Back in the 1970s, Camden brought Jazz to the borough, with an annual week long festival. The Camden Jazz Festival lasted many years, but by the 1990s had all but disappeared. The London Arts Council wanted to bring Jazz back, not just to Camden, but to the whole capital, so in 1992 the London Jazz Festival was established. Featuring both British and international musicians, it is a key cultural event. In the past, it has seen performances from the Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, George Russell, Cecil Taylor, The Monk Liberation Front, and more.
This year's festival runs between 14th - 23rd November, with tickets costing between £9.50-£35. Shows will take place at various locations, such as the iconic Southbank Centre, Barbican Centre, Kings Place, and Carnegie Hall.