As one of the world’s great jazz cities, London is a great place to catch live jazz. From huge international stars to new talent and the annual EFG London Jazz Festival, London’s jazz venues have got it all. Here are our top picks from London’s calendar of upcoming jazz events.
The best jazz in London
Jean Paul 'Bluey' Maunick's jazz-funk fusioneers have now clocked up a remarkable 30 years on the London scene, and also enjoy superstar status overseas. Count on an immaculate performance tonight of their super-slick jazz, funk and soul grooves, with vocals by US soul diva Maysa Leak.Book now Read more
Legendary octogenarian saxophonist Rollins is the last surviving hero of hard bop and is still in fine shape, with daily yoga sessions maintaining his garrulous improvisational style, characteristic throaty buzz and his seemingly effortless ability to traverse the entire range of the tenor sax. He's always had a deep affection for London – playing at the original Ronnie Scott's club in the 1960s – and appears here at the LJF for the fourth time in five years. Dipping into favourite standards and originals he'll be with his usual band, exploring calypso, swing, funk and Latin grooves.Read more