A popular music festival will bring some of the world’s most exotic sounds to the north-east next month.
The Aberdeen Jazz Festival will bring music as diverse as funk and gypsy jazz to venues across the city.
This year’s programme will consist of 25 concerts, performers from six countries and live music across five days.
The event will also celebrate 100 years of jazz with performances paying tribute to legends of the genre such as Miles Davis and Django Reinhardt.
Among the venues taking part are the Blue Lamp, the Lemon Tree and His Majesty’s Theatre and Queen’s Cross Church.
There will also be the popular Jazz on the Green event, with three outdoor stages in the city centre as well as indoor performances in The Tunnels, Carmelite, Belmont and Cafe Drummond.
American singer Curtis Stigers will feature, as front man for the Ryan Quigley Big Band, who will be performing the songs of Frank Sinatra.
Organisers have also invited a number of youth bands to take part as well as Aberdeen University’s big band, who will perform Duke Ellington’s suite, The Sacred Concert at St Machar’s Cathedral.
An afternoon is dedicated to blues fans on March 18 with a triple bill including singer Connie Lush, the Chicago electric blues of Blues N Trouble and high octane blues from Aberdonian guitarist Gerry Jablonski.
Neil Gibbons, festival chairman, said: “We’re bringing back the energy and feeling of a real festival, concentrated and fun.”
The festival runs from March 15-18.
For a full programme of all the events taking place visit www.aberdeenjazzfestival.com