The twenty ninth version of EFG London Jazz Competition will return to reside audiences in 2021
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The twenty ninth EFG London Jazz Competition returns to reside audiences with a programme of the very best high quality reside performances by an electrifying lineup of worldwide stars, particular collaborations, new commissions and the best and freshest music from the UK.
The town-wide pageant will return to a choice of venues, golf equipment, partnerships in addition to artistic engagement initiatives and talks.
Following on from a profitable digital providing in 2020, the pageant has promised to retain its dedication to a nationwide and world outreach by means of its digital work.
This primary announcement is a taster of the inspirational identification of the pageant, with extra bulletins to return round orchestral music and jazz, weekend strands round UK funk and African music, a music and group engagement partnership with Becontree Eternally, live shows on the Barbican and an enormous artistic engagement programme and different collaborations from the UK jazz scene.
EFG London Jazz Competition 2021 lineup:
Friday 12 November
Jazz Voice | Royal Competition Corridor
Joachim Cooder + Sam Amidon | Queen Elizabeth Corridor
Julian Lage | Cadogan Corridor
Saturday 13 November
Tony Allen: A Retrospective | Royal Competition Corridor
Curated by Femi Koleoso, Remi Kabaka, Ben Okri and Damon Albarn
Bryter Layter: A Nick Drake Celebration | Queen Elizabeth Corridor
Lakecia Benjamin | Cadogan Corridor
Sunday 14 November
Dave Holland and John Scofield | Cadogan Corridor
Amadou & Mariam + Yugen Blakrok | Royal Competition Corridor
Vijay Iyer, Linda Could Han Oh, Tyshawn Sorey | Queen Elizabeth Corridor
Cleveland Watkiss and Django Bates: Arts and Crafts | Kings Place
Sarathy Korwar with particular company | EartH
Wednesday 17 November
Woodkid | Royal Competition Corridor
Joey Alexander + Noemi Nuti | Cadogan Corridor
Thursday 18 November
What’s Going On: Nu Civilization Orchestra | Queen Elizabeth Corridor
Celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On
Kandace Springs | Alexandra Palace Theatre
Anthony Joseph | Kings Place
Friday 19 November
Yo La Tengo | Royal Competition Corridor
Frazey Ford | Union Chapel
Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita | Queen Elizabeth Corridor
Terje Isungset | Kings Place
Jaimie Department | Jazz Café
Saturday 20 November
Common White Band: Saturday Evening Funk! | Royal Competition Corridor
Dianne Reeves | Cadogan Corridor
Invoice Laurance & The Untold Orchestra | Union Chapel
Stefano Bollani | Queen Elizabeth Corridor
The Necks | Kings Place
Sunday 21 November
Zakir Hussain | Royal Competition Corridor
Matt Calvert | Kings Place
EFG London Jazz Competition 2021 present descriptions:
Jazz Voice | Friday 12 November | Royal Competition Corridor
The Competition’s glittering opening-night gala options Man Barker main the EFG London Jazz Competition Orchestra in a wonderful celebration of singer and music with specifically invited company. Previous singers have ranged from Jacob Collier to Paloma Religion and Gregory Porter to Corinne Bailey Rae. The celebs come later, however the tickets can be found now.
Joachim Cooder + Sam Amidon | Friday 12 November | Queen Elizabeth Corridor
Joachim Cooder is understood for his collaborations along with his father Ry Cooder, and brings his album Over The Highway I am Certain to London on this present, which additionally options Sam Amidon, one other nice singer on the Nonesuch label. That is the London date on a full nationwide tour that can be introduced in June.
Julian Lage | Friday 12 November| Cadogan Corridor
Newly signed to Blue Observe data, guitarist Julian Lage has damaged into the key league. Mentored by Pat Metheny and Jim Corridor, Julian dug deep into his music whereas he toured the world with musicians from Gary Burton to John Zorn, growing what Jazzwise known as ‘his dazzling array of emotional and technical management over his Fender Telecaster’.
