Ahmad Jamal – Cancelled

Event Cancelled
Ahmad Jamal wearing his shades

Unfortunately Mr Jamal has been advised by his doctors against flying for the foreseeable future, and as a result this concert has been cancelled. Ticket-holders will be contacted in due course.

One of the great figures in Jazz piano performs a rare London show; ‘at once frisky, funny and funky as hell’ (The Guardian).

Whether conjuring magical shapes from the standard repertoire or exploring his own delicately-wrought original songs, Ahmad Jamal has entranced audiences with the subtleties of light, shade and space and his instinctive command of groove for decades. 2017 saw a new album – Marseille – which confirmed him as an artist who, well into his 80s, continues to create music at the very highest level. 

Produced by the Barbican in association with Serious

‘All my inspiration comes from Ahmad ‘
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Members enjoy priority booking for this show, discounts on selected shows & members-only events including pre-show DJ sets in the Members’ Lounge


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