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J to Z Presents

Part of EFG London Jazz Festival

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BBC Radio 3's prime time jazz programme presents a day of free performances from some of London's most exciting musicians broadcast live from the Barbican’s Level G.

Host Kevin Le Gendre is joined by Saxophonist and member of mercury nominated SEED ensemble, Chelsea Carmichael, The Banger Factory's Mark Kavuma and his quartet, A solo performance from Piano virtuoso Nikki Yeoh and Drummer Myele Manazana as they present ground-breaking jazz, that will stop you in your tracks.

Produced by EFG London Jazz Festival

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For our latest Barbican Session, one of the central figures of the London jazz scene, Shabaka Hutchings performs an improvised piece on bass clarinet.

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Follow our regularly updated Jazz playlist for a sample of the music you'll hear across our programme. 

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