EFG London Jazz fest 2020

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This year the EFG London Jazz Festival will be an event both live and digital – Living in Two Worlds. Top performers include Zara McFarlane, Judi Jackson, Barb Jungr & Jamie Safir, Liane Carroll, Ayana Witter Johnson, Shabaka Hutchings, Yolanda Charles and more.
The unprecedented circumstances of 2020 have caused a rethink in how the music will be experienced to create a 2020 festival that’s accessible to a wide audience and transcends borders. It’ll be a mix of live concerts, a digital platform that streams live and bespoke content, new commissions, interactive creative engagement projects, rare archive recordings, films, talks, interviews, webinars and a series of broadcasts.

Highlights include:

Fri, Nov 13

Barb Jungr and Jamie Safir

Imaani featuring Special Guest

Rhythm Section Live

Wakey Blakey with the Ingham/Davison Sextet – ‘The Music of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers’

Way Out West: The Songs Of Stevie Wonder

Basil Hodge Trio

Emma-Jean Thackray

Sat, Nov 14

Juliet Kelly’s Jazz Kids

Take Five Presents: Jasdeep Singh Degun

Cosimo Keita Trio

Steve Taylor Big Band Explosion

Mornington Lockett & Special Guests “Tribute to Peter King

HJC Presents “Back From The Brink” with The Soul Immigrants

SEED Ensemble and special guests – Celebrating the music of Pharoah Sanders

BBC Young Jazz Musician 2020 Final

Jay Phelps Quartet

Jazz Plus Ensemble

Sun, Nov 15

Gareth Lockrane’s Grooveyard Unplugged

Sam Leak Presents: Preston Glasgow Lowe

Vilnius Jazz presents: Improdimensija Orchestra

Take Five Presents: Glasshopper

Georgia Cecile

Alice Zawadzki, Shirley Smart & Misha Mullov-Abbado

Jonny Mansfield Sextet

Total Vibration

Tenderlonious presents The Music of 22a feat. Ruby Rushton, Nick Walters, The Piccolo, Dennis Ayler (DJ set)

Bloto: Kwiatostan

Mon, Nov 16

John Etheridge

Matt Roberts Sextet

Henry Lowther’s Still Waters

Deschanel Gordon Trio

Between The Lines x Erased Tapes: Anne Müller + Daniel Thorne + Hatis Noit

Tues, Nov 17

ARTicle 10 – Conversations In The Era Of Black Lives Matter: Revolutionary Versus Reactionary

Take Five Presents: Samuel Eagles


Gwilym Jones Trio

Liane Carroll

Ayanna Witter Johnson

Between The Lines x Leafcutter John & Friends

Wed, Nov 18

Zara McFarlane

Take Five Presents: Jelly Cleaver

Sarah Jane Morris with Tony Remy and Tim Cansfield

Ian Shaw with Steve Taylor Trio

Tara Minton Quintet

Liane Carroll

Ciyo Brown and Friends

Shabaka Hutchings with Britten Sinfonia  

Thurs, Nov 19

Take Five Presents: Noemi Nuti   

Joe Stilgoe and Claire Martin

Jason Yarde’s ACOUTASTiC BOMBASTiC     Tomorrows Warriors Night

Francesco Lo Castro Trio

Gwilym Simcock “Tribute to Jaco Pastorius”    

Yazz Ahmed

Camilla George

Fri, Nov 20

The Jay Rayner Quartet

Take Five Presents: J Frisco

River Collective

Samara with Special Guest Snowboy   

Tomorrow’s Warriors ftg. Special Guest Dennis Rollins & Aleksandra Topczewska Quartet

Anthony Joseph

BBC Concert Orchestra with Abel Selaocoe   

Alex Bryson Trio

Church of Sound: Tomorrow’s Warriors present Charlie Parker Songbook

Sat, Nov 21

Orphy Robinson’s Virtual Jazz Club Band

Kayio 3

Take Five Presents: Skeltr

Yolanda Charles’ Project PH

Sam Leak Presents: Dave Storey Trio – Jouska Album Launch

Rosie Turton

Trish Clowes & Special Guest

Binker Golding

Judi Jackson

Sun, Nov 22

Ben Somers’ Brass Hysteria

Shirley Smart Sextet

Morgan Wallace+Manny+Scottie Thompson

 Sam Leak Presents: Sam Leak’s ‘Little Green Men’


Maddy Combs+Sulton Stevenson+XVNGO

Claire Martin sings the Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Songbook


Rosie Frater-Taylor

Harry Christelis’ Moostak Trio

Barb Jungr and Jamie Safir

Jerry & The Pelican System

Kansas Smitty’s House Band     

Visit www.efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk for further info and to book tickets