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EFG London Jazz Festival

15 – 24 NOV 2019

The EFG London Jazz Festival is renowned for showcasing an eclectic mix of talented musicians from around the world.

One of the UK’s landmark musical celebrations, the festival has long been acclaimed for its bold programmes featuring world-class artists and emerging stars, tailored to delight both fans and new audiences.

Expect to see a range of heavyweight musical talent from right across the globe, with the festival's usual mixture of jazz masters flexing their chops, cutting-edge young bands making a stir, international legends with a wealth of fresh new music, and emerging British stars.

A dazzling display across the musical spectrum ★★★★★
The Guardian
Great international festivals such as the EFG London Jazz Festival show that London is open to creativity and to people from across the world
Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London

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The young jazz starlett talks inspiration and gratitude
 Toddlers enjoying a Jazz session
Various times
15 Nov 2019 - 16 Nov 2019
Various times | 15 Nov 2019 - 16 Nov 2019
courses & workshops
family & young people
Get the kids syncopating at an interactive musical session for children aged 2 - 5
Get the kids syncopating at an interactive musical session for children aged 2 - 5
Archipelago, band

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 15 Nov 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 15 Nov 2019
Tidal waves of sound bear chaos, freedom, joy and darkness in a free lunchtime gig from the genre-crossing trio
Tidal waves of sound bear chaos, freedom, joy and darkness in a free lunchtime gig from the...
7:15 pm
Fri 15 Nov 2019
7:15 pm | Fri 15 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Listen to gems from the Blue Note Records catalogue, reimagined by today’s jazz artists
Listen to gems from the Blue Note Records catalogue, reimagined by today’s jazz artists
Jazz Voice - EFG London Jazz Festival Opening Gala
7:30 pm
Fri 15 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 15 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Now hear this: EFG London Jazz Festival’s opening-night gala showcases a stellar cast of voices
Now hear this: EFG London Jazz Festival’s opening-night gala showcases a stellar cast of voices
Trevor Watts, jazz musician
7:45 pm
Fri 15 Nov 2019
7:45 pm | Fri 15 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
From the vanguard of British free improvisation, the avant-garde saxophonist presents his jazz quartet
From the vanguard of British free improvisation, the avant-garde saxophonist presents his jazz...
Woman playing saxophone

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Sat 16 Nov 2019
6:00 pm | Sat 16 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Raise a flag for women-identifying performers with an EFG London Jazz Festival showcase
Raise a flag for women-identifying performers with an EFG London Jazz Festival showcase
Omar Hakim, Rachel Z, Linley Marthe, Kurt Rosenwinkel
7:30 pm
Sat 16 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 16 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Groove with the new quartet from drummer Omar Hakim, featuring Rachel Z, Linley Marthe and Kurt Rosenwinkel
Groove with the new quartet from drummer Omar Hakim, featuring Rachel Z, Linley Marthe and Kurt...
Gary Bartz, saxophonist
7:30 pm
Sat 16 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 16 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Mark the 50th anniversary of legendary sax man Gary Bartz’s iconic record in this star-studded jazz concert
Mark the 50th anniversary of legendary sax man Gary Bartz’s iconic record in this star-studded...
7:45 pm
Sat 16 Nov 2019
7:45 pm | Sat 16 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Improvised jazz meets Baroque in a work for ensemble based on Picasso’s Guernica, here in its UK premiere
Improvised jazz meets Baroque in a work for ensemble based on Picasso’s Guernica, here in its UK...
Illustrations of astronauts in space
Various times
Sun 17 Nov 2019
Various times | Sun 17 Nov 2019
family & young people
Find the first footprint on the moon in a jazz and funk-fuelled family adventure
Find the first footprint on the moon in a jazz and funk-fuelled family adventure
BBC Radio 3's J to Z at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

2:00 pm
Sun 17 Nov 2019
2:00 pm | Sun 17 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
BBC Radio 3’s jazz programme presents the best in jazz past, present and future
BBC Radio 3’s jazz programme presents the best in jazz past, present and future
Julia Hulsmann, jazz pianist and composer
2:30 pm
Sun 17 Nov 2019
2:30 pm | Sun 17 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Mark 50 years of seminal jazz label ECM at a performance by the German pianist and her trio
Mark 50 years of seminal jazz label ECM at a performance by the German pianist and her trio
Joe Lovano, musician
5:00 pm
Sun 17 Nov 2019
5:00 pm | Sun 17 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
The great saxophonist’s intimate new project with pianist Marilyn Crispell and Carmen Castaldi on drums
The great saxophonist’s intimate new project with pianist Marilyn Crispell and Carmen Castaldi on...
Numb Mob at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

6:30 pm
Sun 17 Nov 2019
6:30 pm | Sun 17 Nov 2019
gigs
electronic
Uncover the mysterious and oddly beautiful side of Hull with the avant-garde electronic duo
Uncover the mysterious and oddly beautiful side of Hull with the avant-garde electronic duo
 Jan Garbarek Group
8:00 pm
Sun 17 Nov 2019
8:00 pm | Sun 17 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Meet the man said to set the tone of European jazz
Meet the man said to set the tone of European jazz
Debris Stevenson, poet
8:00 pm
Sun 17 Nov 2019
8:00 pm | Sun 17 Nov 2019
gigs
What’s next for the grime poet and pansexual ex-Mormon who created the musical show Poet in da Corner?
What’s next for the grime poet and pansexual ex-Mormon who created the musical show Poet in da...
Corinne Bailey Rae, singer
7:30 pm
Mon 18 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 18 Nov 2019
gigs
Taking a new, introspective turn, the soul star plays her first London headline show in three years
Taking a new, introspective turn, the soul star plays her first London headline show in three years
Black String, band
7:45 pm
Mon 18 Nov 2019
7:45 pm | Mon 18 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
The masters of traditional Korean music and jazz create a musical language through intuition and idiom
The masters of traditional Korean music and jazz create a musical language through intuition and...
Chassol, film score composer
7:30 pm
Tue 19 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 19 Nov 2019
gigs
folk & world
Stunning visuals and rhythmic motifs are fused into a multimedia ‘ultrascore’ in this UK premiere
Stunning visuals and rhythmic motifs are fused into a multimedia ‘ultrascore’ in this UK...
Lucia Cadotsch and band
7:45 pm
Tue 19 Nov 2019
7:45 pm | Tue 19 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Find out how the Great American Songbook sounds with a retro-futurist twist from the Swiss jazz singer
Find out how the Great American Songbook sounds with a retro-futurist twist from the Swiss jazz...

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