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Where to enjoy the sounds of the London Jazz Festival 2016

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14 November 2016 | Location

Jazz artists from around the world are bringing their music to London this week for the annual EFG London Jazz Festival.

The festival started on Friday and will run until Sunday this week - so why not get into the spirit by taking in some jazz at these excellent venues across the capital.

Vortex, Dalston

Vortex started life as a jazz club back in the late 1980s when music fans poured into Stoke Newington’s Church Street, creating an electric vibe.

That atmosphere relocated with the not-for-profit club to its new home at Gillett Square in 2005.  

Throughout this year's London Jazz Festival, the club will host a selection of talented artists from across Europe, including Finnish jazz guitarist Niklas Winter and Norwich trumpet duo Some Things - see the website for full listings.

Tube: Dalston Kingsland (Overground)

Ronnie Scott’s, Soho

Located in the heart of Soho, Ronnie Scott’s is arguably London's most famous jazz venue, with a host of legendary musicians gracing its stage since it opened in 1959.

See the full listings for the London Jazz Festival on the club's website - but be sure to book in advance, as several shows are already sold out.

Tube: Leicester Square/ Tottenham Court Road/ Piccadilly Circus

PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho

Enjoy a Sloppy Giuseppe in style at PizzaExpress Jazz Club, an award-winning venue in Dean Street which has played host to the likes of Norah Jones and Amy Winehouse.

Performances this week will include music from multi-instrumentalist YouTuber Adam Ben Ezra - see the website for full listings.

Tube: Tottenham Court Road/ Leicester Square/ Oxford Circus

Shoreditch Town Hall

The Grade II listed Shoreditch Town Hall is joining the fun for the London Jazz Festival, and will host performances including an evening with jazz and soul vocal group BLINQ, a group formed in the bar at Ronnie Scott's.

See the website for full listings.

Tube: Old Street/ Liverpool Street/ Moorgate/ Shoreditch High Street/ Hoxton


The full programme for the EFG London Jazz Festival 2016 is available to download

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