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The EFG London Jazz Festival returns for ten days from Friday 16 November to Sunday 25 November 2018.

You can expect to see the full range of heavyweight musical talent from right across the globe, with the festival’s usual mixture of the jazz masters flexing their chops, the cutting-edge young bands making a stir, international legends with a wealth of fresh new music, emerging British stars and outstanding collaborations and commissions all added into the mix.

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Amir ElSaffar’s Rivers of Sound

Jazz / EFG London Jazz Festival 2018

The UK debut of perhaps the most fascinating new group to emerge in today’s transglobal music presenting an ecstatic fusion of Middle Eastern music and the jazz tradition.

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Ethan Iverson Residency: Raising Hell with Henry Purcell

Jazz / EFG London Jazz Festival 2018

The first concert in the Ethan Iverson Residency as part of EFG London Jazz Festival 2018 is inspired by Henry Purcell.

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EFG London Jazz Festival Sampler: Late Night

Jazz / EFG London Jazz Festival 2018

BBC Radio 3’s live broadcasts from the festival’s opening night will continue with a late night edition of Jazz Now, running from 11pm to 1am.

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Ethan Iverson Residency: Ethan and the British Composers

Jazz / EFG London Jazz Festival 2018

A massively talented group of players including Laura Jurd, Pete Wareham, Tom Herbert and Seb Rochford explore the composers who define an intrinsically British approach to jazz.

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Jamie Baum Septet

Jazz / EFG London Jazz Festival 2018

Jamie Baum is a rare talent – one of a very few flute specialists in jazz today, she is also a supremely gifted composer and bandleader.

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Serious Sing: Workshop with Emily Dankworth

Learning / EFG London Jazz Festival 2018

Join some of the EFG London Jazz Festival’s most exciting talents for a 90 minute participatory singing workshop.

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Ethan Iverson Residency: Ethan’s Last Rent Party

Jazz / EFG London Jazz Festival 2018

Ethan Iverson explores how ragtime and early jazz found Britain, and what happened next...

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Darius Brubeck Quartet

Jazz / Time Unwrapped

Darius Brubeck tips his hat to the family legacy, with his father’s hits acting as the jumping off point for new music that is in part inspired by years working in South Africa.

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Faraj Suleiman Quartet

Jazz / EFG London Jazz Festival 2018

As part of the EFG London Jazz Festival, MARSM and Kings Place present one of the leading composers and pianists in the Arab world.

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Tim Garland’s Weather Walker Trio

Jazz / EFG London Jazz Festival 2018

This year Tim’s latest album Weather Walker came out via Edition Records to critical acclaim and features the esteemed Pablo Held (piano) and Yuri Goloubev (double bass).

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Myra Melford + Lauren Kinsella

Jazz / EFG London Jazz Festival 2018

American pianist and composer Myra Melford, one of the most distinctive voices in today’s jazz, makes a long-awaited foray into the UK this November.

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Maris Briezkalns Quintet

Jazz / EFG London Jazz Festival 2018

A fine Latvian quintet led by drummer Maris Briezkalns responds to projected images of original paintings from Rothko’s final decades of extraordinary creativity.

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Jazz for Toddlers

Family / EFG London Jazz Festival 2018

Serious’ sell-out workshop returns with more fun packed sessions introducing children ages two to five and their families to the world of jazz.

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Jazz in the Round: Wonky Logic, StringTing & Tony Kofi and The Organisation

Jazz / EFG London Jazz Festival 2018

Jazz FM’s Chris Philips and Jez Nelson bring their monthly series to Kings Place showcasing three artists at the forefront of British jazz.

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Ian Shaw

Jazz / EFG London Jazz Festival 2018

BBC Jazz Award-winning vocalist Ian Shaw has 15 highly acclaimed albums to his name and is known as one of the jazz world's finest interpreters of the popular song form.

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Evelyn & the Yellow Birds

Family / EFG London Jazz Festival 2018

Join us on an interactive musical adventure following Evelyn and the Yellow Birds from the Caribbean to England.

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Classic Album Sundays: TIME OUT – Dave Brubeck

Jazz / EFG London Jazz Festival 2018

Classic Album Sundays tells the stories behind the albums that have shaped our culture. Dave Brubeck’s platinum 1959 album featuring Take Five is here contextualised and explored by Brubeck's son, Darius.

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Classic Album Sundays: ABSTRACT – Joe Harriott

Jazz / EFG London Jazz Festival 2018

Saxophonist and broadcaster Soweto Kinch introduces Abstract, Joe Harriott's 1962 album that marks a milestone in British jazz. Part of Time Unwrapped, as well as The EFG London Jazz Festival’s Windrush season.

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