EFG London Jazz Festival 2020 set for ‘Living in Two Worlds’ – digital and live edition

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The capital’s biggest live music event returns in a new format to take in socially distanced performances in venues and livestreamed events

The EFG London Jazz Festival 2020 will take place from Friday 13 to Sunday 22 November, in a new revised format to deal with the many issues arising from the Covid-19 crisis and the gradual return of live music in the autumn. The long-awaited announcement of the festival’s return will be welcomed by the UK’s jazz community and music fans who’ve been unable to perform or attend live music events since March.

In a statement released by the festival’s organisers Serious, they outline the difficult decisions that have gone into the new format. They explain:

“The unprecedented circumstances of 2020 have meant we have had to rethink how music is experienced to create a Festival that is accessible to a wide audience and transcends borders.

“We aim to bring together exclusive live concerts, a digital platform that streams live and bespoke content, new commissions, interactive creative engagement projects, rare archive recordings, films, talks, interviews, webinars and a series of broadcasts.

“The plan is for this to be a major live and digital event that lives in two worlds at the same time. We are also thrilled to present our new Festival design, inspired by the multiple sounds and unifying nature of jazz, reaching out to audiences everywhere.

“We continue our commitment to the UK jazz scene and its connections to the global arena, showcasing the best of international talent, new work, new collaborations, unique performances, audience interaction, and our collaboration with clubs, communities and other producers. The programme, details on venues, tickets, and online viewing options will be announced in September.”

See the September issue of Jazzwise (who are festival media partners) for more info and visit the official sit for further updates efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk/

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