The sound of the summer

We’ve kicked off summer designing for the coolest Edinburgh festival of all – the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival. Featuring 146 concerts, performers from six continents and live music over 10 days at venues across the city, the festival runs from 19-28 July.

Headline acts include Jools Holland, Eric Burdon, Pharoah Sanders, Tia Fuller, Champian Fulton, Snarky Puppy, Mud Morganfield, Ghostpoet, Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concert, The Three Bs (Chris Barber, Acker Bilk and Keith Ball) and many more.

Brand new Festival elements this year include Cross the Tracks, a new strand that throws the spotlight on contemporary, underground music influenced by jazz. There’s a new Festival club at the Tron Kirk, open from 10am to late evening with a grand array of performers from contemporary jazz via Edinburgh heroes to vintage jazz. Brian Fallon, Chair of the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival says, “We’re bringing back the energy and feeling of a real festival, concentrated and fun.”

Make sure you don’t miss a great blend of unique artistic collaborations, cutting edge performers, funk and dance-fused sounds, timeless jazz favourites, intense art, total relaxation and a really good time for all!

After designing this years logo and festival brochure the Eden creative team can’t wait to see some of the acts. See you there!

Check out the full event listings.

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Image of Tia Fuller © Kieran Dodds/Edinburgh Jazz Festival

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