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15–24 November 2019 efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk FREE FESTIVAL GUIDE


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The EFG London Jazz Festival 2020 takes place from Friday 13 – Sunday 22 November.

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Important Information The times shown for concert venues are when performances begin. The times shown for clubs are a good indication of when you can expect the music to begin, but remember that the doors usually open earlier, so get there early if you want a good spot. About two-thirds of the shows in the Festival sell out in advance, so we strongly recommend advance bookings. Full addresses and contact information for all venues is on our website. Please note, some venues may have age restrictions or may require food or drinks purchases on entry – please check with the venue before booking.

Some of the smaller venues have limited facilities for people with disabilities – please check with the venue before booking. The right is reserved to alter the advertised programme. This guide goes to press in August, so there are always a few changes during the autumn. Please check efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk for changes and updates. If you don’t feel you are treated well by any venue, please send an email to piers.mason@serious.org.uk so that we can try to put things right for other people.


Welcome

The EFG London Jazz Festival cherishes the unifying nature of jazz, taking strength from its creative force, allencompassing breadth and its interactions with a wide range of genres whilst retaining its uncompromising authenticity.

The power of jazz enables us to encounter stimulating experiences; helping us to map out what feeds, fascinates and inspires our emotions. It takes us on a journey where everyone can find their own path whilst still enjoying a peaceful coexistence. London offers a feast of music on any given day; so what makes just one day of a festival stick out? The festival is not merely an open buffet of options already available, it’s a carefully programmed showcase created to provoke thought and say something new.

One of the pillars of the festival’s creative ethos is to cherish and support women in music – demonstrated throughout our programming, mass participation projects and our residencies, as well as celebrating the recent positive developments in gender equality in jazz.

The festival celebrates the ever influential body of work of jazz giants and their ongoing legacies, showing gratitude to the gamechangers in jazz recording. This year we also celebrate the momentous anniversaries of two colossal labels: ECM and Blue Note.

The breath-taking UK jazz boom is one of the core themes of the festival. Our artistic partnerships with Total Refreshment Centre, We Out Here Festival, Boiler Room, Tomorrow’s Warriors and many more give profile to the fresh voices of the scene.

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In London, inspiration is everywhere; be it a new sound, a new movement or a new-found space. Venues not only provide the physical homes to make music accessible, they inspire the art and enhance the audience experience. Our Royal Docks weekend will take us on such an adventure. With its global programming fostering intercultural dialogues, building synergies and interactions with other disciplines, the EFG London Jazz Festival aspires to thrive, together with its audience, supporters and partners.

The EFG London Jazz Festival is produced by Serious: for information on the yearround programme visit serious.org.uk  Cover illustration & programme design: Mat Bartlett / matbartlett.co.uk

Together, #WeAreJazz

Listings copywriting: Romy Summers

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SHAPING THE FUTURE OF JAZZ Each year, the EFG London Jazz Festival demonstrates its commitment to diversity, access and artistic excellence through its innovative and dynamic programme. As we look ahead to an evolving cultural landscape over the next ten years, the Festival seeks to thrive at the forefront of British jazz.

Serious, who produce the Festival, work nationally and internationally to develop the next generation of artists and young producers through Talent Development schemes,  to break barriers to music through Learning & Participation programmes, and to shape a musical future which challenges inequality and reflects the diversity of jazz and of the UK.  This commitment forms a crucial part of the Festival’s ethos as well as underpinning the vision of live music producer Serious. Arts Council England is proud to continue supporting this work, via National Portfolio Organisation funding through Serious. Arts Council England continues to support artists and arts practitioners through National Lottery Project Grants and Developing your Creative Practice funding – for further details see www.artscouncil.org.uk  Nubya Garcia performs at EartH for EFG London Jazz Festival. Photo by Emile Holba.

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Event Listings

Friday 15 November

JAZZ VOICE

JAZZ FOR TODDLERS

Southbank Centre / Level 5 Function Room 10.30am & 11.30am FAMILY An interactive musical session for children and families, with vocalist Juliet Kelly and saxophonist Tony Kofi.

FESTIVAL OPENING GALA Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall 7.30pm

The show will also appear at Kings Place, Arcola Theatre and as part of our Royal Docks event on Sunday 24 November.

HAKAN BAŞAR

PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho 1pm FREE 15 year-old Turkish pianist makes his international debut at this year’s festival. Performing with his trio, Hakan plays a repertoire of classics from jazz legends.

ANIMAL SOCIETY

Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer 6pm FREE Scottish band led by Young Scottish Jazz Musician winner Joe Williamson introduce their daring sound. Cutting-edge electric jazz with the uncompromising power of a stadium rock band.

BARB JUNGR Bob, Brel & Me

Crazy Coqs, Soho 7pm

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Guy Barker and the EFG London Jazz Festival Orchestra always create a superb setting for an array of great singers and some surprise guests, but this year has already knocked the ball out of the park, and we can’t even tell you everyone who’s taking part yet. What we CAN tell you is that Corinne Bailey Rae agreed to take part in Jazz Voice after selling out her own Southbank Centre show, Cécile McLorin Salvant is coming in early to sing a couple of songs before doing her own show at the Barbican, stunning young talent Matthew Whitaker and eclectic, young vocal collective Urban Flames will bring in their fresh touch and Raul Midón, Judi Jackson and Jazz FM’s Vocalist of the Year Cherise Adams-Burnett are all on board – so it’s already an unmissable lineup. This event will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3

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Friday 15 November

TOTAL REFRESHMENT CENTRE & BLUE NOTE:

ARTISTS & REPERTOIRE Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall 7.30pm

STEVE WILLIAMSON EXPERIENCE with StringTing

PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho 7pm & 10pm Catch the legendary saxophonist as he performs with his trio and young jazz string quartet StringTing.

A selection of gems from the Blue Note Catalogue, re-imagined by artists from the Total Refreshment Centre orbit. For this special show, curator Lex Blondin has been digging deep into the Blue Note catalogue to unearth catchy yet overlooked tunes and enrolled the cream of the crop of the UK jazz renaissance to re-work them – including Emma-Jean Thackray, the Free Movement Ensemble, and a TRC Super Group made up of members of Maisha, the Rosie Turton Quartet, and more. The show focuses on Blue Note’s 1960s output, a time when artists like Elvin Jones, Horace Silver, Bobby Hutcherson and Kenny Dorham changed the game with ground-breaking new albums. The show marks the approaching eight-year anniversary of Total Refreshment Centre, as well as the 80th anniversary of Blue Note Records as the two are working together on a new record.

MARCIN WASILEWSKI + Fred Thomas

Cadogan Hall 7.30pm The 25th anniversary of the Marcin Wasilewski Trio, the 50th birthday of ECM Records, 50 years since Krzysztof Komeda’s death and a year since Tomasz Stańko left us, this concert will offer a journey reflecting the emotions and the experience. Pianist Fred Thomas, known for his creative re-interpretations of J.S Bach, plays the opening set.

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Friday 15 November

JEN KEARNEY BLOW THE FUSE: ALISON RAYNER QUINTET, THE GUEST STARS & JFRISCO Kings Place / Hall One 7.30pm Jazz musicians Deirdre Cartwright and Alison Rayner celebrate 30 years of their ground-breaking outfit Blow the Fuse. Also featuring an appearance by The Guest Stars and Leeds-based group JFrisco.

WOOTEN BROTHERS

Ronnie Scott’s 7.30pm & 10pm Victor, Regi, Roy ‘Futureman’ and Joseph Wooten, all amazing musicians in their own right, join forces to redefine the limits of jazz, funk, soul, R&B, and bluegrass.

THE EX Three-Day Residency

Café OTO, Dalston 7.30pm Legendary Dutch musical adventurers celebrate their 40th anniversary with a slew of special guests.

Karamel, Wood Green 8pm

MR BONGO (DJ SET) Spiritland King’s Cross 8pm FREE

CHARLIE PYNE + SEAN GIBBS

Spice of Life, Soho 8pm Double bassist, vocalist, and composer Charlie Pyne performs contemporary melodic jazz infused with pop and world music with her quartet.

BIG BAND BASH WITH DOWN FOR THE COUNT

Other Palace Studio 8pm

FRATER & TAYLOR + SAMBA AZUL

Ziggy’s World Jazz Club at Chickenshed, Cockfosters 8pm

ART THEMEN FEATURING CLARK TRACEY Bull’s Head, Barnes 8.30pm Tenor saxophonist Art Themen and drummer Clark Tracey with a special line-up of younger players.

RADIF & MAQAM INSPIRATION

Rich Mix, Shoreditch 8.30pm This performance features musicians from the Arab world, Iran and Turkey. These three musicians link countries and continents, present and past, through their explorations of diverse forms of jazz, classical, folk, and contemporary music.

WAAJU

Ninety One Living Room, Shoreditch 8.30pm FREE Afro-Latin jazz quintet draw influences from cultures across Africa, South America and beyond.

TREVOR WATTS

Southbank Centre / Purcell Room 7.45pm From the vanguard of British free improvisation, the avant-garde saxophonist and founding member of Spontaneous Music Ensemble presents his quartet, with longtime collaborator pianist Veryan Weston, bassist John Edwards, and drummer Mark Sanders.

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LOZ SPEYER Inner Space

Stour Space, Hackney Wick 8.30pm Inner Space play jazz of a rare warmth and immediacy, fusing New Orleans, bebop, and free jazz influences.

TESSA SOUTER

Pheasantry, Chelsea 8.30pm Tessa Souter, whose last two albums made Sunday Times Jazz CD of the Year Top Ten, makes contemporary standards out of flamenco-tinged originals, pop and classical tunes.

MAURICE LOUCA ELEPHANTINE BAND

Kings Place / Hall Two 8.30pm Maurice Louca is one of the most gifted, prolific and adventurous figures on Egypt’s thriving experimental art scene today. He has garnered a global reputation through two previous solo albums and now presents his most ambitious album to date, Elephantine.

NIK BÄRTSCH & SOPHIE CLEMENTS When The Clouds Clear – A Light & Sound Poem

Barbican 8.30pm In a new audio-visual piece, pianist, composer and ECM artist Nik Bärtsch joins with visual artist Sophie Clements to fuse solo piano with sculpture, film and installation design.

TOM BARFORD JEFF WILLIAMS DAVE WHITFORD

Kansas Smitty’s, Hackney 8.30pm

ALICE LEGGETT GEORGE CROWLEY SAM JESSON

Con Cellar Bar, Camden 8.30pm New projects from each of the club’s residents.

IKARAI: Muhammad – An Ode To The Greatest Boxer Of All Time

Vortex, Dalston 8.30pm Delve into the mind of Muhammad Ali as Dutch powerhouse group Ikarai set his 1974 legendary heavyweight championship fight to music.

CHIMINYO

The Grace, Islington 8.30pm Chiminyo is the solo project of Tim Doyle, drummer and percussionist of Cykada, Maisha and Hector Plimmer.

DA LATA

Hideaway, Streatham 9pm Led by Chris Franck and Patrick Forge, Da Lata play a high-octane blend of bossa and samba from Brazil mixed with a London soul and jazz vibe.

SUSANA SHEIMAN By Myself

Crazy Coqs, Soho 9pm

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Friday 15 November CONCRETE LATES Boiler Room x EFG London Jazz Festival

AL MACSWEEN

Royal Albert Hall / Elgar Room 9.30pm Pianist, composer and producer Al MacSween plays original material.

EMMAJEAN THACKRAY (DJ SET)

Spiritland Royal Festival Hall 9pm FREE

MARIA CHIARA ARGIRÒ MEETS DUGONG

JAZZLIVE at the Crypt, Camberwell 9pm Italian pianist, keyboard player and composer Argirò meets Italian band Dugong, formed by Milan-based guitarist Michele Caiati. Together they explore alternative rock, modern jazz and contemporary classical.

FATBACK BAND

Jazz Café, Camden 9pm

ANT LAW

Toulouse Lautrec, Kennington 9.30pm Ant Law’s Contemporary Jazz Quartet present a night of original compositions along with their rearrangement of jazz standards.

JULIA KENT + DANIEL THORNE

Mirth, Marvel and Maude, Walthamstow 9.30pm Julia Kent’s first UK tour following the release of her critically acclaimed fifth solo album Temporal on Leaf. Daniel Thorne (Erased Tapes) plays an opening set.

Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer 10.30pm Boiler Room present a late-night event connecting the dots between club culture and contemporary jazz, featuring a live set from Sons of Kemet’s Theon Cross and DJ sets from legendary hip hop producer DJ Spinna and Brilliant Corners’ Donna Leake.

JZ REPLACEMENT feat. Matt Garrison

Vortex, Dalston 11pm Heavy swinging grooves and complex but catchy melodies.

TOMORROW’S WARRIORS ‘Bustin Outacube’ Late Night Jam Session PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho 11.30pm

JOSHUA BLACKMORE SiZE Servant Jazz Quarters, Dalston 9pm

IMAANI & WAYNE HERNANDEZ

606, Chelsea 9.30pm Two of the finest soul/R&B singers, Incognito’s Imaani and her special guest Wayne Hernandez (Gorillaz, Billy Ocean, Kingdom Choir). A storming night of world class groove.

