EFG LJF 2023 Program: Concerts at Piano Smithfield Revealed

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The EFG London Jazz Festival 2023 is gradually unfolding as more artists and venues are announced. Previously, we examined the programs at Pizza Express’s three venues and Ronnie Scott’s. Today, we’ll dive into the lineup curated by John Billett of JBGB Events for Piano Smithfield, along with an event at St. John’s Smith Square on the festival’s closing night and a gig at Pizza Pheasantry on November 14th.

Piano Smithfield Highlights

The highlight of the Piano Smithfield program is an evening with renowned vocalist Elaine Delmar, accompanied by a group of musicians that includes esteemed guitarist Jim Mullen. This concert promises to be an unforgettable night of music.

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Piano Smithfield Event Listing

  • Friday, November 10th: The Tom Smith Big Band
  • Saturday, November 11th: Chris Ingham Quartet – Hoagy 2! – The Life & Music of Hoagy Carmichael
  • Sunday, November 12th: Gabrielle Ducomble – Parisian jazz and tango
  • Monday, November 13th: Blowin’ The Blues Away with Alan Barnes & Bruce Adams Quintet
  • Tuesday, November 14th: Noel McCalla and the Derek Nash – The Wonder of Stevie – The Music of Stevie Wonder (Also, Pizza Pheasantry – Clark Tracey Quintet)
  • Wednesday, November 15th: Elaine Delmar’s Jazz Heart – (Winner of “Best Singer” – Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2023) with Jim Mullen, Robin Aspland, Simon Thorpe, and Bobby Worth.
  • Thursday, November 16th: The Tom Green Septet
  • Friday, November 17th: Tonight, the Music of Leonard Bernstein with Rob Barron & Guests, and Saxophone Double with Harry Greene & Dave O’Higgins
  • Saturday, November 18th: Liane Carroll Solo
  • Sunday, November 19th: Guitar Duo – Nick Fitch & Jamie McCredie (Also, St John’s Smith Square – Will Todd’s “Mass in Blue”)

All events start at 8 pm, and Piano Smithfield is located at 14 Long Lane, London EC1A 9PN. For more information about the festival, visit the JBGB events website.

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About Me

I’m Dr. Miles Beaumont from the charming town of York in the UK. I’ve spent over three decades as a medical doctor, helping people and contributing to important research. I graduated from Oxford University, and ever since, I’ve devoted myself to improving the health and lives of others.

When I’m not practicing medicine, you’ll find me soaking up the world of jazz music. It’s been a passion of mine since I turned 30, and I’ve been an active part of York’s jazz scene ever since. Whether it’s going to local gigs, listening to records at home, or just enjoying the rhythmic and improvisational magic of jazz, it’s a big part of who I am.