Archie Shepp, Jason Moran, Avishai Cohen, Brad Mehldau, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Westbrook Blake… announced for 2021 EFG LJF

A Press release this morning from the EFG London Jazz Festival is announcing a number of shows. The full text of the press release is as follows. Festival website link and previously announced shows below:

Cecile McLorin Salvant, Jazzfest Berlin 2015 Photo Credit Ralf Dombrowski


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Today we are proud to reveal the second wave of artists joining us for the 29th EFG London Jazz Festival. The line-up includes global jazz stars, celebrations of monumental moments of music and history, luminaries from jazz and contemporary music of today and some of the UK’s most celebrated jazz treasures.

The Festival also features new work from forefront UK artists featuring both rare partnerships and colossal orchestral collaborations and takes its inspiration from the vigour of the UK jazz scene, London’s inspiring venues, collectives and creative partnerships.

Shows on sale this week include

Friday 12 November

Archie Shepp & Jason Moran: Let My People Go | Barbican
Daniel Casimir | Purcell Room
Gwenifer Raymond | Kings Place
Black Midi + Moor Mother| Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer

Saturday 13 November

Laufey | Purcell Room
Robocobra Quartet + Archipelago | Kings Place

Sunday 14 November

Lisbon Underground Music Ensemble | Purcell Room
Aynur | Barbican

Monday 15 November

Marcel Khalifé and Bachar Mar-Khalifé | Barbican
Damon Locks – Black Monument Ensemble | EartH
Shai Maestro | Cadogan Hall

Tuesday 16 November

Avishai Cohen + Nikki Yeoh’s Café Oran | Barbican
Cécile McLorin Salvant | Cadogan Hall

Wednesday 17 November

London Sinfonietta + Laura Jurd, Elliot Galvin, Cassie Kinoshi | Queen Elizabeth Hall
Steam Down | The Albany

Thursday 18 November

Jasper Høiby – Planet B | Purcell Room
Kaki King | Kings Place

Friday 19 November

Jason Yarde’s ACOUTASTiC BOMBASTiC | Purcell Room
Soweto Kinch & London Symphony Orchestra: The Black Peril | Barbican
The Westbrook Blake| Cadogan Hall
Piazzolla x 100 with Daniel “Pipi” Piazzolla | Wigmore Hall

Saturday 20 November

Charles Lloyd + Nérija | Barbican

Sunday 21 November

Brad Mehldau | Barbican
Yazz Ahmed and the BBC Concert Orchestra | Queen Elizabeth Hall

In addition to these highlights, the full Festival programme will include a stimulating creative engagement programme, a showcase event featuring performances of recent Take Five alumni, Funk and African music inspired weekends, a music and community engagement partnership with Becontree Forever, and an ever-growing club programming strand.

The EFG London Jazz Festival and Jazz Promotion Network will also join forces for the annual JPN conference, which is set to take place in London with activities built around the Festival.

We are one more step closer to joining up with our live and online audiences across the UK and worldwide and looking forward to bringing back the full festival experience.


The previously announced shows from the press release of 18 May are listed here

Friday 12 November

Jazz Voice | Royal Festival Hall

Joachim Cooder + Sam Amidon | Queen Elizabeth Hall

Julian Lage | Cadogan Hall

Saturday 13 November

Tony Allen: A Retrospective | Royal Festival Hall

Curated by Femi Koleoso, Remi Kabaka, Ben Okri and Damon Albarn

Bryter Layter: A Nick Drake Celebration | Queen Elizabeth Hall

Lakecia Benjamin | Cadogan Hall

Sunday 14 November

Dave Holland and John Scofield | Cadogan Hall

Amadou & Mariam + Yugen Blakrok | Royal Festival Hall

Vijay Iyer, Linda May Han Oh, Tyshawn Sorey | Queen Elizabeth Hall

Cleveland Watkiss and Django Bates: Arts and Crafts | Kings Place

Sarathy Korwar with special guests | EartH

Wednesday 17 November

Woodkid | Royal Festival Hall

Joey Alexander + Noemi Nuti | Cadogan Hall

Thursday 18 November

What’s Going On: Nu Civilization Orchestra | Queen Elizabeth Hall

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On

Kandace Springs | Alexandra Palace Theatre

Anthony Joseph | Kings Place

Friday 19 November

Yo La Tengo | Royal Festival Hall

Frazey Ford | Union Chapel

Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita | Queen Elizabeth Hall

Terje Isungset | Kings Place

Jaimie Branch | Jazz Café

Saturday 20 November

Average White Band: Saturday Night Funk! | Royal Festival Hall

Dianne Reeves | Cadogan Hall

Bill Laurance & The Untold Orchestra | Union Chapel

Stefano Bollani | Queen Elizabeth Hall

The Necks | Kings Place

Sunday 21 November

Zakir Hussain | Royal Festival Hall

Matt Calvert | Kings Place

For more detail and booking go to the EFG London Jazz Festival Website

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