EFG LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL 2023

EFG London Jazz Festival takes over the capital once again!

Experience ten days of live performances, special collaborations, fresh discoveries, and exclusive new commissions.

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Emma Smith and the Sam Every Big Band

Sounds of London

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

£25.00

Friday 10th November

Kicking off the 2023 London Jazz Festival in full swing is UK singing sensation Emma Smith, accompanied by one of the country's most exciting young big bands - the Sam Every Big...

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Tessa Souter

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

£25.00

Friday 10th November Show Time 8:00pm / Doors Open 6:30pm

At once unassumingly virtuosic and uncontrivedly emotional, New York Times critics pick, Downbeat Rising Star and twice-named Sunday Times Top Ten...

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Benny Green

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

£25.00

Saturday 11th November Show Time 1:00pm / Doors Open 12:00pm

The New Yorker Benny Green has been one of the best-known pianists on the jazz scene since the 1980s. A brilliant instrumentalist since childhood, Green learned to play jazz while...

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Sarah McKenzie Quintet

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

£30.00

Saturday 11th November

Sarah McKenzie is an Australian jazz pianist, composer, vocalist, and bandleader whose breezy technical style, songwriting acumen, and pronounced lyrical sense of swing have drawn...

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Billy Drummond Quartet

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

from £25.00

Saturday 11th November

Acclaimed by Downbeat as “one of the hippest bandleaders now at work,” Billy Drummond’s powerful and highly musical playing has been a dream come...

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Jay Leonhart + Ray Gallon

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

£30.00

Sat 11th Nov - Sun 12th Nov

Bassist Jay Leonhart and pianist Ray Gallon join forces for two evenings of incredible Jazz. A superior bassist, Jay Leonhart has also had a parallel and sometimes overlapping...

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The Academy Jazz Orchestra featuring John Daversa

“American Dreamers: Voices of Hope, Music of Freedom”

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

£18.00

Sunday 12th November Show Time 1:00pm / Doors Open 12:00pm

The Academy Jazz Orchestra is pleased to welcome US composer and trumpeter John Daversa, a multiple Grammy winning artist who will be leading his own large ensemble music in...

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Emma Johnson's Gravy Boat

Northern Flame Album Launch

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

£15.00

Sunday 12th November Show Time 8:00pm / Doors Open 6:30pm

Emma Johnson's Gravy Boat make their EFG London Jazz Festival debut, celebrating the release of their second album Northern Flame - a collection of new music inspired by stories of...

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Rory Ingham’s Trombone Assembly

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

£25.00

Sunday 12th November Show Time 1:00pm / Doors Open 12:00pm

Rory Ingham brings together the best jazz trombonists in the business to play a show of brand new music, featuring fresh works by prolific writer and world-famous trombonist...

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Joey Calderazzo Trio

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

£30.00

Sunday 12th November

One of the finest pianists of his generation, having recorded thirteen albums as a leader, Joey Calderazzo has traveled the road from child prodigy to in-demand session...

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James Morgan’s Queenstown Collective

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Monday 13th November Show Time 1:00pm / Doors Open 12:00pm

Born out of a prolific Brixton jam night, Queenstown Collective is a diverse group of musicians with its roots firmly in the London Jazz scene. Exploring the sound waves of...

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Jocelyn Gould Quartet

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

£28.00

Monday 13th November Show Time 8:00pm / Doors Open 6:30pm

Jocelyn Gould - JUNO Award winner 2021 - has been called “a leader in the next generation of great mainstream jazz guitarists” by Howard Paul, CEO of Benedetto Guitars....

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Tomorrow’s Warriors Frontline

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

£15.00

Monday 13th November Show Time 8:00pm / Doors Open 6:30pm

Tomorrow’s Warriors Frontline is a formidable 8-piece line-up of some of our finest young Warriors musicians, championing the role of women in...

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The Clara Green Quartet

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

£15.00

Monday 13th November Show Time 8:00pm / Doors Open 6:30pm

London based jazz vocalist and composer Clara Green draws on the rich folk song tradition of her native Sweden to create the fabric of this eclectic project. With Clara’s...

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cityscape ensemble

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Tuesday 14th November Show Time 1:00pm / Doors Open 12:00pm

Ethereal, euphoric and energetic, jazz fusion sextet cityscape meld together a wide range of influences from minimalist composers such as Steve Reich and Terry Riley to the jazz...

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Basil Hodge Quartet

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

£18.00

Tuesday 14th November Show Time 8:00pm / Doors Open 6:30pm

Pianist and composer Basil Hodge has been a mainstay of the British Jazz scene since the early ninties. He brings is popular and very powerful quartet to Pizza Express. The band...

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Donovan Haffner Quintet

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

£15.00

Tuesday 14th November Show Time 8:00pm / Doors Open 6:30pm

Alto saxophonist Donovan Haffner has been part of Tomorrow’s Warriors for ten years, being mentored by Gary Crosby, Alex Davis and Binker Golding. Currently studying at...

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Clark Tracey Quintet

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

£25.00

Tuesday 14th November Show Time 8:00pm / Doors Open 6:30pm

Clark Tracey, a well-established jazz master, recognised as a most inventive jazz drummers, and, having appeared over many years with the world’s jazz greats, arrives at the...

