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Red Hot Rhythm Makers

This all female band, from Central Scotland, has been assembled as a response to Ali Afflecks pioneering and critically acclaimed Preaching Divas project; which focuses on the ground-breaking (and mostly forgotten) women of jazz and blues. Since The Red Hot Rhythm Makers went public in summer 2018 they have received rave reviews from very happy […]

Locarno Swing & Tim Saul Quartet

Fans of Django Reinhardt and gypsy jazz are in for a treat with 2 bands playing for listening or dancing Locarno Swing will open the night evoking the spirit of the 1930s with guitar duo and bass playing a wide range of swing and popular music of the time. Their driving rhythms and Brylcreem polished […]


Main Street Blues & Wolftrain CANCELLED

SADLY THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED – Please listen to Main Street Blues online Main Street Blues are a highly experienced electric R&B band from Edinburgh. For this event they will be performing a wide selection of material from their popular touring “Kings of the Blues” show, plus much more and will be featuring […]

High Society Jazz Band

Come and dance your socks off to the fabulous High Society Jazz Band The band plays a wide variety of material from Trad Jazz favourites to Blues, Swing and Mainstream.and they are the perfect way to have the afternoon go with a ‘Swing’ The band was formed in 1960 by guys who all worked in […]

Let the Bird Out & Andy Lawrenson Trio

Langtoun Jazz are delighted to be hosting a Jazz Picnic to benefit Kirkcaldy Foodbank at this year’s festival. The opening one hour set will be from Let the Bird Out duo a vocals and electric guitar duo working in the jazz idiom, but also covering swing, blues, folk, pop, Latin, rock, and contemporary styles. The […]

Ben Crosland Quintet play The Ray Davies Songbook

Ben Crosland brings The Ray Davies Songbook, a great project that has proved very popular with Ray Davies fans and jazz followers in equal measure. Ray Davies songs are rooted in the blues, music hall, popular song, variety and musical theatre the perfect vehicles for jazz interpretation and rearrangement by bass player, Ben commissioned by […]

Wendy Kirkland Quartet

Wendy Kirkland is a British jazz pianist, Hammond player and singer. Her musical career began at age 10, when she started taking piano lessons. She won a scholarship to have all her lessons paid for by Derbyshire Music, and continued to take her ABRSM piano grades. Switching to jazz in her late teens, Wendy continued […]

Emma Holcroft Sextet

Emma Holcroft has spent almost all of her adult life singing and performing professionally. Inspired by a love of old musicals, jazz standards and the Great American Songbook she performs regularly alongside the mighty Swingtime Big Band and her own Jazz Quintet, both of these bands featuring the very finest UK musicians. This is very […]

John Donegan Trio

John Donegan is a modern jazz pianist who writes and plays a selection of standards and originals in the Bebop style Johns major influences include the likes of Bill Evan, Lennie Tristano, Wynton Kelly, Hampton Hawes, Bud Powell and Chic Corea, Keith Jarrett and Kenny Barron. He has regularly played with musicians such as Bruce […]

Jon Ritchie’s Big Tea Set

Swing your kilt and celebrate St Andrews day in style with The Swing Sensation Big Tea Set. Bandleader Jon Ritchie and his band of fine musicians will provide some great tunes so you can waltz, foxtrot, quickstep or tango the afternoon away. Tickets include tea and shortbread and you can bring your own tipple if […]