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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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Jambinai, rock band
7:45 pm
Thu 03 Oct 2019
7:45 pm | Thu 03 Oct 2019
gigs
The Korean band perform their groundbreaking post-rock mix of folk, metal, jazz and traditional music
The Korean band perform their groundbreaking post-rock mix of folk, metal, jazz and traditional...
SB Circle, band
7:45 pm
Tue 29 Oct 2019
7:45 pm | Tue 29 Oct 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Playing the zither-like gayageum, Kyungso Park flows easily between traditional and contemporary music
Playing the zither-like gayageum, Kyungso Park flows easily between traditional and contemporary...
 Toddlers enjoying a Jazz session
Various times
15 Nov 2019 - 16 Nov 2019
Various times | 15 Nov 2019 - 16 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
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
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
7:30 pm
Fri 15 Nov 2019
7:30 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
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...
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...
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...
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
gigs
jazz & blues
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
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...
 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
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...
7:30 pm
Wed 20 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 20 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
What if a stellar cast of musicians from the UK’s booming jazz scene united for a night full of surprises?
What if a stellar cast of musicians from the UK’s booming jazz scene united for a night full of...
Simon Fisher Turner, musician
7:45 pm
Wed 20 Nov 2019
7:45 pm | Wed 20 Nov 2019
gigs
electronic
Take an ambient sonic road trip with the alter ego of maverick composer and producer Pascal Gabriel
Take an ambient sonic road trip with the alter ego of maverick composer and producer Pascal Gabriel
Marius Neset: Viaduct
7:30 pm
Thu 21 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 21 Nov 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
The dynamic jazz saxophonist and London Sinfonietta reunite for a new commission
The dynamic jazz saxophonist and London Sinfonietta reunite for a new commission
Vocal Classics of the Black Avant Garde
7:45 pm
Thu 21 Nov 2019
7:45 pm | Thu 21 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Hear a dynamic repertoire based on seminal 1960s and 70s work, from vocal artist Elaine Mitchener
Hear a dynamic repertoire based on seminal 1960s and 70s work, from vocal artist Elaine Mitchener
Danilo Perez, pianist
7:30 pm
Fri 22 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 22 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
A new project from the proponent of global jazz uplifts with beautiful melodies and syncopated rhythms
A new project from the proponent of global jazz uplifts with beautiful melodies and syncopated...
7:30 pm
Fri 22 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 22 Nov 2019
gigs
folk & world
This Grammy Award-winning singer brings audiences to their feet with a voice that can’t be ignored
This Grammy Award-winning singer brings audiences to their feet with a voice that can’t be ignored
Elliot Galvin, musician
7:45 pm
Fri 22 Nov 2019
7:45 pm | Fri 22 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Two members of the Mercury-nominated Dinosaur showcase their trios in a double bill of brilliant jazz
Two members of the Mercury-nominated Dinosaur showcase their trios in a double bill of brilliant...
Evelyn & The Yellow Birds, illustration
12:00 pm
Sat 23 Nov 2019
12:00 pm | Sat 23 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Music soothes a homesick heart in an adventure that tells the story of jazz, from the Caribbean to London
Music soothes a homesick heart in an adventure that tells the story of jazz, from the Caribbean to...
Tim Garland, saxophonist

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Sat 23 Nov 2019
6:00 pm | Sat 23 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
The formidable saxophonist and musical polymath reprises his acclaimed jazz-rock album One in concert
The formidable saxophonist and musical polymath reprises his acclaimed jazz-rock album One in...
Calexico and Iron & Wine
7:30 pm
Sat 23 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 23 Nov 2019
gigs
folk & world
New-folk combines with roots rock for a night of grand Americana
New-folk combines with roots rock for a night of grand Americana
Matthew Barley, cellist
7:30 pm
Sat 23 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 23 Nov 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
From Duke Ellington to a premiere by Misha Mullov-Abbado, the BBC Concert Orchestra jazzes things up
From Duke Ellington to a premiere by Misha Mullov-Abbado, the BBC Concert Orchestra jazzes things up
 Jensen Sisters, musicians
7:45 pm
Sat 23 Nov 2019
7:45 pm | Sat 23 Nov 2019
literature & poetry
jazz & blues
The West Canadian sisters demonstrate their rich, intuitive jazz sound in concert with a new big band
The West Canadian sisters demonstrate their rich, intuitive jazz sound in concert with a new big...
Cleveland Watkiss, vocalist
7:30 pm
Sun 24 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 24 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Look back over a lifetime of jazz innovation with the award-winning vocalist
Look back over a lifetime of jazz innovation with the award-winning vocalist
Chrissie Hynde, singer-songwriter
7:30 pm
Sun 24 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 24 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
She can’t miss a beat: The Pretenders’ frontwoman presents tracks from her brand new jazz album
She can’t miss a beat: The Pretenders’ frontwoman presents tracks from her brand new jazz album
Rowland Sutherland, flautist
7:45 pm
Sun 24 Nov 2019
7:45 pm | Sun 24 Nov 2019
gigs
folk & world
‘Time passes all too soon, how it rushes by’ - the flautist's jazz interpretation of the 1969 folk album
‘Time passes all too soon, how it rushes by’ - the flautist's jazz interpretation of the...

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