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Finally, here’s my selection of jazz events to look out for if you’re through in Edinburgh between now and the end of the Edinburgh Fringe.

22-28 August

Melissa Western. The Jazz Bar. 2.30pm, £6.
Australian singer, accompanied by Greg Gottlieb (bass) and Giovanni Cacioppo (guitars).

23-27 August

NeWt play Led Zeppelin. The Jazz Bar. 8.30pm, £7.
Avant-fusion trombone, guitar and drums threesome take on the Led Zeppelin songbook. Not suitable for jazz purists or Zep purists but strongly recommended for the rest of us.

24-25 August

Marika Klambatsea. The Jazz Bar, Chambers Street. 4pm, £8.
Greek avant-garde improvising singer and pianist, performing music by Kurt Weill, Elvis Presley and Billie Holiday as well as her own pieces.

24-25 August

NoName Trio. St John’s Church, corner of Princes Street and Lothian Road. 6pm, £12.
Jazz-world music trio featuring MOBO award winning pianist Ceri Evans, bassist Saleh Zarei and percussionist Ali Nourbakhsh.

25 August

John Paul Muir. Royal Overseas League, Princes Street. 10.30pm, £12.
New Zealand pianist, who won that country’s “Young Musician of the Year” contest in 2006, with a set of solo piano jazz.

26 August

Richard Michael. St Mark’s ArtSpace, Castle Terrace, 7.30pm. £8.
The second of two performances of pianist and educator Richard Michael’s “History of Jazz Piano” show.

There are also continuing series of concerts from Louis Durra (who’s been getting good reviews), Lillian Boutté and Valery Ponomarev. Fuller details of all these gigs, plus other jazz at the Fringe, can be found on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe website.

Ex-Jazz Messengers trumpeter Ponomarev has been coming to the Jazz Bar during the fringe for the last few years: here’s one of his performances there from 2008. Is that Brian Shiels on bass and Bill Kyle on drums?

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