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Criss Cross

Stellar American drummer Jim Black has assembled a specially selected sextet of young European players, including Scotland’s David Bowden. After a week rehearsing in Estonia they are now touring across Europe.Jim Black is one of the most influential jazz drummers of our time. Veering from chaos to catchy compositions he draws on jazz, rock song-craft and laptop soundscapes delivered with furious energy.The band also features Aleksander Paal (alto sax, Estonia), Ananta Roosens (violin, trumpet, Belgium,) Sanne Rambags (vocals, The Netherlands), Chris Guilfoyle (guitar, Ireland) and Michel Meis (drums, Luxemburg).To find out more about the project please visit the Criss Cross WebsitePlease note: Criss Cross is not included in the Digital Weekend Pass

Location Assembly Roxy

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Introducing Stage

At EJBF we want to ensure that our audiences have the opportunity to hear the diverse array of artists that Scotland has to offer as part of our exciting and ambitious programming. To help us achieve these goals we held an open call to all bands in Scotland to perform at the Scottish Jazz Weekend 2021. Don’t miss your chance to see the stars of the future!We will announce the band who will play the introducing Stage slot on 15 Nov.Join us live at Assembly Roxy, or watch the concert from the comfort of your own home. We will stream this concert for free on Facebook and YouTube, and it will also be included for free in the Digital Weekend Pass.

Location Assembly Roxy

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Nathan Somevi

A name to watch! One of the stars of our 2021 online Introducing Series, guitarist Nathan Somevi fuses jazz classics and soul, drawing parallels with the music of Herbie Hancock and Sonny Rollins. Somevi takes inspiration from American guitarist Charlie Hunter and his hybrid guitar to create music influences by gospel music and his Ghanaian heritage.Join us live at Assembly Roxy, or watch the concert from the comfort of your own home with our Digital Weekend Pass.

Location Assembly Roxy

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Aki Remally

Aki Remally’s new set of funk and soul closed EJBF21 with a bang. With a great band featuring long time collaborators, this is an unmissable concert for funk, soul and R&B fans.Join us live at Assembly Roxy, or watch the concert from the comfort of your own home with our Digital Weekend Pass .

Location Assembly Roxy

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Ali Affleck's Auld Town Stompers

Join us for a musical jaunt through the heat of the southern states with a little New York ‘tin pan alley’ thrown in for good measure. Led by vivacious singer and early jazz historian Ali Affleck, the Auld Town Stompers create the perfect balance of hot early jazz and feisty pre-war blues while they explore the vivacious songbooks of Victoria Spivey, Ma Rainey and Clarence Williams… including some of the most bizarre songs of early jazz involving a character called Razor Jim!Join us live at Assembly Roxy, or watch the concert from the comfort of your own home with our Digital Weekend Pass.

Location Assembly Roxy

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Joe Williamson

A brand new project from guitarist Joe Williamson. Known for his contribution to progressive, genre-blending groups such as STRATA and Animal Society, for this Scottish Jazz Weekend concert, he returns to a more traditional (nearly) acoustic format with a new quartet.Joined by Alan Benzie (piano), Brodie Jarvie (bass) and Stephen Henderson (drums) his new sound embraces left-field modern jazz with a love for the acoustic tradition showcasing his “well-crafted phrasing and expressive improvisation'' (The Times).Join us live at Assembly Roxy, or watch the concert from the comfort of your own home with our Digital Weekend Pass.

Location Assembly Roxy

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Mercy, Mercy, Mercy

A supergroup fronted by alto saxophonist, Martin Kershaw, and trumpeter, Colin Steele, playing the music of Cannonball and Nat Adderley.A joyous tribute packed full of soulful, funky swinging jazz with passionate solos and catchy tunes from a quintet of Scotland’s finest musical talent which also includes David Milligan (piano), Brian Shiels (bass) and Alyn Cosker (drums). The band will perform 'Jive Samba’, ‘One For Daddy O’, ‘Fiddler On The Roof’ plus the Adderley Brothers arrangements of ‘I’ll Remember April’ and ‘The Way You Look Tonight’Join us live at Assembly Roxy, or watch the concert from the comfort of your own home with our Digital Weekend Pass.

Location Assembly Roxy

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Digital Festival Pass

Enjoy the Scottish Jazz Weekend from the comfort of your home! All our events, with the exception of Criss Cross on Friday 10 December, will be streamed live with an on demand version available to watch after the event.If you can't join us in person for the Scottish Jazz Weekend, you can watch the concerts online as many times as you like until Friday 17 December for just £10.If you are joining us in person at Assembly Roxy, you can purchase the Digital Weekend Pass for an additional £5 so you can enjoy the concert again when you get home, and experience the full weekend at your fingertips.

