Dave Holland with Kenny Barron, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Glasper/Moran Blue Note celebration added to EFG London Jazz Festival

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A spellbinding duo of revered bassist Dave Holland and jazz piano maestro Kenny Barron, top US vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater and a stellar piano summit between Robert Glasper and Jason Moran (pictured above) celebrating 75 years of Blue Note records are among the latest tranche of concerts to be confirmed for this year’s EFG London Jazz Festival that runs from 14 to 23 November at a multitude of venues across the capital.

This 22nd edition of the festival, which is sponsored by Jazzwise, continues to reflect the immense diversity of today’s international jazz scene at concert halls, clubs and free stage spaces around the city over ten busy days and nights. Bassist Holland recently returned with his impressive Prism jazz-rock quartet but here will show his dynamic all-acoustic side in a specially convened duo with pianist Barron (pictured below) and support from pianist Jeremy Monteiro (Queen Elizabeth Hall, 21 Nov). Three-time Grammy Award winning jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater also appears at the QEH (15 Nov), along with other newly confirmed QEH concerts including a rare appearance by the Dedication Orchestra big band (2pm, 15 Nov) that’s driven along by acclaimed South African drummer Louis Moholo Moholo and features the likes of Evan Parker, Keith Tippett and Jason Yarde; plus a hotly anticipated concert of global-jazz sounds from Beirut-born trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf (19 Nov).
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Legendary New Orleans singer/pianist Dr John is set to headline the Barbican (15 Nov), with his Tribute to Louis Armstrong show that’s featured on his forthcoming Concord album, while fiery fusion guitar icon John McLaughlin will rock the Royal Festival Hall with his hard-hitting 4th Dimension Band (20 Nov). Inimitable Italian singer-songwriter Vinicio Capossela brings his acclaimed mix of gruff Tom Waits’ style balladry and folk roots to the festival for the first time (RFH, 16 Nov). The Southbank’s Purcell Room has a strong series of concerts throughout the festival kicking off with a scorching improv duo of sax terroriser John Butcher with drummer Mark Sanders (14 Nov); continuing with gypsy jazz ensemble Hot Sardines (15 Nov); and two Purcell Room shows from mesmerising former Miles Davis percussionist Marilyn Mazur (pictured below) who performs a family matinee (2pm, 16 Nov) and her Spirit Cave set with Norwegian soundscapers Jan Bang and Eivind Aarset (17 Nov).

Sophisticated jazz chanteuse Jane Monheit brings her Julie Garland-inspired Hello Bluebird set to Cadogan Hall (19 Nov), while versatile UK keys man Steve Lodder brings his intriguing Tied Up With Strings project to The Forge in Camden (19 Nov). One of the most mouth-watering prospects of the busy jazz week has to be top US pianists Robert Glasper and Jason Moran’s imaginative double-piano tribute to Blue Note Records in the label’s 75th anniversary year (RFH, 22 Nov), which they premiered in New York in January this year. Glasper will later be joined by his band of bassist Derrick Hodge, drummer Chris Dave and guitarist Lionel Loueke who will be recasting the label’s iconic back catalogue in a new 21st century light.

– Mike Flynn


For more info and tickets go to www.efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk

 

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