Following on from last year’s phenomenal 25th Anniversary of the EFG London Jazz Festival we’re back with a line up to match its success, bringing the best and freshest music to the streets, clubs and concert halls of the capital.

Our first announcement delivers a wealth of international stars to London’s concert halls, with new music and emerging British stars all added into the mix. 

The first raft of concerts sets the Festival line up off in a very strong direction; from Madeleine Peyroux’s new Anthem tour, to a welcome return for Bobby McFerrin, a rare London show from Lea DeLaria – most recently recognised as Boo from Orange Is The New Black, but with a decades-long jazz career behind her. 

We also see Orphy Robinson’s reinterpretation of the classic Van Morrison album Astral Weeks, with Zara McFarlane and Sarah Jane Morris to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the album’s release, and Snarky Puppy’s Bill Laurance in a new collaboration with the WDR Big Band. We also announce a new partnership with the BBC Young Jazz Musician 2018, this year we will host the Final – showcasing the work of the next generation.

From jazz shows for toddlers to large-scale mass participation events, our Learning & Participation programme will be launched later in the spring – and will bring high profile artists together with people of all ages and abilities for inspirational opportunities to engage with music. 

Tickets for our first shows go on sale 10am Friday 23 March. 

Do join our e-list, or check out efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk for updates through the year. Follow and tag the Festival on Twitter @LondonJazzfest, Instagram @londonjazzfest and Facebook @londonjazzfestival.