The Capital’s biggest pan-city music festival, taking place annually in November, which has long been acclaimed for showcasing a heady mix of talent from around the world. Widely acknowledged for delivering world-class artists and emerging stars, the Festival continues to take jazz to a massive audience, in one of UK’s landmark music events. 🎺🎷🎸🎼🎵🎶🎤
The festival was created in 1992 by live international music producers, Serious. The festival emerged from the long-standing Camden Jazz Week which was created in 1970; with the active support of the London Arts Board (now Arts Council England, London). Serious – who had for some years produced the Camden Jazz Week – engineered a transition that saw the evolution of the festival. Taking a mix of international and British artists and a commitment to education activity, the London Jazz Festival began to spread its wings. The aims of the festival still remain the same today; celebrating the place of jazz in a city which is at ease with its rich cultural diversity, and drawing in a multitude of venues across London who present the music, week in, week out, throughout the year.
The festival is produced by Serious, one of the UK’s leading producers and curators of live jazz, international and new music. Serious produces events that range from major concerts, festivals and national and international tours through to learning and participation programmes, conferences and specially commissioned bespoke events. Alongside its core role as a live music events producer, it works in artist and rights management. Alongside this exists the registered charity, Serious Trust, which has been established to support the next generation of artists and audiences through our artist development, learning and participation and commissioning programmes.
We're proud to present EFG London Jazz Festival 2018!
10 days 10 years of @EFGInt association 70 stages 325 shows / talks / workshops & more 2000 artists International jazz legends alongside fresh new talent
This Sunday, our friends at Twenty Something London have given us the heads up on So Last Century’s eclectic line-up of live music at the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club.
To kick things off they’ve got Basement Orchestra, the 22 piece playing some classical French impressionist, followed by Duke Street’s jazz big band blowing out some swing, and to finish, Black Forest Ghetto will perform an array of 90s-funk.
This NYE Street Feast and Endoftheline will open the doors of their Grotto for the last time. Over the first three weeks of December this enchanting Xmas Grotto became a welcome festive haven, with its array of comfy sofas and armchairs, street art inspired decor, street food, cocktails, live bands and DJs. For NYE the street art will be refreshed and the furniture rearranged but you will still be able to feast on London’s best street food and a wide selection of warm winter cocktails.
Street Feast have put together a truly international selection of flavours with street food from Jamaica, Mexico, India, New York, Thailand, and Barbados all featuring on the menu. So whether you fancy hot dogs or scallops, pumpkin fritters or tacos, six of the best street food traders in London will be on hand to provide the fuel as you party into the New Year.
To keep the party going they’ve got two rooms of serious vibes. In the first arch there will be live jazz from an eight piece band, who will jam throughout the night. Each of the members will drop in and out of the jam before they all combine for a rousing finale. You’ll be in for a different kind of treat out in the back arch where the two time UK beatbox champion Reeps One will be headlining and performing live. With a wide selection of hip hop, garage and more coming from DJ Downlow and Trol23, you’ll see in 2013 with a mix of food, art and music.
BIG APPLE HOT DOGS
MAMA’S JERK STATION
POP UP BARBADOS
REEPS ONE (live)
Fresh from a UK tour, last year, supporting Congolese super-group Staff Benda Bilili, performing Rich Mix and WOMAD Festival, Fatoumata Diawara (World Circuit) is one of Mali’s most exciting new starts. Earning her stripes as a backing singer/dancer for the mighty Oumou Sangare, Diawara draws elements of Jazz and funk into an exquisitely sparse contemporary folk sound, refracting the rocking rhythms and plaintive melodies of her ancestral Wassoulou tradition. And at the centre of it all is a warm, affecting voice singing songs from her latest Album ‘Fatou’.
Hard day at work? Battling through crazy Xmas shoppers or finding the cold weather a bit much. Here is a lil chill out mix to listen while your on the way to work or jamming at home.
Here is a taste from London based record label Here and Now.
Laidback jazzy soul flavours featuring Imaani Saleem, runner-up in The Eurovision Song Contest in 1998, lead singer of jazz-funk legends Incognito and frequent collaborator with funky house dons Copyright (Defected Records). Guitarist and composer Chanan Hanspal has alot to shout about aswell having worked with everyone from Kylie and Geri Halliwell on Top Of The Pops to recording alongside Rodney P, Roots Manuva and Pharoah Sanders for 23 Skidoo. His background is the UK Jazz Scene where he met people like Imaani and played for the likes of Questlove and The Roots, Valerie Etienne, Jay Kay (Jamiroquai), Adam F and more.
The Garden Sessions is his debut album for Here And Now Recordings and has already received play by Gilles Peterson on his Worldwide Show on BBC Radio 1, Mike Chadwick and Chris Philips on Jazz FM and great feedback from amongst others Kirk Degiorgio (As One / The Beauty Room), Osunlade (Yoruba Records), Rainer Truby and Mark de Clive-Lowe
Following its sell out success at the National Theatre and a triple Tony Award-winning run on Broadway, FELA! arrives at Sadler’s Wells this summer, bursting with colour, infectious live music and exuberant dance.
The FELA! musical tells the true story of the legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, whose blend of jazz, funk and African rhythms ignited a generation. Combining dance, theatre and music, FELA! reveals Kuti’s controversial life as an artist and political activist in rousing fashion.
@ The George Tavern
373 Commercial Road
Stepney, E1 0LA
BOXCAR JOES JUKE JOINT EVENTSUNDAY IS BOXCAR JOE’S JUKE JOINT! LIVE BLUES, FOLK & JAZZ!
A great new sunday instalment from this iconic east end boozer expect sunshine (fingers crossed) and sweet BBQ goodness in the Beer Garden from 5pm before the Live music kicks off at 8. Live acoustic blues, folk and jazz set the evening tone, and in true retro style expect to see more than just a guitar and a mic with banjo’s, harmonica’s, hats, whiskey and women, perfectly setting a authentic tone to this lively night!
BOXCAR JOE STROUZER: Geordie Blues Man, Harmonica Player and Drunk
GWENDOLEN CHATFIELD: Folk Songstress and Squeezebox Queen
PHIL OVERTON: Whisky Soaked Blues Guitarist and Folker
WILLIE SINGERMAN: Glaswegian Blues and Folk Hero on Guitar and Banjo
JULES ADAMS: The Boss on Bass and Man Who Knew Too Much
+ Other Special Guests!
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Just back from their showcase at the inescapable indie festival South by Southwest in Austin, USA, Grand Pianoramax feat. the charismatic Black Cracker (Cocorosie, Bunny Rabbit) are back on the road in Europe to perform music from their latest album “Smooth danger” for their unique blend of spoken pop, breakbeat, future funk and experimental hip-hop.
Grand Pianoramax’s music is a feast, poised between elegance and savagery, refined taste and a sharp kick. At the front, pianist Leo Tardin. At the back, drummer Dominik Burkhalter. They look innocent enough, but don’t get too close.
Featuring Mike Ladd – iconoclastic hip-hop artist, producer and MC.