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Pangaea

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Wednesday 15th November Show Time 1:00pm / Doors Open 12:00pm

A new project originally born as a medium for bringing each band members’ proleptic musical ideas to life. Expect unexpected grooves, quirky melodies and lofty solos....

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Partikel Trio + Natalie Rosario

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

£20.00

Wednesday 15th November Show Time 8:00pm / Doors Open 6:30pm

Partikel "one of the most exciting trios in improvised music" Jazz Podium, will be joined by acclaimed cellist Natalie Rosario for the debut performance of this new collaboration....

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An Evening with Jordan Jackson

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

£20.00

Wednesday 15th November Show Time 8:00pm / Doors Open 6:30pm

PizzaExpress Live in partnership with the Hampstead Jazz Club, proudly presents up and coming jazz/soul vocalist Jordan Jackson and her trio. Following her sold out show debut at...

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Kevin Hays

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

£25.00

Wed 15th Nov - Thu 16th Nov

Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist, composer, and singer/songwriter Kevin Hays’s many recordings have received critical acclaim from The New York Times, Downbeat...

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Christos Stylianides

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Thursday 16th November Show Time 1:00pm / Doors Open 12:00pm

Glasgow raised, South East London based multi-instrumentalist Christos Stylianides has been slowly but surely making the rounds on the UK and European scene. Working closely...

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David Murray Quartet

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

£35.00

Thursday 16th November

Since he arrived in NY in 1975, David Murray established himself as one of the prominent saxophone players and leaders of jazz. His approach to improvisation is instantly...

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Charlie Stacey

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

£25.00

Thursday 16th November Show Time 8:00pm / Doors Open 6:30pm

One of the UK’s leading keys players, Charlie Stacey improvisational skills are unmatched. Known for his work with Yussef Dayes and fellow Tomorrow Warriors alumni such as...

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Maria Grapsa

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Friday 17th November Show Time 1:00pm / Doors Open 12:00pm

Piano song, improvisation and modern jazz writing are the means that Maria Grapsa portrays her journey through the interior. As a classically trained, explorative jazz musician,...

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Gwilym Simcock & Emma Rawicz

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

from £25.00

Friday 17th November

The debut performance of a new project bringing together the talents of celebrated pianist and composer Gwilym Simcock and rising star saxophonist and composer Emma Rawicz promises...

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Down To The Bone

In Association with Shades of Soul Ltd

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

£33.00

Friday 17th November

Grammy Nominated project with over Half Million Sales "hailed as the kings of UK jazz groove”. Down To The Bone is Stuart Wade as producer, writer and mastermind behind...

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Georgia Mancio & Alan Broadbent

10th Anniversary Tour

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

£25.00

Fri 17th Nov - Sun 19th Nov

Celebrate a decade of the globally acclaimed collaboration between double-Grammy-winning jazz pianist/composer Alan Broadbent (Natalie Cole, Diana Krall, Paul McCartney), and...

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Alina Bzhezinska HipHarp Quartet

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

£18.00

Saturday 18th November Show Time 1:00pm / Doors Open 12:00pm

Internationally renowned Alina Bzhezhinska, one of the leading harpists in the world today, has built a strong reputation for innovation. Having first appeared at Ronnie...

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Take Five Presents SAHRA, Ladies of the Midnight Blue & Córas Trio

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

£18.00

Saturday 18th November Show Time 1:00pm / Doors Open 12:00pm

Take Five is an annual talent development mentorship programme, run by Serious which works with 8 jazz musicians from across the UK and Ireland. The programme is designed to...

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Binker Golding

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

£25.00

Saturday 18th November

Composer and saxophonist Binker Golding is one of the most exciting musicians at the heart of the UK's jazz revolution and one-half of the multi-award winning duo ‘Binker...

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Ubunye

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

£25.00

Saturday 18th November

 Vibrant Afro-jazz band Ubunye will bring their new 10 piece band to London Jazz Festival. Featuring three powerful vocalists from South Africa’s Kwa Zulu Natal region...

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Pete Malinverni Trio

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

£18.00

Sunday 19th November Show Time 1:00pm / Doors Open 12:00pm

Since arriving in New York City from his native Niagara Falls, NY, Pete Malinverni has performed in the great halls and clubs of The City. His art proves that passionate music is...

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Take Five Presents: Luca, Johanna Burnheart & tyroneisaacstuart

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

£18.00

Sunday 19th November Show Time 1:00pm / Doors Open 12:00pm

Take Five is an annual talent development mentorship programme, run by Serious which works with 8 jazz musicians from across the UK and Ireland. The programme is designed to...

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Anaïs Reno

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

£25.00

Sunday 19th November Show Time 8:00pm / Doors Open 6:30pm

Singing sensation Anaïs Reno, who has had a rapidly growing career as a singer with a love for jazz and the Great American Songbook, is joined by Jazz pianist, composer and...

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Alex Western-King Quartet

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

£18.00

Sunday 19th November Show Time 8:00pm / Doors Open 6:30pm

Join regular Ronnie Scott’s Late Show host Alex Western-King as he presents a night of exciting new music along with much adored jazz standards with some of the greatest...