I'm told there's one jazz club in the city, The Jazz Bar. I have a feeling there's more if you really look for it, but I didn't. They have 3 bands a night. We stopped by early to check it out before dinner. We were able to pay the £4 cover to save the additional £1 it would have cost later. It was acoustic tea time and we instead went to dinner. We came back for the jazz quintet scheduled 9-12.
The alto, tenor, and piano were all especially good. Lots of frenetic modal playing from the saxophones which I enjoyed a lot. I didn't care for all the ballads, though. It seemed every other song was a ballad. It was also a hangout for lots of talkers. The band did play after midnight and more and more talkers were coming in. That was disappointing for me. But, it was still a great bar. Edinburgh is a great place for good food and drink.