The EFG London Jazz Festival has revealed its second wave of outstanding performers, showcasing an exciting lineup of multi-talented and multigenerational jazz musicians. After a successful return last year for its 30th anniversary, the festival strengthens its position as London’s jazz highlight with newly announced shows, including a second date for Ron Carter, performances by the Joshua Redman Quintet, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Makaya McCraven with LCO, and the return of the Opening Gala, Jazz Voice.
New Additions to the Festival Lineup
The EFG London Jazz Festival will feature the following newly-added shows:
Friday, November 10:
* Opening Gala: 15 Years of Jazz Voice | Royal Festival Hall
* Gazelle Twin | Bush Hall
Saturday, November 11:
* Makaya McCraven & London Contemporary Orchestra: In These Times | Barbican Hall
Find the full list of newly added shows here.
Jazz Voice at the Royal Festival Hall
The festival opens in glamorous style at the Royal Festival Hall, celebrating the journey of the iconic Jazz Voice. The event will feature the best moments from the past 15 years since its launch, as well as surprise guests and exciting new arrangements from conductor Guy Barker performing with the 44-piece Festival Orchestra. Soloists will be announced closer to the date, but tickets are available now.
The EFG London Jazz Festival showcases cutting-edge artists, such as American jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant, who will perform at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. The festival also welcomes jazz superstars like Ron Carter, who announces a second date at Cadogan Hall with his “Foursight” Quartet, featuring star pianist Renee Rosnes.
Prolific drummer, composer, and producer Makaya McCraven returns to the festival for a performance of his critically-acclaimed album In These Times with the London Contemporary Orchestra at the Barbican. Additionally, the legendary Joshua Redman Quintet featuring young vocalist Gabrielle Cavassa will perform at the iconic Barbican Hall.
The EFG London Jazz Festival brings leading artists from around the world to London for ten days of the best live music, one-off collaborations, and exclusive new commissions. Other highlights include performances by Avishai Cohen Trio with Emma Rawicz at Cadogan Hall, Angelique Kidjo’s unique performance with Chineke! Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall, and eclectic, spaced-out jazz by Sam Gendel at Milton Court.
Festival Launch Party
The festival invites audiences to their Launch Party on September 12th at Lafayette, with a special performance by Colectiva and DJs taking over until late.
For the full lineup and ticket links, please visit the EFG London Jazz Festival website.