Our Silver Stage Jazz artists have been busy playing at this year's London Jazz Festival. The festival runs from the 14th until the 23rd November so its a great chance and not too late to go and see some amazing live music in venues all over london. Here is a picture of the guys from Silver Stage Jazz doing a gig at the Southbank Centre Clore ballroom
"The atmosphere was just amazing. The festival really brings everyone together and helps new and exciting music get its well deserved attention"
The EFG London Jazz Festival is the capital’s biggest pan-city music festival, taking place annually in November, which has long been acclaimed for showcasing a heady mix of talent from around the world. Widely acknowledged for delivering world-class artists and emerging stars, the Festival continues to take jazz to a massive audience, in one of UK’s landmark music events.
The festival was created in 1992 by live international music producers, Serious. The festival emerged from the long-standing Camden Jazz Week, which was created in 1970; with the active support of the London Arts Board (now Arts Council England, London). Serious – who had for some years produced the Camden Jazz Week – engineered a transition that saw the evolution of the festival. Taking a mix of international and British artists and a commitment to education activity, the London Jazz Festival began to spread its wings. The aims of the festival still remain the same today; celebrating the place of jazz in a city which is at ease with its rich cultural diversity, and drawing in a multitude of venues across London who present the music, week in, week out, throughout the year.
Here are highlights from the 2013 London Jazz Festival.
“London Jazz Festival, that glorious time of year when more live improvised music can be heard in the bars, clubs and concert halls of the capital than the rest of the year put together.” The Independent
“A ramshackle Old Street basement blazing with incandescent noise comes right after an evening of elegant grand-piano jazz around the corner at the Barbican. Such behaviour is par for the course at the 30-gigs-per-night London jazz festival. It’s like iPod-shuffling with live music, only governed by the nimbleness of your legs rather than your thumbs.” The Guardian
“The jazz club element, which runs parallel to the big concert hall and major space programme of the London Jazz Festival, is a vital part of the continuing success and energy of the fest.” Jazzwise Magazine