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Friday 13 November

Nik Bärtsch

LONDON Kings Place (Hall One)

British premiere of a repertoire drawn from Nik Bartsch's compositions for chamber ensemble. Detailed programme to be announced in early May.  

James Farm: featuring Joshua Redman, Aaron Parks, Matt Penman, Eric Harland + Partisans

LONDON Cadogan Hall

James Farm is a stellar quartet fronted by saxophonist Joshua Redman and pianist Aaron Parks and completed by a rhythm section powered by drummer ...

Jazz Voice - Festival opening gala

LONDON Barbican

The Festival’s signature opening-night gala returns with a stellar cast of jazz voices performing incredible tunes for an epoch-spanning celebration of singing and ...

Sons of Kemet


Jazz music unlike anything you’ve heard before – MOBO-winners; Sons Of Kemet promise a truly exhilarating performance. The colourful interplay between the instruments ...

Saturday 14 November

Jarrod Lawson

LONDON O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Whether he sings and plays funk, folk, R&B, rock or jazz, Jarrod Lawson sings from his integrity and spirituality, passion and compassion, empathy ...

Nik Bärtsch residency

LONDON Kings Place (Hall One)

​Composer, performer and creative animateur, Nik Bärtsch, has emerged as a major force in contemporary European music.  He returns to the Festival ...

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn + support

LONDON Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall

Steeped in a language of American music that combines the earthy sophistication of a post-modern, old-time singer-songwriter with the virtuosic ingenuity of a brilliant instrumentalist ...

Sunday 15 November

Cassandra Wilson: Coming Forth By Day + support

LONDON Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall

Coming Forth By Day Making a long overdue return to the London concert stage, Cassandra Wilson pays homage to the beauty, power and genius of ...