'The best jazz festival on the planet' (Jez Nelson, BBC Radio 3)
We are delighted to announce on sale the first wave of concerts for the EFG London Jazz Festival - offering an early glimpse of what will be a strong and exciting programme, with many more outstanding acts and initiatives still to reveal.
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.
The first artists to be announced include Kurt Elling (as part of the EFG Excellence Series), Cassandra Wilson, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Nik Bärtsch, Sons of Kemet, James Farm (feat Joshua Redman, Aaron Parks, Matt Penman and Eric Harland), Maria Schneider Orchestra, Jarrod Lawson, Average White Band & Kokomo, and Britten Sinfonia with Eddie Gomez.
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.