London's finest Jazz festival brings musicians from all over the globe into the capital - from jazz masters flexing their chops to cutting edge bands making a stir.
The EFG London Jazz Festival – presented by our Associate Producer Serious – comprises hundreds of gigs across the city and sees jazz popping up everywhere, from concert halls to street corners.
We're marking 30 years of the festival at the Barbican with live performances lined up from a host of exciting musicians from across the globe – in both our concert Hall and free performances in our foyer spaces.
International Anthem: ChicagoxLondon
A night of one-off collaborations and performances, bringing together a line-up of artists from the Chicago avant-garde redefining the future of jazz.
Henry Threadgill’s Zooid and Anthony Braxton
An evening of all-encompassing improvisation from two icons of the Chicago avant-garde jazz movement, Henry Threadgill and Anthony Braxton.
Generation-defining jazz musicians and long-time collaborators Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride and Brian Blade reunite to revisit their classic 1994 album, MoodSwing.
Mesmerising South African jazz pianist Abdullah Ibrahim performs an intimate and atmospheric solo show.
Yahael Camara Onono
A night of music, dance, and discussion with Yahael Camara Onono and friends, focusing on the extensive and complex historical and contemporary repertoire of the Mande peoples of West Africa.
London Symphony Orchestra/Noseda & Jess Gillam
Gianandrea Noseda conducts, and saxophone star Jess Gillam takes the spotlight as the LSO goes to the EFG London Jazz Festival.
Sound experimentalist and mixed-media practitioner Matana Roberts performs their landmark 2019 album Coin Coin Chapter IV: Memphis with full live band for the first time.
The next superstar of jazz, Lady Blackbird presents a wholly fresh take on the jazz vocal idiom with an unmistakeable voice.
Dhafer Youssef with Ballaké Sissoko & Eivind Aarset
Exploring his African roots from a fresh perspective, Dhafer Youssef – along with Ballaké Sissoko and Eivind Aarset – tells new musical stories in Digital Africa.
Singer and harpist Noemi Nuti performs pieces from her second album Venus Eye, a celebration of the female perspective in song form.
Charles Lloyd + Nérija
Spiritual jazz saxophone legend Charles Lloyd takes us on a journey that explores the realms of wonder and beauty.
Now Here We Are with NoJo Airlines
Take off on a journey into the unknown with the best aircrew in the world – a team of passengers and pilots from New York, Naples and Lithuania.
Soweto Kinch/LSO: White Juju
The London Symphony Orchestra collaborates with Soweto Kinch, one of the most exciting and versatile young musicians in British jazz and hip hop. Join us in the Hall or watch from your home.
EFG LJF: Who Needs a Heart + When It Rains (12A)
Two films where jazz functions as part of the social and emotional fabric of the city.
EFG LJF: Young Man with a Horn (35mm) + Jazz of Lights
Screening from a 35mm print, Michael Curtis’ Young Man with a Horn, starring Hollywood legends Kirk Douglas, Doris Day and Lauren Bacall, is a fictionalised account of jazz cornetist Bix Beiderbecke.
Avishai Cohen + Nikki Yeoh
Acclaimed bassist and jazz composer Avishai Cohen performs with his trio, with support from Nikki Yeoh’s Café Oran project.
Marcel Khalifé & Bachar Mar-Khalifé
The oud master returns to the Barbican in Mahmoud, Marcel and I - a show created by his son to celebrate his musical legacy.
Aynur + Melisa Yildirim
A rare London solo show from one of the richest voices in Kurdish folk music.
Listen: Jazz on Spotify
Follow our regularly updated Jazz playlist for a sample of the music you'll hear across our programme.
Barbican Sessions: Shabaka Hutchings
For our latest Barbican Session, one of the central figures of the London jazz scene, Shabaka Hutchings performs an improvised piece on bass clarinet.
Barbican Meets: Jason Moran
Composer, pianist and visual artist Jason Moran talks to us about early jazz pioneer and African American soldier, James Reese Europe.