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Saturday 16 November MILES DAVIS: THE BIRTH OF THE COOL

Barbican / Cinema 2 2pm Miles Davis’ life and music are given a fascinating re-telling in this new documentary, combining newly-released archival material, interviews with historians and personal friends, and passages from Davis’ 1989 memoir.

SERIOUS SING

JAZZ FOR TODDLERS

Southbank Centre / Level 5 Function Room 10.30am & 11.30am FAMILY See Friday 15 November for details.

GROOVE ONTO THE MOON

Shoreditch Town Hall 11am & 12pm FAMILY A jazz and funk fuelled family adventure to find the first footprint on the moon! Specially designed for ages 3-7 and their grown-ups!

NESSASAURUS Hold on tight... there’s a meteorite!

Kings Place / Hall Two 11am & 12pm FAMILY A Highland fairy tale for all the family brought to life through live jazz and story-telling. Nessasaurus will inspire and amuse, whilst introducing young and old to the world of music improvisation.

THE LEGEND OF THE JAZZ PENGUIN

Crazy Coqs, Soho 11am & 1pm FAMILY

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DAYLIGHT MUSIC: NILS ØKLAND, KAIDI AKINNIBI, LORENZ OKELLO OSENGOR & HELENA KAY

Union Chapel, Islington 12pm FREE / PAY WHAT YOU CAN Daylight Music present Norwegian Hardanger fiddle player Nils Økland, Tomorrow’s Warriors present improvisers Kaidi Akinnibi (saxophone) and Lorenz OkelloOsengor (piano), award-winning saxophonist Helena Kay and pianist Sam Watt who marry their eclectic backgrounds and influences to create a unique sound.

ALYN SHIPTON New Orleans Friends with Adrian Cox

PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho 1pm Playing the music of New Orleans both secular and sacred, this band consists of musicians who have spent time learning from the older generation of Crescent City players, particularly those associated with clarinettist George Lewis.

Kings Place / St Pancras Room 4pm Join singer Joanna Eden to explore vocal techniques and sing alongside others. Over the course of the two hour session, participants will be guided through the creative process of developing a performance piece to be showcased in the foyer of Kings Place ahead of the evening’s shows.

DON’T GET TROUBLE IN YOUR MIND The Carolina Chocolate Drops Story

Barbican / Cinema 2 4.20pm This compelling documentary charts the band’s meteoric rise and considers the influence of their mentor Joe Thompson, and the history of the banjo’s origins in Africa. Presented in partnership with Doc’n Roll Film Festival.

IJAZZ: OJANÀ & HOBBY HORSE

Barbican / FreeStage 5pm FREE New Italian Jazz Generation in collaboration with I-Jazz present two experimental jazz bands O-Janà and Hobby Horse moving from electronics to free-improvisation, slam poetry to psychedelic bossa nova.

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Saturday 16 November

SHE IS JAZZ Southbank Centre / Clore Ballroom 6pm FREE

The Festival’s flagship mass participation project returns with an all-female creative team and ensemble. In this free performance project for womxn (self-identifying as female and non-binary people), join Cassie Kinoshi and guest artists such as Chelsea Carmichael and Emily Dankworth to celebrate womxn in jazz. Details of how to sign up can be found on the Festival website and the deadline is 15 October.

THELONIOUS

Vortex, Dalston 6pm Thelonious formed to study and play the music of one of the 20th century’s greatest composers. Saxophonist Martin Speake, Hans Koller on euphonium and piano, and Calum Gourlay on double bass are joined by David Ingamells on drums to play Thelonious Monk.

RAUL MIDÓN

PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho 7pm & 10pm Raul Midón’s performance will feature selections from his two most recent albums, Bad Ass and Blind and If You Really Want.

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Saturday 16 November

TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON SOCIAL SCIENCE COMMUNITY WAITING GAME EXPERIMENTS IN LONDON Kings Place / Hall One 7pm / 9pm

The resident artist at this year’s EFG London Jazz Festival is Terri Lyne Carrington, the legendary drummer, composer, singer, and producer who has worked with the likes of Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Dianne Reeves, and Esperanza Spalding. In her own words, ‘Social Science was born from a need to express the emotions and thoughts about where we are socially, historically, politically, and spiritually. The alternative jazz band reflects a contemporary/post-modern view on music’. In the first show at 7pm, her American band let rip. At 9pm, Terri Lyne invites some of the most exciting musicians from the British jazz scene to join her on stage, including saxophonist Soweto Kinch, trumpet player Emma-Jean Thackray, rapper Truemendous, and more to be announced.

BARB JUNGR Bob, Brel & Me

Crazy Coqs, Soho 7pm

She will be taking up residence in Kings Place, as part of their Venus Unwrapped series, where she will also discuss one of her favourite records as part of Classic Album Sundays on Sunday 17 November.

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Saturday 16 November OMAR HAKIM, RACHEL Z, LINLEY MARTHE, KURT ROSENWINKEL: OZMOSYS + Brigitte Beraha Trio Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall 7.30pm Ozmosys is a new quartet from celebrated drummer Omar Hakim who has played with everyone from Miles Davis to David Bowie, Madonna to Daft Punk. Featuring keyboardist Rachel Z, guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel and bassist Linley ‘Lokaf’ Marthe.

WE OUT HERE: GARY BARTZ + MAISHA WITH DWIGHT TRIBLE + ZARA MC FARLANE Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall 7.30pm

The Festival teams up with Gilles Peterson’s We Out Here Festival to develop the project that celebrates legendary saxophonist and composer Gary Bartz’s music. In his musical journey from playing with Charles Mingus, Max Roach, Miles Davis and Art Blakey to a solo career marking him as the luminary of the fusion movement of the 70s, Gary Bartz recorded impactful albums such as Another Earth, which took inspiration from John Coltrane’s iconic A Love Supreme. After celebrating the 50th anniversary of this release in New York at the beginning of this year, Gary Bartz comes to London accompanied by the UK’s leading spiritual jazz outfit Maisha’s musicians led by Jake Long. This fascinating band also features singer Dwight Trible with his deep-rooted, soulful sound.

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Saturday 16 November

CÉCILE MC LORIN SALVANT & SULLIVAN FORTNER + ANDREW MCCORMACK & JASON YARDE Barbican 7.30pm

Vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant performs her newest release The Window, with pianist Sullivan Fortner, including gems of French cabaret, Stevie Wonder, Richard Rodgers, Sondheim and original compositions.

THE EX Three-Day Residency

Café OTO, Dalston 7.30pm See Friday 15 November for details.

BLUE NOTE TRIBUTE

Jazz Café POSK, Hammersmith 7.30pm West London musicians collective Way Out West present a double bill contrasting classic American post bop with British and European innovations and developments since the 1960s.

BARRY GUY The Blue Shroud

Southbank Centre / Purcell Room 7.45pm British composer and double bassist Barry Guy plays his composition The Blue Shroud, a major work for 14-piece ensemble based on Picasso’s masterpiece Guernica. Featuring violinist Maya Homburger, Greek vocalist Savina Yannatou, Spanish pianist Agustí Fernandez, Irish guitarist/composer Benjamin Dwyer, and Swedish saxophonist Per “Texas” Johansson, amongst others.

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Saturday 16 November

ANGEL BAT DAWID

GEORGIA MANCIO Open The Door Other Palace Studio 8pm

TAL WILKENFELD

Ronnie Scott’s 8pm Dedicated fans know bassist/vocalist Tal Wilkenfeld for her work with Jeff Beck, Prince, and Herbie Hancock, but new LP Love Remains reveals Tal as a songwriter and singer.

SAMUEL EAGLES: Spirit

Kings Place / Hall Two 8pm Chicago phenomenon Angel Bat Dawid has a daring sound. The composer, clarinettist, and singer’s debut album The Oracle includes tracks she recorded using only her mobile phone in locations from London to Cape Town to Bronzeville, Chicago. This is a standing show.

PETER EDWARDS Psychedelic Soul Sessions Poplar Union, Poplar 8pm Blends of driving jazz funk grooves with Afrobeat as this trio present new material inspired by Miles Davis’s 1970s electric period and the music of The Headhunters.

ATTAB HADDAD

Rich Mix, Shoreditch 8.30pm Ranging from flamenco to jazz to Middle Eastern, this quintet gel together to create a sound which is a natural evolution of modern Mediterranean and Middle Eastern instrumental music.

KATRIONA TAYLOR 60 Years Of Bossa Nova Bull’s Head, Barnes 8.30pm

TONY KOFI & THE ORGANISATION

Vortex, Dalston 8.30pm Tony Kofi & The Organisation play no-nonsense, hard-hitting jazz music, combining bluesy soul with modern post-bop.

Karamel, Wood Green 8pm

CLEMENT REGERT’S WILD CARD + Paul Booth & Rosie Turton

Spice of Life, Soho 8pm A melting-pot of musical ideas, fusing urban rhythms, hard-bop and grooves with Latin and jazz attitude.

TONY HIGGINS (DJ SET)

Spiritland King’s Cross 8pm FREE

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Saturday 16 November

TESSA SOUTER

Pheasantry, Chelsea 8.30pm See Friday 15 November for details.

BINKER GOLDING

Ninety One Living Room, Shoreditch 9pm FREE Binker Golding plays a key role in the innovations at the forefront of the new London jazz scene, where he brings fresh, experimental sounds.

REBECCA VASMANT (DJ SET)

Spiritland Royal Festival Hall 9pm FREE

JONNY PHILLIPS’ ORIOLE

JAZZLIVE at the Crypt, Camberwell 9pm Acoustic guitarist and composer Jonny Phillips brings his critically acclaimed six piece group Oriole back to life with a new set of musicians and tunes.

JOÃO DONATO

CHRISTIAN SCOTT + Madison McFerrin

EartH, Hackney 8.30pm Trumpeter and composer Christian Scott’s album Ancestral Recall reworks a diaspora of musical heritages, looking forward as well as into his inspirations. Singer-songwriter Madison McFerrin opens the show, showcasing her vocal skills and genre-defying a cappella style.

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Jazz Café, Camden 9pm The great bossa nova pianist plays a rare London show.

SUSANA SHEIMAN By Myself

Crazy Coqs, Soho 9pm

MARTHA HIGH & THE SOUL COOKERS feat. Omar

Hideaway, Streatham 9pm Goddess of Soul and James Brown’s longest serving female vocalist, Martha High explores her musical heritage and ongoing journey as she is joined on stage by Omar.

ALVORADA

Royal Albert Hall / Elgar Room 9.30pm Alvorada, the UK’s leading performers of choro, a rich and uplifting style of instrumental music from Rio de Janeiro.

SAXOPHONE SUMMIT: MORNINGTON LOCKETT PAUL BOOTH & ALEXANDER BONE 606, Chelsea 9.30pm

BENET MC LEAN VIOLIN QUINTET

Toulouse Lautrec, Kennington 9.30pm

TOMORROW’S WARRIORS ‘Bustin Outacube’ Late Night Jam Session PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho 11.30pm

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Sunday 17 November

JAZZ FOR TODDLERS

Arcola Theatre / Studio 4 10.30am & 11.30am FAMILY See Friday 15 November for details.

GROOVE ONTO THE MOON

Southbank Centre / Level 5 Function Room 11am & 12.30pm FAMILY See Saturday 16 November for details.

BBC RADIO 3’S J TO Z

Southbank Centre / Clore Ballroom 12pm FREE / FAMILY BBC’s flagship jazz programme showcases a specially curated mix of exclusive live sessions from a selection of influential international and UK musicians. To be recorded for future broadcast.

SHIRLEY SMART QUARTET: Long Story Short

Omnibus, Clapham 1pm FAMILY Trailblazing cellist Shirley Smart is one of the UK’s most versatile and creative string players.

ECM 50TH ANNIVERSARY Since the earliest days of the Festival we have been inspired by ECM Records and its visionary founder Manfred Eicher, presenting each year the major names, the exciting new work and the newest artists to join the label. As ECM celebrates its 50th birthday, we are delighted to focus on their work, with a three-tier birthday event on Sunday 17 November at Southbank Centre. Julia Hülsmann Quartet plays music from her forthcoming ECM album at 2.30pm in the Purcell Room. Joe Lovano has just recorded his first album in his own right for ECM – Trio Tapestry, with pianist Marilyn Crispell and Carmen Castaldi on drums, play their first-ever UK concert at 5pm in Queen Elizabeth Hall. Elina Duni plays an opening set. The Jan Garbarek Group plays Royal Festival Hall at 8pm.

ANDREAS SCHAERER & LUCIANO BIONDINI

PizzaExpress Live, Holborn 1pm ACT recording artist and vocal phenomenon Andreas Schaerer explores techniques ranging from beat-boxing and scat-singing through to operatic coloratura. His virtuosity will be matched by accordionist Luciano Biondini.

