PLAYTIME is an exciting new music venture co-founded by two of the Scottish jazz scene’s most eminent and respected performers – guitarist Graeme Stephen and saxophonist Martin Kershaw. As highly accomplished and innovative instrumentalists and composers, they were keen to establish a weekly platform for new writing and playing, feeling that opportunities in this area for musicians and audiences alike have been in short supply in Edinburgh since the demise of jazz venues such as Henry’s Cellar Bar and its successor, The Lot. The Outhouse Bar on Broughton Street Lane presented the ideal venue, and with the enthusiastic involvement of fellow Scottish jazz luminaries Mario Caribe (bass) and Tom Bancroft (drums) – Playtime became a reality