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EFG London Jazz Festival 2020

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Jazz Voice at Royal Festival Hall during EFG London Jazz Festival. Credits: Emile Holba. Image courtesy of EFG London Jazz Festival.
Enjoy spectacular live performances from your couch or attend music-themed London events as the city celebrates all things jazz with EFG London Jazz Festival 2020. Read More


Experience a dazzling extravaganza of concerts and events across London during the EFG London Jazz Festival 2020, which combines digital and physical performances as part of this year's Living in Two Worlds programme.

What is the EFG London Jazz Festival?

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, this year's festival plays host to 10 days of diverse performances, from socially distanced intimate recitals and creative engagement projects to virtual headline 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, or don't move an inch and enjoy gigs on digital devices. Here's a flavour of what you can enjoy this year.

  • Celebrate Pharoah Sanders's 80th birthday, as the SEED Ensemble and special guests celebrate his repertoire online, live from the Barbican. 14 Nov
  • Join Shabaka Hutchings as the versatile musician takes to the virtual stage with the Britten Sinfonia ensemble, performing Stravinsky’s Three Pieces for Solo Clarinet among other pieces. 18 Nov

Check back closer to the time for a full programme or join the virtual Festival Launch to be the first to know this year's lineup. 24 Sep at 8pm

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