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EFG London Jazz Festival 2016

The London Jazz Festival 2016 takes over the city this November with another great line-up

London Jazz Festival © Antonis Vradis

Now in its twenty-fourth year, London Jazz Festival has evolved into an internationally renowned celebration of jazz, featuring international greats, top-notch improv and hot new talent. Here's our pick of the best events in the London Jazz Festival 2016 line-up... 

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EFG London Jazz Festival 2016 highlights

Family Jazz All-Stars

Zoe Gilby lends her captivating style to this fun-filled tribute to jazz singers past and present, sharing the stage with a line-up of highly accomplished jazz musicians, including innovative double bassist Andy Champion.

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Cadogan Hall , Brompton Saturday November 12 2016


The acoustic piano trio led by Johann Bourquenez with drummer Cyril Bondi and double-bassist Vincent Ruiz perform experimental minimalist jazz with support from Vyamanikal.

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Kings Place , King's Cross Saturday November 12 2016

Terrace Martin

Los Angeles-based Terrace Martin is musician, rapper and producer who has lent his skills to the likes of Quincy Jones, Snoop Dogg, 9th Wonder and Talib Kweli.

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Jazz Cafe , Camden Town Saturday November 12 2016

Michael Wollny Trio

The pianist from Germany leads the jazz ensemble to perform a mash-up drawing from material that ranges from early music to the theme from Twin Peaks.

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Kings Place , King's Cross Saturday November 12 2016

The Bad Plus


Alt.rock-tinged contemporary piano trio TBP from Minnesota, have forged a loyal following for their uncompromising take on piano trio jazz. Pianist Ethan Iverson brings a cerebral slant to the power of bassist Reid Anderson and the mischievous virtuosity of drummer Dave King. Tonight they play all new original music from their latest album 'Made Possible' that's full of pounding riffs and head-spinning time changes.

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Scala , St Pancras Sunday November 13 2016

Elza Soares

The musician, who has been a defining feature of the Brazilian music scene since the 1950s, performs her new album, The Woman at the End of the World.

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Barbican Centre , Barbican Sunday November 13 2016
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Jazz in London

Whether you’re a long-time lover of the genre or a total newbie, London’s got something to keep all jazz fans entertained

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