CARMEN SOUZA

PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho 1pm

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On the opening might of the Festival, Nik Bärtsch unveils a new collaboration with Sophie Clements at the Barbican, and Polish pianist Marcin Wasilewski celebrates 25 years of his own trio at Cadogan Hall. Many other artists who have also recorded for ECM, such as Martin Speake and Steve Swallow, also appear elsewhere in the Festival programme – another sign of just how wide the influence of ECM runs.

CHRIS PHILIPS & JEZ NELSON (DJ SETS)

Spiritland Royal Festival Hall 1pm FREE

JIM MULLEN: Volunteers

606, Chelsea 1.30pm Multi-award winning guitarist Jim Mullen presents a nine-piece band performing music from his latest album Volunteers, featuring Mark Nightingale, Alan Barnes, Julian Siegel, and Gareth Lockrane.

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Sunday 17 November

REBEL YELL JAZZ ORCHESTRA: Music Of Kenny Clarke – Francy Boland Big Band

Spice of Life, Soho 1.30pm

NOT KING COLE

Crazy Coqs, Soho 3pm & 7pm

JOE LOVANO’S TRIO TAPESTRY + Elina Duni & Rob Luft

Hideaway, Streatham 2.30pm

Vortex, Dalston 3pm

Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall 5pm Saxophonist Joe Lovano features in this special ECM concert with Trio Tapestry alongside pianist Marilyn Crispell and outstanding percussionist Carmen Castaldi.

HELEN THEOPHANOUS Sarah & Clifford Revisited

BOLDEN

EMANATIVE (DJ SET)

DIZ WATSON & THE DOORMEN Celebrating The Music Of Dr John

Bull’s Head, Barnes 2.30pm

JULIA HÜLSMANN

Southbank Centre / Purcell Room 2.30pm Marking ECM’s 50th anniversary, pianist Julia Hülsmann plays with bassist Marc Muellbauer and drummer Heinrich Köbberling. Joining them will be tenor saxophonist Uli Kempendorff, who joined the trio for Julia’s seventh album on ECM due for release this year.

LONDON JAZZ ORCHESTRA WITH SCOTT STROMAN

Barbican / Cinema 3 4pm Set in early 20th century New Orleans, BOLDEN imagines the story of jazz pioneer Buddy Bolden, with music by Wynton Marsalis.

TOMORROW’S WARRIORS SHOWCASE

Barbican / FreeStage 4-7pm FREE Award-winning jazz development organisation Tomorrow’s Warriors showcase some of the most exciting young artists to come from their stable.

Spiritland King’s Cross 5pm FREE

DAVE HOLLAND ZAKIR HUSSAIN CHRIS POTTER Cross Currents Trio

Cadogan Hall 5pm Newly signed to Edition Records, three legends play one intimate afternoon concert.

ALEX MERRITT

Oliver’s Jazz Bar, Greenwich 5pm

NUMB MOB Where To Build In Stone Southbank Centre / Clore Ballroom 6pm FREE Improvising/electronic group present their audio-visual piece documenting their hometown of Hull, commissioned for the PRS Foundation New Music Biennial.

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Sunday 17 November

OUDS & THE CITY Kareem Samara JOHN SCOFIELD & JON CLEARY

PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho 6pm & 9pm A rare chance to see two great festival names in an intimate duo setting, as guitarist John Scofield joins forces with blues singer-pianist Jon Cleary.

NATALIE WILLIAMS BAND feat. Amika String Quartet

Ronnie Scott’s 7pm Natalie Williams returns with her band and string quartet.

THE EX Three-Day Residency

Café OTO, Dalston 7.30pm See Friday 15 November for details.

HERBIE HANCOCK

THELONIOUS

Vortex, Dalston 6pm See Saturday 16 November for details.

Barbican 7.30pm Over five decades of making music at the highest level, Herbie Hancock has transcended limitations and genres while maintaining his own unmistakable voice. He is a pivotal figure in the journey that jazz has taken from acoustic to electric.

Rich Mix, Shoreditch 7.30pm

PATCHWORK ORCHESTRA

Spice of Life, Soho 7.30pm A 17-piece jazz orchestra full of top young players jams into the basement of Spice of Life. The music is composed for the band by its members.

DAVE O’HIGGINS & ROB LUFT QUARTET Play Monk & Trane

Omnibus, Clapham 7.30pm Dave O’Higgins and Rob Luft respect the lineage of Monk and Trane, while putting their own mark on some of Monk’s less well-known but equally timeless compositions.

MARCIA BALL

PizzaExpress Live, Holborn 6pm & 9pm Full-scale roadhouse rhythm and blues from a killer pianist and a terrific singer.

AGA ZARYAN

Jazz Café POSK, Hammersmith 6.30pm Polish vocalist Aga Zaryan presents music from her album High & Low.

ALAN BARNES Sherlock Holmes Suite Other Palace Studio 7pm

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Sunday 17 November MAKING TRACKS

EMMET COHEN & VERONICA SWIFT

Kings Place / Hall Two 7.30pm

Pheasantry, Chelsea 8.30pm Veronica Swift has toured as featured vocalist with Wynton Marsalis, sung with Chris Botti, and collaborated with Michael Feinstein. Here she is joined by pianist Emmet Cohen.

JUDI JACKSON

Islington Assembly Hall 7.30pm Her first track was ‘Only Love’ with Snarky Puppy and now, following on from her album Live in London, Judi Jackson returns with her dreamy, dulcet and exciting sounds.

JAN GARBAREK GROUP

Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall 8pm When the ECM record label is celebrating its 50th anniversary, Garbarek will be meeting the London audience with his fellow musicians; the German pianist and keyboarder Rainer Brüninghaus, the Brazilian bassist Yuri Daniel and the Indian percussionist Trilok Gurtu.

DEBRIS STEVENSON

COOKEY

Hampstead Jazz Club 8pm

JESSICA RADCLIFFE Bull’s Head, Barnes 8pm Jessica Radcliffe sings Bacharach with a twist.

AYDENNE SIMONE Sings Sarah Vaughan

Toulouse Lautrec, Kennington 8pm

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Southbank Centre / Purcell Room 8pm Debris Stevenson – grime poet and pansexual ex-Mormon – will give the first London performance of a new collaboration with Dizraeli and Amy Fitz Doyley, created for the From The Source festival in Coventry. Debris has performed everywhere from BBC Radio 3’s The Verb to London’s Roundhouse and starred in her grime-musical Poet in da Corner, which premiered at London’s Royal Court Theatre and returns there for a six-week run in the main house at the end of this year.

ADRIAN COX

Kansas Smitty’s, Hackney 8.30pm

VIMALA ROWE 606, Chelsea 8.30pm

KADIALY KOUYATE

Ninety One Living Room, Shoreditch 8.30pm FREE Senegalese kora player Kadialy Kouyate plays and sings with his band.

HANNES RIEPLER

Hackney Empire Bar 8.30pm FREE

STORIES TO TELL TRIO: PETE CHURCHILL BEN BARRITT IMMY CHURCHILL + HOURGLASS Green Note, Camden 8.30pm

ANGELICA SANCHEZ

Vortex, Dalston 8.30pm Pianist/composer/educator Sanchez will be playing with saxophonists John O’Gallagher and Paul Dunmall and drummer Mark Sanders.

STEVE NICHOL

Hideaway, Streatham 9pm

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Monday 18 November

BLUE NOTE SPECIAL: “IT MUST SCHWING!” Cadogan Hall 7.30pm

CLARK TRACEY

Cadogan Hall 12pm FREE Award-winning drummer Clark Tracey leads his quintet featuring James Copus on trumpet, Sean Payne on alto, Elliott Sansom on piano and James Owston on bass.

N ÉMILE PARISIE ER TH EO C ROK GLE N N FE RRIS N YARON H ERM A & N TI JOE M AR ER GER ALD C LE AV GUESTS WITH SPEC IAL

N& BEN NY GOLSO GER ER B A XEL Z WINGEN 80 years ago, two German immigrants Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff founded Blue Note in New York which soon became one of the most influential and style-defining jazz record labels of music history. To pay homage to this tour de force, Siggi Loch, the founder of ACT label, curates a band fusing the pioneering years of Blue Note into a program as broad and as virtuosic as the original artists.

DAVID HELBOCK Plays John Williams

PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho 1pm FREE

ARTHUR O’HARA TRIO

This exceptional group will present the classics of the golden era of Blue Note – from Sidney Bechet, Bud Powell, John Coltrane, Horace Silver, Art Blakey to Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter. With a sensational guest appearance by the icon of hard bop, Benny Golson, and Axel Zwingenberger’s timetravel bringing a Boogie touch to the show, the dynamic all-star band with energetic saxophonist Émile Parisien, award-winning trumpeter Theo Croker, multifaceted trombonist Glenn Harris, virtuosic pianist Yaron Herman, versatile bassist Joe Martin and master drummer Gerald Cleaver celebrate the momentous repertoire of Blue Note.

Foyles, Soho 6pm

IMPROVISED MUSIC PODCAST Live Podcast

Vortex, Dalston 6pm FREE

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BEX BURCH’S VULA VIEL

Crazy Coqs, Soho 7pm Vula Viel continue their musical journey centred around the Gyil (Ghanaian xylophone).

KIRK DEGIORGIO (DJ SET)

Spiritland King’s Cross 7pm FREE

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MARCIN MASECKI

Leighton House, Hampstead 7.30pm Polish pianist and composer Marcin Masecki will improvise on a mix of Polish, American, German and Argentinian tunes from the 20’s and 30’s. Part of the Hampstead Arts Festival

CORINNE BAILEY RAE

Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall 7.30pm Corinne Bailey Rae plays her first London headline show in three years.

Ronnie Scott’s 8pm The great Brazilian composer and bandleader plays a rare club date. The festival also celebrates his music with Hermeto Hermeto Hermeto (see Sunday 24 November for details).

BLACK STRING

LUIGI & PASQUALE GRASSO QUARTET

Café OTO, Dalston 7.30pm The French double-bassist, composer and vocalist collaborates with special guests: today, singer Maggie Nicols.

Southbank Centre / Purcell Room 7.45pm ACT artists Black String burst on to the London scene eight years ago at the Jazz Festival and now the masters of traditional Korean music and jazz are back with their new album Karma. Co-produced by K-Music 2019.

ALEXANDER BONE QUARTET feat. Nikki Iles Other Palace Studio 8pm BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year saxophonist Alexander Bone has blossomed into an established performer, joined here by British Jazz Award-winning pianist Nikki Iles and her trio.

JASON YARDE & ACOUTASTIC BOMBASTIC

Cockpit, Marylebone 8pm Jason Yarde celebrates the reboot of his large ensemble full of multi-instrumentalists; ACOUTASTiC BOMBASTiC and the release of their debut album.

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HERMETO PASCOAL

JOELLE LEANDRE Three-Day Residency

Toulouse Lautrec, Kennington 8pm

FREE MOVEMENTS: Julian Sartorius & Dan Nicholls + Y-Otis

Set, Dalston 8pm Keyboardist and producer Dan Nicholls collaborates with drummer Julian Sartorius using site-specific recorded sounds to create new music. Y-Otis is led by Swedish saxophonist Otis Sands.

MATT ROBERTS BIGGISH BAND Music Of Freddie Hubbard Spice of Life, Soho 8pm

LEO RICHARDSON & JAMES COPUS

Hampstead Jazz Club 8pm Leo Richardson and James Copus are joined by Ross Stanley on organ and Will Glaser on drums.

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Monday 18 November

KITTY WHITELAW Sings Anita O’Day Bull’s Head, Barnes 8pm

TRISH CLOWES

606, Chelsea 8.30pm BASCA Award-winning saxophonist/ composer Trish Clowes and her quartet My Iris perform new music along with material from her latest album‚ Ninety Degrees Gravity.

LUCA MANNING & FERGUS MCCREADIE

Pheasantry, Chelsea 8.30pm Jazz vocalist Luca Manning, Rising Star in the Scottish Jazz Awards, is joined by pianist Fergus McCreadie, described by The Herald as ‘one of Scotland’s finest young pianists.’

STEVE SWALLOW & CHRISTIAN MUTHSPIEL

Vortex, Dalston 8.30pm Legendary bassist Steve Swallow in a duo setting with multiinstrumentalist Christian Muthspiel.

ALATI & DEE BYRNE

ClerkenwellARTSlab at The Betsey Trotwood, Clerkenwell 8.30pm

EMMET COHEN

PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho 8.30pm Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen brings his trio to London for their UK debut.

JAS KAYSER

Kansas Smitty’s, Hackney 8.30pm

ADRIAN UTLEY’S SELECTED

PizzaExpress Live, Holborn 8.30pm Portishead’s Adrian Utley curates three nights of music, revealing the influences that have shaped him and introducing new artists who have impressed him.

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GEORGE CROWLEY

Oxford Tavern, Kentish Town 8.30pm An evening of forward-thinking, electronically-tinged jazz and improvised music from saxophonist and composer George Crowley, and his newest trio, featuring BBC New Generation guitarist Rob Luft and drummer Tim Giles.

