t sax). There's
constant melodic, harmonic and
rhythmic interest swinging and
funky - with tight arrangements,
catchy tunes, and terrific soloing.

Paris Washboard
and Mike Harts
Society Syncopators
Jamhouse 8pm 12.50
(cabaret seating)

Paris Washboard are an exciting,

truly authentic, hot, swinging, toetapping band, who play classic jazz
with high quality musicianship and
real panache. Jacques Montebruno
(clarinet), Daniel Barda (trombone),
Louis Mazetier (piano), Stephane
Seva (washboard). Mike Hart has
re-formed his Society Syncopators
with Hamish McGregor (reeds),
Mike Daly (trumpet) and Alan
Quinn (trombone) in the front line
hot jazz from the 1920s and 30s.



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Jam Session see page 21

Fat Sams Band

Jamhouse 8pm
15 (cabaret style seating)
High energy, toe-tapping , fingersnapping music in the vein of
Louis Jordan, Louis Prima or
Basie. The nine-piece band is a
throwback to the jump and
swing bands of the 30's and 40's
and they have their own Cab
Calloway in the charismatic
leader, Hamish McGregor. Great
music and great entertainment.

Colin Steele Stramash

The Hub 8.30pm 15

Exhilarating jazz-folk-classical fusion, with Scottish

tunes of grand scale and emotional power, full of spirit
and joy, written by Steele, and finally released on CD to
coincide with this concert. The ten piece band includes
leading musicians from folk, jazz and classical worlds
fiddles, cello, pipes, whistles, trumpet, saxophone and
ultra-dynamic rhythm section which conspire in a
reeling, jigging shindig" (Herald).

Patrick Kunka Band

The Jazz Bar 6.30-8pm 5

One of the new wave of major
Scottish jazz players, drummer,
Patrick Kunka features Leah
Gough Cooper (saxophone),
Dylan Coleman (bass) and Alan
Benzie (piano) They play
attractive, invigorating
contemporary jazz, influenced
by Corea, Brecker.

Napier University
Jazz Summer School
The Lot 2pm 5

An opportunity to hear some stars

in the making, showing off some
newly acquired skills. Led by
Haftor Medbe.

Havana Swing
Royal Overseas League
12.30pm 8
Terrific five-piece band play classic
gypsy swing of the 30s and 40s
colliding with the sophisticated jazz
of musicians like Duke Ellington.

Jack Bruce, Robin Trower

& Gary Husband

Barbara Morrison


The Outhouse
7.30pm and 10.15pm 15

The songwriter and voice of Cream, the iconic sixties blues-rock

power Trio, is back with the same format and two colleagues who
know this style inside out. Trower was the guitarist in the classic
Procul Harum Band of the late 60s and left to set up a Hendrix
inspired Guitar-Bass-Drums Trio which brought him massive
success on both sides of the Atlantic. Gary Husband, is one of the
most in-demand drummers on todays scene, a member of Level 42,
John McLaughlin and Gary Moore Bands.

The first lady of West Coast

feel-good jazz and blues singing
presents a new show Up Close
and Personal" bringing the spirit of
52nd Street to this intimate series
of club gigs which continue during
the Fringe.

Queen's Hall 8.30pm 30, 25

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Loren Stillman/Kevin
Mackenzie Quartet

Voodoo Rooms 7pm 10


The alto sax player is surely one of

the most exciting young talents on
the New York scene. Regularly
playing with Charlie Haden and Paul
Motian. He's joined by Mackenzies
darting, attacking guitar playing and
catchy, angular tunes.

Dave Donohoe Band

Heriots Rugby Club 8-11pm 9

Leading New Orleans Revival band
that is hugely popular across the
Festival circuit. Evoking the golden
era of the Crescent City, brought
slap bang up to date with rnb, c&w
and some pop. Great for dancing,
great for listening.

Words and Music

of Cool America

Central Library 6-7.15pm FREE*

American poetry chosen by poet
Don Paterson and read by
distinguished film actor Angus
MacInnes. Cool American jazz played by guitarist Don Paterson, bassist Brian
Shiels, saxophonist Keith Edwards and trombone player Dave Batchelor.
*Tickets from: Edinburgh Central Library/

Ibrahim Electric

Voodoo Rooms 10.30pm 12 (standing)

Hammond B3 soul-jazz-rock grooves, jam band spirit,
afro-beat energy, blues guitar, this is a band that can sound
like Booker T and The MGs or Jimmy McGriff one minute,
Albert King or Fela Kuti the next, and then Tony Williams
Lifetime. Its a full-on, high octane show that has whipped
up party nights at jazz clubs all over Europe in the last few
years. First time in Scotland! Jeppe Tuxen (Hammond B3),
Niclas Knudsen (guitar), Stefan Pasborg (drums).

