With tickets already selling fast for our first wave of shows we’re excited to share with you our second announcement. The Festival’s diversity and high standard of programme continues to shine through as exemplified by the shows about to go on sale. On top of these, there’s still so much more to come, from talks and cinema programmes to learning and participation work as well as many more incredible jazz acts from across the globe. 

Shows on sale on Friday 11 May are

Dave Douglas – UPLIFT with Bill Laswell, Mary Halvorson, Rafiq Bhatia, Jon Irabagon, Ches Smith.
The fearless trumpeter and composer plays with a stylistic breadth that roams far and wide through the language of today’s jazz - his most recent project brings together a typically fascinating band of like-minded spirits

Punch Brothers
Formed by mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile in 2007 after his previous band Nickel Creek disbanded, Punch Brothers have carved a niche as a band bringing bluegrass into the 21st century.

Amir ElSaffar – Rivers of Sound
The UK premiere of perhaps the most fascinating new group to emerge in today’s transglobal music; this 17 piece ensemble, led by Iraqi-American trumpeter, santur player, vocalist, and composer Amir ElSaffar, fuses Middle Eastern music with jazz tradition

BBC Concert Orchestra with Shiva Feshareki  
The world premiere of a new commission for the festival by turntable artist Shiva Feshareki is central to this concert.

The Stanley Clarke Band & The Headhunters
Two seminal names from the heady days of 70s jazz fusion, still creating music that combines the soulful – and downright funky - pulse of urban black America with instrumental wizardry par excellence.  

Leyla McCalla & Melissa Laveaux
Two great singers who combine deep roots in Haiti and the USA come together for one special concert.

Darius Brubeck Quartet 
Darius Brubeck tips his hat to the family legacy- an appropriate contribution to Kings Place’s year of Time Unwrapped - 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.

Avishai Cohen, Shai Maestro, Mark Guiliana – Gently Disturbed       
A rare treat – the supremely gifted bassist and composer Avishai Cohen celebrates the tenth anniversary of the release of his milestone recording ‘Gently Disturbed’, in an exclusive UK performance with pianist Shai Maestro and drummer Mark Guiliana. 

Monty Alexander
An American classic, Monty tours the world relentlessly with various projects, delighting a global audience drawn to his vibrant personality and soulful message.