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12-21 November 2021

We are back. We are live. #WeAreJazz.

Following an exceptional digital edition last year, the 29th EFG London Jazz Festival returns to live audiences with a programme of highest quality live performances by an electrifying line up of global stars, special collaborations, new commissions and the finest and freshest music from the UK.

We are back with the complete experience of living London to the fullest, with a city-wide selection of venues, clubs, partnerships as well as creative engagement projects, talks and freestages, whilst retaining our commitment to our nationwide and global outreach through our digital work.

This first announcement is a taster of the inspirational identity of the festival, with more announcements to come around orchestral music and jazz, weekend strands around UK funk and African music, a music and community engagement partnership with Becontree Forever, concerts at the Barbican and a vast creative engagement programme and other collaborations from the UK jazz scene.

We are so looking forward to greeting our audiences right across London and worldwide.


Tickets for the following thirty shows are on sale to the public from 10am Friday 21 May at full capacity.

Friday 12 November

Jazz Voice | Royal Festival Hall 
Joachim Cooder + Sam Amidon | Queen Elizabeth Hall
Julian Lage | Cadogan Hall  

Saturday 13 November
Tony Allen: A Retrospective | Royal Festival Hall
Bryter Layter: A Nick Drake Celebration | Queen Elizabeth Hall
Lakecia Benjamin | Cadogan Hall
Irreversible Entanglements | Kings Place

Sunday 14 November

Dave Holland and John Scofield | Cadogan Hall
Amadou & Mariam + Yugen Blakrok | Royal Festival Hall
Vijay Iyer, Linda May Han Oh, Tyshawn Sorey | Queen Elizabeth Hall
Cleveland Watkiss and Django Bates: Arts and Crafts | Kings Place
Sarathy Korwar with special guests | EartH

Wednesday 17 November

Woodkid | Royal Festival Hall
Joey Alexander + Noemi Nuti | Cadogan Hall

Thursday 18 November

What’s Going On: Nu Civilization Orchestra | Queen Elizabeth Hall
Kandace Springs | Alexandra Palace Theatre
Anthony Joseph | Kings Place

Friday 19 November

Yo La Tengo | Royal Festival Hall 
Frazey Ford | Union Chapel
Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita | Queen Elizabeth Hall
Terje Isungset | Kings Place 
Jaimie Branch | Jazz Café

Saturday 20 November

Average White Band: Saturday Night Funk! | Royal Festival Hall
Dianne Reeves | Cadogan Hall
Bill Laurance & The Untold Orchestra | Union Chapel
Stefano Bollani | Queen Elizabeth Hall
The Necks | Kings Place

Sunday 21 November

Zakir Hussain | Royal Festival Hall
Matt Calvert | Kings Place

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