JANETTE MASON’S Red Alert Hideaway, Streatham 8.30pm

ALEX WESTERNKING

Oliver’s Jazz Bar, Greenwich 9pm

HARRI PEPPER, FREDERIKA & MICHE (DJ SET)

Spiritland Royal Festival Hall 9pm FREE

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Tuesday 19 November

GEOFF SIMKINS

Cadogan Hall 12pm FREE Lyrical improvisation, great interplay and a mix of beautifully played standards and original compositions by saxophonist Geoff Simkins, pianist Nikki Iles and bassist Dave Green.

ANDREA DI BIASE’S ESCAPE HATCH feat. Alessandro Lanzoni

PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho 1.30pm FREE

PASQUALE GRASSO Guitar Masterclass

Toulouse Lautrec, Kennington 4pm

PARTIKEL

Crazy Coqs, Soho 7pm Duncan Eagles takes a fresh look at the saxophone trio.

LARS DANIELSSON GROUP: Liberetto III with Grégory Privat, John Parricelli & Magnus Öström

Wigmore Hall 7.30pm Swedish bassist, cellist, composer and arranger Lars Danielsson teams up with French pianist Grégory Privat, British guitarist John Parricelli and former e.s.t drummer Magnus Öström to discover the freedom between chamber jazz and European folk music.

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CHASSOL Ludi

Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall 7.30pm Following inspiring performances in James Lovelle’s Meltdown, visionary artist Chassol went to work on Frank Ocean’s project Boys Don’t Cry and produced songs on Solange’s new album, When I Get Home. He returns with the UK premiere of his latest project LUDI. LUDI is inspired by Hermann Hesse’s novel The Glass Bead Game – an energetic and spine-tingling ultrascore that he performs live as the film is screened on stage. The Game is a particularly inspirational theme for Chassol. Competition, adrenalin, chance – the composer is fascinated by the very concept of play for what it says about interaction with the world around.

MAKAYA MC CRAVEN + Rosie Turton

Village Underground, Shoreditch 7.30pm Innovative drummer Makaya McCraven brings together “futureis-now drumming” with his roots in jazz and world music to form his powerful sound. Trombonist and composer Rosie Turton and her band fuse together jazz, hip hop and Indian classical music.

JOELLE LEANDRE Three-Day Residency

Café OTO, Dalston 7.30pm Second day of the French double-bassist, composer and vocalist’s residency, featuring collaborations with Alexander Hawkins and Roger Turner.

OSCAR JEROME

Heaven, Charing Cross 7.30pm After a thrilling summer of festivals, vocalist, guitarist and composer Oscar Jerome plays his biggest ever headline show.

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CHRISTIAN SANDS

+ CAMILLA GEORGE Cadogan Hall 7.30pm

LUCIA CADOTSCH Speak Low

Southbank Centre / Purcell Room 7.45pm ECHO Prize-winning Swiss jazz singer Lucia Cadotsch plays with her Berlin-based trio featuring saxophonist Otis Sandsjö and bassist Petter Eldh. Speak Low reanimates songs from the Great American Songbook with a European angle.

PASQUALE GRASSO

Toulouse Lautrec, Kennington 8pm

MCALMONT & WEBB

After a terrific set at the Love Supreme festival, pianist Christian Sands plays his first London concert with his trio, and an opening set from sensational saxophonist Camilla George. Sands has that same affable understanding of the audience as he recognizes their innate desire to be entertained as well as enlightened. He says ‘pop music is essential in jazz. It’s new melodies, it’s new stories, or same stories told in different ways. Jazz is about storytelling and pop music has a unique story to tell.’

TAYLOR MCFERRIN

Oslo, Hackney 7.30pm Taylor McFerrin pushes the boundaries of soul, electronic and hip hop production through vintage synths, drum machines and psychedelic effects.

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Hampstead Jazz Club 8pm David McAlmont and Alex Webb present a seductive set of originals and unusual cover versions, including jazz arrangements of songs by REM, Suede, and Queen.

RESONANCES FEAT. AURELIE FREOUA Vortex, Dalston 8pm

ANDREW MCCORMACK’S GRAVITON

Spice of Life, Soho 8pm A groove-based unit with vocalist Noemi Nuti, saxophonist Josh Arcoleo, pianist Andrew McCormack, bassist Tom Herbert and drummer Joshua Blackmore.

HUMPHREY LYTTELTON BAND

Bull’s Head, Barnes 8pm

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HERMETO PASCOAL

Ronnie Scott’s 8pm See Monday 18 November for details.

DEREK NASH FUNK EXPERIENCE

Other Palace Studio 8pm

PANNONICA WITH ZOE GILBY

Pheasantry, Chelsea 8.30pm

DAVID REESWILLIAMS

606, Chelsea 8.30pm

PATRICIA BARBER TRIO

PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho 8.30pm ‘Few performers in or out of jazz are as consistently brilliant as Patricia Barber’ wrote Jazz Times, as the renowned singer-pianist-songwriter plays her only British show.

CALUM GOURLAY BIG BAND

Vortex, Dalston 8.30pm Big band initiated by bassist Calum Gourlay, known for his great work with Thelonious and an award-winning solo album.

ASHLEY HENRY ALICE ZAWADZKI

Kings Place / Hall One 8pm Orchestral arrangements of Alice’s compositions from her album Within You Is A World of Spring, with Rob Luft, Fred Thomas, Misha Mullov-Abbado and the Royal Northern College of Music Orchestra, with support from HMUK’s Giant Steps scheme.

EartH, Hackney 9pm Pianist Ashley Henry returns to premiere material from his new album Beautiful Vinyl Hunter.

SOUAD MASSI

Jazz Café, Camden 9pm Algerian songwriter Souad Massi performs her politically charged lyrics in a special intimate setting.

ILL CONSIDERED (DJ SET)

Spiritland Royal Festival Hall 9pm FREE

JAMES MADDREN QUARTET

Oliver’s Jazz Bar, Greenwich 9pm

JAY RAYNER QUARTET Songs Of Food & Agony Crazy Coqs, Soho 9pm

ADRIAN UTLEY’S SELECTED

PizzaExpress Live, Holborn 8.30pm See Monday 18 November for details.

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Wednesday 20 November NAT STEELE Portrait Of The MJQ

Cadogan Hall 12pm FREE Nat Steele performs the music of the Modern Jazz Quartet. With Gabriel Latchin, Dario Di Lecce, and Steve Brown.

AUBIN VANNS

PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho 1pm FREE

BINKER GOLDING & ELLIOT GALVIN

Foyles, Soho 6pm Saxophonist Binker Golding and pianist Elliot Galvin’s vehicle for free improvisation.

SCOTT BRADLEE’S POSTMODERN JUKEBOX Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall 7.30pm

DICK OATTS

PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho 6pm & 10pm Dick Oatts, the alto player and artistic director of the Village Vanguard Orchestra New York, appears with his quartet.

TRUDY KERR Sings Doris Day

A special festival show from Postmodern Jukebox, the quirky musical collective formed by Scott Bradlee. With their reworks of heavily rotated hits of modern music into different vintage genres it has already been five years since they have gone viral on the internet and they keep on amazing their audiences.

Crazy Coqs, Soho 7pm

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Wednesday 20 November GAZELLE TWIN + NYX: DEEP ENGLAND Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall 7.30pm Replacing electronic tracks with human voice as source instrumentation, this collaborative performance channels the dizzying anxiety of post-truth Britain, morphing between a heightened and haunting seminal choir to an otherworldly distorted dreamscape of whispers and operatic chaos. The performance amplifies the layers, movement and liveness of original compositions from Gazelle Twin’s acclaimed album Pastoral, original NYX compositions and English pagan and sacred music. Gazelle Twin is a moniker for independent artist, Elizabeth Bernholz. Her musical output takes an unconventional approach to production and live performance, featuring changing personas, themes and multiple genres.  NYX is a collaborative drone choir, re-embodying live electronics and extended vocal techniques. NYX reshape  the role of the traditional female choir, testing the limits of organic and synthetic modulation to explore the spectrum of collective female voice as an instrument.

JOELLE LEANDRE Three-Day Residency

Café OTO, Dalston 7.30pm The French double-bassist, composer and vocalist collaborates with special guests: today, she joins forces with Matana Roberts.

‘There’s more focus on (Gazelle Twin’s) own unprocessed singing, brilliantly accompanied by NYX who are incredibly skilled technicians in their own right, merging visceral, scratching vocals with live electronic manipulation as they stand at their mixing desks. The layers of powerful, stinging voices, the costumes, the choreography and the strobe lights: the show has total command over its audience.’ (The Quietus)

PULLED BY MAGNETS + Ben Vince

St John on Bethnal Green 7.30pm Master improvising drummer Seb Rochford‘s new project with saxophonist Pete Wareham and bassist Neil Charles.

STUBBLEMAN + Simon Fisher Turner

Southbank Centre / Purcell Room 7.45pm Stubbleman presents an ambient mixture of found sounds, modular synthesizers, live piano, bass, and self-made automats and drones in a film soundscape inspired by his American roadtrip. Pascal Gabriel’s credits include S’Express and Bomb the Bass, as well as producing artists such as Kylie Minogue and Dido. Now Pascal’s solo project Stubbleman sees a return to his electronic roots with Mountains and Plains, released on Crammed Discs.

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Wednesday 20 November

ZIMPEL/ZIOŁEK

Kings Place / Hall Two 8pm Two of Poland’s most celebrated and prolific musicians Wacław Zimpel and Jakub Ziołek present an oneiric fusion of genres fusing lush psychedelic music of electronic and acoustic origins.

RANDOLPH MATTHEWS

Albany, Deptford 8pm Acclaimed vocalist Randolph Matthews and his ensemble kick up a storm presenting music on the theme of Walter Tull in B Major.

LUIZ MORAIS BAND London Bossa Quartet Hampstead Jazz Club 8pm

THE EUROPEANS Songs & Landscapes

Bull’s Head, Barnes 8pm The Way Out West Collective highlight European themes and connections, with vocalist Nette Robinson and saxophonists Tim Whitehead and Tony Woods.

GABRIELLE DUCOMBLE Parisian Jazz & Tango Other Palace Studio 8pm

MATYAS GAYER

Toulouse Lautrec, Kennington 8pm

HELENA KAY + WILL ARNOLDFORSTER QUARTET

Oxford Tavern, Kentish Town 8.30pm Saxophonist Helena Kay and guitarist Will Arnold-Forster explore the repertoire of the Sonny Rollins/ Jim Hall quartet of the 1960’s.

RILEY STONELONERGAN

NOAH STONEMAN

Vortex, Dalston 8.30pm Tenor saxophonist Riley StoneLonergan brings his quartet to the festival for the first time.

HAROLD LOPEZNUSSA

LARRY GOLDINGS PETER BERNSTEIN BILL STEWART

Karamel, Wood Green 8pm FREE

Ronnie Scott’s 8pm Hailing from Havana, Cuba, prodigious composer and virtuosic pianist Harold Lopez-Nussa is gathering a global following in jazz.

606, Chelsea 8.30pm The New York Times described Larry Goldings–organ, Peter Bernstein– guitar and Bill Stewart–drums as ‘the best organ trio of the last decade.’

BILLY MARROWS BAND + AUB Green Note, Camden 8.30pm

LYDIAN COLLECTIVE

Kansas Smitty’s, Hackney 8.30pm Lydian Collective are Aaron Wheeler (keys), Ida Hollis (bass), Todd Baker (guitar) Sophie Alloway (drums).

THE ENGINE

Spice of Life, Soho 8pm

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Wednesday 20 November

CHRISTINE BOVILL Tonight You Belong To Me Crazy Coqs, Soho 9pm

SOUAD MASSI

Jazz Café, Camden 9pm See Tuesday 19 November for details.

GEORGIA CÉCILE

Pheasantry, Chelsea 8.30pm Voted Best Vocalist at the 2019 Scottish Jazz Awards, Georgia Cécile will feature material from her debut album alongside arrangements of standards.

ETUK UBONG The Etuk’s Philosophy

SAM CROCKATT’S BROUHAHA

Oliver’s Jazz Bar, Greenwich 9pm

Royal Albert Hall / Elgar Room 9.30pm In-demand Nigerian trumpeter Etuk Ubong is exploding onto the UK music scene and performs a special set with his quartet.

MATTHEW HALSALL (DJ SET)

JO HARROP & BRITISH STANDARD TIME

Spiritland Royal Festival Hall 9pm FREE

Boulevard Theatre, Soho 10.30pm Velvet-voiced Jo Harrop and pianist/ arranger Alex Webb present an evening of British song writing.

ADRIAN UTLEY’S SELECTED

PizzaExpress Live, Holborn 8.30pm See Monday 18 November for details.

AGILE EXPERIMENTS

Hackney Empire Bar 9pm FREE Agile Experiments is a project curated by drummer and producer Dave De Rose.

