Tickets for this year's EFG London Jazz Festival now on sale

Buy tickets for this year's EFG London Jazz Festival

Average White Band

Festival takes place across the city over ten days between Fri 10 Nov and Sun 19 Nov

The programme for this year's EFG London Jazz Festival has been revealed, with tickets on sale now.

It's a landmark year for the hugely popular event, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

From Fri 10 Nov to Sun 19 Nov, legendary acts from around the world, up and coming British performers, and outstanding collaborations will entertain revellers at venues across the city.

The first night of the festival features the Opening Gala at the Royal Festival Hall, An Evening With Pat Methany at the Barbican Hall, and a performance from the Tomasz Stanko Quartet at the Cadogan Hall.

The Average White Band headline the Royal Festival Hall on Sat 11 Nov, supported by rising stars LaSharVu, and other highlights at that venue include performances from Paolo Conte on Mon 13 Nov, the incredible Harlem Gospel Choir on Fri 17 Nov, Gipsy Kings & Chico on Sat 18 Nov, with a closing performance from Jaga Jazzist and Sinikka Langeland on Sun 19 Nov.

Elsewhere across the festival there are two performances Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Phronesis and Engines Orchestra.

More artists are still to be announced, for what's sure to be an incredible festival of world class music.

Tickets for the EFG London Jazz Festival are on sale now.

EFG London Jazz Festival

London's biggest jazz festival takes place in various venues around the city, and 2017 features a stellar programme: Abdullah Ibrahim and Hugh Masekela, back together after five and a half decades: Pat Metheny and friends; Omar Sosa and Seckou Keita; Carminho singing the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim; the Harlem Gospel…

606 Club, London SW10

Sat 17 Nov

£16 / 020 7352 5953

Saxophone Summit: Mornington Lockett, Ed Jones, Chris Maddock & Gareth Williams Trio

  • 21:30 – 00:45

Sun 18 Nov

£12 / 020 7352 5953

Jonny Mansfield's 'Elftet'

  • 13:30 – 15:30

£14 / 020 7352 5953

Noel Mccalla And Derek Nash 'Some Kinda Wonderful': Tribute To Stevie Wonder

  • 20:30 – 23:15

Wed 21 Nov

£14 / 020 7352 5953

Tony Kofi - Portrait of a Cannonball

  • 20:30 – 23:15
…and 4 more dates until 25 Nov

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Fri 16 Nov

£45 / 020 7638 8891


£45–£49.50 / 020 7638 8891

Fri 23 Nov

£37.50 / 020 7638 8891

EFG London Jazz Festival Jazz Cubano

Barbican Hall

£41.25 / 020 7638 8891


£45–£49.50 / 020 7638 8891

Sat 24 Nov

£45 / 020 7638 8891

Avishai Cohen, Shai Maestro, Mark Guiliana "Gently Disturbed"

Sun 25 Nov

£49.50 / 020 7638 8891

Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya featuring Keyon Harrold


£45–£49.50 / 020 7638 8891

The Bridge Theatre, London SE1

Sun 18 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0843 208 1846

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Gareth Lockrane Big Band

The big band plays swinging favourites.

The Spice Of Life, London W1D

Sun 18 Nov

£13.20 / 020 7437 7013

Femi Temowo Trio Featuring The Engines Orchestra

The UK-based Nigerian guitarist-composer performs his jazz, folk and Afro material.

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