Baptiste Trotignon

Rosslyn Chapel 8pm 16

The Parisian pianist is a young giant of the
French jazz scene. He's a magnet at Festivals
and on records where his pianism embraces
classical recitals, duos with Brad Mehldau, a
sensitivity that can be as delicate as Debussy
or Bill Evans, or take in everything that EST
and The Bad Plus have created. French
sensitivity and passion in the wonderful
atmosphere at Rosslyn Chapel. Interested in
jazz piano? You need to hear him!



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Blues Festival see page 20
Jam Session see page 21

Stu Brown's
Raymond Scott

The Hub 2pm 10

A five star hit at last year's

Festival, this is a celebration
of the off-beat and thrilling
music of Raymond Scott. Known as the man who made the
cartoons swing, from Bugs Bunny, Tom and Jerry to The Simpsons.
Delivered with brilliant musicianship and outstanding verve.

Edinburgh Jazz Festival Orchestra

Sylvander & Clarinda:
A Song Cycle for Scots Song & Jazz Orchestra
Queen's Hall 8.30pm 19.50, 16

Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra

The Hub 6-7.30pm 10 (no interval)

The world premiere of a new work by Dave Milligan for an all-star

jazz orchestra and featuring Annie Grace, Corrina Hewat and and
Karine Polwart, three of Scotland's greatest exponents of the songs
of Robert Burns. (See Page 6).

Classic big band tunes from Ellington to Maria Schneider delivered with
verve and youthful enthusiasm. Tommy Smith has recruited Scotland's
best young jazz players and drilled them into a crack, inspirational unit.

Carol Kidd

The Hub 8.30pm 17.50

Ibrahim Electric

Voodoo Rooms 10.30pm

12 (standing)

Renowned for her impeccable

phrasing and distinctive delivery
Kidd has an innate ability to
breathe fresh life into jazz
standards. Her peerless voice
swoops and soars around the
Great American Songbook and
her pick of pop tunes, caressing
the ballads with wistful romance
or performing every lively
number like shes the life and
soul of the party.

Afro-beat meets funky soul, and

sweaty Hammond B3 blues
grooves in a band that blasts
audiences away with its high
energy intoxicating music. If this
doesnt get you going...

Konrad Wiszniewski

Voodoo Rooms 7pm 10 (seated)

A commanding figure on the bandstand
the tenor saxophonist is a real force to be
reckoned with (BBC Radio 3). With passion,
enthusiasm and formidable technique, he
plays bright attractive contemporary tunes.

Barbara Morrison
The Outhouse
7.30pm and 10.15pm 15
Bluesy take on the Great American
Songbook from the great singer who
worked with Ray Charles for seven years.




Blues Festival
Lightnin Willie And
The Poor Boys, Lyndon
Anderson Band, Al Hughes

Tickets from: 0131 473 2000

Info: 0131 467 5200
Jools Holland: 0844 847 1660

Jamhouse Sat 8 Aug 1-4.30pm 10

Jools Holland
and his Rhythm &
Blues Orchestra

Lightnin' Willie

American guitarist, Lightnin Willie delivers

high energy swinging blues, rnb, and
rockabilly; Harmonica player and vocalist,
Anderson, sings and plays four-square
straight at the blues heart. Singer-guitarist,
Al Hughes, plays an acoustic set of classic
blues. Plus a special set from Lyndon
Anderson and Sandy Tweeddale.

The British Blues Quintet: Maggie Bell,

Miller Anderson, Zoot Money, Colin
Hodgkinson, Colin Allen

featuring Gilson Lavis

with special guest star

Dave Edmunds

plus Blues NTrouble

and guest vocalists

Jamhouse Sat 8 Aug 8-10.30pm 15 (standing)

Ruby Turner &

Louise Marshall

Maggie Bell, Scotlands best known Blues singer is back with the band
that knocked audiences out three years ago an all star group of British
Blues; musicians who have played with Alexis Korner, Bob Dylan, John
Lee Hooker, Whitesnake, Stone The Crows and many others. Its a
rocking party, kicked off by Edinburgh's blues heroes, Blues n' Trouble.


Playhouse 8pm
32.50, 30 & 27.50 plus booking fee
Grand finale from legendary blues and boogie
woogie piano star Jools Holland has always said
what he loves best of all is to play live - and it shows!
For one night only at Edinburgh Playhouse, Britain's best
known bandleader and pianist has assembled a special line
up featuring singer Dave Edmunds (I Hear You Knocking")
and soul stars Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall.

The Outhouse
7.30pm and 10.15pm 15
Another set from swinging singer
with storytelling intensity and
huge personality, accompanied
by Tom Finlay Trio.