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Thursday 21 November

RHIANNON GIDDENS WITH

FRANCESCO TURRISI

+ AN ENSEMBLE OF PRISONERS

HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs Chapel 7pm

CHRIS BISCOE & KATE WILLIAMS

Cadogan Hall 12pm FREE Drawing on a wide spectrum of the jazz repertoire with Chris Biscoe on saxophone/alto clarinet, pianist Kate Williams, bassist Flo Moore and drummer Tristan Mailliot.

SAM LEAK The Craft of Sound

PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho 1pm FREE

Join us in the unique setting of HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs as Rhiannon Giddens performs music from her latest Nonesuch album there is no Other with Francesco Turrisi.

MS MAURICE

A special support performance from an ensemble of prisoners led by artists Sherry Davies and Alain “Fusion” Clapham, marks the culmination of a three-week vocal project.

Foyles, Soho 6pm Ms Maurice (Sheila Maurice-Grey) will be bringing a melange of influences from 70s jazz grooves to West African music tradition.

This project is commissioned by and delivered in partnership with Koestler Arts.

CLASSIC VINYL PLAYBACK WITH JO HARROP

CHRISTINE BOVILL Tonight You Belong To Me

EABS

FESTIVAL SPECIAL

Hampstead Jazz Club 7pm

Leyton Great Hall 7pm Polish septet EABS will perform music from the album Slavic Spirits.

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Crazy Coqs, Soho 7pm

Scoff & Banter, Kensington 7pm A very special show in the restaurant, which is set in the beautiful old Vanderbilt family mansion. For details see the Festival website.

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Thursday 21 November

ROBYN’S ROCKET The Hairdressers + Bassheads + Steve Pretty + Jamaica

Café OTO, Dalston 7.30pm Robyn Rocket Steward curates a space adventure – an inclusive conscious relaxed gig for everyone to feel welcome. Expect a night of diverse music and psychedelic multisurface live drawings from Rucksack Cinema and Heart n Soul artist Ariel.

MARIUS NESET Viaduct

Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall 7.30pm Dynamic jazz saxophonist joins forces with the London Sinfonietta for a new commission.

‘Most impressive is the compositional rigour which integrates band and orchestra and lets the music flow.’ (Financial Times)

ELAINE MITCHENER

VOCAL CLASSICS OF THE BLACK AVANTGARDE Southbank Centre / Purcell Room 7.45pm

AND IS PHI

Canada Water Theatre 8pm And Is Phi is a vocalist, writer, visual artist, whose practice is an eclectic merger of magic realism, prayer, and improvisation. She is a member of Steam Down collective, as well as the experimental future R&B project Sawa Manga.

Elaine Mitchener turns to the black avant-garde and to the overflow of experiment that occurred within improvised music, often springing directly from lived experiences of racial injustice. The repertoire consists of a number of seminal AfricanAmerican works drawn from the 1960/70s which combine vocals and text with experimental jazz forms and illuminate an occluded moment in American cultural history, when the avant-garde aesthetics of new jazz doubled as a metaphor for the imminent politics of civil rights. The line-up consists of a group of leading UK jazz musicians brought together by Elaine Mitchener: saxophonist and MD Jason Yarde, trumpeter Byron Wallen, pianist Alexander Hawkins, bassist Neil Charles, drummer Mark Sanders and poet Dante Micheaux, who will be re-interpreting music by Eric Dolphy, Archie Shepp, Joseph Jarman, and Jeanne Lee, amongst others.

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Thursday 21 November

SARAH MOULE & SHIREEN FRANCIS When Peggy Met Ella Bull’s Head, Barnes 8pm

HENRY LOWTHER Still Waters

Karamel, Wood Green 8pm Henry Lowther’s Still Waters perform music from their recent CD Can’t Believe, Won’t Believe.

NICK TOMALIN & ALLISON NEALE Play Dave Brubeck’s Time Out

ABEL SELAOCOE & BERNHARD SCHIMPELSBERGER

Kings Place / Hall Two 8pm Cellist Abel Selaocoe and percussionist Bernhard Schimpelsberger join forces for their UK debut collaboration.

WILL GLASER & SAM LEAK Little Green Men Spice of Life, Soho 8pm

FARAJ SULEIMAN

Kings Place / Hall One 8pm Pianist Faraj Suleiman, one of the leading composers of the Arab world, blends Arabic scales and modalities with tango and jazz traditions.

KEYON HARROLD

Ronnie Scott’s 8pm Last year he was a featured guest of Abdullah Ibrahim at the Festival, now this thrilling young trumpet player returns for his own show.

Toulouse Lautrec, Kennington 8pm

NOTES INÉGALES

Club Inégales, Kings Cross 8pm Three sets featuring spontaneous performances from house band Notes Inégales directed by Peter Wiegold, featuring Hyelim Kim (Korean taegum flute), Max Bailie (violin), Ben Markland (bass) and Simon Limbrick (drums).

MARK CROOKS & CHRIS INGHAM TRIO Stan Getz – A Musical Portrait Other Palace Studio 8pm

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Thursday 21 November

ALINA BZHEZHINSKA

TÊTES DE POIS

London Calling Sweden, Bermondsey 8pm Têtes de Pois shake jazz, hip hop and Afrobeat into a heady cocktail that makes for a tasty show from this Leeds-based instrumental seven-piece.

JO HARROP The Art Of Song

Hampstead Jazz Club 8pm

JOHN LAW’S RECREATIONS

PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho 8.30pm Imaginative and versatile jazz pianist John Law presents his quartet project playing well known tunes from the worlds of jazz, pop and classical, featuring saxophonist Sam Crockatt.

MAD YELLA

Hideaway, Streatham 8.30pm

YAZ FENTAZI

Rich Mix, Shoreditch 8.30pm Yaz Fentazi Trio draws on the rich musical tradition of jazz, blues and North African music, creating a sizzling party atmosphere.

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RP QUARTET

JAZZLIVE at The Crypt, Camberwell 9pm Showcasing the works of Alice Coltrane, Dorothy Ashby, McCoy Tyner and Pharoah Sanders whilst creating a musical fusion by marrying the contemporary harp with free jazz.

Kansas Smitty’s, Hackney 8.30pm

VANESSA RUBIN feat. Danny Grissett

Pheasantry, Chelsea 8.30pm Influenced by Nancy Wilson, singer Vanessa Rubin combines warmth, clarity and sheer sass.

TONY WOODS PROJECT

Lauderdale House, Highgate 8.30pm

TIM GARLAND

606, Chelsea 8.30pm The multi award-winning saxophonist is joined by Ernesto Simpson (drums), Yuri Goloubev (bass) and a rare partnering, these days, of Tim with Gwilym Simcock.

LIANE CARROLL

Crazy Coqs, Soho 9pm A great British treasure – superb vocals in an intimate club.

22A (DJ SET)

Spiritland Royal Festival Hall 9pm FREE

BILAL

Jazz Café, Camden 9pm Philadelphia born soul artist Bilal draws from gospel, jazz, soul, blues, and hip hop.

PRESTONGLASGOWLOWE

Oliver’s Jazz Bar, Greenwich 9pm

KASSA OVERALL

PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho 11.30pm Time Out describes Kassa Overall as ‘a Renaissance man: part chopsy, super-funky jazz drummer, and part rising producer-MC.’

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NICOLAS MEIER WORLD GROUP

Cadogan Hall 12pm FREE Guitarist Nicolas Meier draws on a love of Turkish, Middle Eastern music, flamenco and tango.

SUE RYNHART & HUW WARREN

PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho 1pm FREE

Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer 6pm FREE South London-based multiinstrumentalist criss-crosses genre lines from club culture to jazz, soul, funk, and breaks.

TRANSGLOBAL UNDERGROUND

PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho 7pm & 10pm DJ/musical collective, founders of global fusion, famous for scorching live shows and techno sound system.

ELIANE ELIAS

+ VINÍCIUS CANTUÁRIA Barbican 7.30pm

SILJE NERGAARD & ESPEN BERG

Crazy Coqs, Soho 7pm & 9pm Vocalist Silje collaborates with jazz pianist Espen Berg.

Eliane Elias is known for her immediately recognizable style which blends her Brazilian roots and her sensuous, alluring voice. The multi Grammy Award-winning pianist’s new album Love Stories bagged a 5-star rave review in Downbeat: ‘Elias’ intoxicating vocals emote the ambient calm of a forest after a soft rain; her vibrancy is a force unto itself. With powerful artistry, her naturally prodigious talent is even stronger as the years pass—a feat capable only by the true elite of the musical world.’ Singer, guitarist, composer, drummer, and percussionist, Vinícius Cantuária is one of the pioneers of neo-Brazilian music. With a career building musical bridges between Rio and New York, and collaborations with artists like Brian Eno, Laurie Anderson, Arto Lindsay, Caetano Veloso, Brad Mehldau and Bill Frisell, his music keeps on evolving, keeping subtlety, melody, diversity and sophistication at its core. ‘If it’s bossa nova, Cantuária’s is a very 21st-century version: subtle electric and acoustic and sounds co-exist throughout’ (★★★★ Sunday Times).

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Friday 22 November

DANILO PÉREZ:

Global Messengers Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall 7.30pm

RHIANNON GIDDENS with Francesco Turrisi

Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall 7.30pm Masterful singer, banjo and fiddle player, blending American musical genres like gospel, jazz, blues and country. Joined by pianist and percussionist Francesco Turrisi.

RIVER COLLECTIVE

For almost two decades, pianist Danilo Pérez has been co-creating one of the most important bands of our time – the Wayne Shorter quartet, with which he has won all the key awards, visited every major festival and recorded albums like Beyond the Sound Barrier for Verve and Emanon on Blue Note. Following a dazzling career including collaborations with Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Haden, Michael Brecker, Tito Puente and Wynton Marsalis and several Grammy nominations, Danilo has launched a new band. Global Messengers brings masters from musical traditions in Palestine, Greece, and Jordan to join his Panama roots. Farayi Malek (vocals), Vasilis Kostas (laouto), Layth Al-Rubaye (violin), Naseem Alatrash (cello), Tareq Rantisi (percussion), and Danilo Pérez use their talents to make an impression through beautiful melodies and strikingly syncopated rhythms. This Festival will give the European premiere of Danilo’s new work, commissioned by EFG London Jazz Festival, Detroit Jazz Festival, Jazztopad Wroclaw and the Telus Center Toronto. With this work Danilo Pérez observes how change and uncertainty in the social landscape can cause division. He believes music can provide an uplifting message and speaks of ‘recovering the function of the artist to redirect humanity in a positive direction.’

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Queen Charlotte Hall, Richmond 7.30pm River Collective with saxophonist Julian Costello, guitarist and oud player Stefanos Tsourelis, guitarist Maciek Pysz, double bassist Yuri Goloubev, bass guitarist Dave Jones and drummers Eric Ford and Adam Teixeira.

JAZZ IN THE ROUND Three Artists Celebrate Their Jazz Heroes

Kings Place / Hall Two 7.30pm Hexagonal play the music of Bheki Mseleku and McCoy Tyner, Rob Luft leads a tribute to Grant Green, and legendary bassist Dave Green plays Oscar Pettiford and Jimmy Blanton.

DAVID MURRAY & PAUL ZAUNER’S BLUE BRASS

Vortex, Dalston 7.30pm & 10pm Saxophonist and band leader David Murray collaborates with Austrian trombonist Paul Zauner and his ensemble.

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JAIMIE BRANCH Fly Or Die

Church of Sound, Clapton 7.30pm The Chicago-born, NY-based avantgarde trumpet player returns to the festival with her Fly Or Die quartet in the legendary Church of Sound, on the back of the release of her second album Fly or Die II: Bird Dogs of Paradise on International Anthem.

STEPHANIE TRICK & PAOLO ALDERIGHI Classic Jazz In Four Hands St John’s Smith Square, Westminster 7.30pm

ELLIOT GALVIN & LAURA JURD

Southbank Centre / Purcell Room 7.45pm A superbly gifted composer and pianist, Elliot’s maverick imagination and ability to blend a disparate world of influences is featured on his new Edition album Modern Times, featuring long term collaborators Corrie Dick on drums and Tom McCredie on bass. Trumpet player Laura Jurd is joined by kindred spirits Ruth Goller (Melt Yourself Down, Vula Viel) on bass and longtime collaborator and Dinosaur bandmate Corrie Dick (Elliot Galvin, Rob Luft) on drums.

