About us

Jazz at the Blue Lamp is a group of jazz fans from Aberdeen who came together to present the best of jazz from Scotland, the UK and around the world. The work is all done on a voluntary basis and is supported by Jazz Scotland, Creative Scotland, Aberdeen City Council and other bodies who can be persuaded to help us.

our history

Aberdeen's iconic Blue Lamp

The Blue Lamp has been the venue for some great concerts since Jazz Aberdeen started promoting jazz in 2002 and this work has been continued by us since 2011. 

The Blue Lamp is considered by many as one of the finest jazz venues in the UK both for its wonderful, friendly atmosphere and its natural sound enhanced by a first-rate sound system originally installed with help from the Scottish Arts Council (later changed to Creative Scotland).

Many world-class musicians have played here including Georgie Fame, Kenny Garrett, Peter King, Arild Andersen and Mike Stern who gave a stellar concert in 2011. They have all commented on the friendliness and enthusiasm of the audience and the atmosphere of the club.

Our Team

Audiences and Performers

Your Visit
And More

The Blue Lamp
121 Gallowgate
Aberdeen AB25 1BU

It’s recommended that you book your tickets in advance. Please check our current calendar, or head over to our ticketing partners at Ticket Tailor.

Our JOASA (Jazz On A Sunday Afternoon) concerts are for walk-in audiences, £5 cash only.

The team at The Blue Lamp are taking your health and safety very seriously:

  • Masks are required
  • Staff wear masks
  • Staff will disinfect surfaces between visits

Disabled access and accessible toilet facilities are provided at the Blue Lamp.

Jazz at the Blue Lamp aims to actively tackle underrepresentation in the Scottish jazz sector.

We welcome applications from jazz artists who would like to perform on a Thursday night as part of our ‘Jazz at the Blue Lamp’ gig series. We particularly welcome applications from those identifying as females or non-binary artists or projects with at least 1 of these minority artists.

Booking contact

Don Sharples

Further Information

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