Jazz and Blues Festival Hub at Teviot
The Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival is well underway and, as usual, it is bringing a certain swagger to the city. And this year, for the first time, that swagger has entered Teviot Row House offering concert venues as well as new catering venues.
The Edinburgh University Student Association, who run the events in Teviot Row House, spoke to us about the festivals’s new home.
What bought the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival to Teviot?
EJBF were looking for a new space to augment and enhance their current offer; as Teviot is a perfect central location and the Students’ Association have a wealth of experience in running festivals alongside promotors and partners, the synergy was perfect!
What can we expect from Teviot?
EJBF have brought some brilliant programming from smooth jazz to afro beat to funky influences later in the evening. Teviot’s bar and catering offer has been revamped, incorporating a high end pop-up bistro restaurant as well as grab-and-go Pizza Geeks and Harajuku Kitchen in the garden. There’s a great selection of local craft beers in the bars; which are great watering holes for the late night Jazz Club at the weekends.
What venues do you have?
The Students’ Association are offering the Debating Hall and the Underground as the main venues for concerts and the Amphion, Library Bistro and Garden Bar for food and drink.
What are the challenges of housing the Jazz Festival at Teviot?
We have tight turn-arounds between Graduations, the Graduation Ball and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which is challenging, as well as the venue being untested for the EJBF team. However, with cooperation, a positive grounding with all partners and promotors we have worked together to make sure it is as smooth for all parties as possible.
What are you excited about seeing at The Jazz Festival?
There is a great fusion of international and home grown talent on show at the festival at Teviot and the food and drink offer is not to be missed!