'The best jazz festival on the planet' (Jez Nelson, BBC Radio 3)
Many shows are now on sale for this year's EFG London Jazz Festival - giving initial of what will be a strong and exciting programme, with many more outstanding acts and initiatives still to reveal, as well as the full club programme.
This 10-day celebration of jazz is a hotly anticipated event, delivering a mix of world-class artists and emerging stars and taking the music to a massive and ever-growing audience. Produced by Serious, this Festival has a reputation for bringing the best and freshest music to the capital, with a wide-ranging programme of concerts, commissions, club events and an expansive learning and participation programme. Already, a strand is emerging throughout the Festival that reflects the wealth and sheer variety of vocal talent in today’s jazz universe – both established stars and exceptional new talent.
Artists already announced include Kurt Elling (as part of the EFG Excellence Series), Cassandra Wilson, Manu Katché & Ibrahim Maalouf, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Nik Bärtsch, Sons of Kemet, James Farm (feat Joshua Redman, Aaron Parks, Melody Gardot (as part of the EFG Excellence Series), Cécile McLorin Salvant, Matt Penman and Eric Harland), Maria Schneider Orchestra, Jarrod Lawson, David Virelles, Average White Band & Kokomo, and Britten Sinfonia with Eddie Gomez, and many more.
Watch last year's highlights video, and listen to our Deezer playlist below. If you like what you see and hear, join our mailing list for all the latest news from both the Festival and Serious, the powerhouse behind it, who also promote great jazz across the UK throughout the year.