EFG London Jazz Festival announces second wave of shows (includes Joshua Redman Quintet and Nikki Iles/ NDR Big Band)

EFG LJF announces second wave of shows (includes Joshua Redman Quintet and Nikki Iles/ NDR Big Band)
Joshua Redman, Nikki Iles and the NDR Big Band. Publicity photos supplied

Today, Wednesday 7 June, EFG London Jazz Festival is announcing a second wave of phenomenal acts to add to its unmissable lineup of multi-talented and multigenerational jazz musicians. Securing its position as the highlight of London’s jazz calendar after an amazing return to full force for its 30th birthday last year, EFG London Jazz Festival unveils new shows including a second date announced for Ron Carter, performances from Joshua Redman Quintet, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Makaya McCraven alongside LCO, and the return of the Opening Gala, Jazz Voice.

Full list of newly added shows below.

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Friday 10 November
Opening Gala: 15 Years of Jazz Voice | Royal Festival Hall
Gazelle Twin | Bush Hall

Saturday 11 November
Makaya McCraven & London Contemporary Orchestra: In These Times | Barbican Hall

Sunday 12 November
Joshua Redman Group featuring Gabrielle Cavassa | Barbican Hall Joep Beving | Babrican Milton Court
The Cookers | Cadogan Hall
Nai Barghouti | Kings Place Hall One Yazz Ahmed | Kings Place Hall Two

Tuesday 14 November
Sam Gendel | Barbican Milton Court
Avishai Cohen Quartet + Emma Rawicz | Cadogan Hall

Wednesday 15 November
Nikki Yeoh’s Café Oran feat. Stuart Hall, Demi Sabat Garcia | Barbican Milton Court
Cécile Mclorin Salvant | Queen Elizabeth Hall Irreversible Entanglements | Earth Theatre Tom Skinner | Kings Place Hall Two

Thursday 16 November
Norah Jones | Royal Festival Hall Mayra Andrade ‘reEncanto’ | Union Chapel MA.MOYO & friends | Kings Place Hall Two

Friday 17 November
Ron Carter (Second date) | Cadogan Hall Angelique Kidjo & Chineke! Orchestra | Royal Albert Hall
cktrl | Bush Hall

Saturday 18 November
Kroke | Union Chapel

Sunday 19 November
Nikki Iles and NDR Bigband | Cadogan Hall James Brandon Lewis Quartet | Café Oto The Necks | Kings Place Hall One


Friday 10 November
GOAT | Kings Place Hall 2

Sunday 12 November
Marcus Miller + Camilla George | Royal Festival Hall

Monday 13 November
Hiromi’s Sonicwonder with Adam O’Farrill, Hadrien Feraud and Gene Coye | Barbican
Cory Henry | HERE at Outernet
Catrin Finch & Aoife Ni Bhriain + Angeline Morrison | Union Chapel

Wednesday 15 November
Sergio Mendes | Barbican
2 duos: Sissoko, Segal, Peirani and Parisien | Cadogan Hall
Bill Orcutt Guitar Quartet | Kings Place Hall 1

Thursday 16 November
Ron Carter’s “Foursight” | Cadogan Hall

Friday 17 November
Charles Lloyd Ocean Trio | Barbican
Scary Pockets | KOKO

Saturday 18 November
Riopy | Queen Elizabeth Hall

Sunday 19 November
The Symphonic Music of Wayne Shorter with Ravi Coltrane, Esperanza Spalding , Danilo Pérez, John Patitucci, Terri Lyne Carrington, Philharmonia orch / Clark Rundell| Royal Festival Hall
Samara Joy | Barbican
Bill Laurance & Michael League | Queen Elizabeth Hall
Madison McFerrin | Jazz Café

Opening in glamorous style at the Royal Festival Hall, the festival will celebrate the journey of the iconic Jazz Voice, featuring the best moments from the past 15 years since being launched alongside the Festival title sponsor EFG, as well as surprise guests and exciting new arrangements from conductor Guy Barker performing with the 44 piece Festival Orchestra.

Soloists will be announced closer to the date, but tickets are available now. You can get a taste of what’s to come by watching last year’s Jazz Voice broadcast on iPlayer.

EFG London Jazz Festival showcases cutting-edge artists pushing jazz into unimaginable new forms like American jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant who performs at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. It’s also a home for iconic performances from internationally renowned jazz superstars such as Ron Carter who is announcing a second date at Cadogan Hall with his “Foursight” Quartet, including star pianist Renee Rosnes.

Prolific drummer, composer and producer Makaya McCraven returns to the festival following his sold out show at last year’s festival. This time, he will be performing his critically-acclaimed album In These Times with the London Contemporary Orchestra at the Barbican for a show that promises to be a festival highlight. The legendary A-list jazz group, the Joshua Redman Quintet featuring young vocalist Gabrielle Cavassa, will also be hosted in the iconic Barbican Hall for a coaxingly soulful performance.

EFG London Jazz Festival brings leading artists from around the world to the capital for 10 days of the very best live music, one-off collaborations, fresh discoveries, and exclusive new commissions, whether it’s buzzy future-jazz in hushed East London haunts, or roaring ensembles in the world’s finest concert halls. Other highlights include Avishai Cohen Trio sharing the stage with Emma Rawicz at Cadogan Hall; Angelique Kidjo’s unique performance with Chineke! Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall; Sam Gendel, who will be performing his eclectic, spaced-out jazz at the Milton Court and Cape Verdean singer Mayra Andrade.

EFG London Jazz Festival is also inviting their audiences to their Launch Party on 12th September at Lafayette. This is a much-awaited event of the season, heralding the upcoming Festival and for the first time ever it will be celebrated with an open to public live show featuring a special performance by Colectiva with DJs taking over until late.

The first Ron Carter show and Norah Jones performance at the festival have already Sold Out, with Samara Joy and Sergio Mendes also very close to selling out. For the full lineup and ticket links to all shows currently announced, please head to the EFG London Jazz Festival website here.

EFG London Jazz Festival is a place to explore music and to celebrate the legacy and the future of an inspiring musical universe. The Festival’s producers Serious are grateful to EFG for their extended support of the EFG London Jazz Festival and EFG London Jazz Festival Summer Series. The Summer Series will include performances from John McLaughlin and Zakir Hussain’s iconic band Shakti, Kandace Springs, Branford Marsalis and Abdullah Ibrahim – tickets are available here. Now in the 15th year of their partnership, EFG have confirmed the renewal of their title sponsorship of the Festival for three years, to 2026.

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