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12-21 November 2021

EFG London Jazz Festival 2021 goes Global | Digital Concerts and Livestreams

EFG London Jazz Festival reaches global audiences online

Following on from the Jazz FM Innovation Award, recognizing the success of last year’s entirely digital edition, EFG London Jazz Festival keeps its commitment to being present in the online realm alongside a massive live programme.

As the Festival approaches, we are proud to announce the Digital Programme, TV and radio broadcasts and digital content partnerships we develop to surround the vast musical scope offered by the core live programme.

The Festival is committed to continue its connections with the global music community through this extensive digital programme.

LIVE Streams and Video Premieres


A select list of live streams to international audiences from venues across London, live streamed panel discussions and interviews, films of creative engagement project with communities, video premieres of filmed performances and a special watchlist of exquisite concert films.


Jazz Voice with Adeline, Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Aynur, Ego Ella May, Georgia Cécile, Lakecia Benjamin, Michael Mayo, Sachal Vasandani and EFG London Jazz Festival Orchestra conducted by Guy Barker

Friday 12 November 7.30pm – Live at the Royal Festival Hall as part of the EFG Elements Series and broadcast live on BBC Radio 3
Friday 12 November 10.30pm - screened on BBC Four and iPlayer
Sunday 14 November midday UK time – International YouTube premiere - free


Soweto Kinch & London Symphony Orchestra “White Juju”

Friday 19 November 7.30 pm – Live at the Barbican and paid livestream on Barbican Player


Anthony Joseph

Thursday 18 November 8pm – Sold Out Live Show at Kings Place Hall Two and Free Stream on K-Player and EFG London Jazz Festival YouTube


Take Five Presents: J Frisco, John Pope, Samuel Eagles, Romarna Campbell, Sarah Heneghan and Johnny Hunter

Saturday 20 November Two shows at 3pm and 7.45pm – Live in the Purcell Room and free livestream on YouTube

Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita
Three pieces by Omar & Seckou premiered from Friday 12 November, streamed free on YouTube and Facebook before their EFG Elements Series concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on Friday November 19


Charles Lloyd: Love, Longing, Loss

A beautifully intimate film, sharing early memories of listening to and playing music as well as stories about the struggle of his ancestors in fighting for liberty and freedom, filmed at home by his wife Dorothy Darr.

Exclusively available from Monday 15 to Thursday 18 November – streamed free on our YouTube and Facebook before his concert at Barbican on Saturday 20 November


EFG London Jazz Festival and Ronnie Scott’s present Christian Sands

Saturday 13 November 9.15pm – Streamed free on Ronnie Scott’s YouTube and Facebook.


EFG London Jazz Festival and Ronnie Scott’s present Kathrine Windfeld Sextet

Monday 15 November 6.30pm – Streamed free on Ronnie Scott’s YouTube and Facebook


Nutshell 2021 presents: Megalodon Collective, KALLE and Waldemar 4

Premiered from Friday 12 November, streamed free on YouTube
Filmed in Norway with support from West Norway Jazz Centre, Music Norway and Sildajazz Festival



ARTicle 10: Women V Culture


Curated and hosted by Emma Warren, this series of conversations, live streams and film premiers explores the complex relationship between women and culture, with a focus on women’s roles as artists, cultural leaders, and audience members. We take the name for our annual conversation series from Article 10 of the Human Rights Act - the freedom of expression, with a focus on freedom of expression through art and culture.

