Enjoy musical improvisation in all its forms at the 23rd EFG London Jazz Festival. Held across various locations, this annual celebration of the wide-ranging music genre features top-quality artists from around the globe.
The capital's biggest pan-city music festival delivers a mix of world-class artists and emerging stars, continuing to take jazz to a massive audience through varying styles: you might find a big band at one venue and a crossover jazz vocalist just down the road! There are also film screenings and special talks that take an in-depth look at different jazz styles and performers.
Just a few of the many highlights include:
- James Farm at Cadogan Hall (13 Nov), with Joshua Redman, Aaron Parks, Matt Penman, Eric Harland and Partisans
- Sons of Kemet at Rich Mix (13 Nov), performance from the acclaimed MOBO winners
- Alfredo Rodriguez at Shakespeare's Globe (15 Nov): the Grammy-nominated Cuban jazz pianist performs compositions and improvisations from his 2015 album, The Invasion Parade
- Kurt Elling + support at Cadogan Hall (16 Nov): the acclaimed Chicago singer brings his rich baritone to London.
- Manu Katché & Ibrahim Maalouf at Barbican (17 Nov): double bill between the dynamic drummer and hotly tipped trumpeter/composer.
- Dave Holland at Wigmore Hall (20 Nov): rare solo performance from the acoustic-bass master of improvisation
- Terence Blanchard's E-Collective at Barbican (20 Nov): the top trumpeter plays music from his latest Blue Note album with his bright new E-Collective band