BBC Radio 3 will be majoring on jazz during the opening weekend of the EFG London Jazz Festival, with programmes including

Friday 15 November 19:30-22:00 Radio 3 in Concert

Jazz Voice
at the EFG London Jazz Festival celebrates singers Cécile McLorin Salvant, Cherise, Corinne Bailey Rae, Judi Jackson, Raul Midón and Urban Flames, performing with Guy Barker and the EFG London Jazz Festival Orchestra. All of them can be seen across the next 10 days at their own shows

Friday 15 November 23:30 – 00:30 J to Z Late…live from the EFG London Jazz Festival
Live from the Royal Institute of British Architects

Jumoké Fashola
will be joined by Etuk Ubong, a Nigerian trumpeter who blends jazz tradition with Afrobeat and Highlife. Madison McFerrin performs a solo vocal set and trombonist Rosie Turton plays music from her debut, Rosie’s 5ive

Friday 15 November 01:00 - Saturday 16 November 07:00 Jazz All Night

A special all-night jazz session hosted by Al Ryan including -
01:00 Hermeto Pascoal in concert
01:30 Jazz Fix (Presented by Tina Edwards w/ Stephen K Amos)
02:00 Godfathers of Jazz: Herbie Hancock
03:30 Godfathers of Jazz: Sonny Rollins (presented by Julian Joseph and Tony Kofi)
04:30 New Generation Artist: Rob Luft (guitar) and band
06:00 New Generation Artist: Misha Mullov-Abbado (bass) and his band
06:30 Jazz FM presents…Helen Mayhew in conversation

Saturday 16 November 17:00-18:30 J to Z

Julian Joseph presents Cleveland Watkiss, who shares tracks that have inspired him

Saturday 16 November 00:00-01:00 Freeness

Corey Mwamba presents the best improvised music from the outer edges of jazz and beyond.
Roscoe Mitchell
, a founding member of the Art Ensemble of Chicago, selects three tracks