Jazz in the New Europe (JNE) is a brand new Festival strand, supported by the Culture Programme of the European Union in the London Jazz Festival 2012. Sprawling out into every corner of the city, JNE brings seminal figures, upcoming stars, club nights and one-off commissions to both the concert halls and the clubs in a programme that seeks to explore Europe’s rich tradition.
London Jazz Festival 2012 line-up highlights include:
Herbie Hancock Plugged In: Solo, Sonny Rollins, Henri Texier, Charles McPherson, Jerry Borgonzi Quartet, Esperanza Spalding, Lucinda Williams, Radio Music Society, Byron Wallen with Oren Marshall: Adventures in Brass, Australian Art Orchestra: Crossing Roper Bar, Ambrose Akinmusire + Empirical, John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension, Chick Corea/Christian McBride/Brian Blade, Seckou Keita, Robert Glasper Experiment with Special Guest DOOM, Big Sing’s with Brendan Reilly and Emilia Mårtensson, Jan Garbarek with Trilok Gurtu, Jack DeJohnette, Egberto Gismonti, Jazz All Stars: Family Friendly Matinee, Workshops with Tom Cawley and Trish Clowes, Nicolas Simion Group, Dimitri Vassilakis, Flavia Coelho + Andreya Triana, Ilhan Ersahin, Leszek Mozdzer, Nat Birchall Quintet + Talk In Colour, anek Gwizdala Band, Julian Argüelles Quartet, Chris Dave and the Drumhedz, Cambridge University Big Band, Julia Hulsmann & Tom Arthurs, Kurt Elling + Sheila Jordan, Mike Finnegan & Duncan Lamont, Michael Wollny + Iiro Rantala with Adam Baldych, Laurence Cottle Big Band, Anne Paceo, Leonardo Montana Joan Eche-Puig, Keith and Julie Tippet, Melody Gardot + Luisa Sobral, Snarky Puppy + Hyperpotamus, Soweto Kinch, Tom Millar Quartet among many others.
London Jazz Festival 2012 Website
Please click here for a Culturekiosque archive interview with Herbie Hancock by the late Mike Zwerin.