10 Nov | EFG London Jazz Festival
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In its 23rd year and still going strong, the 2015 EFG London Jazz Festival is delivering an exciting line up featuring some of the industry’s biggest names as well thrilling new acts. Starting on Friday the 13th and closing on Sunday the 22nd, local and visiting jazz fans (and music lovers in general) are in for a treat this month with more than 300 spectacular slots from more than 2000 artists planned, celebrating the best of jazz and showcasing everything between improv and jazz tuba.
Luckily for us, the city’s biggest festival entails a variation of paid and free shows to give everyone a chance to appreciate and experience one of the most iconic music genres of all time. With performances from rising stars to jazz exhibits, there’s plenty to see without having to shell out much money. On Friday the 13th, the launch will be broadcast on a radio show will be hosted at Ronnie Scott’s featuring intimate performances from the festival’s top picks in front a live audience. Tickets are free of charge, but every year they sell out almost immediately, so be warned. In addition to the radio show, rising stars such as Nathaniel Facey and the seven-piece all-female group Nerija will also perform for free. So even if you haven’t bought any show tickets and will be in town, you won’t have to worry about missing out on this internationally renowned jazz extravaganza in the heart of London town.
Booking your flight to London
London continues to be one of the most expensive places in terms of living expenses, but the popularity of the destination has increased the number of cheap airlines passing through the capital to accommodate the growth in budget travelers. If you’re attending the festival but haven’t booked your flight yet, there are numerous carriers that offer last minute promos. Just remember to read the fine print though, as Parking4Less indicates that many of these steals do have hidden costs, such as the inclusion of debit and credit card booking fees when you travel with airlines such as Ryanair.