Experience a dazzling extravaganza of online concerts and events from across London during the EFG London Jazz Festival 2020.
What is the EFG London Jazz Festival?
In light of the coronavirus outbreak, this year's festival plays host to 10 days of online performances and virtual concerts, bringing together new talent and world-renowned figures from the electrifying world of jazz, wherever you are.
Since its inception in 1992, the EFG London Jazz Festival has seen the likes of Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, the Gipsy Kings, Wayne Shorter, Joe Pass and Robert Glasper on its billing; while composers such as George Russell, Carla Bley, Gerald Wilson and Randy Weston have composed pieces specifically for the festival.
What's on during EFG London Jazz Festival?
You can usually find gigs at venues throughout London, from Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Wigmore Hall, to smaller spaces such as King’s Place, the Purcell Room and the Omnibus Theatre.
This year's event continues to bring you performances from top London venues, but instead streamed live to your own home.
Free gigs to enjoy from home
- Tune in to a live stream of Jazz Voice, the grand opening show from Cadogan Hall, featuring vocals from Zara McFarlane, Cleveland Watkiss and more. 13 Nov
- See the multi-talented Emma-Jean Thackray put on her singing hat in a free recorded performance. 13 Nov
- Nathaniel Facey brings original composition combining key moments of the jazz scene in a free gig from Green Note. 13 Nov
- Explore an eclectic mix of jazz and traditional African rhythms with Zantogola's gig. 13 Nov
- Welcome Orphy Robinson's Virtual Jazz Club Band into your home and enjoy submissions from members of the community. 21 Nov
Paid-for concerts on your couch
- Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the jazz quartet Dinosaur, with a gig streamed live from Kings Place. 13 Nov
- Celebrate Pharoah Sanders's 80th birthday, as the SEED Ensemble and special guests celebrate his repertoire online, live from the Barbican. 14 Nov
- Mark your calendar for a Saturday with Armenian piano maestro Tigran Hamasyan, as he performs an exclusive online set. 14 Nov
- Join a live stream performance from the award-winning Scottish vocalist Georgia Cecile. 15 Nov
- Australian bassist Linda May Han Oh broadcasts live from her studio in New York City. 16 Nov
- Vortex Jazz Club hosts an entertaining conversation between a guitarist John Etheridge and broadcaster Laurie Taylor, as they chat all things jazz and the industry. 17 Nov
- Join Shabaka Hutchings as the versatile musician takes to the virtual stage with the Britten Sinfonia ensemble. 18 Nov