Featured artists across the festival at the Barbican include:

Nik Bärtsch, Sophie Clements, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Sullivan Fortner, The McCormack & Yarde Duo, Herbie Hancock, Iggy Pop, Eliane Elias, Vinícius Cantuária, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Junius Paul, Dudu Kouate, Abel Selaocoe, Michael Wollny, Wolfgang Heisig, Emile Parisien, Leafcutter John, Max Stadtfeld, Dawn of Midi, Daniel Brandt, O-Janà, Hobby Horse, Tomorrow’s Warriors, LUME and Bitches Brew

The annual EFG London Jazz Festival – produced by Barbican Associate Producer Serious – comprises hundreds of concerts and gigs across London, celebrating the ever-influential body of work of jazz giants and their ongoing legacies and giving profile to the fresh voices of the scene. As one of the festival’s major venues, the Barbican presents a cross-section of concerts alongside a programme of film screenings and FreeStage events. Highlights of the EFG London Jazz Festival 2019 at the Barbican include:

Pianist and composer Nik Bärtsch and visual artist Sophie Clements present the UK premiere of their striking new collaborative audio-visual performance When The Clouds Clear, a meditation on elemental forces and cycles, featuring amplified solo piano, sculpture, film and installation design (Fri 15 Nov)

Legendary American jazz pianist Herbie Hancock makes two festival appearances alongside his band – in a solo show (Sun 17 Nov) and in a collaborative performance together with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel (Tue 19 Nov)

A UK exclusive performance by Iggy Pop, presenting material from his critically acclaimed new album Free (Thu 21 Nov)

The Art Ensemble of Chicago celebrate their 50th anniversary, featuring special guest artists including bassist Junius Paul, percussionist and multi-instrumentalist Dudu Kouate and a collaboration from Manchester based South African cellist Abel Selaocoe (Sat 23 Nov)


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