THE BLACK PERIL BY SOWETO KINCH EartH, Hackney 8pm

FEAT. MAKAYA M C CRAVEN JUNIUS PAUL MEMBERS OF LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

One year on from the Armistice declaration in 1918, episodes of civil unrest erupted across the western world. What should have been a moment of triumph and social cohesion, disintegrated into violent disorder and racial conflict. From Liverpool, Glasgow, Cardiff and South Shields and the ‘Red-Summer’ across the US, city streets were set ablaze by race riots. The Black Peril is a dynamic new work by Soweto Kinch, inspired by the sounds of ragtime, proto-jazz, West Indian folk music and the classical works of black composers of the period. It will revisit a time of momentous social change, also exploring connecting strands to modern forms of dance music including hip hop and trap. Breathing new life into historic and often neglected musical forms, the performance will feature a 14-piece jazz ensemble with some of the most skilled performers of the UK jazz scene, players from the London Symphony Orchestra, and Chicago jazz giants Makaya McCraven and Junius Paul as well as dance choreographed by rising star Jade Hackett, and visuals of news footage and film archive from 1919. It’s a powerful artistic reflection on this 100-year history of racial conflict – exploring cultural anxieties, which in many ways are just as prescient in today’s world. This premiere of this new work is co-commissioned by Serious, London Symphony Orchestra and University of Hull, and supported as a part of Help Musicians UK’s Giant Steps scheme, Cockayne Grant for the Arts and Arts Council England.

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Friday 22 November OMAR PUENTE & FRIENDS An Evening For Debbie

Kings Place / Hall One 8pm Cuban violinist Omar Puente performs a special show in honour of his wife, campaigner Debbie Purdy who died in 2014. With his new project Classico Latino Sextet, Puente will also be joined by special guests including pianist Alex Wilson, saxophonist Courtney Pine and trombonist Dennis Rollins.

DISPLACED (DJ SET)

Spiritland King’s Cross 8pm FREE

THE SPACES IN BETWEEN MEETS DEM1NS

Albany, Deptford 8pm Ghost Notes returns with The Spaces In Between, an improv session featuring members of Maisha and Vels Trio, and DEM1NS,with drummer and producer Kwake Bass. Guests include Maxwell Owin and Kokoroko’s Sheila Maurice-Grey.

MARCO & THE FREEDIVERS

Karamel, Wood Green 8pm

GEORGE KELLY & CIYO BROWN Dennis Brown in Jazz Hampstead Jazz Club 8pm

RUBY RUSHTON

Corsica Studios, Elephant & Castle 8pm Tenderlonious-led quartet Ruby Rushton and their 22a imprint are rooted in the spiritual concepts of Coltrane and Yusef Lateef, while drawing on hip hop, Afrobeat and the UK underground culture. Championed by Gilles Peterson and Huey Morgan, their new album Ironside is high energy jazz, with nods to Headhunters and Weather Report.

MARIA RĂDUCANU

St John’s, Leytonstone 8pm Maria mixes Romanian melodies with fado, rembetika, blues and improvisation.

MICHAEL WEISS

Toulouse Lautrec, Kennington 8pm New York pianist Michael Weiss, known for his 15-year association with Johnny Griffin, features swinging arrangements of jazz standards, bebop and his own originals.

BRILLIANT BRAZIL

Other Palace Studio 8pm

KEYON HARROLD

Ronnie Scott’s 8pm See Thursday 21 November for details.

SNOWPOET

Green Note, Camden 8.30pm Vocalist Lauren Kinsella and bassist Chris Hyson are joined by Josh Arcoleo on tenor saxophone.

YAKUL

Pickle Factory, Hackney 8.30pm Yakul launch their EP Getting Late at an intimate and dreamy evening of jazz and neo-soul. They combine serious instrumental chops (think Vulfpeck) with clever songwriting and luxury-vocals (a la Hiatus Kaiyote).

DAVID TUGHAN & TIM LAPTHORN

Spice of Life, Soho 8pm

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Friday 22 November JZ REPLACEMENT feat. Zhenya Strigalev & Jamie Murray GROW, Tottenham 9pm

BROTHERHOOD OF BREATH The Music Of Chris McGregor

100 Club, Oxford Street 8.30pm Not just a tribute to the late founder Chris McGregor, but one of the great heritage ensembles.

CARLEEN ANDERSON, XANTONÉ BLAQ & ORPHY ROBINSON One Nation Under A Groove ALEX HITCHCOCK + CHERISE ADAMSBURNETT Kansas Smitty’s, Hackney 8.30pm

EGYPTIAN LEGENDS The Egyptian Jazz Projekt

Pheasantry, Chelsea 8.30pm See Thursday 21 November for details

Rich Mix, Shoreditch 8.30pm The Harfoush Jazz Band’s revival of some of the greatest songs from 1950s and 60s Egypt in a new swing and Latin jazz sound, as part of The Egyptian Jazz Projekt

PETER HORSFALL

ECE DUZGIT (DJ SET)

PARASANG: ROMMEK + MEDALLION MAN

CYKADA

VANESSA RUBIN feat. Danny Grissett

Oxford Tavern, Kentish Town 8.30pm

Redon, Bethnal Green 8.30pm Musicians led by electronic artist Pouya Ehsaei and curated by himself and Manana founder Harry Follett.

TRIO MANOUCHE

Bull’s Head, Barnes 8.30pm Very hot and very swing – the UK’s leading Gypsy Jazz ensemble with guest violinist Matt Holborn

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Hideaway, Streatham 9pm Searching through the jazz, soul and funk songbooks and beyond, exploring musical legacies of hope, love and a need for positive change that still resonates loud and clear today.

Spiritland Royal Festival Hall 9pm FREE

Jazz Café, Camden 9pm A spirited, wild and joyful mix of deep jazz grooves, global beats and spacey, raw electronics.

DELE SOSIMI

Ninety One Living Room, Shoreditch 9pm FREE An original member of Fela Kuti’s Egypt 80 – the founding fathers of Afrobeat.

SAMARA

606, Chelsea 9.30pm

TOMORROW’S WARRIORS ‘Bustin Outacube’ Late Night Jam Session PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho 11.30pm

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Saturday 23 November

ROYAL DOCKS WEEKENDER

Following on from our EFG London Jazz Festival SummerStage in August, we take over interesting spaces and venues at Royal Docks in Newham for 2 days of live performances, installations, workshops, and more to create a festival within our festival.

Saturday 23 November begins with a music trail of free gigs in a series of locations throughout the area, with performances from exciting artists to emerge from the British jazz scene carrying the current buzz to exciting spaces, for audiences who want to discover and explore new experiences, creative music and space interactions. Sunday 24 November is a family affair, with interactive children’s shows such as our now famous Jazz For Toddlers, workshops, pop-up performances, and more. Most of the event’s activities are free of charge and offer a snapshot of the EFG London Jazz Festival in a whole new setting.

The full lineup and more details will be announced on our website at efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk/RAD

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Saturday 23 November JAZZ FOR TODDLERS

Kings Place / Hall Two 10.30am & 11.30am FAMILY See Friday 15 November for details.

EVELYN & THE YELLOW BIRDS

Southbank Centre / Purcell Room 12pm FAMILY Follow Evelyn on her journey from the Caribbean to London in this heart-warming tale. Presented by Cherise Adams-Burnett, Jazz FM Vocalist of the Year 2019 and Evelyn’s granddaughter, the show explores jazz music and its Caribbean influences.

JAZZWORKS A day of discussions and shared insight for everyone working in, or interested in working in, the music industry. Open to everyone and free to attend.

SETTING THE STAGE

Southbank Centre / Level 5 Function Room 11.30am FREE / TALK

How can young people best be empowered to develop their own voices, and paths through music? Hear from frontline organisations, artists and industry experts on their work engaging young people and how we can make the most impact on young peoples’ lives.

BEING WELL

DAYLIGHT MUSIC: JHEREK BISCHOFF + ROBERT STILLMAN + ROSIE FRATERTAYLOR

Union Chapel, Islington 12pm FREE / PAY WHAT YOU CAN A trio of exceptional artists: multi-instrumentalist and producer Jherek Bischoff, saxophonist Robert Stillman, 12 string guitarist Anders Holst, and vocalist and jazz guitarist Rosie Frater-Taylor will draw upon the chapel’s resonant acoustics.

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Southbank Centre / Level 5 Function Room 12.45pm FREE / TALK

A session curated by Help Musicians UK exploring the current tools and services available to support and promote resilience in artists. Key figures from across the sector, as well as musicians, will be invited to share their experiences.

WAYS & MEANS: SUPPORTING A CAREER IN MUSIC

Southbank Centre / Level 5 Function Room 2.15pm FREE / WORKSHOP

An opportunity to speednetwork with organisations and professionals willing to share their advice and guidance about career progression, including available services and funding streams within the industry. Book online in advance, with limited slots available on the day.

JAZZ IS FOR EVERYONE

Southbank Centre / Level 5 Function Room 4pm FREE / TALK

This session asks how far the industry has come in supporting artists of different genders to make music and build a sustainable career, what barriers still exist, and what initiatives are having an impact in improving representation.

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BREAKING THE SILENCE Southbank Centre / Clore Ballroom 3pm FREE / TALK

MADS MATHIAS & CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY JAZZ ORCHESTRA Tribute To Nat King Cole

PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho 1pm

GARETH LOCKRANE BIG BAND Other Palace Studio 3pm

BROMLEY YOUTH MUSIC TRUST JAZZ SCHOOL

Southbank Centre / Clore Ballroom 1pm FREE

NAT STEELE QUINTET feat. Michael Weiss

Toulouse Lautrec, Kennington 2pm

(IM)POSSIBILITIES Southbank Centre / Clore Ballroom 2pm FREE

Breaking The Silence sees young musicians address the topic of Remembrance this November, produced by Serious as part of Imperial War Museum’s Culture Under Attack season. Following the premiere performance at IWM London on Sunday 10 November, the young performers, led by Orphy Robinson, Jenny Adejayan and Ineza Kerschkamp, will perform newlydevised music based on the forgotten stories of the First World War. Join us at 3pm for a pre-performance talk with artists and a member of IWM, followed by the performance at 3.45pm.

BEATBOXING MASTERCLASS

Southbank Centre / White Room 3pm FREE / WORKSHOP In this free improvisation workshop with former beatboxing world champion Bellatrix, participants will challenge themselves over the course of two hours to try new vocal techniques and styles, collaborate with others and improvise in a shared space.

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TRINITY JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Southbank Centre / Clore Ballroom 4.30pm FREE

LUME COLLECTIVE

Barbican / FreeStage 5pm FREE Run by musicians Cath Roberts  and Dee Byrne with a focus on original improvised music, LUME will showcase two new projects that reflect the adventurous spirit of free jazz.

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ART BLAKEY CENTENARY As we celebrate the centenary of Art Blakey’s birth, the Festival has two special events at Cadogan Hall honouring his legacy – an afternoon concert by Jean Toussaint and an evening concert led by Ralph Peterson Jr.

Saturday 23 November

TIM GARLAND + ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC ENSEMBLE

JEAN TOUSSAINT

Cadogan Hall 5pm Grammy-winning saxophonist Jean Toussaint, voted Instrumentalist of the Year in the 2019 Jazz FM Awards, first came to prominence when he joined Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers in 1982. In this concert, he’ll be playing with a cracking band featuring Byron Wallen on trumpet, Dennis Rollins trombone, pianist Andrew McCormack and a rhythm section of Daniel Casimir on bass and Shane Forbes on drums. His new album Live at the Jazz Cafe develops the fusion of Jazz Messengers soul and calypso spice. Art Blakey used to say “it doesn’t matter how complex you want to play, as long as you swing and play from the heart” then he’d cite John Coltrane as an example. I owe it all to the great Art Blakey and I’ll be a Jazz Messenger for life.” (Jean Toussaint)

RALPH PETERSON: The Messenger Legacy

Cadogan Hall 8pm Drummer Ralph Peterson Jr. assembles an all-star group to pay tribute to The Jazz Messengers, the prolific big band collective led by his mentor, the late Art Blakey. Marking the 100th year of Blakey’s birth with selections from a new recording, The Messenger Legacy will feature Peterson on percussion, saxophonists Bobby Watson and Bill Pierce, bassist Essiet Essiet, pianist Geoffrey Keezer and trumpeter Brian Lynch. Peterson was an emerging musician chosen to play by Blakey in the 1983 version of The Jazz Messengers’ two-drummer Big Band. Having learned first hand from the man himself, Peterson remained the second drummer in the Big Band until Blakey’s passing. This group of musicians wishes to preserve, protect and honour the legacy of an artist who was much more than a bandleader to them all.

Southbank Centre / Clore Ballroom 6pm FREE The Royal Academy collaborates with saxophonist and composer Tim Garland. They will celebrate Tim’s releases on Edition with special big band versions of tracks from ONE, Weather Walker and Return To The Fire.

SILJE NERGAARD & ESPEN BERG

Crazy Coqs, Soho 7pm See Friday 22 November for details.

MOUTIN FACTORY QUINTET

PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho 7pm & 10pm Twins Francois Moutin (bass) and Louis Moutin (drums) created the Moutin Factory Quintet‚ and perform Mythical River.

On Sunday 24 November, catch a screening of The Jazz Messenger at 2pm at Barbican.

