WHERE: London, United Kingdom.
WHEN: from 10 to 19 November 2023
In November, London becomes the capital of music with one of the most anticipated events of the year for fans: the London Jazz Festival. Created in 1992, on the ashes of Camden Jazz Week, the EFG has now, with good reason, carved out a prominent role in the world music scene. This year, moreover, we celebrate the thirtieth anniversary: one more reason not to miss it!
Today, it is undoubtedly one of the major international musical events. It is one of the main events in the capital and, probably, in the whole of the United Kingdom. The event is produced by Serious: a name, a guarantee. This is the famous jazz music producer, already known for having produced some editions of Camden Jazz Week.
From 10 to 19 November 2023, for 10 days, the London city celebrates Jazz in all its forms, sounds and colors. Ten fantastic days of music. There will be demonstrations, conferences, events and, above all, many concerts, many of which with FREE admission. London Jazz Festival manages to unite, in a skilful mix, world famous artists and emerging stars. Today, it is more than just a Festival.
Which city, better than London, could it have embodied the spirit and message that music brings with it? Such a deeply multicultural city; a city where past and present blend perfectly.
Every street, corner, square of the city, in this period, ….. emanates jazz music. From large concert halls such as the Barbican Center and the Royal Festival Hall, to small Jazz Clubs such as Ronnie Scott’s and Vortex Jazz Club. Anywhere in the city, you can experience the charm of music. Even the libraries and all potential public spaces are transformed for the occasion.
The well known The Guardian and The Independent celebrated the incredible success of the event. We are confident that the London Jazz Festival can be an excellent opportunity to discover another side of the city. One of the most beautiful and evocative capitals in the world.
Photo ©, Mandy Goldberg
The English capital can be easily reached by air, by direct flight, from the main European and world destinations. International airports are 4: Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton e Stansted. Of each, all the practical information, the companies and the connections with public transport to the center of London.
As per tradition, JAZZ VOICE will officially open the new edition of the London Jazz Festival. It kicks off on Friday 10, at 7.30pm at the Southbank Center / Royal Festival Hall, with the grand opening gala. Prices from £19.50 to £85. Sunday 12, however, a great appointment with Marcus Miller + Camilla George, starting at 19:00 at the Southbank Center. On Wednesday 15, in the Queen Elizabeth Hall of the Southbank Center, don’t miss the exhibition of Cécile McLorin Salvant, a multifaceted artist. The wonderful voice of Grammy-winning Samara Joy will close the 2023 edition of the EFG with the Barbican show. Tickets already sold out!
Of course, those listed are just some of the artists who will be performing at EFG London. The complete list of all free and paid events is available on the official website efglondonjazzfestival.
THE STREETS, on the other hand, is the special event that allows you to attend fantastic concerts and shows, completely free of charge. In every corner of the city and in any place.
On our official guide, all the infos and advice for those who are looking for accommodation in London. Areas, neighborhoods and hotel chains. And, again, apartments or bed & breakfasts.
The advice is to book well in advance and avoid, if possible, reservations too close to 11 November.
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