Attendance records were smashed at the 2019 Aberdeen Jazz Festival with more than 8,000 concert-goers enjoying the annual event.
Funded by Aberdeen Inspired, Aberdeen City Council and Creative Scotland, the festival boasted 420 individual musician engagements which stretched up and down the coast from Portsoy to Stonehaven.
This year’s programme included the inaugural Aberdeen Blues Weekend which featured Queen of Scottish Blues Maggie Bell, ex-Whitesnake guitarist Bernie Marsden and Kenny Neal from New Orleans.
Neil Gibbons, chairman of Aberdeen Jazz Festival, said: “We are delighted by the continuing development of Aberdeen Jazz Festival.
“It was great to see so many young and superbly talented musicians taking part and it remains the highlight of the jazz calendar in Aberdeen.”
Other highlights of the festival included sell-out sets from Georgia Cecile and Irini Arabatzi, three world premieres plus large crowds at regular feature Jazz on the Green.
Adrian Watson, Chief Executive of Aberdeen Inspired, added: “We are proud to be a driver in supporting the festival and we’ve had good feedback from our local businesses in the city centre, who have experienced a positive knock-on effect.
“It’s been great to have so many performances at a wide spread of locations and such a talented range of established and up-and-coming musicians delighting the crowds.”