Hosted by Edwardian Hotels, the Festival’s official resort associate, at The May perhaps Honest Resort, the occasion showcased dwell songs from many competition artists, and was compered by Soweto Kinch.

Speakers bundled John Williamson (Chair, EFG International), Simon Mellor (Deputy Main Govt, Arts & Society, Arts Council England), James Purnell (Director for Radio & Education, BBC Performance) and Claire Whitaker OBE, Director, Significant and EFG London Jazz Pageant

There were 3 astounding performances by Competition artists vocalist, violinist, songwriter Alice Zawadzki & BBC Radio 3 New Technology Artist Misha Mullov-Abbado, South African cellist Abel Selaocoe, and a unique collaboration in between former earth champion beatboxer Bellatrix & Soweto Kinch

EFG is proud to have partnered with the London Jazz Festival for over a 10 years and for 2019 have joined forces with Major to start the inaugural EFG Aspects Collection. The shows epitomise the boundless creativeness and prosperous variety that the Pageant features and blends some of the ideal jazz traditions with modern new collaborations, done by a array of both of those recognized and emerging artists.

John Williamson, Chair, EFG Worldwide mentioned ‘with an intercontinental portfolio of jazz sponsorships, at EFG we proceed to celebrate and aspire to share the features and values which make jazz such an outstanding artwork variety. Collectively with Major we are similarly committed to supporting the new generation of emerging expertise and the generation of new new music, as perfectly as bringing the songs to new audiences. This year, EFG and Significant have collaborated to develop the EFG Factors Series, an remarkable and eclectic selection of reveals with broad attractiveness, preferred to mirror some of the main components of the programming. We hope you will appreciate!‘

Claire Whitaker OBE, stated “The EFG Element Sequence represents the fantastic breadth and variety of contemporary jazz, we are delighted to have such amazing artists in is year’s Festival”

The selected reveals for this inaugural EFG Things Collection are:

JAZZ VOICE – OPENING GALA
Southbank Centre / Royal Pageant Corridor, Friday 15 November
An unmissable line-up this 12 months to the opening live performance Guy Barker and the EFG London Jazz Pageant Orchestra produce the setting for Cécile McLorin Salvant, Cherise Adams-Burnett, Corinne Bailey Rae, Judi Jackson, Matthew Whitaker, Raul Midón, City Flames.

CÉCILE McLORIN SALVANT & SULLIVAN FORTNER + ANDREW McCORMACK & JASON YARDE
Barbican, Saturday 16 November
The amazing vocal artistry and magnetic onstage persona of the Grammy Award successful Cécile McLorin Salvant executing her newest release The Window, with pianist Sullivan Fortner. The McCormack & Yarde Duo will be opening the show.

CHRISTIAN SANDS + CAMILLA GEORGE
Cadogan Hall, Tuesday 19 November
1 of the most in-need pianists in jazz, not too long ago appearing on records by Gregory Porter, Christian Sands is a drive of nature with his method, tempo and fresh new search at the complete language of jazz. Opening set from London-centered saxophone player Camilla George (JazzJamaica, Tomorrow’s Warriors and one particular of Serious’ Choose 5 alumni in 2018).

SCOTT BRADLEE’S POSTMODERN JUKEBOX
Southbank Centre / Royal Competition Corridor, Wednesday 20 November
A exclusive competition exhibit from Postmodern Jukebox, the quirky musical collective provide ‘a mouth watering reminder of an era in which jazz’s raison d’etre was to make certain that men and women had a damned superior time’ (LondonJazz)

The EFG London Jazz Festival provides jointly musicians from throughout the earth and provides unique sequence and new commissions, aiming to endorse the enjoy of jazz and attain as wide an audience as achievable.

This inclusivity is mirrored in the Festival’s digital promoting with #WeAreJazz, which allows pageant-goers to stick to news and share recollections, advertising and marketing range and the engagement with jazz by the broadest of audiences.

Now in its 27th yr it continues to be the capital’s greatest metropolis-large festival, with over 2,000 artists like Jan Garbarek, Terri Lyne Carrington, Herbie Hancock, Artwork Ensemble of Chicago, Soweto Kinch, Gazelle Twin, Chrissie Hynde, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Eliane Elias, Corinne Bailey Rae, Chassol and Christian Scott in a lot more than 350 performances in concert halls, golf equipment, at spouse and children activities, free of charge concerts, films and talks, in more than 70 venues throughout London.

The complete competition programme is now declared at efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk



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