Location Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival - Online

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Criss Cross

Stellar American drummer Jim Black has assembled a specially selected sextet of young European players, including Scotland’s David Bowden. After a week rehearsing in Estonia they are now touring across Europe.Jim Black is one of the most influential jazz drummers of our time. Veering from chaos to catchy compositions he draws on jazz, rock song-craft and laptop soundscapes delivered with furious energy.The band also features Aleksander Paal (alto sax, Estonia), Ananta Roosens (violin, trumpet, Belgium,) Sanne Rambags (vocals, The Netherlands), Chris Guilfoyle (guitar, Ireland) and Michel Meis (drums, Luxemburg).To find out more about the project please visit the Criss Cross WebsitePlease note: Criss Cross is not included in the Digital Weekend Pass

Location Assembly Roxy

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In Person

Introducing Stage

At EJBF we want to ensure that our audiences have the opportunity to hear the diverse array of artists that Scotland has to offer as part of our exciting and ambitious programming. To help us achieve these goals we held an open call to all bands in Scotland to perform at the Scottish Jazz Weekend 2021. Don’t miss your chance to see the stars of the future!We will announce the band who will play the introducing Stage slot on 15 Nov.Join us live at Assembly Roxy, or watch the concert from the comfort of your own home. We will stream this concert for free on Facebook and YouTube, and it will also be included for free in the Digital Weekend Pass.

Location Assembly Roxy

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In Person

Nathan Somevi

A name to watch! One of the stars of our 2021 online Introducing Series, guitarist Nathan Somevi fuses jazz classics and soul, drawing parallels with the music of Herbie Hancock and Sonny Rollins. Somevi takes inspiration from American guitarist Charlie Hunter and his hybrid guitar to create music influences by gospel music and his Ghanaian heritage.Join us live at Assembly Roxy, or watch the concert from the comfort of your own home with our Digital Weekend Pass.

Location Assembly Roxy

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Aki Remally

Aki Remally’s new set of funk and soul closed EJBF21 with a bang. With a great band featuring long time collaborators, this is an unmissable concert for funk, soul and R&B fans.Join us live at Assembly Roxy, or watch the concert from the comfort of your own home with our Digital Weekend Pass .

Location Assembly Roxy

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In Person

Ali Affleck's Auld Town Stompers

Join us for a musical jaunt through the heat of the southern states with a little New York ‘tin pan alley’ thrown in for good measure. Led by vivacious singer and early jazz historian Ali Affleck, the Auld Town Stompers create the perfect balance of hot early jazz and feisty pre-war blues while they explore the vivacious songbooks of Victoria Spivey, Ma Rainey and Clarence Williams… including some of the most bizarre songs of early jazz involving a character called Razor Jim!Join us live at Assembly Roxy, or watch the concert from the comfort of your own home with our Digital Weekend Pass.

Location Assembly Roxy

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Joe Williamson

A brand new project from guitarist Joe Williamson. Known for his contribution to progressive, genre-blending groups such as STRATA and Animal Society, for this Scottish Jazz Weekend concert, he returns to a more traditional (nearly) acoustic format with a new quartet.Joined by Alan Benzie (piano), Brodie Jarvie (bass) and Stephen Henderson (drums) his new sound embraces left-field modern jazz with a love for the acoustic tradition showcasing his “well-crafted phrasing and expressive improvisation'' (The Times).Join us live at Assembly Roxy, or watch the concert from the comfort of your own home with our Digital Weekend Pass.

Location Assembly Roxy

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Mercy, Mercy, Mercy

A supergroup fronted by alto saxophonist, Martin Kershaw, and trumpeter, Colin Steele, playing the music of Cannonball and Nat Adderley.A joyous tribute packed full of soulful, funky swinging jazz with passionate solos and catchy tunes from a quintet of Scotland’s finest musical talent which also includes David Milligan (piano), Brian Shiels (bass) and Alyn Cosker (drums). The band will perform 'Jive Samba’, ‘One For Daddy O’, ‘Fiddler On The Roof’ plus the Adderley Brothers arrangements of ‘I’ll Remember April’ and ‘The Way You Look Tonight’Join us live at Assembly Roxy, or watch the concert from the comfort of your own home with our Digital Weekend Pass.

Location Assembly Roxy

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Online

Digital Festival Pass

Enjoy the Scottish Jazz Weekend from the comfort of your home! All our events, with the exception of Criss Cross on Friday 10 December, will be streamed live with an on demand version available to watch after the event.If you can't join us in person for the Scottish Jazz Weekend, you can watch the concerts online as many times as you like until Friday 17 December for just £10.If you are joining us in person at Assembly Roxy, you can purchase the Digital Weekend Pass for an additional £5 so you can enjoy the concert again when you get home, and experience the full weekend at your fingertips.

Location Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival - Online

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