Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival – Online Blues Weekend

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival present their Online Blues Weekend

https://youtu.be/6vCvBbzQLVE

 

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.


Follow us on Twitter for more interviews, reviews, competitions, and news.


Read the May 2021 issue of SNACK magazine on your tablet, mobile, or pc.

You May Also Like

EP review: Modern Studies – The Body is a Tide

The Body is a Tide offers you a seat alongside an experimentalist on a ...

Single review: The Vegan Leather – Gloaming

‘Gloaming’ is a cracking return from Paisley art-poppers The Vegan Leather. The single, released ...

Music interview: Mr McFall’s Chamber

Mr McFall’s Chamber have enjoyed a 25 year career introducing audiences to wildly exciting ...

Music interview: Man of Moon, Chemicals – the remixes EP

Man of Moon sound like they’ve been busy with their lockdown, pulling together a ...

Single review: Madison Fiorenza ‘Fever Dream’

Just because something seems instantly familiar, it doesn’t mean it offers nothing new. A ...

Single review: Sulka – Hollow Days

‘Hollow Days’ is the latest single from recording project Sulka. Brought to you by ...

Music Interview: KLEOPATRA – MACHINA EP

KLEOPATRA’s MACHINA EP creates a brilliantly realised cyberpunk world, with its futuristic DIY synth ...

Single review: Felix and The Sunsets – This Will Change

‘This Will Change’ is the newest single from the Edinburgh based alt-rock group Felix ...

Get SNACK magazine in your inbox. Free

 

Keep up to date with all the gigs, events, and news coming out of lockdown.