Tony Allen: A Retrospective | Saturday 13 November | Royal Competition Corridor
Curated by Femi Koleoso, Remi Kabaka, Ben Okri and Damon Albarn
Legendary Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen handed away a 12 months in the past, engaged on his new album for Blue Observe There Is No Finish that includes a youthful era of artists, together with Skepta and Sampa The Nice.
Tony Allen’s long-time collaborator Damon Albarn, alongside UK jazz scene’s blazing drummer and new Gorillaz member Femi Koleoso, poet-novelist-storyteller Ben Okri, and Afro-rock percussionist from Gorillaz Remi Kabaka, curate and carry out with an electrifying line-up to create, particularly for the Competition, this star-studded and spectacular celebration of Tony Allen’s life and music.
Bryter Layter: A Nick Drake Celebration | Saturday 13 November | Queen Elizabeth Corridor
Alasdair Roberts and Emily Portman have a good time the fiftieth anniversary of Nick Drake’s legendary album.
Orphy Robinson (vibraphone, marimba and percussion) and Rowland Sutherland (flute) be a part of folks luminaries Emily Portman and Alasdair Roberts and their band to have a good time Nick Drake’s seminal album Bryter Layter, certainly one of Rolling Stone’s Biggest Albums Of All Time, for its fiftieth anniversary. In current Festivals, Orphy and Roland’s gorgeous reveals round Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks and Pentangle’s Basket of Mild have acquired standing ovations.
Lakecia Benjamin | Saturday 13 November | Cadogan Corridor
Charismatic saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin presents her new album Pursuance: The Coltranes, which pays homage to John and Alice Coltrane. The album brings timeless compositions of the Coltranes into the current day. ‘Lakecia Benjamin performs jazz sprinkled with the wealthy flavours of funk and soul’ (New Yorker)
Dave Holland and John Scofield | Sunday 14 November | Cadogan Corridor
Guitarist John Scofield and bassist Dave Holland be a part of forces to current audiences with a brand new dialog, enjoying authentic compositions every have contributed to their repertoire, with a choice of jazz requirements added to the combo. These conversant in their particular person artistry can count on nothing lower than a compelling assembly of their musical minds – virtuosity, enjoyment, and depth.
Amadou & Mariam + Yugen Blakrok | Sunday 14 November | Royal Competition Corridor
The nice ambassadors of Malian music return to the Royal Competition Corridor. Amadou & Mariam have launched a string of acclaimed albums, with Welcome to Mali nominated for a Grammy Award. Working with producers like Manu Chao and Damon Albarn, they create joyous music that conjures up nice reside reveals and wild remixes.
Vijay Iyer, Linda Could Han Oh, Tyshawn Sorey | Sunday 14 November | Queen Elizabeth Corridor
Progressive composer and pianist Vijay Iyer collaborates with Pat Metheny’s bassist and EFG London Jazz Competition 2020 performer Linda Could Han Oh and drummer Tyshawn Sorey of their new ECM launch UnEasy which has had roaring success and was Guardian’s Jazz album of the month.
Cleveland Watkiss and Django Bates: Arts and Crafts | Sunday 14 November | Kings Place
Cleveland Watkiss and Django Bates have travelled impartial paths for the previous forty years, every imparting function and course to their craft. They unite for the primary time on the Competition the place they’ll discover from Armstrong to Bowie and from Bates to Watkiss, making songs of affection and hope, songs of artwork and craft.
Sarathy Korwar with particular company | Sunday 14 November | EartH
US-born, India-raised and London-based tabla participant Sarathy Korwar has established himself as one of the vital authentic and compelling voices within the UK jazz scene. He leads UPAJ Collective, has collaborated with the likes of Shabaka Hutchings, Arun Ghosh and producer Hieroglyphic Being. His album Extra Arriving on The Leaf Label was voted Mojo’s Jazz Album of the 12 months and he explores rebalancing non secular jazz and classical Indian music on his newest launch with UPAJ on Evening Dreamer data.
Woodkid | Wednesday 17 November | Royal Competition Corridor
Movie director Yoann Lemoine made his identify with movies for artists together with Lana Del Rey, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift, earlier than turning the digital camera on himself and recording an album underneath the identify Woodkid. He’s grow to be identified for his spectacular reside reveals, together with a dramatic reside broadcast from the Eiffel Tower. That is his solely British live performance, primarily based round his new album Goliath on Polydor, and it guarantees to be a very epic manufacturing.
