This year the EFG London Jazz Festival will be an event that is both live and digital - Living in Two Worlds - and will run from Friday 13 to Sunday 22 November 2020

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EFG London Jazz Festival Launch 2020

Thursday 24 September | 8pm

Plunge into our world for a 30 minute Launch extravaganza revealing November's:

• Live concerts and club shows

• Special digital streams

• Creative engagement projects

• International collaborations

and much more

Watch on our YouTube and Facebook or at

As a sneak peak, the first two shows go onsale Friday 11 September, 10am:

SEED Ensemble and Special Guests Celebrating the music of Pharoah Sanders: Live from the Barbican
Shabaka Hutchings with Britten Sinfonia: Live from the Barbican

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The unprecedented circumstances of 2020 have meant we have had to rethink how music is experienced to create a Festival that is accessible to a wide audience and transcends borders.

We aim to bring together exclusive live concerts, a digital platform that streams live and bespoke content, new commissions, interactive creative engagement projects, rare archive recordings, films, talks, interviews, webinars and a series of broadcasts.

The plan is for this to be a major live and digital event that lives in two worlds at the same time.

We are also thrilled to present our new Festival design, inspired by the multiple sounds and unifying nature of jazz, reaching out to audiences everywhere.

We continue our commitment to the UK jazz scene and its connections to the global arena, showcasing the best of international talent, new work, new collaborations, unique performances, audience interaction, and our collaboration with clubs, communities and other producers.

  • ‘ 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)
  • ‘ The best jazz festival on the planet ’
    (Jez Nelson, BBC Radio 3)
  • ‘ A dazzling display across the musical spectrum ’
    (★★★★★ The Guardian)
  • ‘ I played the EFG London Jazz Festival a number of times, and every time it’s been a pleasure, a privilege ’
    (Herbie Hancock)