London Jazz Festival

The London Jazz Festival, in association with BBC Radio 3, returns to Southbank Centre promising another exceptional line-up for this year’s ten day celebration of jazz.

From Friday 13 through to Sunday 22 November this pan-London festival brings together an eclectic mix of jazz talents from across the globe, presenting international stars alongside the best emerging talent. The landmark music event offers the chance to catch an array of premieres, new commissions, free events and the Festival’s renowned learning and participation programme.

The spectacular opening celebration of the London Jazz Festival focuses on a century of song. The sumptuously arranged programme draws on significant anniversaries of jazz songs, films, singers and songwriters down the decades. Guy Barker's specially assembled London Jazz Festival Orchestra showcases brand new arrangements, highlighting the durability of these timeless works as well as the stunning vocal skills of an array of stellar vocalists, including:Cibelle, Kirsty Almeida, Krystle Warren, Kurt Elling, Natalie Merchant, Natalie Williams, Roachford, Sarah Jane Morris, Sheila Jordan“Magnificent entertainment.

Backed by Guy Barker’s terrific big band, one superb singer after another came on stage.”
The Daily Telegraph (Jazz Voice 2008)

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