Holding Press Release for EFG London Jazz Festival 2020

Serious and the EFG London Jazz Festival have put out what amounts to a holding press release – with no specific names or venues mentioned – concerning their plans for the EFG London Jazz Festival 2020. Other announcements made to date concern the fact that the festival will include the BBC Young Jazz Musician competition (HERE). We also note that Cadogan Hall have an event listed during the Festival (HERE) and that Claire Whitaker OBE is no longer at Serious (HERE) Here is the text of today’s press release. This year the EFG London Jazz Festival will be an event that is both live and digital – Living in Two Worlds – and will run from Friday 13 to Sunday 22 November. The unprecedented circumstances of 2020 have meant we have had to rethink how music is experienced to create a Festival that is accessible to a wide audience and transcends borders. We aim to bring together exclusive live concerts, a digital platform that streams live and bespoke content, new commissions, interactive creative engagement projects, rare archive recordings, films, talks, interviews, webinars and a series of broadcasts. The plan is for this to be a major live and digital event that lives in two worlds at the same time. We are also thrilled to present our new Festival design, inspired by the multiple sounds and unifying nature of jazz, reaching out to audiences everywhere. We continue our commitment to the UK jazz scene and its connections to the global arena, showcasing the best of international talent, new work, new collaborations, unique performances, audience interaction, and our collaboration with clubs, communities and other producers. The programme, details on venues, tickets, and online viewing options will be announced in September. PRESS RELEASE ENDS

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