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EFG London Jazz Festival 2022 - First Shows Announced

EFG London Jazz Festival is celebrating its 30th birthday in 2022 with leading artists from around the world and the UK for 10 days of live and digital performances, special collaborations, fresh discoveries, and exclusive new commissions.

The first wave of acts includes Abdullah Ibrahim, Melody GardotJan Garbarek Group, Dianne Reeves, Edmar Castaneda & Gregoire Maret and more

EFG London Jazz Festival is a place to explore music and to celebrate the legacy and the future of an inspiring musical universe. In our 30th edition will be a journey of musical strands focusing on Icons of music, Homegrown talent, cross cultural collaborations and new Creations and music which traverse Beyond Margins. Memorable moments will include the iconic opening gala Jazz Voice and the festival will continue reaching global audiences, and a digital programme to be announced later.

We're also spreading the joy throughout our 30th year with a Summer Series at the Barbican featuring Herbie Hancock, Brad Mehldau, Marisa Monte and SF Jazz Collective in June, and we announce more Festival shows this June and August.

Friday 11 November
Chris Thile + Sam Amidon | Queen Elizabeth Hall 

Saturday 12 November
Dianne Reeves | Cadogan Hall
Amythyst Kiah | Bush Hall 

Sunday 13 November
Jan Garbarek Group | Royal Festival Hall
Jasper Høiby: Planet B | Purcell Room, 4pm
Sélène Saint-Aimé | Kings Place Hall Two

Monday 14 November
MoodSwing: Joshua Redman. Brad Mehldau. Brian Blade. Christian McBride | Barbican

Tuesday 15 November
Abdullah Ibrahim | Barbican

Wednesday 16 November
Marcin Wasilewski Trio & the BBC Concert Orchestra | Queen Elizabeth Hall

Thursday 17 November
Edmar Castaneda & Grégoire Maret | Wigmore Hall
Matana Roberts: Coin Coin Chapter IV band | Milton Court Concert Hall

Friday 18 November
Makaya McCraven | Islington Town Hall
Courtney Pine ‘Spirituality’ featuring Zoe Rahman | Kings Place Hall One

Saturday 19 November
Melody Gardot | Royal Festival Hall 
Dhafer Youssef « Digital Africa » featuring Ballaké Sissoko & Eivind Aarset
| Barbican
The Vernon Spring & Friends | Kings Place Hall One
Bendik Giske | Kings Place Hall Two

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