New faces to join old hands at the London Jazz Festival

06:00 09 November 2012

Jazz legend Sonny Rollins will perform. Picture: John Abbott

Jazz legend Sonny Rollins will perform. Picture: John Abbott

Archant

A range of British and American jazz composers are preparing to perform at the 20th London Jazz Festival, which starts tonight

Esperanza Spalding will bring her funk 'influenced alter ego' to the fore. Picture: Carlos PericasEsperanza Spalding will bring her funk 'influenced alter ego' to the fore. Picture: Carlos Pericas

The capital’s biggest music festival is comprised of events taking place in more than 50 venues across the boroughs.

The programme will feature premieres, talks, family events, workshops and a Jazz for Free series.

Highlights include the appearance of Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, Jim Hall and Jack DeJohnette, who will celebrate his 70th birthday.

Brad Mehldau and his trio perform from their Nonesuch album Where Do You Start.

Brad Mehldau and his trio will perform from their Nonesuch albumBrad Mehldau and his trio will perform from their Nonesuch album

And new artists include Esperanza Spalding, and the Robert Glasper Experiment with their contemporary take on Nu Soul and hip hop.

Jazz in the Europe is a brand new programming strand for 2012, and sees stalwarts of the European scene rub shoulders with newcomers, with a raft of new commissions, collaborations, and public discussions.

Related articles

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

Their version of Sir Elton John’s Something About The Way You Look saw Only the Young voted off Saturday’s show.

Read more

Claudia Winkleman received a warm welcome and managed to hold off the tears as she returned to presenting Strictly Come Dancing.

Read more

A knot of very hardy Liverpool supporters will be travelling to Bulgaria this week to watch their team play Ludogorets. Welcome to Razgrad!

Read more

Promotions

Gamucci is a global leader and premier brand of electronic cigarettes

Gamucci has an electronic cigarette tailored for every need! We have a range of both disposable and rechargeable electronic cigarettes suitable for all adult smokers. And for a limited time we’re offering up to 40% off.

Money saving Christmas gifts to add to your shopping list!

It’s nearly time to go on the hunt for Christmas presents, stuck on what to get for your nearest and dearest? We’ve picked out a selection of great deals to get you started and to help you save some pennies!

Top Stories

Quizzes

Try our fiendishly difficult new Arsenal quiz! Picture: PA

This new quiz will test even the most devoted Arsenal fans’ knowledge...

Read more
How well do you know Shoreditch? (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

From ancient Roman burial ground to bearded hipsters Shoreditch has always had a lot going on. Prove you know more about it than anyone else by taking our quiz:

Read more
Can you name these moustaches?

Movember is upon us once again and men across the country are growing moustaches to raise money to battle prostate cancer.

Read more