Spanning the earliest jazz forms to thriving contemporary creativity of today, this highlight of the jazz calendar features a line-up of international stars and the best of Scottish jazz and blues.
In 2012 the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival takes a global outlook on the international language of music...
Are you already dreaming about the summer festival season? It is never too soon (or too late!) to start planning- here are a few tips and suggestions to help.
Beyond the festivals
Choose from national collections and international blockbusters to more intimate spaces and exhibits to venues that encourage exploration and adventure.
The villages of Edinburgh are well worth discovering – each is surprisingly close to the city centre, and a world away from what you might expect.
Time Out's pick of Edinburgh's thriving bar and restaurant scene- all the best bars and restaurants from around the city.