EFG London Jazz Festival, 2021
November 12 - November 21
A highlight in UK capital’s music calendar, the EFG London Jazz Festival is held each November.
To some of us, November in the capital means one thing – the London Jazz Festival. Over 10 days, this is a matchless opportunity to hear some of the scene’s top names and experience the newest jazz from around the globe. It all takes place in more than 60 venues, from big halls to packed basements, and there are film screenings, free events and workshops open to everyone.
Saxophone giant Archie Shepp and pianist Jason Moran perform Let My People Go at The Barbican on 12 November, a virtuoso collaboration that explores the pair’s musical roots and influences such as Ellington, Waller and Monk. On the same night at Kennington’s Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club, harpist Alina Bzhezhinska and group play homage to two female greats, Alice Coltrane and Dorothy Ashby.
Another tribute can be caught at Holborn’s Pizza Express the following evening when trumpeter Linley Hamilton and his quintet imagine what Miles Davis’ and Jimi Hendrix’s planned album might have sounded like, had the guitarist lived.
For further information on the EFG London Jazz Festival 2021 read Robert Spelman’s review here.
If you can’t make it to London, then why not try out the Jazz Brugge Festival instead.
EFG London Jazz Festival Dates
The EFG London Jazz Festival is from 12-21 November.
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Words By Robert Spellman.
Mark Bibby Jackson
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