Featured events for EFG London Jazz Festival 2015
'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 an initial sense 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 Andy Sheppard, Arild Andersen, Average White Band & Kokomo, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Cassandra Wilson, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Dave Holland, Hiromi, Ice-T, James Farm (feat Joshua Redman, Aaron Parks, Matt Penman and Eric Harland), Jamie Cullum, Jarrod Lawson, Kamasi Washington, Kurt Elling, Manu Katché & Ibrahim Maalouf, Marcin Wasilewski, Maria Schneider, Melody Gardot, Miroslav Vitouš, Nik Bärtsch, Phronesis, Terence Blanchard and many more.
Shows already sold out include Melody Gardot, Kurt Elling, Gilles Peterson with Kamasi Washington, Gogo Penguin and Lynne Page, Steve Gadd, Courtney Pine & Zoe Rahman and two Jazz for Toddlers events, so book early for the shows you'd like to see.
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.