2020 EFG London Jazz Festival – Reviews

LondonJazz News provides by far the most extensive coverage of the EFG London Jazz Festival. Here is a list of the 2020 EFG LJF reviews completed so far by our  writers. Most-reads so far, as on 24 November 2020 have been (1) Jazz Voice, (2) Peirani / Parisien, (3) SEED Ensemble and (4) Gwilym Simcock.
EFG LJF 2020 Jazz Voice

Jazz Voice livestream from Cadogan Hall

“Everyone is undoubtedly grateful that a way to still enjoy this hotly anticipated annual event has been found.”

Dinosaur (Screenshot courtesy of Kings Place Music Foundation)

“Hamasyan reminded us for a while that there is a world elsewhere- vividly musical, meditative and dramatic.”

“The intensity these guys maintain for 30 minutes. The virtuosity. The rapport.”

  • Henry Lowther by Patrick Hadfield

    Henry Lowther (Screenshot from Karamel/ Collage Arts)

Linda May Han Oh (Screenshot)

Shabaka Hutchings and the Britten Sinfonia at the Barbican by Tony Dudley-Evans

“Shabaka Hutchings […] has always kept up his classical playing and love for that music.”

Gwilym Simcock Solo – 606 Club Stream by Jon Carvell

Liane Carroll Trio at the 606 by AJ Dehany

Hedvig Mollestad and the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra: ‘Maternity Beat’ by Rob Mallows

Pigfoot at Karamel by Leah Williams

Istanbul Psychedelic by Rachel Coombes


 From the comfort of our living rooms, we were able to explore the different characteristics of Istanbul’s fluvial environment, journeying as we did so through an eclectic assortment of the country’s sound-worlds and instruments.

Jerry and the Pelican System by Peter Slavid

Binker Golding, Steve Noble, Olie Brice at Kings Place by Patrick Hadfield

Rosie Turton Septet by Mary James 

Gary Crosby’s Groundation at the Church of Sound by Patrick Hadfield

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