EFG London Jazz Festival 2021 First Shows Announced

We are back. We are live. #WeAreJazz. 
12-21 November 2021

We're bringing the celebration of jazz back to the capital with live shows in venues across London. An electrifying line up of global stars, special collaborations, new commissions and the finest, freshest music from the UK

Here's the first shows announced, tickets go on sale from Friday 21 May 10am at full capacity

Friday 12 November  
Jazz Voice | Royal Festival Hall 
Joachim Cooder + Sam Amidon | Queen Elizabeth Hall 
Julian Lage | Cadogan Hall
Saturday 13 November  
Tony Allen: A Retrospective | Royal Festival Hall
Curated by Femi KoleosoRemi KabakaBen Okri and Damon Albarn
Bryter Layter: A Nick Drake Celebration | Queen Elizabeth Hall
Lakecia Benjamin | Cadogan Hall
Irreversible Entanglements | Kings Place

Sunday 14 November 
Dave Holland and John Scofield | Cadogan Hall 
Amadou & Mariam + Yugen Blakrok | Royal Festival Hall  
Vijay Iyer, Linda May Han Oh, Tyshawn Sorey | Queen Elizabeth Hall   
Cleveland Watkiss and Django Bates: Arts and Crafts | Kings Place 
Sarathy Korwar with special guests | EartH 

Wednesday 17 November 
Woodkid | Royal Festival Hall 
Joey Alexander + Noemi Nuti | Cadogan Hall 

Thursday 18 November 
What’s Going On: Nu Civilization Orchestra | Queen Elizabeth Hall  
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On   
Kandace Springs | Alexandra Palace Theatre 
Anthony Joseph | Kings Place   

Friday 19 November 
Yo La Tengo | Royal Festival Hall  
Frazey Ford | Union Chapel   
Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita | Queen Elizabeth Hall  
Terje Isungset | Kings Place   
Jaimie Branch | Jazz Café 

Saturday 20 November 
Average White Band: Saturday Night Funk! | Royal Festival Hall  
Dianne Reeves | Cadogan Hall  
Bill Laurance & The Untold Orchestra | Union Chapel    
Stefano Bollani | Queen Elizabeth Hall  
The Necks | Kings Place  

Sunday 21 November 
Zakir Hussain | Royal Festival Hall   
Matt Calvert | Kings Place

This first announcement is a taster of the inspirational identity of the festival, with more announcements to come from late June, including orchestral music and jazz, weekend strands around UK funk and African music, a music and community engagement partnership with Becontree Forever, concerts at the Barbican and a vast creative engagement programme and other collaborations from the UK jazz scene