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The Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival is just around the corner, and to get your fingers clicking we have a fantastic ticket competition for two of the hottest events in the 10-day programme.

Mahotella Queens
[Mahotella Queens perform as part of the Mandela Day Concert]

We have 25 pairs of tickets to give away for the Mandela Day Concert (featuring Abdullah Ibrahim, FreshlyGround and Mahotella Queens) on July 18, and 20 pairs of tickets to give away for We Love Oscar! (featuring the Commonwealth Jazz Orchestra) on July 25.

Enter now at the links below…

Mandela Day Concert: Mahotella Queens, FreshlyGround, Abdullah Ibrahim

18 July, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, 8pm
Tickets priced £37.50, £31, £27.50, £22.50

A trio of bands from South Africa present a joyous musical celebration on Mandela Day. With township jive from Mahotella Queens, high-energy dance music from FreshlyGround and Abdullah Ibrahim’s spiritual piano, the concert reflects 50 decades of South African music.

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Closing date: 16 July. Over 18s only. Normal Johnston Press terms and conditions apply.

We Love Oscar!

25 July, Festival Theatre, 8pm
Tickets priced £25, £20, £15

A night to salute the greatest Commonwealth jazz musician: Oscar Peterson. Canadian born from West Indian parents, Peterson was a giant amongst piano players. Two former members of Oscar’s Trio join Edinburgh’s Brian Kellock in celebrating his music, and then a unique Commonwealth jazz Big Band comes together under the direction of Australian master trumpeter, James Morrison, to play the classic music created by Oscar Peterson with the Count Basie Orchestra.

To enter this competition, click here to submit your details

Closing date: 23 July. Over 18s only. Normal Johnston Press terms and conditions apply.

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival runs from 18-27 July. More info and tickets available at www.edinburghjazzfestival.com

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