Fri 10 - Sun 19 November 2017

Featured events for EFG London Jazz Festival

‘A dazzling display across the musical spectrum’ (★★★★★ Guardian)

We’re pulling out all the stops to bring you a bumper year as we celebrate 25 years of the EFG London Jazz Festival (Friday 10 - Sunday 19 November). 

Our lineup includes a wealth of international legends to London’s concert halls, with new music, emerging British stars and outstanding collaborations all added into the mix. 

The first concerts onsale set the Festival bar high; from Abdullah Ibrahim and Hugh Masekela re-visiting their days as The Jazz Epistles in fifties South Africa, a brand new project from Marcus Miller, and Pat Metheny who plays the Festival for the very first time.

We welcome the infectious energy of Harlem Gospel Choir touching down from New York, and Average White Band with up-and-coming vocal power trio LaSharVu, as well as Paolo Conte’s powerful blend of jazz and tango rhythms.

There is a special concert for the 90th birthday of Jobim, with his songbook interpreted by Carminho, and a remarkable new work commissioned from Phronesis, Dave Maric and Engines Orchestra. 

Further shows include Tomasz Stańko's New York Quartet, the remarkable Cuban piano pairing of Chucho Valdés and Gonzalo Rubalcaba, the sonic universe of ECM artist Andy Sheppard, the exquisite mandolin and piano combo of Chris Thile and Brad Mehldau, a trip to the Mediterranean with Taksim Trio and Dorantes, the incomparable Ben l’Oncle Soul singing Frank Sinatra, Snarky Puppy's Bill Laurance, Henri Texier's Hope Quartet, a trip to Napoli with Stefano Bollani and the Beats & Pieces Big Band.

Serious, live music producer and powerhouse behind the EFG London Jazz Festival, has confirmed an exciting programme of jazz gigs to keep you going until November, including three stand-out shows are already on sale at the Barbican which you may be interested in. Following their sold-out Festival shows, Brad Mehldau returns for tour with his trio in May, and Madeleine Peyroux plays Barbican on Wednesday 31 May. Elsewhere Grammy Award-winning Snarky Puppy prepare to take Brixton by storm on Friday 5 May.

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