AN Edinburgh bar has stepped up to support local musicians following the closure of an iconic bar in the Scottish capital.

Brewhemia announced it has devised a new weekly line-up of talent see musicians from The Jazz Bar play seven days a week.

We told earlier this week how the bar, described as Scotland’s first dedicated to jazz, is to close after 20 years.

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Located on Chambers Street, it had been a hub for jazz fans and performers since it first opened.

Entertainment director at Brewhemia Carrie Beattie said she “recognised the importance of preserving Edinburgh’s rich musical heritage and extending a lifeline of sorts to the city’s talented musicians”.

Beattie added they were encouraging any musicians affected by the closure of The Jazz Bar to reach out for more information on how to participate in any upcoming gigs.

“Brewhemia is a lively venue located in the heart of Edinburgh, dedicated to celebrating the best of Scottish culture, cuisine and live entertainment.

“With a passion for music and a commitment to supporting local talent, Brewhemia provides a platform for musicians to showcase their skills and delight audiences from near and far,” she said.