Edinburgh’s New Year Jazz Gala

    American standards will be the order of the evening in Scottish year-end concert

    Edinburgh New Year Jazz Gala director Ali Affleck

    The people behind the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival see the year out with an online concert featuring singers Ali Affleck, Georgia Cécile and Luca Manning in an evening drawing on the Great American Songbook.

    Despite having to cancel its annual in-person spectacular in July, the EJBF has been delivering online events since April, the most recent being the Scottish Jazz & Blues Weekend in early December.

    The end-of-year festival was filmed at Assembly Roxy and will be available to buy and watch for three days after premiering on Wednesday 30 December at 7pm. It can be found at edinburghjazzfestival.com.

    Viewers can expect songs including A Fine Romance, The Right To Love and People Will Say We’re In Love, backed by leading local players Mario Caribe, Steve Hamilton, Fergus McCreadie, Roy Percy, Max Popp, Colin Steele, Fraser Urquhart and Konrad Wiszniewski.