Experience a dazzling extravaganza of concerts, events and performances across the city during the EFG London Jazz Festival.
Bringing together new talent and world-renowned figures from the electrifying world of jazz, the festival plays host to 10 days of diverse performances, from headline concerts to intimate recitals.
Find gigs at venues throughout London, from Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Wigmore Hall, to smaller spaces such as King’s Place, the Purcell Room and the Omnibus Theatre.
Since its inception in 1992, the EFG London Jazz Festival has seen the likes of Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, the Gipsy Kings, Wayne Shorter, Joe Pass and Robert Glasper on its billing; while composers such as George Russell, Carla Bley, Gerald Wilson and Randy Weston have composed pieces specifically for the festival.
EFG London Jazz Festival 2019 highlights
- Turn up the heat right from the get-go with the official Jazz Voice opening gala featuring top performers including Cécile McLorin Salvant, Cherise Adams-Burnett, Corinne Bailey Rae and more.
- Introduce the little ones to the world of jazz at one of the interactive Jazz For Toddlers workshops.
- Drift away as you listen to melodic jazz infused with pop during Charlie Pyne Quartet's performance at the Spice of Life jazz bar in London.
- Burst with endorphins at the soothing Steve Williamson Experience, as the legendary saxophonist fills your ears with classic tunes at the PizzaExpress Jazz Club.
- Celebrate the womxn (self-identifying as female and non-binary people) in jazz, with free performances during She is Jazz from Cassie Kinoshi, Chelsea Carmichael and Emily Dankworth at the Southbank Centre.
- Hear Cécile McLorin Salvant's Grammy Award-winning vocals paired with melodies from pianist Sullivan Fortner, in an unpredictable-love-inspired repertoire featuring Cécile's new song The Window, at the Barbican.
- Begin the Christmas celebrations with a warming performance from The Legend of the Jazz Penguin at Live At Zédel.
Check out the full EFG London Jazz Festival line up for more ideas on how to spend a jazz-filled night in London.