London Jazz Festival

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London Jazz Festival is a live music multi venue festival that takes place in London every November. Held in association with BBC Radio, it is the biggest gathering of Jazz talent in the UK.

Rumours

The full 2012 line-up has already been announced, which you can see below.

Lineup

Mixing national and international acts, many of the highlights include: Herbie Hancock, Sonny Rollins, John McLaughlin’s 4th Dimension, Jan Garbarek, Marcus Roberts, Jack DeJohnette, David Murray, Brad Mehldau, Kurt Elling, Jim Hall and the Kenny Wheeler Big Band, John Surman, Esperanza Spalding, Robert Glasper Experiment and the Chick Corea/Christian McBride/Brian Blade band.

The full list of venues and dates cane be viewed here

Vibe

With over 300 concerts and gigs held over ten days, venues can vary from the intimate Ronnie Scott's to the grand Royal Festival Hall.

Venues and other entertainment

2012's event have the following non music highlights to look forward to:

JAZZ FILM:

On Sunday 11 November, three influential jazz musicians will be celebrated in Film, all receiving UK premiers:

  • Barbara Thompson Playing Against Time directed by Michael Dibb
  • Sonny Rollins Beyond The Notes directed by Dick Fontaine
  • Michel Petrucciani directed by Michael Radford.

Each screening is followed by the opportunity to meet the film’s director.

TALKS:

Many jazz and music-related talks including:

  • The 10th anniversary of The Write Stuff – the Festival’s jazz journalism course run in partnership with Jazzwise magazine
  • The ever-popular free pre-concert talk series Hear Me Talkin’ To Ya returns
  • informative musician-led Q&A jazz history sessions Way in to the Way Out
  • Jazz for Toddlers with Orphy Robinson, giving kids the chance to experience the real deal

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Trivia

In the 1970s' the event originated from the Camden Jazz Festival, however by the early 90's the event was no more. A new direction had to be taken and with the support of the Arts Council (then known as London arts Board) the event relaunched into the festival we know today.

Moving from a predominately North London style to the all encompassing London wide approach, the event has become one of London's main and must see highlights

Past lineups

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