Edinburgh Airport gets musical with BANDAKADABRA performance

Edinburgh Airport is getting musical as a sponsor of this year’s Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival, which started on Thursday, July 17.

As part of the launch celebrations, passengers travelling through the terminal were treated to a live musical concert by the 12-piece Italian brass band, BANDAKADABRA, which entertained the audience with some exciting Latino jazz beats.

The Italian brass band musicians played a three-hour live set in the airport’s terminal on Thursday morning, giving passengers a taste of this year’s festival, which runs until July 27.

Gordon Dewar, chief executive of Edinburgh Airport, said: ‘This is always a really exciting time of year as our city comes alive with music, dance, art and comedy. As a big jazz fan I’m very happy we could give our passengers a taste of what the city has to offer over the next few weeks. There really is something for everyone.

‘We’re delighted to be supporting the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival again this year and encourage everyone to experience Edinburgh when it’s at its very best.’

Fiona Alexander, Producer of the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival, said: ‘We’re very happy to be partnering with Edinburgh Airport for a second year. We have hundreds of performers coming through the airport for concerts across Edinburgh from 18-27 July, and it’s fantastic to know they are so warmly received.’

It is the second straight year that Edinburgh Airport has sponsored the city’s music festival, reinforcing the airport’s commitment to supporting cultural and community events in and around the capital.

Last week, Edinburgh Airport said that it achieved a ‘major milestone’ with breaking the 10 million passenger barrier, becoming the first Scottish airport to handle over 10 million passengers in a year.