New Orleans classics, a double-bill of blues and afrobeat-inspired tunes will be performed in the north-east this spring with the return of an annual celebration of music.
The first five performers have been named for the 2020 Aberdeen Jazz Festival, which will be held across the city from March 11-22.
Singer Ali Affleck, the Melvin Taylor Blues Band and trumpeter Colin Steele have been named among the line-up.
Pianist Fergus McCreadie – described as “the most exciting young Scottish jazz musician to emerge for decades” – and Brian Kellock will also perform.
Meanwhile, the free Jazz On The Green will return on Sunday, March 15.
Keith MacRae, Aberdeen Jazz Festival chairman, said: “We are excited to be able to bring so much exciting music to Aberdeen.
“We especially welcome visitors from the USA and, of course, some of the very exciting musicians working in Scotland today.”
Adrian Watson, chief executive of Aberdeen Inspired, said: “We were delighted when organisers took the opportunity to broaden its offering across the city centre and bring some of the very best local, national and international musicians to our many fine hotels, pubs, restaurants and public buildings.
“The feedback from those that attend is very positive indeed and we urge those from the city, north-east and further afield to book early where needed and consider making a night or a weekend of it in our fine city centre.”