The UK's finest Big Band is set to make its Scottish debut in Edinburgh this Hogmanay

IT’s widely regarded as the UK’s finest Big Band, teeming with first-call players, so it comes as some surprise to discover that when Ronnie Scott’s Big Band plays the Capital this Hogmanay it will be the band’s Scottish debut.

Thursday, 5th December 2019, 4:53 pm
Ronnie Scott's Big Band
Ronnie Scott's Big Band

Comprised of some of the greatest talents on the UK jazz scene Ronnie Scott’s Big Band presents countless themed shows featuring the music of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, The Rat Pack and Benny Goodman.

A concert by Ronnie Scott’s Big Band is a guaranteed sell-out at the club in London and a huge favourite with audiences south of the border and at loads of festivals around the world.

Now for the first time they will play in Scotland at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay on 31 December in the McEwan Hall.

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For Hogmanay, Ronnie Scott’s Big Band will perform their rendition of Duke Ellington’s seasonal suite The Nutcracker, as well as classic jazz standards accompanied by celebrated UK jazz vocalist Liane Carroll.

Carroll is an award-winning jazz singer described by Jamie Cullum as “One of the greatest singers we have in this country”. The whole evening will be steered by award-winning band leader Pete Long.

Apart from what promises to be a cracking gig, a ticket will also get you into the Street Party from around 10.15pm post show so you can catch the fireworks at midnight before heading home.

Tickets priced £58-£68 are available from