Wednesday, 31 October 2012

London Jazz Festival: 9 - 18 November

What better way to start the new month with The London Jazz Festival? 

Boutique London Lets gives you the essentials on one of the London's biggest music festival. Produced by Serious in association with BBC Radio 3, The London Jazz Festival, which runs from 9 to 18 November, is aiming to take jazz to a massive audience, in one of UK's landmark music events.


The beginnings: Camden Jazz Week
In the 1970s, the London Borough of Camden had decided to organize The Camden Jazz Week to introduce key international figures, including many of the emerging Europeans, and always committed to UK artists.

Imelda May

Emergence of the London Jazz Festival
The 1992 is the year of the transition that saw the evolution of The London Jazz Festival.
Taking the mix of international and British artists—and a commitment to education activity—that had been at the heart of the Camden weeks, the new Festival began to spread its wings, with the intention of celebrating the place of jazz in a city which was becoming at ease with its rich cultural diversity, and drawing in the venues across London that present music throughout the year.

The London Jazz Festival will host some of jazz's biggest stars, including Herbie Hancock playing his first ever UK solo show, Sonny Rollins, Chick Corea, Jan Garbarek, Tigran Hamasyan and Paco de Lucia

Over 40 hours of the festival's live music will be broadcast on Radio 3, while workshops, talks, masterclasses and films will provide opportunities for thousands of people to get involved.

Check here to discover  What's On and the Event Calendar of the festival. 

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