Scotland at jazzahead! 2021

Scotland's Jazz - bringing homegrown talent to the international stage

Scotland is home to a vibrant jazz scene of musicians of all ages, whose creations range across many styles, from traditional forms to free improvisation.

We are delighted to introduce delegates at jazzahead! to musicians whose work embodies Scotland’s diverse approach to jazz.

Jazz is a vital part of Scotland’s musical voice and cultural landscape. Our passion for deep-rooted traditions is matched by a 21st-century spirit of curiosity and innovation that embraces ancient myths, inspiring scenery, world-famous food and drink, dynamic new art and a unique musical heritage. Jazz is one of the many driving forces that place Scotland at the forefront of global culture.- Alan Morrison, Head of Music

Spotify Playlists

Normally we would have created physical CDs of Scotland’s latest releases, but in these remote times we have commissioned two playlists of some of Scotland’s best homegrown talent.

Scotland at jazzahead! 2021 – curated by Seonaid Aitken

A selection of tracks from Scottish artists attending jazzahead! 2021.

Scottish Jazz Cuts – curated by Rebecca Vasmant

A selection of Scottish jazz and jazz-influenced cuts from some of our finest artists from past, present and future.

Scotland’s Musicians

Get to know some of the most exciting musicians working in Scotland right now.

Read all about Scotland's jazz

Live Performances

Experience live performances from Scotland’s top jazz festivals and promoters.