The EFG London Jazz Festival is the capital’s biggest pan-city music festival, taking place annually in November, which has long been acclaimed for showcasing a heady mix of talent from around the world.
Widely acknowledged for delivering world-class artists and emerging stars, the Festival continues to take jazz to a massive audience, in one of UK’s landmark music events.
LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL
The festival was created in 1992 by live international music producers, Serious.
London Jazz Festival emerged from the long-standing Camden Jazz Week which was created in 1970; with the active support of the London Arts Board (now Arts Council England, London).
Serious – who had for some years produced the Camden Jazz Week – engineered a transition that saw the evolution of the festival.
Taking a mix of international and British artists and a commitment to education activity, the London Jazz Festival began to spread its wings.
The aims of the festival still remain the same today; celebrating the place of jazz in a city which is at ease with its rich cultural diversity, and drawing in a multitude of venues across London who present the music, week in, week out, throughout the year.
The festival is produced by Serious, one of the UK’s leading producers and curators of live jazz, international and new music. Serious produces events that range from major concerts, festivals and national and international tours through to learning and participation programs, conferences and specially commissioned bespoke events.
PRODUCED BY SERIOUS
Serious produces events that range from major concerts, festivals and national and international tours through to learning and participation programs, conferences and specially commissioned bespoke events.
Alongside its core role as a live music events producer, it works in artist and rights management.
Alongside this exists the registered charity, Serious Trust, which has been established to support the next generation of artists and audiences through our artist development, learning and participation and commissioning programs.
London Jazz Festival, that glorious time of year when more live improvised music can be heard in the bars, clubs and concert halls of the capital than the rest of the year put together – The Independent
As part of the annual EFG London Jazz Festival programme, there are always plenty of free shows, talks and events you can enjoy across London.