Fringe Recommendations: Ali Affleck, Jazz Vocalist

By Georgia
on Mon 12 Aug 2019

Today’s post is all about one of our wonderful Fringe supporters!   

Award winning Jazz Vocalist, Ali Affleck has been providing our charitable partnership with AMAZING support; collecting donations at performances, showing us love on social media channels and sharing out our lovely leaflets.

We are a teeny tiny project so this is a HUGE deal for us! We can’t thank the Ali enough for her support. 

If you like vintage jazz then make sure to see one of Ali’s shows which are listed below! 



Ali Affleck’s Torching the Blues – Blues and Torch Songs from the 1920s to the 1950s 

Date: Aug 13 

Time: 8.30 pm (1 hour) 

Venue: The Jazz Bar 

Date: Aug 14 

Time: 8pm (1 hour) 

Venue: The Argyle Bar 


Award-winning jazz vocalist Ali, with a heavy hitting band of internationally acclaimed musicians, resurrects the original outspoken blues and torch song divas. 


Scotland’s ‘Queen of Vintage Jazz and Blues’ (OC Weekly)   

A masterclass in real grassroots jazz’ ( 

‘Astounding Vocals’ (San Diego Union- Tribune) 

‘No other singer can deliver this kind of material with such authenticity’ (BBC Scotland) 



Ali Affleck’s Speakeasy Sessions – A Night in New Orleans 

Dates: Aug 16, 17, 18, 20 

Time: 1 hour, times vary 

Venue: varies 


Award-winning jazz vocalist, washboarder and early jazz historian Ali resurrects the original outspoken blues and jazz divas who shaped today’s music via their passionate and dangerous songs. 


Ali offers an authentic and fun journey back through time to celebrate these groundbreaking (yet forgotten!) first ladies of song.  ‘A masterclass in real grassroots jazz’ ( 

‘A musical storyteller’ (Scotsman) 



Ali Affleck’s Queen of Swing 

Date: Aug 19th 

Time: 7pm (1 hour) 

Venue: The Jazz Bar 


Rediscover the golden age of swing jazz: Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Nina Simone, Maxine Sullivan, Peggy Lee. Three-time award winner/nominee (Scottish Jazz Awards 2014/17/18), Ali offers vibrant homage to these trailblazing and musically vital women with her acclaimed band. 


‘No other singer can deliver this material with such authenticity and so swingingly’ (BBC Jazzhouse) 

‘Vivacious stage presence’ (Herald) 


We want to thank Ali Affleck from the bottom of our hearts. It makes us feel all warm and fuzzy to know that there are people all across Edinburgh trying to tackle loneliness and isolation in local older people. You are amazing. Thank you. 



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