Revealed: The EDF London Jazz Festival line-up

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Revealed: The EDF London Jazz Festival line-up


Thu, 24/03/2016 - 12:34


Saxophonist Wayne Shorter - November 20th
Saxophonist Wayne Shorter - November 20th. One of the big names on the bill at the festival.
24 March, 2016

SAXOPHONIST Wayne Shorter,  soul queen Lizz Wright, and, pianist Brad Mehldau and piano trio The Bad Plus are among musicians already lined up for the 24th London Jazz Festival in November.

Details of their concerts have just been unwrapped by festival producers Serious to co-incide with opening of the box office for ticket sales.

The 10-day festival runs from Friday November 11 to Sunday November 20 at music venues all over town.

Concerts arranged so far include:

Saturday November 12 

• Barbican: World-class saxophonist Joshua Redman and pianist Brad Mehldau making their UK debut as a duo.

• Cadogan Hall: Soul, gospel and blues singer Lizz Wright in her first headline London show for several years.

• Milton Court, matinee & evening: Trio led by Swedish pianist Tord Gustavson.

Sunday November 13 

• Royal Festival Hall: Norwegian tenor and soporano saxophonist Jan Garbarek returns with his long-established quartet. 

• Scala: Jazz piano trio The Bad Plus playing items from their new album.

Tuesday November 15 

• Cadogan Hall: Newly minted quartet led by saxophonist Chris Potter.

Wednesday November 16 

• Scala: Trumpet/ flugel­horn/trombone player Christian Scott with new band, new album, new sound.

Saturday November 19

• Cadogan Hall: Trio led by tenor sax/bass clarinet player David Murray. 

Sunday November 20

• Barbican: Legendary saxophonist Wayne Shorter (pictured) plays with pianist Danilo Perez, bassist John Patitucci and drummer Brian Blade.

• The EDF London Jazz Festival runs from November 11-20. For further information and to book tickets, go to

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