First artist announced for EJBF23

The first artist announced for EJBF23 is....Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra!

On Saturday 22 July, Jools will bring his thrilling mix of boogie-woogie, swing, jazz and R&B to Festival Theatre Edinburgh. Featuring powerhouse drummer Gilson Lavis and guest vocalists Ruby Turner, Louise Marshall and Sumudu Jayatilaka, the incredible 20-piece band will be joined by special guests Pauline Black and Arthur “Gaps” Hendrickson from The Selecter.