London’s largest music festival rolls into town from Friday 16  to Sunday 25 November.  

Fix your ears on the festival’s usual mixture of jazz masters flexing their chops, cutting-edge young bands making a stir, international legends and a wealth of fresh new music from emerging British stars. Follow the music wherever it takes you – a late night hang is recommended – and wake up with the buzz of last night’s fun in your head. 

We are the EFG London Jazz Festival.


EFG Private Bank has sponsored the EFG London Jazz Festival for over ten years and recently extended its title sponsorship for a further five years to 2023.  
In this interview with BBC Radio 3 presenter and jazz vocalist Jumoké Fashola, John Williamson, Chair of EFG International discusses the bond that has driven EFG’s partnership with the Festival for over a decade, their collective highlights and top picks for this year’s Festival.

Culture is in the DNA of London, and live music makes a vital contribution to the life and soul of the city. I would encourage everyone to explore the city fully and take part in London’s vibrant music scene this autumn.
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)

Watch an often-expanding playlist of the 2018 Festival artists here, on either Spotify or Youtube: