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12-21 November 2021

EFG London Jazz Festival wins Jazz FM Innovation Award

We're thrilled to have won the Jazz FM Innovation Award last night for the EFG London Jazz Festival digital programme of 120+ streams we produced and presented last year. We'll be announcing this year's digital programme early next month.

We were in great company - amongst the winners are ground-breaking acts that are performing in this year's EFG London Jazz Festival - click the links below for the shows

Ego Ella May | Vocalist of the Year
Just one of the star-studded soloist lineup joining Guy Barker and full orchestra to perform iconic songs, jazz standards, global tunes and originals to open the Festival in style at the glittering Jazz Voice
Friday 12 November | LONDON Royal Festival Hall

Daniel Casimir | Instrumentalist of the Year
The composer and bassist premieres music from his debut album on the first night of the Festival
Friday 12 November | LONDON Purcell Room

Jas Kayser | Breakthrough Act of the Year
Currently enrolled in our Talent Development scheme Take Five, the drummer comes to the Festival to in a show presented by Women in Jazz Media and Black Lives in Music
Wednesday 17 November | LONDON Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club

Tomorrow's Warriors | Impact Award
Artistic Director Gary Crosby formed Nu Civilisation Orchestra featuring former Tomorrow's Warriors' including Nathaniel Facey, Cherise, Romarna Campbell, Rod Youngs, Sarah Tandy, and Ife Ogunjobi. They celebrate the 50th anniversary of Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On as part of the EFG Elements Series
Thursday 18 November | LONDON Queen Elizabeth Hall

Kansas Smitty's | The Digital Award
Leader Giacomo Smith reboots compositions by Jelly Roll Morton in his project Plunderphonia performing alongside Jas Kayser, Laura Jurd, Joe Webb, and Ferg Ireland
Saturday 20 November | LONDON EartH

Courtney Pine | Gold Award
The saxophonist's critically acclaimed House of Legends project comes to Becontree Forever in a mix of Merengue, Ska, Mento and Calypso. Opening set from Rosie Turton
Sunday 21 November | LONDON Dagenham Roundhouse

Jazz FM Awards Show host Soweto Kinch also performs his brand new work White JuJu at the Festival with London Symphony Orchestra
Friday 19 November | LONDON Barbican


You can watch the awards show again here, with performances from Ego Ella May, Jas Kayser, Soweto Kinch, and Tomorrow's Warriors

We thank Jazz FM and audiences, the award sponsors PPL, PRS For Music and Mishcon de Rey for presenting us with The Innovation Award

It was a pleasure to receive the award from BBC London presenter Robert Elms and we are delighted to hear London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s supportive message. We thank EFG Private Bank and Arts Council England supporting us all along

Just two weeks til EFG London Jazz Festival 2021
- we set the scene of what's in store in this video here

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