London celebrations

Shabaka Hutchings’ new label, Native Rebel, for the EFG London Jazz Festival concert


The acclaimed saxophonist showcases a line-up of artists signed to his burgeoning Native Rebel label as part of this year’s EFG London Jazz Festival

Saxophonist Shabaka hutches will present artists from his new Native Rebel label at the Earth Theater in east London (November 15), along with a South African art ensemble The brother moves onrising saxophonist Chelsea Carmichaeland the experimental collaboration between Confucius MC and drummer/producer Kawke bassin the form of CoN & KwAkE.

This show joins other recently confirmed nights at the festival which includes award-winning trumpeter/multi-instrumentalist Jazz FM Emma-Jean Thackray will be part of the closing weekend club nights with a signature show at the Village Underground in east London (November 20), as she and her band reinvent classic British dance tunes, for a one-of-a-kind jazz rave special . There is also a great chance to hear the vibrant piano virtuosity of Nduduzo Makhathini – recently signed to Blue Note Africa – as he performs songs from his critically acclaimed album In The Spirit of Ntu (November 20, Jazz Cafe).

There are also newly announced shows, including Friday, November 11: Binder Golding (Purcell Room); Trio Tord Gustavsen (Cadogan Room); Byron Aquarius (Jazz Cafe); Ishmael Set (Kings Place, Hall One); Saturday November 12: Fatoumata Diawara (Royal Hall of Festivals); RYMDEN: Bugge Wesseltoft, Magnus Öström, Dan Berglund (Queen Elizabeth Hall); ENEMY: Downes/Eldh/Madren (Purcell Room, 4 p.m.); AKI: Lucia Cadotsch/Kit Downes (Purcell Room, 7:45 p.m.); Staples Jr. Singers (Jazz Cafe). Sunday November 13: Melanie Charles (Lafayette); Yilian Canizares (Queen Elizabeth Hall); Kurt EllingSuperBlue (Jazz Café, 5 p.m. & 8:15 p.m.). Monday, November 14: Hany Shenouda (Jazz Cafe). Wednesday, November 16: Trish Clowes – MY IRIS (Purcell Hall); Camille Georges (Jazz Cafe). Thursday, November 17: Collective (Kings Place, Hall Two); Sungazer (Jazz Cafe); Friday, November 18: lady blackbird (Barbican); The Big Swing with Emma Smith, Georgina Jackson and Vula Malinga (Cadogan Room). Emma Rawicz (Jazz Cafe). Saturday November 19: John Toussaint (Cadogan Hall); Justin Lee Schultz (power station, Camden); jitwam (Jazz Cafe). Sunday, November 20: brown penny (Kings Place, Hall Two); Nduduzo Makhathini (Jazz Cafe).

These names join the first wave of acts announced, including Abdullah Ibrahim at the Barbican, Melody Gardot and Jan Garbarek Group in the royal hall, Diane Reevare at Cadogan Hall, Makaya McCraven at the Islington meeting hall and Edmar Castaneda & Gregory Maret at Wigmore Hall. Jazzwise is a media partner of the festival.

For more details and tickets, visit efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk/whats-on