Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival - Jazz Centenary Gala Concert
Wed 19 July | Festival Theatre
Jazz Centenary Gala Concert
The Birth of Jazz from Louis Armstrong to Duke Ellington
The New Orleans Classic Big Band
With special guests
New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Traditional Jass Band
Soul Brass Band
David L Harris Quartet
A joyous celebration of the early years of Jazz.
Jazz was born in New Orleans and this Centenary Gala Concert brings the best musicians from New Orleans to celebrate everything from the traditional Bourbon Street of Louis Armstrong and King Oliver to the sophistication of Duke Ellington.
The New Orleans Classic Jazz Orchestra features some of the finest Jazz musicians from New Orleans, and we hear short sets tonight from many of the smaller New Orleans groups playing the Festival. The evening is compared by the charismatic trumpeter and singer, James Williams.
* Price includes a £2.50 booking fee per ticket. For bookings of 8 or more, call 0131 529 6005. An 80p handling charge will be added if you ask us to post your tickets.