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It’s all about jazz at London Jazz Festival

For the 18th year in a row, the London Jazz festival is back for another year of amazing live performances and guest appearances by musicians from all over the world. Jazz lovers will be able to enjoy concerts from brassy big bands acts to intimate solo performances.

The festival has been known to bring the world’s best contemporary jazz artists to London and this year is no exception. Veteran saxophonist Sonny Rollins will be celebrating his 80th birthday with a concert at the festival and other concerts this year will include flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucía, Esperanza Spalding, Brad Mehldau and Joshua Redman, Paolo Conte, Marital Solal and much more. For us Scandinavians, who would like to see some fellow countrymen perform, the festival has 3 Danish and 6 Norwegian acts visiting this year.

A must see if you’re into vocals, is Guy Barkers opening concert at the Barbican – Jazz Voice: Celebrating a Century of song. In this act a wide range of vocal stars from the worlds of jazz, rock and soul will be showcasing a programme of songs, films, singers and songwriters down the decades.

The London Jazz Festival takes place Friday 12 – Sunday 21 November 2010 at several venues around London. Tickets range in price, but if you want to go I suggest you hurry. Some concerts are already sold out. For further information and booking, please visit www.londonjazzfestival.org.uk.

If you can’t make it to the festival, View London has put together some great lists of jazz clubs and jazz bars in London for you to check out.

– Towe

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5, 6, 7, 8… And all that Jazz

If you happen to be in Manchester between the 23rd to 31st of July, I recommend you join the Manchester Jazz Festival – a contemporary event, where the gin is cold and where the music makes your jazz hands shake.

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Manchester Jazz Festival and it’s the biggest festival to date. The lineup includes international and regional artists like trumpeter Neil Yates, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Extra Love and many more. See the full festival programme here.

The festival consists of several indoor and outdoor events – many of them are free. You can find more information about tickets and venues here. You can also check out our Britain google map for locations.

That Jazz!

/Siska

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