Perform at the Festival

Perform at the 2024 Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

We are a jazz and blues festival that champions high-quality musicians playing original music, or offering thrilling shows. We are brave in our programming, constantly on the lookout for new music and we often give a platform to new and surprising music and shows.

EJBF follows an open artists’ submission system which helps inform our programme to allow us to offer an ever varied, adventurous and fresh programme to our audiences each year.

The 2024 Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival will take place from Friday 12 to Sunday 21 July 2024. If you would like to be part of the festival, please read the following information before submitting your show/concept:

Priority is given to:

  • Jazz, blues and related music
  • Exclusive and exciting show concepts
  • Artists based in Scotland
  • New and/or original work
  • Show premieres
  • Artists who help us present a diverse, fully representative programme
  • Smaller ensembles (up to octets)

In your submission, please include the following information:

  • Name of band/show title & description of the music
  • Home base
  • EPK
  • Video links
  • Audio links
  • Social Media links
  • Line Up
  • Where you/band are based and if you have any access to tour support funding
  • Tech Spec (if you have one)
  • Contact information

IF YOU/THE BAND ARE BASED IN SCOTLAND, please e-mail scottishprogramme@ejbf.co.uk
IF YOU/THE BAND ARE NOT BASED IN SCOTLAND, please e-mail programme@ejbf.co.uk

Please note, due to the large number of proposals to review, we will only be able to get back in touch if a concert opportunity arises.

The submission deadline is 12 January 2024. We will be programming in advance of the submission deadline, but submissions after this date will not be considered.

Please note, we will NEVER ask you for any form of payment – any request including this is fraudulent and not from EJBF

When you submit your information please also complete our Equalities Monitoring form HERE