Graeme Stephen Sextet

Voodoo Rooms 9pm 10
The guitarist fuses jazz and folk music
effortlessly into a uniquely Scottish
amalgam, that takes in haunting
ballads, dances, mood soundscapes,
angular melodies, harmonies with
tartan hues, rhythmic drive and
freedom for spontaneity and soloing.
Its one of the most thrilling bands you
can hear in Scotland today. A great
closer for the Festival!

Maggie Bell

Otis Grand Blues

Combo, Gerry
Jablonski Blues
Project, Black
Smoke Blues
Jamhouse Sun 9 Aug
1-4.30pm 10

Otis Grand

US guitarist, Otis Grand, takes time out from recording his latest CD
to put together a smaller band and get back to basics in the style of
1966 BB King and his combo" during King's legendary residency at
Chicago's Burning Spear" club. Gerry Jablonski is one of Britain's
best and most underrated blues guitar heroes. Black Smoke are a
great discovery featuring vocalist/guitarist, Bugsy MacLean.

Other blues gigs:

Eric Burdon see page 10
Blues at the Minto see page 15
Jack Bruce, Robin Trower, Gary Husband see page 18

Play Jazz
Edinburgh Napier University
Jazz Summer School
A week long intensive, hands-on course covering theoretical and
practical approaches to improvisation and performance. Designed
to develop jazz playing skills for musicians of all ages and abilities,
the course includes instrumental and ensemble coaching from
Scotlands finest professional jazz musicians/educators under the
directorship of Edinburgh Napier Universitys Jazz Musician in
Residence Haftor Medbe.
Comment from
Hosted at the Universitys superbly
previous students:
equipped Music School the course takes
place in the idyllic Craighouse Campus,
...a fantastic course
and offers opportunities to hear concerts that Id recommend..."
at the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival in
...thoroughly enjoyable
the evening. The week culminates in a
and would like to
public performance by the students
performing in ensemble groups.
DATES: Mon 3 - Fri 7 August 2009
TUTORS: Laura Macdonald, Konrad Wiszniewski (reeds);
Haftor Medbe (guitar); Tom Gibbs (piano); Mario Carib (bass);
Stuart Brown (drums)

Scotsman Talks
Want to know more about jazz? - join us for two informal,
informative and interactive talks, with the opportunity to take
part in question and answer sessions.

Chet Baker:

Sunday 2 August Filmhouse 4-5pm, 6 (5.50)

Tickets from: 0131 228 2688 /
Roger Spence will chair a discussion about the romantic idol of jazz - Chet
Baker, focusing on that pivotal period in Chet's life when he lived in Italy.
Huge popular appeal, celebrity mystique and touchingly fragile artistry on
one side - drugs and trouble on the other. Enrico Pieranunzi who played
with Chet in this era, Mike Maran and Colin Steele who star in Mike's
drama, My Funny Valentine" will join the discussion. Filmhouse will also
screen some rarely seen footage of Chet in performance.

Morten Gunnar Larsen: Stride and Ragtime Piano

Monday 3 August The Hub 11.30am-12.30pm 6

Tickets from: 0131 473 2000 /

PRICES: 300 / 150 concessions.

The virtuoso Norwegian pianist who has dazzled audiences at previous

Festivals and is internationally acclaimed as a master of ragtime and stride
piano, will present an illustrated talk on stride and ragtime piano.

For further information and an application form please call

0131 455 6038, or email h.medboe

Please check the website for more updates on topics and speakers.

jam sessions

Jazz Bar Wed 5, Thurs 6, Fri 7, Sat 8th August 11pm-1am 5.

Tickets from: 0131 473 2000 /
After-hours blow in classic basement jazz club - you might see the
stars of the Festival or a cutting contest between the names of the
future. Bill Kyle takes the drum chair and hosts the sessions.

The Festival has a team of volunteer
helpers - if you are interested in getting
involved please check the volunteer
button on the website.

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The Hub* Castlehill, EH1 2NE

Imposing and extravagant converted church, located at the
top of the Royal Mail Reserved, seating venue - tables and
chairs cabaret style, flanked by rows of seats, plus gallery.
The Hub has a relaxed, laid back caf which offers
opportunities for al fresco drinks alongside contemporary
cuisine. Call 0131 473 2067 to book.


Queen's Hall* Clerk Street, EH8 9JG

Converted Georgian church with attractive, intimate
atmosphere Reserved, seating venue - with central tables
and chairs surrounded by pews, plus gallery


The Jamhouse* Queen Street, EH2 1JE

Beautifully refurbished former BBC Studios in
the elegant New Town. Generally the Jamhouse will be a
seated venue - cabaret style, but on Saturday night for the
Blues Festival it will be standing. The Jamhouse has a gallery
restaurant - to book please call 0131 226 4380 (and quote
your Hub booking reference). No admittance under 18


Voodoo Rooms 19a West Register Street, EH2 2AA

A vibrant, enticing and elegant new addition the Festival.
Concerts take place in The Ballroom which is a standing
venue unless otherwise stated. 20% discount on food for
ticket holders. No admittance under 18.


