NEWS: Line-Up Announced for new-look two-day Ealing Jazz Festival with Roy Ayers as headliner (Jul 23 and 24)

Roy Ayers in Australia in 2011
Photo credit: Stuart Sevastos/ Creative Commons

The line-up for the new-look two-day Ealing Jazz Festival, in Walpole Park W5 on July 23 and 24 has been announced, with ROY AYERS as headliner, appearing on the Saturday, and tickets are now on sale (link below).

Quoting the Press Release:

"One of the pioneers of jazz-funk Roy Ayers will be making his debut as headliner on the festival’s main stage on Saturday, 23 July. There will also be performances from Ealing jazz favourites the Vasilis Xenopoulos Quintet and K.O.G and the Zongo Brigade.

Sunday, 24 July boasts a spectacular line up of jazz musicians including MOBO award winning Saxophonist YolanDa Brown, headlining the main stage. She will be joined by Keith Waithe and the Macussi Players and the highly buzzed newcomer Nerija.

Gates open at midday with performances starting at 12.30pm giving festival-goers two jam packed days of musical entertainment.

Cllr Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for transport, environment and leisure, said: “This year’s Ealing Jazz Festival is set to be one of the most exciting to date. By focussing on two fuller days, the festival has been carefully programmed to include both world renowned jazz acts that will perform in Ealing for the first time, while tipping our hats to festival favourites who have appeared at the festival for many years. The jazz festival is a great day out for residents and a much anticipated event on jazz lovers’ calendar.”

This year’s line-up has been specially programmed by some of London’s most experienced jazz bookers including Global Local and The Jazz Umbrella in collaboration with The Event Umbrella.

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(End of quote from press release). (pp)


Gill Cook Quintet / Vasilis Xenopoulos Quintet / Niji Adeleye The Boom Yeh / Roy Ayers / DJ Cal Jader / Rum Buffalo / The Manteccas / K.O.G and the Zongo Brigade / B.Y.O.B (Bring Your Own Brass) / City Ramblers Revival Skiffle Band / Jules Faife & Zad Adda / J L J Trio / Band of Joy / Matt Findlay Band / Jack Honeyborne Band / Keith Whaite and The Macussi Players / Partikel and Benet McLean / YolanDa Brown / Ealing Community Improvisation Orchestra / Femi Tomowo Trio / Nerija / Rick Leon James Quartet / Fox & Kavuma / Tim Robinson / The Blue Amen / Kate De Frietas & The Babacools

BOOKINGS: Advance tickets are £5.50 per day and £11 for the weekend weekend plus delivery fees (£1 for e-ticket or £2.25 for posted tickets). Tickets on the door are £7 per day or £12 for the weekend.