Fri 10 - Sun 19 November 2017

Even more festival shows announced

We're pleased to announce even more shows for this year's EFG London Jazz Festival. Tickets for Dhafter Youssef & Ambrose Akinmusire, and Sona Jobarteh are on sale now, and the others go on sale at 10am on Friday:

Michael Wollny Trio
Saturday 12 November, Kings Place

A long overdue London concert debut for Michael Wollny’s electrifying trio.   

SFJAZZ Collective play Michael Jackson
Monday 14 November, Cadogan Hall

An all-star ensemble including saxophonists Miguel Zenón and David Sánchez, and brass players Sean Jones and Robin Eubanks, alongside a fiery rhythm section focus on the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.
Part of the EFG Excellence Series.

Donny McCaslin
Tuesday 15 November, Rich Mix

Long before his crucial participation in David Bowie’s Blackstar, the sinuous, deftly swirling saxophone sounds of Donny McCaslin have been a dynamic presence on the international jazz scene for some three decades. Replacing Michael Brecker in Steps Ahead back in the 90s, and making an especially telling contribution to the orchestral sweep of Maria Schneider’s Orchestra, he has led a string of small bands of distinction. 

The most recent, with keyboardist Jason Lindner, bassist Tim Lefebvre and drummer Mark Guiliana had already become one of the signature bands of the day, playing a free-wheeling, grooving form of electric jazz, before being heard by Bowie in a tiny New York bar and thence providing the instrumental muscle behind his final recording, with the singer plugging into the band’s ‘intensely responsive metabolism.’ (NY Times).   

Sona Jobarteh
Wednesday 16 November, Rich Mix

‘Tradition-busting female Kora virtuoso’ (Daily Mail) Sona Jobarteh performs at the EFG London Jazz Festival for the first time this November, playing music from her debut album, Fasiya, and celebrating her second release, which is out this summer. 

The Cookers
Thursday 17 November, Cadogan Hall

The decades slip away in this concert that demonstrates just how the essence of jazz continues to invigorate and inspire. The Cookers are an inspirational band of elder statesmen whose contribution to the music over some six or more decades is immeasurable.  The likes of key members Eddie Henderson, Billy Harper and Cecil McBee are at the heart of the music’s contemporary evolution – music that stirs the sprit with a drive and integrity that is simply unbeatable.  

Ambrose Akinmusire joins Dhafer Youssef
Saturday 19 November, Barbican

Massively talented both as trumpeter and composer, Ambrose Akinmusire is one of today’s pivotal jazz innovators. He forms part of this impressive double bill with Dhafter Youssef. Tickets already on sale. 

Bill Laurance Project
Sunday 20 November, Shoreditch Town Hall

Following a triumphant Union Chapel gig, Snarky Puppy’s Bill Laurance returns with Aftersun, a tribute to space exploration and life in the cosmos. The music is filtered down to its roots in a stunning quartet that features Richard Spaven on drums, Chris Hyson on bass and Felix Higginbottom on percussion.

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