Edinburgh Airport and the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival offered travelers a taste of Chicago blues yesterday (June 18) in celebration of United Airlines’ new direct route to Chicago, USA, with two leading Scottish blues musicians, Jed Potts and Sandy Tweeddale, performing for passengers in the airport’s new plaza area.
Edinburgh will host the festival’s biggest blues line-up to date this year with a headline concert, Blues From Chicago, sponsored by Edinburgh Airport, as well as a program featuring exciting American blues names making their Scottish debuts.
Gordon Dewar, chief executive of Edinburgh Airport, said, “We’re delighted to be supporting the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival for the third consecutive year. Summer is a great time to be in Edinburgh and I encourage everyone to experience our amazing city when it’s at its very best. The Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival is one of the earlier events in the city’s festival calendar and this year looks set to be the best yet.
“As a big jazz fan I’m excited to soak up the amazing atmosphere and look forward to a special performance at the airport next month. I’m happy we can give our passengers a taste of what the city has to offer over the next few weeks. There really is something for everyone.”