www,thewickedsound.com EFG London Jazz Festival 2020 Launch
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EFG London Jazz Festival Launch 2020

EFG London Jazz Festival Launch 2020

Thursday 24 September | 8pm


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 2020.

The London Jazz Festival is a music festival held every November since 1992, as  EFG London Jazz Festival since 2013. It takes place in London venues such as the Barbican and the Royal Festival Hall and in smaller jazz clubs, such as Ronnie Scott's and the Vortex Jazz Club. It is produced by Serious.

www,thewickedsound.com EFG London Jazz Festival 2020 Launch

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.

Watch below a video to presenting highlights from last year 2019 EFG London Jazz Festival:

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 24 September 2020 8 PM (UK time).

Plunge into our world for a 30 minute Launch extravaganza revealing November's:


  • Special digital streams
  • Live concerts and club shows
  • Creative engagement projects
  • International collaborations

and much more

Watch on our YouTube and Facebook or at efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk

The first two concert were already announced:

SEED Ensemble and Special Guests Celebrating the music of Pharoah Sanders: Live from the Barbican


From our Blog: Seed Ensemble’s debut album ‘Driftglass’ shortlisted for the Mercury Prize Album Of The Year 2019

Shabaka Hutchings with Britten Sinfonia: Live from the Barbican


From our Blog: Shabaka Hutchings shares his “Composition In Memory Of Victims Of Hiroshima”.

Listen below to a playlist presenting highlights from last year EFG London Jazz Festival:

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