A Comprehensive Guide to EFG London Jazz Festival 2023


London, the exciting UK capital is buzzing with an outstanding music scene! If discovering new music and listening to talented musicians create some fine music (especially jazz) is your thing, then you’ll love to know about the EFG London Jazz Festival. Making its return in the year 2023 from 10th to 19th November, gear up to be part of one of the finest jazz festivals ever, to live your love for music!

Things to Lookout For

The iconic London Jazz Festival has made a comeback in 2023 to mark its 15th anniversary in partnership with EFG. With a thrilling line-up of events, reserve your stay at the luxurious London Shaftesbury Hotel, a supremely comfortable abode, in the heart of the city and get transported to a dream-like world of music with four hand-picked shows, the EFG Elements Series, all showcasing the diversity and richness of the much-awaited London festival.

Performances and Events

Hosting some of the most talented musicians stirring performances by cutting-edge bands from around the world, enjoy a splendid array of free performances at the South Bank Centre, minutes away from your Hogarth Road Hotel in London.

Running live jazz performances, new commissions, special collaborations, and fresh discoveries, across 10 days straight, here’s what you must see at the iconic festival:

  • Jazz Voice Festival Opening Gala

Head start your EFG London Jazz Festival experience, this year with a night of iconic jazz tunes and sparkling soloists on 10th November, making their place at the much-awaited event.

  • The Tots Tunes Family Band

Starting from 11 a.m. on 10th November, you’ll love the interactive and creative musical quintet-led shows, perfect for the whole family, right at your doorstep with a stay at the exquisite hotel in Craven Hill.

  • African Manifest: The Sounds of North Africa

On 11th November, take in North Africa’s sounds and music with a unique genre-crossing line-up of funk, trance, jazz, and blues!

  • Music to Move to

Jazz has always been conceived as dance music. With this year’s ‘Music to Move to’ festival event being held on 12th November, grab the opportunity to dance and express yourself on classic and contemporary jazz-inspired tracks.

Note: The event is suitable for people of all ages.

  • Norah Jones

See the nine-time Grammy-award winner singer, pianist and songwriter play live at the festival on 16th November (her first-ever European tour, since 2018).

  • Sound of Brazil

Experience the best of London-Brazilian music and head to one of the most immersive dancing, singing and, drumming workshops, taking place all throughout the day on 18th November.

  • Scary Pockets

Experience the roaring roaster of world-renowned musicians ‘Scary Pockets’ on 17th November, known for their extraordinary reimagination of popular songs.

P.S. Their songs have been streamed a whopping 80 million times on Spotify!

With November’s EFG Jazz Festival, experience a tremendous mix of global and homegrown talent, filling the iconic London venue. Keep an eye out for the finest deals on central London hotels and see the city come to life with jazz music popping everywhere and make memories with your loved ones!