Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival – Online Blues Weekend

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival present their Online Blues Weekend

 

The Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival are presenting their Online Blues Weekend from today, 22nd April.

They’ll be premiering video footage that was recorded at the Scottish Blues Weekend presented in Edinburgh in February 2020 (so live concerts, as we knew them until a month ago) + live Q&As with some of the musicians. 

From established stars like Maggie Bell and Tim Elliott to new names like Jon McKenzie and Liz Jones, their Scottish Blues Weekend Online will see over 12 hours of blues as they reprise the live shows that took place over the weekend of: 7th till 10th February at St Bride’s Centre, Edinburgh. 

Highlights include:

Georgia Cecile who will be live streaming a duo concert with her husband Fraser Urqhuart (piano/vox) on Friday night.

 https://www.facebook.com/events/673288516796482/

Also look out for the insanely good producer-musician-composer corto.alto (AKA Liam Shortall) who has released his latest track, fully written and recorded in lockdown (with other musicians recording remotely). 

https://www.facebook.com/corto.alto/videos/2918769761522936/

The festival organisers say:

“The Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival supports Scottish blues musicians many of whose livelihoods have been put on hold recently due to the absence of live events.

Throughout the screenings we will be highlighting ways you too can support either by donations to the individual artists or purchasing their music or merchandise.

The Blues Weekend was curated by three Edinburgh blues talents and aimed to showcase the best of the music happening right now in Scotland. Singer, Nicole Smit and guitarists Jed Potts and Sandy Tweeddale have their fingers on the pulse of what’s hot in Scottish blues and we were excited to premiere some brand new projects.”

 

Nicole, Jed and Sandy said “The Scottish Blues Weekend shines the spotlight on Scottish Blues and offers a platform for new projects. It’s great to be able to showcase such a diverse range of blues, as well as a host of bands led by women. We hope that you’ll enjoy the weekend online concerts, and we especially hope that you’ll see someone you might not have seen before.”

 

This special series of live concerts will be broadcast on their Facebook page

 

Watch the trailer here.

 

For updates see www.edinburghjazzfestival.com

The Scottish Blues Weekend Online runs from 22nd till 26th April 2020.

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