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Muddy Waters' son to play at Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival

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image captionMuddy Waters' centenary is to be marked at the festival with a concert by his son Mud Morganfield

The centenary of the birth of Muddy Waters is to be marked at the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival with a concert by his eldest son Mud Morganfield.

Morganfield will be playing on Saturday 27 July at the Festival Theatre at 20:00. The support act will be Stevey Hay's Shades of Blue.

This year's festival is being held from 19-28 July.

The festival's Mardi Gras takes place on 20 July with the Edinburgh Festival Carnival on 21 July.

'Real festival'

New festival elements this year include Cross the Tracks, a strand that throws the spotlight on contemporary, underground music influenced by jazz.

Participating artists include Hidden Orchestra, Submotion Orchestra and Ghostpoet.

The Tron Kirk will also transform into a new festival hub, a club that will open at 10:00 and run through to late evening - with performers from contemporary to vintage jazz.

Brian Fallon, chairman of the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival, said: "We're bringing back the energy and feeling of a real festival, concentrated and fun."

The festival will feature 146 concerts, performers from six continents and live music over 10 days.

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