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Miles Mosley, photo Todd Mazer

All that jazz

This year, in a ground-breaking partnership with The Space, the opening night gala of the London Jazz Festival, was live-streamed for the first time across YouTube, Twitter and Facebook Live.

Celebrating its 10th year, the Festival’s signature opening-night gala showcases a stellar cast of voices performing incredible tunes in this celebration of singing and song.

A star-studded line up of vocalists including Seal, Liane Carroll, Mica Paris, Miles Mosley, Tony Momrelle Angelique Kidjo, Mads Mathias and Vanessa Haynes– in collaboration with Guy Barker's 42-piece orchestra, and host Jumoké Fashola will open the Festival in their typical spectacular style.

The live concert was  streamed via YouTube and Facebook

Jazz Festival Angelique KidjoAngelique Kidjo features in Jazz Voices

There will also be a short 5-7 minute interval during the stream, which will feature additional behind-the-scenes content on the music and the artists that Serious works with year-round.

The EFG London Jazz Festival was created 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.

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