Running from 13-22 November the EFG London Jazz Festival this year is very different for very obvious reasons, the organisers describing their approach as ''living in two worlds'' both online and live, rethinking their approach to chime with the new 2020 normal.
Prior to tonight's big reveal hosted by Fusion, concerts by Cassie Kinoshi and Seed Ensemble and by Shabaka Hutchings with the Britten Sinfonia were already announced for November's festival.
Highlights just announced by Pelin Opcin, director of the festival, also include in addition: Jazz Voice feat. China Moses, David McAlmont and more; Tomorrow's Warriors celebrating Charlie Parker; Anthony Joseph; Sarathy Korwar; Yazz Ahmed; Camilla George; Tigran; and the BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year will be also part of the festival. Orphy Robinson will lead a virtual jazz jam.
Video contributors to the launch presentation included mayor of London Sadiq Khan, BBC Radio 3 controller Alan Davey, broadcaster Kevin Le Gendre, trumpeter Yazz Ahmed, bassist Gary Crosby, saxophonist Binker Golding and BBC Head of Music Commisioning Jan Younghusband.
Performing at the online launch were Rosie Turton's band, the Sarathy Korwar band and Linda May Han Oh.
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