Joey Alexander + Noemi Nuti | Wednesday 17 November | Cadogan Corridor
Pianist/composer Joey Alexander is the youngest jazz artist ever nominated for a Grammy. His first album for the legendary Verve label Warna follows 4 Motéma albums that garnered him three Grammy nominations and critics and readers ballot victories in DownBeat and JazzTimes. Noemi Nuti has acquired large essential acclaim headlining festivals and singing in Andrew McCormack’s Graviton. Her album Venus Eye fuses influences from Joni Mitchell to Esperanza Spalding.
Ichiko Aoba | Wednesday 17 November | Kings Place
Rising Japanese guitarist and songwriter Ichiko Aoba makes atmospheric folks music with intricate preparations, primarily carried out on classical guitar, and lyrics impressed by her goals. She has launched a number of albums, from intimate acoustic recordings to the cinematic dream pop of Windswept Adan the place she submerges her music in ambient strings and electronics.
What’s Going On: Nu Civilization Orchestra (NCO) | Thursday 18 November | Queen Elizabeth Corridor
NCO have a good time the fiftieth anniversary of Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On. NCO led by Peter Edwards is a world-class ensemble introduced collectively by Tomorrow’s Warriors’ creative director Gary Crosby OBE. The present begins with a prelude primarily based on Gaye’s Hassle Man, that creates the cultural setting for the album by means of music, projections and spoken phrase. The second half focuses on the genius of What’s Going On – a homage to a legend that impressed and linked generations.
Frazey Ford | Thursday 18 & Friday 19 November | Union Chapel
Vancouver artist Frazey Ford is revered for her soulful voice, charming reside reveals, and immersive, lyrical storytelling. She returns to the UK with new album U Kin B the Solar. Frazey first grew to become identified to UK audiences as a founding member of Canadian alt-folk band The Be Good Tanyas.
Kandace Springs | Thursday 18 November | Alexandra Palace Theatre
Kandace Springs brings her soul-drenched vocals to the basic Alexandra Palace Theatre to carry out from her Blue Observe album The Ladies Who Raised Me. It is her loving tribute to the good feminine singers who impressed her to grow to be one of many premier jazz/soul vocalists of our time. As Prince as soon as stated, ‘Kandace Springs has a voice that might soften snow’.
Anthony Joseph | Thursday 18 November | Kings Place
Award profitable Trinidad-born poet, novelist, educational and musician Anthony Joseph has launched eight critically acclaimed albums. He has collaborated with Archie Shepp, Shabaka Hutchings and Meshell Ndegeocello. In 2018 he curated the Windrush Celebration collaborating with Jason Yarde on compositions. He’s returning to the pageant with a brand new present that includes Jason Yarde, Denys Baptiste, Rod Youngs and Andrew John.
Yo La Tengo | Friday 19 November | Royal Competition Corridor
Iconic indie rock band Yo La Tengo make their London return with a particular present for the Competition. For practically thirty years Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew have loved success fully on their very own phrases – enjoying the world’s finest live performance halls, museums, and dives, dominating critics’ lists, doing a Simpsons theme, enjoying the Velvet Underground in I Shot Andy Warhol and sharing phases with a few of the most essential musicians of our time.
Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita | Friday 19 November | Queen Elizabeth Corridor
Legendary Cuban pianist Omar Sosa and Senegalese kora grasp Seckou Keita be a part of forces for a particular collaboration which Songlines described as “stunning, rhapsodic and non secular”. They play the Competition collectively to have a good time the discharge of their second collaboration Suba and can be joined onstage by Venezuelan percussionist Gustavo Ovalles.
Terje Isungset | Friday 19 November | Kings Place
Terje Isungset marks 20 years of “ice music” with a world collaboration that includes Terje Isungset on ice devices, Sami singer Sara Marielle Gaup Beaska and video artist Anastasia Isachsen; Swedish ECM artist Anders Jormin on double bass; Inuit throat singers Pauyungie Nutaraaluk and Beatrice Deer plus Tuvan throat singer and member of acclaimed band Radik Tyulyush.