Bosco* George Square Gardens, EH8 9LD

Located in the Spiegelgarden, the Underbelly are delivering
tented magic, plus a lively outdoor drinking space. The Bosco
tent is an intimate venue with unreserved, raked seating.


The Lot* 4-6 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU

Small, intimate jazz club with unreserved cabaret style
seating and balcony with a bar at the back of the room. The
Bistro downstairs serves pre-jazz dinners - 0131 225 9924.
No admittance under 14.


Ross Theatre* Princes Street, Gardens, EH2 2EJ

Bandstand set in spectacular location under the shadow of
Edinburgh Castle. Unreserved, outdoor seating. Access from
The Mound and West Princes Street during tram works.


Grassmarket* EH1 2JU

Outdoor cobbled area. Standing.

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The Jazz Bar Chambers Street, EH1 1HR

The classic basement jazz club with unreserved seating.
No admittance under 14. Jam Session: No admittance under 18.


The Playhouse* Greenside Place, EH1 3AA

Substantial former variety theatre, which presents major west
end shows and touring bands. Reserved, rowed seating on
three levels.


Heriots Rugby Club* Inverleith Row, EH3 5QN

Cabaret style seating with dance floor space. Presented in
association with Edinburgh Jazz n Jive Club. Call 07505183118
for member tickets. No admittance under 14.


St Cuthberts Church* Lothian Road, EH1 2EP

Hidden in the trees this imposing church boasts cupola and
steeple. Limited, unreserved seating. Access from King
Stables Road.


Royal Overseas League* 100 Princes Street, EH2 3AB

Intimate venue with unreserved seating in rows.


Minto Hotel* 16-18 Minto Street, EH9 1RQ

Cabaret style seating in function room of friendly, stylish,
comfortable hotel.


Outhouse 12 Broughton Street Lane, EH1 3LY

Smart, intimate seated club. No admittance under 18.


Filmhouse* 88 Lothian Road, EH3 9BZ

Edinburgh's foremost independent cinema with three screens.


Signet Library Parliament Square, EH1 1RF

Georgian splendour from this unique venue boasting period
features and bespoke furniture - the finest drawing room in
Europe (George IV).


Central Library George IV Bridge, EH1 1EG

Rowed seating in splendid, reference room with glass cupola.


Rosslyn Chapel* Roslin EH25 9PU (not on map)

Romantic, mysterious, medieval chapel. Limited seating, some
limited view seats. Caf open for interval drinks.

* disabled access

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Jools Holland

EJFO: Burns


Moishes Bagel

EJFO: Ellington

Jacques Loussier

Courtney Pine

Eric Burdon


Carl Majeau

Peter Rosendal

The Thing

Tom Gordon

Alyn Cosker


Batchelors of Jazz

Seaside Skiffle

Edith Budge


Carol Kidd


Raymond Scott Project

Colin Steele's Stramash

Jeremy Monteiro


Blues Afternoon (P20)

British Blues Quint (P20)

Blues Afternoon (P20)

Fat Sams Band

Paris Washboard/
Mike Hart

MartinTaylor/Sylvain Luc Lousiana Rag

Graeme Stephen

Ibrahim Electric

Konrad Wiszniewski

Ibrahim Electric


Melting Pot


Niki King

Haftor Medbe

Napier Concert

Brass Jaw


Barbara Morrison

Barbara Morrison

Barbara Morrison

Havana Swing

Joe Gordon

Swing 2009

Blues Night

Les Doigts

Phil Bancroft

My Funny Valentine

My Funny Valentine


My Funny Valentine


Dick Hyman Ensemble

Hot Club of Cowtown

Stanton Moore

Ryan Kisor

Hamish Stuart

Joe Acheson


Spirits of Rhythm

Todd Gordon/Clare Teal

Dwayne Dopsie

Phi Mason/Tricia Boutt

Fat Sams Band



Echoes/Creole Clariniets

Joe Temperley

Scotsman Talk (P21)

Dick Hyman Stride

Pieranunzi: Scarlatti


Enrico Pieranunzi Trio

No Name Horses

Sinne Eeg


Jam Session

Jam Session

Patrick Kunka

Jam Session

Jam Session

The Jazz Bar

The programme is accurate at the time of going to print. The Festival cannot accept responsibility for personnel changes - please look at the website for updates. Concerts generally last about two hours - unless otherwise stated.


Queens Hall Tickets from: 0131 473 2000 Info: 0131 467 5200

Baptiste Trotignon

Dave Donohoe

Beat Jazz

Dick Hyman Harpsichord

Jazz On A Summer's Day(P9)

Grassmarket Jazz (P9)
Scotsman Talk/Let's Get Lost

Mardi Gras (P8)

George Penman