Kenny Barron joins EFG London Jazz roster

Kenny Barron, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Ibrahim Maalouf join the acts performing at this November’s EFG London Jazz Festival

After the first batch of shows were announced in April, the next names confirmed to appear at this year’s EFG London Jazz Festival (14-23 November 2014) have now been released and include pianist Kenny Barron (pictured), vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater and trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf.

Tickets for the first concerts at the festival described by BBC Radio 3 as “one of the best in the world with a fantastic range and depth” went on sale last month, with tickets for this next collection now available to book online at

The latest shows include Dr John’s tribute to Louis Armstrong at the Barbican on 15 November; the Dedication Orchestra at Queen Elizabeth Hall on 15 November; Dee Dee Bridgewater at Queen Elizabeth Hall on 15 November; gypsy swing outfit Hot Sardines at the Purcell Room on 15 November; and singer-songwriter Vinicio Capossela, described by the Sunday Times as “Italy’s greatest secret”, at the Royal Festival Hall on 16 November.

Shows later in the festival include Beirut-born trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf at Queen Elizabeth Hall on 19 November; singer Jane Monheit’s tribute to Judy Garland at the Cadogan Hall on 19 November; pianist Steve Lodder at the Forge on 19 November; guitarist John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension at the Royal Festival Hall on 20 November; pianist Kenny Barron duetting with bassist Dave Holland at Queen Elizabeth Hall on 21 November; and a 75th anniversary celebration for Blue Note Records featuring Jason Moran and Robert Glasper at the Royal Festival Hall on 22 November.

Tickets for all shows announced to date can be booked at, where you can also keep up to date with all the latest news about the festival.

Sally Evans-Darby

Photography by Brian Payne

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