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Saturday 23 November

THE SWINGLES

St John’s Smith Square, Westminster 7.30pm

KANSAS SMITTY’S HOUSE BAND feat. Keyon Harrold

Alexandra Palace Theatre 7.30pm Take a dash of jazz, a splash of blues and swing, and give it a fresh, new twist – nobody pays homage to the origins of jazz like Kansas Smitty’s House Band, featuring a guest spot from Keyon Harrold.

artsdepot, North Finchley 7.30pm

GIRL PLAYS JAZZ PROJECT + YEOJA

Poplar Union, Poplar 7.30pm

50TH ANNIVERSARY 19692019 Barbican 7.30pm Art Ensemble of Chicago, champions of the Great Black Music, celebrate their 50th anniversary with a tribute to Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman and Malachi Favors Maghostut. The ensemble that evolved from founder Roscoe Mitchell’smusical vision, explorations and adventurous collaborations in Chicago is renowned for integrity of musical styles that span the history of jazz and multi-instrumental group improvisations. They have just released We are on the Edge on Pi Records, with a two-disc vinyl edition on Erased Tapes, after a studio recording hiatus of 15 years. The group includes Roscoe Mitchell (saxophones) and Famoudou Don Moye (drums/percussion) who are joined by a constellation of special guests, including Junius Paul and Baba Sissoko.

CALEXICO & IRON & WINE + Lisa O’Neill

Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall 7.30pm Following their ground-breaking collaborative EP In The Reins Calexico and Iron & Wine are back together with a new album Years to Burn on City Slang. Q Magazine said, ‘Alt–country kindred spirits reunite. A crossing of musical streams that could trigger power surges in the Americana force field’.

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BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN LIVE SCORE: JAN BANG & MATT CALVERT

Kings Place / Hall One 7.30pm Eisenstein’s 1925 classic, Battleship Potemkin, finds its new sound with Opera North’s commission to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution. Screened with live music from Norwegian electronic musician and producer Jan Bang and Matt Calvert (Three Trapped Tigers).

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BARB JUNGR Bob, Brel & Me

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BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA + NU CIVILISATION ORCHESTRA + STRINGTING + MISHA MULLOVABBADO Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall 7.30pm Cellist Matthew Barley gives the world premiere of Misha Mullov-Abbado’s Cello Concerto, commissioned by BBC Radio 3 for this concert. Principal Conductor Bramwell Tovey directs the BBC Concert Orchestra, Nu Civilisation Orchestra, and StringTing in a programme of Duke Ellington, including The River and New World A-Comin.

INGRID & CHRISTINE JENSEN + WHIRLWIND JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Southbank Centre / Purcell Room 7.45pm A rare treat – celebrated sisters, trumpeter Ingrid and saxophonist Christine, showcase an exciting programme of jazz compositions featuring the Whirlwind Jazz Orchestra.

TONY KOFI Portrait Of Cannonball

Other Palace Studio 8pm Saxophonist Tony Kofi and his quintet celebrate jazz giant Cannonball Adderley.

Ronnie Scott’s 8pm & 11pm Award-winning bassist Ben Williams is an acclaimed bassist, bandleader and performer who has played with Pat Metheny in the Unity Band.

STEVE FISHWICK NONET Reimagining McCoy Tyner’s Tender Moments feat. Michael Weiss

Toulouse Lautrec, Kennington 8pm

COALMINERS

Spice of Life, Soho 8pm

ROLLER TRIO

Kings Place / Hall Two 8pm Roller Trio push sonic boundaries to their limits with their gritty, powerful and progressive sound. With Chris Sharkey on guitar, saxophonist and electronics James Mainwaring and drummer Luke Reddin-Williams.

TINA EDWARDS (DJ SET)

Spiritland King’s Cross 8pm FREE

PATTI BOULAYE Billie & Me

Bull’s Head, Barnes 8.30pm

OLCAY BAYIR

AZHAAR & GLOBAL WAVE

Rich Mix, Shoreditch 8.30pm Singer/songwriter Olcay Bayir blends original songs and Anatolian folk, jazz and eclectic sounds of London.

THE HJC ALL STARS

REINIER BAAS CONOR CHAPLIN SHANE FORBES

Karamel, Wood Green 8pm

Hampstead Jazz Club 8pm

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BEN WILLIAMS & SOUND EFFECT

Kansas Smitty’s, Hackney 8.30pm

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Saturday 23 November

KRZYSZTOF URBANSKI

Jazz Café POSK, Hammersmith 8.30pm Krzysztof and his quintet will perform a high-altitude evening of expressive jazz, previewing music from their forthcoming third album.

PHOENICIAN BLINDS + TSVEY KIPPERIM

The Grace, Islington 8.30pm Phoenician Blinds are a jazz quartet that lean to hip hop and soul. Get there early to hear Tsvey Kipperim, a spin-off of Don Kipper project.

VANESSA RUBIN feat. Danny Grissett

Pheasantry, Chelsea 8.30pm See Friday 22 November for details.

EMILIA MÅRTENSSON Loredana

Vortex, Dalston 8.30pm Singer Emilia Mårtensson’s new project featuring trumpeter Fulvio Sigurta, guitarist Luca Boscagin, bassist Sam Lasserson and percussionist Adriano Adewale.

MARK KAVUMA

Ninety One Living Room, Shoreditch 9pm FREE Prominent young trumpet player leads his own quartet, the Floor Rippers house band and The Banger Factory.

CARLEEN ANDERSON, XANTONÉ BLACQ & ORPHY ROBINSON One Nation Under A Groove

Hideaway, Streatham 9pm See Friday 22 November for details.

FREE MOVEMENTS: Dave De Rose + Dan Nicholls + Ario Set, Dalston 9pm

GET THE BLESSING

Moth Club, Hackney 9.30pm Bassist Jim Barr and drummer Clive Deamer (rhythm section of Portishead), celebrate the 20-year anniversary of this Bristol-based jazz-rock quartet.

WOJTEK MAZOLEWSKI

Jazz Café, Camden 9pm An exciting new quintet from Poland, whose analogue sound harks back to the vibrant Polish jazz scene of the ‘60s yet is infused with electronica and other contemporary influences.

PAUL MURPHY (DJ SET)

Spiritland Royal Festival Hall 9pm FREE

ETHEREAL WORLD

JAZZLIVE at The Crypt, Camberwell 9pm Flautist Rowland Sutherland and percussionist Jackie Walduck lead this ensemble exploring free improvisation.

DENYS BAPTISTE Joe Henderson – The Blue Note Years

606, Chelsea 9.30pm A special tribute from a terrific British saxophonist to an American legend – Denys Baptiste celebrates Joe Henderson’s Blue Note albums.

TOMORROW’S WARRIORS ‘Bustin Outacube’ Late Night Jam Session PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho 11.30pm

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Sunday 24 November MWALIMU EXPRESS: Dele Sosimi 4tet

JAZZ FOR TODDLERS

Royal Docks 10am & 11am FREE / FAMILY See Friday 15 November for details.

GROOVE ONTO THE MOON

Kings Place / Hall Two 11am & 12.30pm FAMILY See Saturday 16 November for details.

NEXT GENERATION TAKES OVER

Southbank Centre / Clore Ballroom 12pm-7pm FREE This event celebrates emerging talent, profiling the incredible music made by young people across the UK and providing exciting opportunities for collaboration with professional musicians.

GARETH LOCKRANE BIG BAND

Spice of Life, Soho 1.30pm Mighty groove-infused big band led by jazz flautist Gareth Lockrane.

RACHEL SUTTON, JO HARROP & EILEEN HUNTER

606, Chelsea 1.30pm

BITCHES BREW

Toulouse Lautrec, Kennington 1pm

Barbican / FreeStage 2pm-6pm FREE Bitches Brew showcases the diversity of talent and raw energy of female improvisers from the fields of jazz, folk, electronic music and free improvising. Produced and curated by Emma Smith, this edition features saxophonist Rachael Cohen, multi-instrumentalist/ vocalist Hannah Read, harpist Ailie Robertson, and percussion and double bass duo Signy + Emma.

JONNY TRUNK & MARTIN GREEN (DJ SET)

ART BLAKEY The Jazz Messenger

ALEX BRYSON Art Of The Piano Trio

Spiritland Royal Festival Hall 1pm FREE

LORNE LOFSKY & LAUREN BUSH The Chet Stream – A Tribute To Chet Baker

PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho 1pm

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Rich Mix, Shoreditch 2pm FREE Compelling Afro Jazz vocalist/ keyboardist and his quartet featuring Suman Joshi on bass, Kunle Olofinjana on drums and Afla Sackey on congas, percussion.

HANNA MBUYA SASKIA HORTON DONOVAN HAFFNER

Waterloo Creative Studio 2.30pm Three programmes of new work. Tuba player Hannah Mbuya and saxophonist Donovan Haffner step out of the ranks of Tomorrow’s Warriors and dancer/violinist Saskia Horton combines her skills.

PAUL LAMB & THE KINGSNAKES

Hideaway, Streatham 2.30pm

LED BIB

Rio Cinema, Dalston 3pm The only London show of It’s Morning, a film and live music collaboration featuring Mercury-nominated band Led Bib, combines film, song and improvisation to full cinematic effect.

Barbican / Cinema 3 2pm This classic documentary tells Blakey’s story through conversations with some of his most important collaborators – among them Horace Silver, Dizzy Gillespie, Wayne Shorter and Roy Haynes – and footage of rehearsals and performances from the 1950s to 80s.

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Sunday 24 November

JOSEPHINE DAVIES Satori

Oliver’s Jazz Bar, Greenwich 5pm

HARV (DJ SET) MICHAEL WEISS Piano & Improvisation Masterclass

Toulouse Lautrec, Kennington 4pm

UNNATI DASGUPTA & JYOTSNA SRIKANTH feat. Alex Wilson

Karamel, Wood Green 4.30pm Two Indian artists from North and South Indian Classical music join forces to create new work.

Spiritland King’s Cross 5pm FREE

CLASSIC VINYL PLAYBACK with Jamie Safir Hampstead Jazz Club 6pm

ISOBELLA BURNHAM ASHA PARKINSON TARA CUNNINGHAM

Waterloo Creative Studio 6pm

EDDIE GOMEZ

PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho 6pm & 9pm World-renowned bassist Eddie Gomez is joined by Italian tenor saxophonists, Marco Pignataro and Renato D’Aiello

IMPROVISED MUSIC PODCAST Live Podcast

Vortex, Dalston 6pm

JAMIE SAFIR

Hampstead Jazz Club 7pm

SWINGIN’ WITH STRINGS feat. Claire Martin

Cadogan Hall 7pm The Jazz Repertory Company present their biggest production with 22 string players and a harpist added to a 17-piece big band. Featuring Claire Martin, Pete Long, Ryan Quigley and Sammy Maine.

DIXIEMIX New Orleans – The Early Years

Other Palace Studio 7pm

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Sunday 24 November

Barbican 7pm

DAN TEPFER Natural Machines

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DAWN OF MIDI BAU.HAUS.KLANG DANIEL BRANDT’S ETERNAL SOMETHING

Kings Place / Hall One 7pm In an exceptional melding of man and machine, Dan Tepfer uses the Yamaha Disklavier piano to bring together his world-class pianism with his background in physics and programming.

2019 marks the 100th anniversary of a revolution in the philosophy of aesthetics. Not just around architecture and design, but in art forms such as film, dance and visual arts. Bauhaus with its values of minimalism, functionality and liberal modernism continues to be influential. Following its astounding Berlin premiere in January, composer and pianist Michael Wollny challenges how Bauhaus manifesto could be translated into today’s sound. The pianist plays opposite the mechanics of the ‘phonola’, a music machine from 1920’s that operates a second grand piano programmed by Wolfgang Heisig. Improvisation versus composition, organic versus structural, presents a field of tension accompanied by Émile Parisien (saxophone), Leafcutter John (electronics) and Max Stadtfeld (drums) ‘playing’ the materials of the Bauhaus – wood, glass, metal, clay, stone and fabric – and the wild dance music of the legendary Bauhaus Orchestra. The event continues with a musical response to the movement from Berlin-based Daniel Brandt’s Eternal Something and the minimalist trio Dawn of Midi from Brooklyn, whose special sets are presented in association with Erased Tapes. Percussionist Brandt Brauer Frick balances modern classical and dance music with Eternal Something. Dawn of Midi’s technical virtuosity and the meticulous harmonic texture is the immaculate soundtrack to this Bauhaus cosmos. This evening is created around the Bau.Haus.Klang project commissioned by the Bauhaus Festival – a celebration for the opening of the Bauhaus 100-year activities in Germany.

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HERMETO HERMETO HERMETO feat. Iain Ballamy

Omnibus, Clapham 7.30pm Brazilian music focusing on the music by the great Hermeto Pascoal.

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Sunday 24 November

CHRISSIE HYNDE Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall 7.30pm

The iconic leader of The Pretenders, Chrissie Hynde will be playing her new jazz album Valve Bone Woe. Inspired by the track Hynde performed with Frank Sinatra for his album of duets, she presents innovative interpretations of songs by Brian Wilson, Frank Sinatra, Hoagy Carmichael, Charlie Mingus, John Coltrane, Nick Drake and Ray Davies.

