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EFG London Jazz Festival Summer Stage
This summer, the EFG London Jazz Festival expands its horizons with the first-ever outdoor event in its history, bringing fresh sounds, new discoveries, entertaining participatory events, and a creative use of the landscape in London’s Royal Docks.
This one-day event is free to the public and to people of all ages. It is a delightful taster of the festival with eclectic sounds, family-friendly activities and workshops.
Closing the day-long celebrations are The Turbans, binding together music from ‘manywhere’ to ignite audiences with the bacchanalian spirit of the Eastern Mediterranean to get crowds moving.
Kefaya – winners of the Best Newcomer Songlines Music Award bring a fresh, vibrant take on Afghan folk music filtered through spiritual jazz, dub, Indian classical music and electronica. Joining them will be MOBO-nominated saxophonist Camilla George.
Plus electronic and live music from Cykada comprising members of Maisha and Ezra Collective, plus exuberant performance group Kinetika Bloco mixing influences from the Caribbean, Brazil, West and Southern Africa, New Orleans jazz, funk and hip hop to East London.
Vocal collective Urban Flames showcase young, rising talent straight from the development programmes at Urban Development; a Serious partner based in East London that supports the emerging artists of underground music in the UK. The voices within this large ensemble are far scoping; from gospel to soul, RnB to hip hop and more, with an inspiring catalogue of original material.
Hosted by Fusion, mixed by Rita Ray – it’s a nonstop party with drinks from the team behind the bars at Wilderness and mouth-watering tastes from a selection of international food trucks.
EFG London Jazz Festival Summer Stage Timings
12.00 – 12.25 Newham Music (young People)
12.45 – 13.15 Urban Flames
13.45 – 14.15 Kinetika Bloco
14.45 – 15.30 CYKADA
15.30 – 16.00 Kinetika Parade (Event Site)
16.00 – 17.00 Kefaya and Camilla George
17.30 – 18.00 Urban Flames (Second Set)
18.30 – 19.30 The Turbans
19.30 - End of Show
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For your visit
Places To Stay
Holiday Inn Express
There's unlimited breakfast at this three-star hotel right next to Royal Albert DLR.
Places To Stay
Moxy London ExCeL
Marriott's boutique brand, Moxy, offers a laid-back alternative with cheerful colours and cheaper rates.
Royal Docks Adventure
Power boats, rowing boats, dragon boats, canoes – everything you need for an afternoon on the water.
Art & Culture
Making Space: Artist Walk
Sat 28 September
On Saturday afternoon artist and researcher Alberto Duman will give a walking tour with artist Jessie Brennan of her new four-part commission Making Space in the Royal Docks.
Join the Docks
Our Docks: Compressor House community history event
Sun 29 Sep, 1-4pm
Visit Compressor House, a historic building not usually open to the public, originally built as a refrigerated storage facility in 1914. Discover the history of the site, the people who worked and lived around the Royal Docks and the role London’s docks played in making East London what it is today.