EFG London Jazz Festival
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.
Celebrating over 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.
Samara Joy - Part of EFG London Jazz Festival
Praised by the New York Times as the 'silky-voiced rising star' of jazz, GRAMMY Award-winning Samara Joy makes her Hall debut.
Jazz North Presents: Amique & the Ecstasy & Sarah Heneghan
A showcase of exciting emerging jazz artists from the North of the UK from Jazz North’s talent development programme, Northern Line.
Celebrate the epic re-imagining of Miles Davis’ legendary album Bitches Brew in the first ever performance from British Jazz super group, London Brew.
Jazz from Ireland
Enjoy a taste of the best improvised music from Ireland with two very different takes on a no-chords saxophone trio, featuring some of Ireland’s finest musicians.
Charles Lloyd Ocean Trio + Mette Henriette
After an incredible sold out show in 2021, Charles Lloyd returns to the Hall with his new Ocean Trio comprising of pianist Gerald Clayton and guitarist Marvin Sewell.
London Symphony Orchestra/Duncan Ward with Abel Selaocoe
South African and European traditions meet in the transformative music of Abel Selaocoe alongside folk and jazz-flecked music from Gary Carpenter and Bartók.
The Harvest Time Project: A Tribute to Pharoah Sanders
The Harvest Time Project celebrates the late, great Pharoah Sanders, performed live by an ensemble of pioneering jazz musicians.
Sergio Mendes - Part of EFG London Jazz Festival
Three-time GRAMMY Award-winner and Oscar-nominated musician Sergio Mendes brings his legendary sounds of Brazil to the Hall.
American saxophonist and music producer Sam Gendel performs his distinctive mix of experimental and ambient jazz in his debut London performance.
Jazz on Screen: The Stormy Man
The atmospheric 50s Japanese classic about an angry young man (Yujiro Ishihara) aspiring to make it in the competitive and occasionally violent world Ginza’s seedy jazz nocturnal clubs.
Hiromi’s Sonicwonder + Hiromi: The Piano Quintet
With unrivalled creative energy that encompasses and eclipses the boundaries of jazz, classical and pop, Hiromi takes improvisation and composition to new heights of complexity and sophistication.
Joshua Redman Group featuring Gabrielle Cavassa
Globally acclaimed saxophonist Joshua Redman returns to the Hall to lead a remarkable new group in an evening of captivating jazz.
Contemporary classical composer Joep Beving returns to his piano solo roots with Hermetism, performed as a live audio-visual performance in collaboration with contemporary artist, Boris Acket.
Jazz on Screen: Sven Klang’s Combo + Intro
Travel back to the late '50s and immerse yourself in the heart-warming tale of a small dance band striving to make a name for themselves by performing at local weddings and hops.
J to Z stage
Join us for a special edition of BBC Radio 3’s J to Z from the Free Stage, featuring some of the most exciting jazz artists.
Makaya McCraven & London Contemporary Orchestra
The prolific American drummer and producer Makaya McCraven performs his boundary-pushing album In These Times in the Hall with the London Contemporary Orchestra, conducted by Robert Ames.
Melbourne International Jazz Festival Presents
Two of Sydney's most celebrated contemporary jazz bands bring you a supercharged musical experience.
Jazz on Screen: Imagine the Sound + Introduction
A documentary that delves deep into the lives and artistry of four iconic figures – Cecil Taylor, Archie Shepp, Bill Dixon, and Paul Bley, exploring their contribution to the free jazz movement.
In his 80th year re-landscaping the jazz genre, the musician, composer and arranger coined as 'the father of Ethio-jazz' brings the spirit of Ethiopia to the Hall.
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.