LONDON Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall
Ninja Tune legends Jaga Jazzist are one of the most successful and individually gifted bands to emerge on the European scene this century – but do they play jazz, rock, hip hop, reggae, polka, electronica, classical or choral music? The answer is all of the above and none of the above – they are, quite simply, a fascinating musical law unto themselves with numerous sell out London shows under their belt.
‘Jazz, techno and prog rock, sprinkled with moments of filigree delicacy but intense enough to blow the seated audience’s hair back’ (Evening Standard)
Their fun fuelled and energetic music is matched by their stage presence. It is revitalizing that such an established and experienced band, from their conception in 1994, can remain so present and fresh.
‘Quite simply, one of the most extraordinary live bands on the planet - once you've seen them there's no going back - you'll have to see the next gig’ (Gigwise)
Performing opposite them, Sinikka Langeland makes her UK premiere of the acclaimed and haunting new ECM recording, The Magical Forest, playing with a stellar ensemble that brings together instrumental soloists Arve Henriksen and Trygve Seim, and the brilliant voices of Trio Mediaeval.