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Time: 16:21 23 May 2011

London Jazz Festival turns 21 next month

16th October 2013

Everyone knows that the British capital is one of the best cities in the world for seeing live music, with many of the greatest performance venues on the planet located here and all of the biggest stars making sure to include London on their world tour routes.

It's also a wonderful place to come for music festivals, and the London Jazz Festival is among the best of these.

Now in its 21st year, the event is considered to be among the top festivals dedicated to this particular musical genre in the world, and anyone who wants to experience this for themselves will have the chance to do so next month.

That's because the annual event will be returning to the capital from November 15th to 24th, and the line-up for this year's edition looks better than ever.

Among the big names set to perform at the 2013 London Jazz Festival are renowned American pianist Brad Mehldau and the highly-rated jazz drummer Mark Guiliana – also from the US – who will be pairing up for a show at the Barbican on November 21st.

Their show will then be followed by a set from four-piece band Sons of Kemet, led by Shabaka Hutchings with accompaniment from drummers Tom Skinner and Seb Rochford, as well as Oren Marshall on tuba.

Over in Chelsea's trendy 606 Club, meanwhile, jazz fans will be able to get a glimpse of one of the biggest up-and-coming stars on the scene strutting his stuff on stage, as Reuben James will be playing on November 19th.

Performing a unique blend of jazz, gospel, hip hop and classical music, the rising star has deservedly acquired a reputation as one of the most exciting youngsters in the music world, and was the pianist for the late Abram Wilson.

Performances will be taking place at venues across the city, with artists from all over the world taking part in what is sure to be one of the best musical extravaganzas in the world this year.


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