ROWLAND SUTHERLAND The Pentangle’s Basket of Light

Southbank Centre / Purcell Room 7.45pm Flautist and jazz/classical arranger Rowland Sutherland presents his jazz interpretation of Pentangle’s 1969 iconic Basket of Light, celebrating the 50th anniversary of its release.

COLLOCUTOR

Ninety One Living Room, Shoreditch 8pm FREE Experimental modal-jazz group Collocutor is the brainchild of saxophonist Tamar Osborn.

THE MUSIC OF GIL EVANS  PORGY & BESS / MILES AHEAD

St John’s Smith Square, Westminster 7.30pm A rare performance of the complete original score of the rearrangement of Gil Evans’ Porgy and Bess Suite.

TREVOR MIRES BIG BAND

Spice of Life, Soho 7.30pm

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CLEVELAND WATKISS 60th Birthday Celebration Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall 7.30pm Vocalist Cleveland Watkiss marks his birthday with a retrospective of music from his extensive back catalogue along with his lauded take on the Great Jamaican Songbook. Cleveland will also be joined by an array of musical guests including Orphy Robinson, Jason Yarde, Byron Wallen and Ayanna Witter-Johnson.

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Sunday 24 November ANITA WARDELL The Music of Betty ‘Bebop’ Carter

Pheasantry, Chelsea 8pm Scat singer and vocal improviser extraordinaire explores the music of Betty Carter.

CASSIE KINOSHI’S SEED ENSEMBLE + Daniel Casimir & Tess Hirst

Jazz Café, Camden 8pm SEED Ensemble is a ten-piece band led by alto saxophonist and composer Cassie Kinoshi, packed with London’s fresh new talent and recently shortlisted for the Mercury Prize Album of the Year with Driftglass.

NYJO

Bull’s Head, Barnes 8pm Nine-piece from the National Youth Jazz Orchestra.

MATT SKELTON Shelly Manne’s Live At The Black Hawk

Toulouse Lautrec, Kennington 8pm

HANNES RIEPLER

Hackney Empire Bar 8.30pm FREE

LIANE CARROLL

606, Chelsea 8.30pm See Thursday 21 November for details.

KIT DOWNES BENVANEMY

Kansas Smitty’s, Hackney 8.30pm Ben Van Gelder, Petter Eldh, James Maddren and Kit Downes make up Benvanemy. Shapeshifting rhythmic structures, fluid melodies and lush harmonies.

MEGAN BRANWEN & HOWL Green Note, Camden 8.30pm

SKYLLA

Vortex, Dalston 8.30pm Skylla is a brand-new project by bassist Ruth Goller.

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Ensuring everyone grows through music and music-making. Enabling musicians to reach their full potential. Creating innovative new music.


SUPPORTING THE NEXT GENERATION OF JAZZ By making a regular donation to Serious Trust, you will play a vital role in ensuring music is accessible for all and musicians can reach their full potential. Become A Supporter BANK TRANSFER Account Name: Serious Trust Sort Code: 20-83-02 Account Number: 53892190 ONLINE DONATIONS serious.org.uk/donate

Donate Now Text GIVE2JAZZ £amount to 70085 to donate £5-£20 to Serious Trust

Serious Trust is a registered charity no. 1145535. Company Registration No. 07883912 (England & Wales)


Learning & Participation A festival for all. Our programme offers opportunities for everyone to engage with the festival. The EFG London Jazz Festival believes that #wearejazz, meaning that every person should be able to engage with the music in a way which is relevant and accessible.

FAMILY FUN For families looking to learn more about jazz or simply enjoy a musical day out, the Festival offers a variety of engaging workshops and performances. Aimed at children aged 2 – 5 and their families, Jazz For Toddlers is our interactive early years session which introduces littles ones to the wonderful world of jazz. Led by world-class musicians, singer Juliet Kelly and saxophonist Tony Kofi in venues across London, this is a fun space for families to enjoy making music together. Evelyn & The Yellow Birds presented by Cherise Adams-Burnett tells the Windrush story of Evelyn, a young woman who travels from Jamaica to England with the promise of an exciting new life. In this heart-warming tale of love and belonging, children and their families will enjoy jazz music and its Caribbean influences, with a live band accompaniment. Also for children and their families, Nessasaurus is a Highland fairy tale for all the family set 65 million years ago, as a friendly family of Nessasauruses find themselves locked in Loch Ness. A bonkers feast cooked up by music storytellers, jazz-A-nory, Nessasaurus will inspire and amuse whilst introducing the audience to the world of music improvisation.

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TAKE PART For passionate musicians of all ages and abilities, the Festival provides opportunities to get involved, learn and perform. Our bespoke performance projects offer a platform for anyone to work with the best of British jazz. The Festival’s flagship mass participation project returns for 2019, this year with an all-female creative team and all female ensemble. She Is Jazz is a free performance project for womxn (self-identifying as female and non-binary people), led by Cassie Kinoshi and featuring guest artists such as Chelsea Carmichael and Emily Dankworth. Details of how to take part can be found on the Festival website (the deadline to sign up is 15 October!), otherwise join us for the performance on the Clore Ballroom on Saturday 16 November. For those passionate about singing, Serious Sing is an opportunity to explore vocal techniques and sing alongside others under the tuition of jazz singer Joanna Eden. Over the course of two hours, singers will work towards a performance in the Kings Place Foyer ahead of the evening’s performances. If you’re looking to try something new, our free bespoke beatboxing masterclass with former world champion Bellatrix will challenge you to try a efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk

new vocal technique. This workshop takes place on Saturday 23 November. Tickets are free but must be booked online ahead of the workshop. If performing isn’t your thing but listening is, The Write Stuff is our music journalism course delivered in partnership with Jazzwise for aspiring music writers aged 18-25. Workshops take place on 16-17 November and 23-24 November giving new jazz and improv writers a valuable opportunity to work with professional journalists to improve their writing skills, develop an understanding of the scene, as well as getting to see a bunch of great concerts! Details of how to apply for this course can be found on the Festival website, and the deadline for applications is 10 October. For more info visit:

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JazzWorks A day of discussions and shared insight for everyone working in or interested in working in the music industry. Open to everyone and free to attend.

The EFG London Jazz Festival has a year-round, on-going commitment to developing talent by offering the tools and opportunities artists and professionals need to progress in their careers and find out more about the industry. We’ve invited leading industry partners to share their thoughts and spark discussion and debate throughout the day. JazzWorks, Saturday 23 November, is a jam-packed day of workshops, talks and networking opportunities where you can: • • • •

contribute to exciting conversations on how the jazz industry is evolving discuss and learn from others in the community meet organisations and professionals willing to share their advice hear from experts at the forefront of important topics

SETTING THE STAGE

Southbank Centre / Level 5 Function Room 11.30am

How can young people best be empowered to develop their own voices and paths through music? Hear from frontline organisations, artists and industry experts on their work engaging young people in music and how we can make the most impact on young peoples’ lives.

If you’re interested in what kind of career you could build and what funding there is to support your creative work; how jazz can be more accessible and inclusive; how to manage your personal and professional health and wellbeing; and where jazz is headed in the future, then please join us at the Royal Festival Hall.

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BEING WELL

Southbank Centre / Level 5 Function Room

12.45pm

A session curated by Help Musicians UK exploring the current tools and services available to support and promote resilience in artists. Key figures from across the sector, as well as musicians, will be invited to share their experiences.

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WAYS AND MEANS: SUPPORTING A CAREER IN MUSIC

Southbank Centre / Level 5 Function Room

2.15pm

An opportunity to speed-network with organisations and professionals willing to share their advice and guidance about career progression, including available services and funding streams within the industry. Book online in advance, with limited slots available on the day.

JAZZ IS FOR EVERYONE Southbank Centre / Level 5 Function Room

4pm This session asks how far the industry has come in supporting artists of different genders to make music and build a sustainable career, what barriers still exist, and what initiatives are having an impact on improving representation.

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Talent Development Stepping into tomorrow today.

John Coltrane’s Giant Steps is a landmark 1959 composition that has since become a symbol of innovation. The title is now fittingly used by the EFG London Jazz Festival as a platform for new works by established artists who are pushing the creative envelope. This year the award-winning Birminghambased saxophonist, composer and rapper Soweto Kinch and the inspiring vocalist, violinist, composer and arranger Alice Zawadzki are the incumbents, and present two very different projects that reflect the great strength of the UK jazz scene. Kinch’s The Black Peril is a daring musical treatise on the race riots that rocked British cities in 1919 while Zawadzki’s Within You Is A World Of Spring is an ambitious large-scale orchestration of her new album. 60

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Hotly anticipated as those two premieres are, audiences can look forward to a wealth of other concerts that showcase talent found the length and breadth of the land, many of whom have come through Serious’ prestigious Take Five talent development programme. The young London scene is of course well represented with artists such as Cherise Adams-Burnett, who recently won the prestigious Jazz FM Vocalist of the year award, Cassie Kinoshi’s Mercurynominated SEED Ensemble, saxophonist Camilla George, bassist Daniel Casimir and trumpeter Emma-Jean Thackray making several appearances across the whole festival. But it’s not just a London affair, with the mighty guitar-saxdrums ensemble Roller Trio representing the creative hotbed in Leeds, while Scottish drummer Seb Rochford – formerly of Polar Bear fame – presents his new group, Pulled By Magnets. efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk

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The importance of Tomorrow’s Warriors to British jazz can be felt throughout the festival, with their Nu Civilisation Orchestra featuring young trumpet sensation Ife Ogunjobi and StringTing coming together with Matthew Barley and the BBC Concert Orchestra to perform a new cello concerto written by Misha Mullov-Abaddo, as well two showcases of some of their most exciting emerging artists in the Barbican and Royal Albert Docks. All of the above make music that draws on a wide range of vocabularies from the deep well of African-American, African, Caribbean and European traditions, both acoustic and electric, reminding us that what is known as jazz remains a springboard for an individual’s vision as well as understanding of the art form’s fearless masters. These artists are ready, willing and able to make a leap of faith. Kevin Le Gendre

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EFG is proud to have partnered with the London Jazz Festival for over a decade, and feel that the 2019 edition combines the most ambitious, diverse and creative programming yet. This year, we have collaborated with Festival organisers Serious to launch the EFG Elements Series.

The EFG Elements Series is an eclectic and exciting collection of four shows designed to showcase the breadth and depth of the 2019 Festival programme. JAZZ VOICE

Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall, Friday 15 November

CÉCILE McLORIN SALVANT & SULLIVAN FORTNER + ANDREW McCORMACK & JASON YARDE Barbican, Saturday 16 November

CHRISTIAN SANDS + CAMILLA GEORGE

Cadogan Hall, Tuesday 19 November

SCOTT BRADLEE’S POSTMODERN JUKEBOX

Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall, Wednesday 20 November

The shows epitomise the boundless creativity and rich variety that the Festival offers, and blend some of the best jazz traditions with innovative new collaborations, performed by a range of both established and emerging artists.


Sponsors & Supporters The Festival would like to thank EFG, our title sponsor, who has provided fundamental support to the quality and breadth of the Festival programme since 2008. Global private banking group EFG enable key innovations within the Festival, such as the co-creation and launch of the EFG Elements Series this year. We would like to thank them, as a worldwide supporter of jazz, for enabling the EFG London Jazz Festival to realise its artistic ambitions. The Festival would also like to express our warmest gratitude to Arts Council England who has been a core supporter of the Festival ever since its inception. With their critical support we have been able to offer ever broader audiences a range of ways to access the Festival to ensure is jazz is accessible for everyone. Title Sponsor:

The Festival is only possible with the help of our valued partners and supporters so we would like to thank the following organisations:

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Sponsors & Supporters

We rely on the support of generous individuals and organisations to help us deliver the range of programmes which ticket sales and other funding alone do not cover. We would like to thank the following for their support: Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Garrick Charitable Trust, Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation, The Worshipful Company of Horners, Aspect Charitable Trust, Michael and Katharine Berman, Jerry Graber, John and Julie Williamson, Jonathan Levy and all Serious Trust donors. We would also like to acknowledge our partners who are presenting work across the Festival: Arts Canteen, Baba Yaga’s Hut, Boiler Room, Blow The Fuse, Brownswood, Church Of Sound, Club Inégales, Colm Carty, Daylight Music, DMP, Earth Cruises, Edition Records, Erased Tapes, Fane Productions, Groove Baby, Jazz Plus, Jazz Repertory Company, Jazz In The Round, JBGB Events, K-Music, Kilimanjaro, Koestler Trust, London Symphony Orchestra, Making Tracks, MARSM, Metropolis, Mwalimu Express, Opera North, Parasang, Rockfeedback, Senbla, Soundcrash, Tomorrow’s Warriors, Total Refreshment Centre, University of Hull, Worldwide FM and all the programmers and venues that contribute to the Festival programme and the richness of London’s jazz scene throughout the year. The Festival is proud to be a member of the Europe Jazz Network, the International Jazz Festivals Organisation and the Jazz Promotion Network.

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