2012 Festival Ribbon
Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra with Wynton MarsalisWynton Marsalis

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis return to the Barbican, following on from their critically acclaimed residency in 2010 and taking the programme in exciting new directions. With a programme focussing entirely on new collaborations, commissions and premieres.

Congo Square - European Premiere

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Tue 10 Jul 7.30pm, Barbican Hall

A jubilant, swinging and powerful celebration of the African Roots of historic Congo Square site in New Orleans

Abyssinian Mass - European Premiere

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Fri 13 Jul 7.30pm, Barbican Hall

A journey through jazz history featuring spirituals, gospel and the voices of a 60-strong choir

Essentially Ellington UK

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Sat 14 Jul 10am, Barbican Hall

Eleven UK youth jazz orchestras play the traditional big band jazz of Elllington, Count Basie and more

A Midsummer Night’s
Swing Dance

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Sat 14 Jul 8.30pm, Bishopsgate Institute

Red-hot swing for dance-lovers. Featuring a UK all-star Big Band with special guests from Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

Afro-Cuban Fiesta - European Premiere

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Mon 16 Jul 7.30pm, Barbican Hall

Big band American jazz meets the finest exponents of Afro-Cuban music

Wynton Marsalis' Swing Symphony - UK premiere

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Wed 25 & Thu 26 Jul 7.30pm, Barbican Hall

Feat. Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis & London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle

Big Band Masterclass

Wed 10 Jul 2pm, Guildhall Lecture Recital Room

A free opportunity to see some of America’s finest jazz musicians from the JLCO faculty teach and work with the Guildhall Big Band in a public masterclass

Guildhall School and JLCO Faculty Collaborative Concert

Thur 11 Jul 8pm, Spice of Life

A concert beyond the Barbican walls in an intitmate city setting, with performances from JCLO faculty, Guildhall jazz ensembles and the Guildhall Big Band

East London Creative Jazz Orchestra

Fri 13 Jul, 6.30pm, Barbican FreeStage,

A free performance of the extraordinary under-18 jazz group set up during the first JLCO residency back in 2010

Free concerts in the foyers on the Barbican FreeStage

Tue 10 Jul

6.30pm The Jo Wallfisch Quartet

Fri 13 Jul

5.30pm The Joshua Jaswon Quartet

6.30pm East London Creative Jazz Orchestra

Mon 16 Jul

5.30pm The Adam Chatterton / Ru Pattison Group performing the music of Freddie Hubbard


Band Line Up:

Adam Chatterton – Trumpet / Flugal Horn

Run Pattison – Alto Saxophone

Dougie Freeman – Piano

Andy Robb – Double Bass

Will Glaser – Drums


6.30pm VIVE


Band Line Up:

James Rose - Vocals

Jenny Williams - Vocals

Emily Dankworth - Vocals

Ben Cox - Vocals

Martynas Vilpisauskas - Vocals

Lewis Daniel - Vocals

Wed 25 Jul

5.30pm The George Moore Ensemble

6.30pm The Miguel Gorodi Quartet


Band Line Up:

Miguel Gorodi – Trumpet

Rob Brockway – Piano

Andrew Robb – Double Bass

David Ingamells – Drums

Thu 26 Jul

6.30pm East London Creative Jazz Orchestra