In this third wave of artists, we’re delighted to announce what will be a true Festival highlight; the highly-influential trumpeter Terence Blanchard, playing music from his new Blue Note album with his E-Collective band in a landmark Barbican concert.

Phronesis celebrate their tenth birthday by playing with the Frankfurt Radio Big Band at Barbican/Milton Court. New arrangements of Phronesis material have been scored by Julian Argüelles for this stunning combination.

Arild Andersenmarks his 70th birthday with a Kings Place concert by his new sextet, and there’s a wealth of European talent announced this week, including remarkable tuba virtuoso Daniel Herskedal, also at Kings Place. From France we welcome bassist Stéphane Kerecki, Albanian singerElina Duniplays with Colin Vallon at Kings Place and the Marcin Wasilewski Trio are at Barbican/Milton Court – both flying the flag for ECM Records.

Singer Emilia Mårtensson performs at Wigmore Hall alongside percussionist Adriano Adewale and accordionist Janez Dovč for a journey to some amazing places created entirely by the power of words, music and your imagination.

Finally, we are proud to present the first British performance at Barbican/Milton Court of A Clear Midnight – Kurt Weill and America, Julia Hülsmann’s much-lauded ECM collaboration with vocalist Theo Bleckmann on the songs of Kurt Weill.

With a wealth of further shows planned for announcement next week, keep an eye on your inbox!

Shows already on sale include Kurt Elling (as part of the EFG Excellence Series), Cécile McLorin Salvant, Cassandra Wilson,Maceo Parker, Nik Bärtsch,Sons of Kemet, Melody Gardot (as part of the EFG Excellence Series), Manu Katché & Ibrahim Maalouf, James Farm (feat. Joshua Redman, Aaron Parks, Matt Penman and Eric Harland), Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, David Virelles, Maria Schneider Orchestra, Andy Sheppard, Seckou KeitaAverage White Band & Kokomo, Jarrod Lawson, and many more.

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