Following our successful digital programme last year, we build on this for 2023 with a wide-ranging programme of streams, screens, and online content.
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.
Tom Sochas Concert
Tom Sochas is a Franco-American pianist born and raised in Paris, France and Nairobi, Kenya. He released his debut trio album The Sorcerer on Khumbu Records in April 2022 and has toured in some of Europe’s greatest jazz clubs including Ronnie Scott’s in London, Birdland in Hamburg and Sunset Sunside in Paris. Watch this amazing live performance of the Tom Aochas Trio in conjunction with the Institut-Francais by following the link here.
Clod Ensemble's The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady (Film)
As part of the celebrations for Charles Mingus’ centenary, experience a new perspective on Mingus' big band masterpiece The Black Saint & The Sinner Lady. In this kaleidoscopic film, world-class dancers move to the wildly sensual, rhythmically explosive classic album, celebrating its beautiful melodies, complex structure and huge emotional range. Watch here.
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
EFG London Jazz Festival Launch Video
Launched to mark the countdown to this year's EFG London Jazz Festival, this video marks the 15th anniversary of EFG’s partnership with the Festival. Every year, global jazz legends mix with the next generation of rising stars to produce some memorable live performances that will live long in the memory. Hear from EFG, the Festival and some of the artists as they share their thoughts on what this milestone means and what lies in store this year.
Read a welcome message from Gabrielle Branson, Deputy CEO EFG Private Bank here and watch the EFG London Jazz Festival Launch video here.
Take Five Edition 19:
Take Five is a year long development run by Serious, which is aimed at supporting some of the UK’s most talented creative jazz musicians on their journeys as professional musicians and composers.
Over the course of the year the musicians on the programme attend a week-long online crash course with a selection of industry experts which is followed by an artistic residency in the Cotswolds where they spend time together as a group and spend the week working on each-others compositions, leading to a final performance on the last evening. This residency is musically directed by Jason Yarde and features movement sessions led by tv and film movement director, Coral Messam.
Filmed at Cat’s Abbey as part of Serious’ talent development residency it features collaborations and special compositions by rising musicians from all over the UK ‘s jazz and improvising music scenes. Take Five Edition XVIII features collaborations and performances from Conor McAuley, Emma Johnson, Fergus Quill, Hannabiell Sanders, Johanna Burnheart, Luca Manning, Sahra Gure and Tyrone Isaac-Stuart.Learn more about our Take Five Talent Development programme on our website and watch the film here.
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 Cafe OTO and Sands Films Music Room watch a fantastic selection of musicians from the comfort of your own home including Robyn's Rocket, Tenor Madness, Phelan Burgoyne, Fred Thomas with Gerry Hemingway & Liam Noble.
We'll also be featuring exclusive live streams from the Guildhall Jazz Festival programme. One of the top ten performing arts institutions on the world, Guildhall Jazz Department will present three days of live broadcast TV content from the Guildhall Jazz Festival in association with the EFG London Jazz Festival. This exclusive content will contain live performances by artists from Milton Court Concert Hall as well as backstage features and artist interviews by Tina Edwards, Alain ‘Fusion’ Clapham and Luca Manning. Find the full line up of artist see our website and follow this link to access some of the best emerging and established jazz artists in the UK.
BBC Radio 3 Broadcasts
From Friday 27 October to Wednesday 22 November, BBC Radio 3 marks the 31st edition of the EFG London Jazz Festival with special programming celebrating all-things jazz. Featuring broadcasts from JJJJJerome and Angeline Morrison in session, A Mixtape from Irreversible Entanglements, J to Z Late, Festival Highlights, Radio 3 in Concert: BBC Concert Orchestra with Miho Hazama and guitarist Rob Luft & more. Discover the full programme and listen here.
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 a line-up of festival stars, including rising star pianist Sultan Stevenson plus top secret names including a New Orleans legend on Friday 11 November live on BBC Radio 3 from Pizza Express Holborn. Some of the most exciting musicians grace the stage of the Barbican FreeStage Sunday 12 November for a J to Z broadcast aired on the same day.