Women As Artists

Saturday 13 November 3.15pm – A Conversation Streamed Live for Free on YouTube and Facebook

She Is Jazz Behind The Scenes

Saturday 13 November 4pm – Streamed Live for Free on YouTube and Facebook

Women As Cultural Leaders

Saturday 13 November 4.15pm - A Conversation Streamed Live for Free on YouTube and Facebook

Women In Our Industry

Saturday 13 November 5pm – A Conversation Streamed Live for Free on YouTube and Facebook

Women As Audiences

Saturday 13 November 5.15pm - A Conversation Streamed Live for Free on YouTube and Facebook

She Is Jazz: The Performance

Saturday 13 November 6pm – Streamed on YouTube and Facebook


The London Lineup

Featuring ArtsTrain, Wandsworth Jazz Orchestra, The Jazz Hang with Tomorrows Warriors and Trinity Laban, Fletcher Henderson Big Band, Guildhall Impossibilities, and NYJX
Sunday 21 November – 12pm – 6:45pm Live Shows and Livestreamed to YouTube


The Sound of Becontree

We’ve scouted the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham to find the most talented and motivated vocalists, aged 16-25, for a bespoke vocal project. Eight singers have been hand selected and mentored by MOBO-Award-Winning artist Zara McFarlane.
Saturday 20 November 7:30pm - Live Screening in Kingsley Hall and Free Live stream on YouTube and Facebook

The Shape of Becontree

This film premiere celebrates a bespoke dance project hosted in Becontree, showcasing the strength of the local dance scene. Featuring young dancers from across the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.
Saturday 20 November 7pm – Film Premiere screened online free on YouTube and Facebook.


Special watchlist

Bringing back into focus the concert films of Festival artists, we produced through the year, available to watch throughout the festival on EFG London Jazz Festival YouTube
Yazz Ahmed and Melisa Yildirim
, filmed at Arcola Theatre for Women of The World Festival Istanbul
Yugen Blakrok
, filmed in Paris for Streams from Africa
Gazelle Twin & NYX presents Deep England
, a performance film by BAFTA nominated film directors and artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard filmed in Shoreditch Town Hall


From the Clubs!

Our digital programme brings the heartbeat of London’s Jazz clubs to the digital realm! With live streams from the likes of the 606, Spice of Life, The Vortex, featuring bubbling London players, Liane Carroll, Imaani, Gwilym Simcock, Rowland Sutherland, Myele Manzanza, Sam Leak, Xhosa Cole, Polly Gibbons, Nicolas Meier, Mark Lockheart, Quintin Collins, Stratos, Shane Forbes, Samara, Alex Hitchcock, Bansangu Orchestra and more.

BBC TV, BBC Radio 3 and iPlayer broadcasts

EFG London Jazz festival collaborates once again with BBC Radio 3’s J to Z. In addition to broadcasting our opening show, Jazz Voice from the Royal Festival Hall, J to Z and Festival joins up programming a plethora of exclusive broadcasts. J to Z Late at Pizza Express Holborn showcases rising stars Romarna Campbell, Xhosa Cole and Ms Maurice on 12th November Friday live on BBC Radio 3 from Pizza Express Holborn.
Mark Kavuma, Chelsea Carmichael, Nikki Yeoh
and Myele Manzanza grace the stage of the Barbican FreeStage Sunday 14 November for a whole heap of London’s hottest talent, for a J to Z broadcast aired on 20 November.


Film and Jazz

The EFG London Jazz Festival has teamed up with global streaming platform, production company and film distributor MUBI, to offer the joy of cinema to their audiences with access to hand-picked films, including a selection of music films. The festival audiences will receive a Festival exclusive offer of 3 months subscription to MUBI streaming platform for just £1, to surround and continue their Festival experience with the art of cinema.
Barbican Cinema
, in partnership with EFG London Jazz Festival selects four extremely special films to join our existing digital programme. Coined as Jazz and The City, their selection includes cult films, A Paris Blues, No Maps on My Taps and City of Lights.

More music!

Specially selected Festival mixes by Irreversible Entanglements, Sarathy Korwar, Tina Edwards, Bill Laurance and Lex Blondin (Total Refreshment Centre / Church of Sound) on Mixcloud will be the soundtrack building up the excitement towards the festival. Some of these sets are already topping the global music charts on the platform - tune in here

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