Fri 11 - Sun 20 November 2016

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Friday 11 November

Art Spiegelman + Phillip Johnston - Wordless

LONDON Barbican Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

The celebrated cartoonist opens the festival with his brand new show Wordless! – an innovative hybrid of slides, talk, and musical performance created in collaboration ...

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Jazz Voice - Festival opening gala

LONDON Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX

Now in its 9th year, the Festival’s signature opening-night gala moves to the Royal Festival Hall but retains its stellar cast of voices ...

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Émile Parisien and Vincent Peirani

LONDON Kings Place (Hall One) 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG

The London debut of two shooting stars of French jazz – an elegant and passionate combination of accordion and saxophone that echoes a French love ...

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Remembering Gil Evans with Andy Sheppard

LONDON Rich Mix 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA

A rare opportunity to see Andy Sheppard and Laurent Cugny perform together in celebration of the big band music of Gil Evans. In 1987, famous French ...

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Saturday 12 November

Family Jazz All-Stars featuring Zoe Gilby

LONDON Cadogan Hall 5 Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ

A sell-out triumph in previous years, this year’s Family Jazz All-Stars showcases the stunning vocals of Zoe Gilby in an unmissable and friendly ...

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Tord Gustavsen with Simin Tander and Jarle Vespestad (matinee performance)

LONDON Barbican / Guildhall School Milton Court 1 Milton Street, London , EC2Y 9BH

Renowned for subtle lyricism and a breath-taking use of space and dynamic, the Norwegian pianist & composer creates a mesmerising setting for the entrancing warmth ...

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St Germain

LONDON Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX

A respected figure in the world of electronic music for the past two decades, a pioneer of the ‘French Touch’ and a creator ...

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Lizz Wright

LONDON Cadogan Hall 5 Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ

In her first headline London show in some years, Lizz Wright brings a powerfully emotional live presence to the soulful grooves and honeyed vocal textures ...

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