Jaimie Department | Friday 19 November | Jazz Café
Chicago trumpet participant Jaimie Department returns to London following her new reside recording Fly or Die Reside, launched this Friday on Worldwide Anthem. A pillar of the Chicago jazz scene, the avant-garde trumpeter has contributed to a variety of initiatives not solely in jazz but additionally punk, noise, indie rock, digital and hip-hop together with her “ghostly sounds”. The eclectic fusion on her new album feels prefer it bears the load of each that particular pocket of time, and a prophecy for all that was quickly to return, and she’s going to carry this sound into her Jazz Café present.
Common White Band: Saturday Evening Funk! | Saturday 20 November | Royal Competition Corridor
A funking nice Saturday night time! Again within the 70s, British jazz-funk fired up dancefloors and live performance halls worldwide. Common White Band led the way in which – and their vitality, soul and irresistible command of the groove stays unsurpassed. This live performance sees them play The White Album within the first half, after which all their different dancefloor hits within the second spherical.
Dianne Reeves | Saturday 20 November | Cadogan Corridor
Dianne Reeves starred in George Clooney’s six-time Academy Award-nominated cult basic Good Evening and Good Luck and he or she received the Greatest Jazz Vocal Grammy for the movie’s soundtrack. She’s performed with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Middle Jazz Orchestra and toured the world in Sing the Fact, a celebration of Nina Simone which additionally featured Lizz Wright and Angélique Kidjo.
Invoice Laurance & The Untold Orchestra | Saturday 20 November | Union Chapel
Keyboardist and composer Invoice Laurance, a founding member of Snarky Pet. first joined forces with Manchester’s Untold Orchestra to work on tracks from his album Cables. This partnership led to exploration of synthesisers and music know-how and their relationship to a ground-breaking orchestra – hear the reside fruits of their collaboration within the extraordinary acoustic of Union Chapel.
Stefano Bollani | Saturday 20 November | Queen Elizabeth Corridor
Pianist Stefano Bollani enjoying solo is a musical torrent of improvisation and spontaneous humour, infused with the heat of his Italian heritage. He’s famend for his collaborations on the ECM label – his personal bands and partnerships with legends from Chick Corea to his mentor Enrico Rava. Count on extracts from his subversive tackle Jesus Christ Celebrity and the complete vary of his personal music.
The Necks | Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 November | Kings Place
The Necks are masters of their very own language of long-form improvisation. Every night time they step onto the stage with no pre-conceived concepts of what they’ll play – they and the viewers will go on a sonic journey that’s created within the second, in that room. They’ve been touring for over 30 years, collaborating with Brian Eno, Swans, Ilan Volkov, Evan Parker, Karl Hyde, Leo Abrahams and Nick Cave & The Unhealthy Seeds.
Zakir Hussain | Sunday 21 November | Royal Competition Corridor
Zakir Hussain’s spectacular tabla enjoying is the sound of a virtuoso on the very peak of his artistic powers. He performed with Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan, after which made his identify by means of a sequence of extraordinary collaborations. One vivid thread operating by means of Zakir’s life is his work with John McLaughlin within the nice acoustic group Shakti, however this live performance can also be impressed by Planet Drum, his ever-evolving collaboration with Mickey Hart from the Grateful Lifeless.
Matt Calvert | Sunday 21 November | Kings Place
Breaking from the excessive octane sounds of his bands Three Trapped Tigers, Strobes and Goldie’s reside band, composer Matt Calvert showcases his fully acoustic album Typewritten with a nine-piece ensemble of guitars, strings, drums, tuned percussion and keyboards, extending his earlier work with out utilizing a single sq. wave, results pedal, laptop computer, amplifier or programming.
When is EFG London Jazz Competition 2021?
The twenty ninth EFG London Jazz Competition will happen between the twelfth and twenty first of November 2021.
When are tickets for EFG London Jazz Competition 2021 launched?
Tickets for the all the reveals listed above are on sale to the general public from 10am Friday the twenty first of Could 2021.