K-Music is London's festival of Korean music. Now in its sixth year, it gives the opportunity to catch major Korean musicians across our capital, stretching from traditional and pansori to rock, jazz and more.
Our mission is to provide a platform for the rich and ever-developing sound of Korean music, which is genre-breaking, fusing ancient and modern, giving the chance to experience it across London.
K-Music is ‘original, powerful and thrilling like nothing you have ever heard before’ (★★★★★ Evening Standard)
The 2019 Festival starts hard and loud with post-rock masters Jambinai, in the first ever K-Music tour, playing Brighton, London, Canterbury, Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham, with material from their new Bella Union album.
Next we celebrate pansori as we sample five traditional Korean operas in one night, performed by The Korea Pansori Preservation Association, bringing this beautiful, ancient art form to the modern audience.
International star Park Jiha returns to London with her traditional Korean instruments, modern aesthetics and new Glitterbeat album Philos.
Kyungso Park presents her new jazz group SB Circle, alongside trio Hey String, in a takeover that pushes traditional Korean music to the limits.
Gonne Choi creates real emotion with her soaring voice and acoustic guitar, combining rock, folk, jazz and traditional influences to create a highly original sound
And Black String close the Festival in style with their explosion of heavy rhythms, traditional Korean instruments, mind-bending electronics and jazz guitar licks in a show produced in association with EFG London Jazz Festival
Wake up to Korean music in the here and now. See you at the shows.
Have you seen?
BBC Radio 3 broadcasts on the first weekend of EFG London Jazz Festival
14th Nov 2019
ROYAL DOCKS WEEKENDER featuring STEAM DOWN
9th Nov 2019
RHIANNON GIDDENS with Francesco Turrisi and special guest Bumi Thomas
8th Nov 2019
ECM Records at EFG London Jazz Festival
7th Nov 2019
Applications open for Take Five 2020
1st Nov 2019
EFG London Jazz Festival 2019 Elements Series Revealed
23rd Sep 2019
Celebrating Anniversaries of ECM, Blue Note and many more at EFG London Jazz Festival 2019
17th Sep 2019
The Black Peril by Soweto Kinch
11th Sep 2019
Volunteer at EFG London Jazz Festival
6th Sep 2019
EFG London Jazz Festival SummerStage
13th Aug 2019
From the Source
1st Aug 2019
Introducing our new cohort of Young Producers for Young & Serious 2019!
19th Jul 2019
New shows for the EFG London Jazz Festival lineup
9th Jul 2019
Keychange & Serious
25th Jun 2019
David Jones, Director of Serious, in the Honours list
8th Jun 2019
3rd Jun 2019
Even more shows at EFG London Jazz Festival
28th May 2019
Jazz FM Awards 2019
1st May 2019
EFG London Jazz Festival line up so far
26th Apr 2019
David Sinclair 1935 - 2019
28th Mar 2019
7th Mar 2019
Jazz FM Awards 2019 - vote now
13th Feb 2019
EFG London Jazz Festival 2018 highlights video
11th Jan 2019