Jazz On 3: 2013 London Jazz Festival Launch - Adventures in Sound
Radio 3 Presenter
Twenty-first birthdays are famously good excuses for a big old party -– well, this year the London Jazz Festival is celebrating its coming of age and boy, have we got an extravaganza lined up! This Friday night we've a special show live from Ronnie's Scott's club in Soho to kick off the festivities, with four brilliant and contrasting groups from around the world, including flavours of funk, latin, a Norwegian bass legend, and the winners of the MOBO award for 'Best Jazz Act 2013'.
Norwegian jazz legend Arild Andersen has been one of Europe's leading bass players for over 30 years and will be gracing our stage with his stunning acoustic trio, featuring Scottish saxophonist Tommy Smith and French drummer Patrice Héral. To close the show Cuban-born percussionist Pedrito Martínez and his group deliver Latin flavours keep the celebrations running long into the night.
Join us for the party, live on BBC Radio 3 this Friday 15th November at 11pm, or listen online for 7 days after broadcast.
James Allsopp & Paal Nilssen-Love at last year's Adventures in Sound