Featured events for EFG London Jazz Festival 2015
'The best jazz festival on the planet' (Jez Nelson, BBC Radio 3)
2,000+ artists. 300+ gigs. 50+ venues. 23 years. 1 city
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, the Festival has a reputation for bringing the best and freshest music to the capital, with a wide-ranging programme of concerts, commissions, club events, talks, and an expansive learning and participation programme. Various strands have emerged throughout the Festival including a wealth of vocal talent featuring both established stars and exceptional new talent.
Artists playing this year include Adriano Adewale, Andy Sheppard, Arild Andersen, Average White Band & Kokomo, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Christine Tobin, Dave Holland, Hiromi, Ice-T, Jamie Cullum, Jarrod Lawson, Manu Katché & Ibrahim Maalouf, Miroslav Vitouš, Natalie Williams, Nik Bärtsch, Sibongile Khumalo, Shri Sriram, Submotion Orchestra, Terence Blanchard, Tin Men and the Telephone and many more.
Many shows sell out in advance of the festival - so make sure you don't miss your chance to see these artists.
Shows already sold out include: A Man in a Hurry - DVD Launch, Britten Sinfonia with Eddie Gomez, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Courtney Pine & Zoe Rahman, Christian Scott, Gilles Peterson with Kamasi Washington, Gogo Penguin and Lynne Page, James Farm, Jazz for Toddlers, Jazz Voice, Jose James, Keith Jarrett, Kurt Elling, Maceo Parker, Marcin Wasilewski, Maria Scheider, Melody Gardot, Phronesis, Sarah Jane Morris, Sons of Kemet and Steve Gadd.
For sold-out concerts, some seats are often released on the day of the show, so it’s worth queuing at the box office for returns about 90 minutes before the show.
Listen to a selection of festival artists in our Spotify playlist:
We are very proud and excited to be at the heart of the ground-breaking BBC Music Jazz pop-up station. Working in collaboration with a vast array of BBC radio stations this is a fantastic extension to our BBC partnership which has grown and developed over the last fifteen years. We are also delighted that this ambitious initiative involves our good friends at Jazz FM and are very pleased to be working with them on this year’s festival.
Planning to stay in London for this year’s Festival? Our Official Hotel partner, the Radisson Blu Edwardian Group are running a special offer for Festival goers, click here for more details
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