THE Edinburgh Jazz Festival got off with a swing as thousands flocked to free events at the weekend.
The 10-day festival began with a Mardi Gras at the Grassmarket on Saturday.
Marching bands set out from the City Chambers and wound their way down Victoria Street to the Grassmarket.
Audiences were then treated to three hours of non-stop music with multiple stages.
The sunny weather also brought crowds of music lovers to Jazz on a Summer's Day in Princes Street Gardens yesterday.