EFG London Jazz Festival Adds Matthew Herbert, Seun Kuti and More to 2024 Lineup

The festival has also confirmed an additional Pat Metheny show at the Barbican after the first sold out

EFG London Jazz Festival has added a second wave of acts to the lineup for its 2024 edition, taking place later this year.

Matthew Herbert is set to return to his house alias, Herbert, to play a special live show combining deep house and jazz at the Jazz Cafe, while Seun Kuti, youngest son of the late Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, will play at KOKO in Camden.

The late Max Roach will be remembered at the Barbican on what would have been his 100th birthday, with a special performance featuring trumpeter Charles Tolliver – who performed with Roach early in his career – Darrell Green on drums, Camille Thurman on tenor saxophone, and an all-star big band led by Tony Kofi.

The Barbican will also host an additional live show by Pat Metheny, which has been newly confirmed after tickets for the first date sold out.

Further additions to the bill include Imelda May, Brandee Younger, Submotion Orchestra, Andrew Bird and Sam Gendel, who join the previously announced likes of Robert Glasper, Billy Cobham and Anouar Brahem on the lineup.

Spread out across 10 days and now in its 32nd year, the festival will take place across a number of venues, including the Barbican Hall; Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall; KOKO; and Union Chapel.

EFG London Jazz Festival will take place from November 15 to 24, 2024. Find more information here.

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