London’s Ealing Jazz Festival

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The Ealing Jazz Festival returns for another summer of fantastic, live music in London. The capital will come alive with the sounds and talents of many special guests with, and with a stunning line-up, this year’s event is truly unmissable for any jazz fan.

Anyone lucky enough to be able to make the trip to the capital this weekend can expect numerous days full of some of the best jazz music out there at the moment.

The Ealing Jazz Festival has been around for longer than many people realise. It first began in 1985 but was a comparably low-key event but the event has risen from its humble beginnings.

In 2013, this London festival is the biggest free jazz festival in Europe and has attracted a wide-range of critically-acclaimed artists in the past, and this year will be no different. This year is expected to be the biggest to date, with artists coming from around the globe to take to the Ealing stage.

There will be everything from jazz fusions to bebop and contemporary jazz at the Ealing Jazz Festival. The five-day event is hosted in the heart of the city in Walpole Park and the performances for this year look set to entertain the crowds.


Some of the highlights of this year’s festival will include performances from the likes of Paul Carmichael’s Flight, featuring Graciela Rodriguez, the Claire Davies Quintet and and Dick Esmond’s Sound of 17 Big Band.

Fans of music can enjoy live performances from three stages with main, south and bar stages to choose from.

Dedicated enthusiasts of the genre will not want to miss this event as dozens of acts will be performing on the trio of stages including Vasilis Xenopoulos and the Xtet, the Ken McCarthy Quintet and critically-acclaimed British singer Liz Fletcher.

Yesterday (Wednesday July 24th) saw The Ealing Jazz Festival kick-off in Walpole Park, Ealing, but don’t worry – there is still plenty of talent left to come, as the event will carry on until Sunday July 28th.

Admission to the park costs £4 tomorrow and £5 at the weekend, though kids under 12 get in free.