MUSIC from the World Jazz Orchestra, comedy from Martin Mor at The Stand and PropagandA’s indie club night.
1 MUSIC: World Jazz Orchestra Celebrating the world-wide appeal of jazz, a unique Jazz Big Band comes together, under the direction of Scotland’s most celebrated jazz musician, Joe Temperley, to play a Duke Ellington programme that features some of his rarest and greatest work and, of course, some of his greatest hits. They’ll play music from Black, Brown And Beige, The Latin American Suite, The Far East Suite and The Queen’s Suite, alongside Mood Indigo, Take The A Train and Caravan. The young singer, Cecile Salvant, will join the band to sing some of those great tunes.
The Festival Theatre, Nicolson Street, 8pm, £15, 0131-529 6000
2 MUSIC: Salsa Celtica Lizzard Lounge’s Toby Shippey presents two of his long term Latin flavoured projects. Rumba Caliente are one of the UK’s most exciting and respected salsa soul groups. Led by Shippey and featuring Ricardo Fernandez Pompa from Cuba on lead vocals, this special Jazz Festival international line has been expanded to combine musicians from the heartlands of salsa with some of the most exciting jazz and world musicians from the UK and beyond, including guest vocalists Colombian MC Johan ‘Magico’ Ortiz.
Plus El Tren, who are a fresh project fusing the spirit of Nigerian Afro Beat with the traditions of Latino song and rhythm in an unstoppable dance floor machine.With guest DJs.
The Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 8.30, £12.50, 0131-668 2019
3 COMEDY: THE SATURDAY SHOW With Martin Mor, Teddy, Fin Taylor, Phil O’Shea and Susan Morrison
The Stand, York Place, 9pm, £15, 0131-558 7272
4 club: PropagandA Claiming to be the UK’s biggest indie night, Propaganda will doubtless rake in the Converse-and-cardigan mob.
HMV Picturehouse, Lothian Road, 11pm, £5, 0844-847 1740
5 EXHIBITION: Jill Watson, Malcolm Appleby, the taste of JW Blyth Last chance to catch this exhibition of bronze sculptures and landscapes; the work of the master engraver and designer; and work from the collection of the Kirkcaldy businessman.
The Scottish Gallery, Dundas Street, 10am-4pm, free, 0131-558 1200