Who’s Playing in 2014

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Friday 14 November

Richard Pite presents Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller at Carnegie Hall 1939

LONDON Cadogan Hall

The year after Benny Goodman’s famous debut at Carnegie Hall he returned with his orchestra , this time sharing the billing with the most ...

Jazz Voice

LONDON Barbican

The Festival’s signature opening-night gala returns with its epoch-spanning celebration of singing and song. The list of past guests stretches from Boy ...

An evening with the Branford Marsalis Quartet

LONDON Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall

One of the great small bands in jazz today plays its first London concert in some years.  The consummate solo skills of the leader ...

John Surman + Trans4mation Strings + Chris Laurence: ‘Surman at Seventy’ residency

LONDON Kings Place (Hall One)

The first of a two-night residency, Surman at Seventy, celebrating John Surman's seventieth year. Surman’s writing for the combination of a ...

Saturday 15 November

Abdullah Ibrahim – Ekaya + New Trio

LONDON Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall

The charismatic South African pianist and composer returns to London for a special concert that celebrates his 80th year, and brings together the infectious township ...

John Surman and Bergen Big Band – Another Sky: ‘Surman at Seventy’ residency

LONDON Kings Place (Hall One)

The Surman at Seventy residency continues with this concert. John Surman’s collaboration with a big band of massive energy and spirit has produced ...

Sunday 16 November

Bill Frisell - Guitar in the Space Age + Sam Amidon

LONDON Barbican

Always on the lookout for opportunities to ‘dig around for where I’m coming from’, one of today’s most original ...

Tuesday 18 November

Snarky Puppy + support

LONDON Roundhouse

Snarky Puppy is truly a different kind of musical animal. The New York-based quasi-collective have leapt from being an underground secret to international fame in ...