About the London Jazz Festival
The London Jazz Festival is a ten-day celebration of music, with the world’s most established and emerging jazz talent performing at various venues across the city. Celebrating its 25th birthday in 2017, the festival has grown from an intimate event in Camden in the 1990s to becoming the country’s foremost jazz event. Last year’s festival welcomed performances as diverse as Chicago’s Kurt Elling at Ronnie Scott’s to St Germain at the Southbank Centre. As well as shows in venues large and small, the festival stages a number of talks, workshops and special events, such as Jazz for Toddlers. If you’re a jazz fan, don’t miss what is sure to be a spectacular 25th anniversary event!
Helpful information about the London Jazz Festival
The London Jazz Festival takes place from Friday 10th November to Sunday 19th November 2017 at various venues across the city, from the Union Chapel in Islington to the Royal Festival Hall. To check out the spectacular line-up, head to the official website, where you can search for listings by venue, artist or date. There are a number of free events listed and you can buy tickets for all events via the website. To find your way to any of the venues taking part in the festival, head to Transport for London’s website for their handy Journey Planner or use CycleStreets if you’re on two wheels.
Making the most of the London Jazz Festival
As well as scintillating performances in intimate and epic London venues, the interactive workshops have long been a highlight of the London Jazz Festival. Always selling out in advance, Jazz for Toddlers is particularly popular and gets parents as well as their 2 year olds jamming along together. Hosted by saxophonist Oliver Dover, this is a fun event for the whole family. Check out the festival programme for an updated list of all of the 2017 workshops and talks.
Where to stay in London for the London Jazz Festival
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Things to do near the London Jazz Festival
If you’re travelling to London for the festival, take some time to soak up some of the city’s amazing sights: explore the capital’s famous green spaces, such as Hyde Park, Regent’s Park and Greenwich Park; browse through the musical instrument shops in Soho’s Denmark Street; and head to Camden Market for some cheap yet tasty food.
More information about the London Jazz Festival
To find out more information about the city’s top jazz festival, please head to the official website, where you’ll be able to find out about the history of the event, view photo galleries from 2016 and 2015 and find a full list of paid and free events.
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