We are very excited for our amazing line up of musicians for ELX2019! More bands TBC.
Born in 2015 out of the collaboration between the arranger Mathieu Najean and the dancer Sep Vermeersh, Reverent Juke has its roots in the golden era of swing.
With an explosive rhythm section built on the swinging drums of Tom Lambrecht, the bouncing bass and singing of Andrew Bolton and the wild stride of Renaud Crols, Reverent Juke sets the swing on fire with its three blowers, Martin Bolton on clarinet, Olivier Faber on trumpet and Mathieu Najean on reeds, blowing their horns on the fiery flames till they drop.
Tenement Jazz Band
Tenement Jazz band are a traditional jazz band formed in early 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Brought together by their shared love of New Orleans music, and comprising musicians from various corners of Edinburgh’s vibrant jazz scene, they are on a journey of exploration back to the roots of the music that they play.
Their aims are to capture the raw energy and excitement of the early jazz recordings, to find and revive lesser-heard songs and cultivate their own interpretations of these, all in order to captivate experienced jazzers, dancing persons, and uninitiated ears alike.
They recorded and released their debut EP, ‘New Orleans Wiggle’ in June 2018 and will be releasing a follow up CD in July 2019, alongside shows at Edinburgh Jazz Festival and 8 shows at Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
They are nominated for Best Band at the Scottish Awards 2019, with the winner to be announced at Glasgow Drygate on June 9th.
Ali Affleck & the Gin Mill Genies
The ELX team are excited to announce that Ali Affleck is returning to our line up for ELX2019. Ali & the The Gin Mill Menies will be back for our Blues After Party on Saturday night to repeat their stellar performance from last year.
Hailing from Inverness, City Jazz Quintet comprises an ensemble of well-established and highly-regarded, fine Scottish jazz musicians: Brian Keddie on trombone, Colin Smith on double bass, Mike MacKenzie on clarinet and saxophones, Roger Niven on Guitar and Andy Munro on drums.
As well as their many musical collaborations, gigs and tours, they played an exceptionally popular performance for dancers at Ness Around a couple of years ago. We hope you will enjoy dancing to them just as much in Edinburgh while they play a selection of standard and mainstream jazz numbers for you at our Sunday Tea Dance.