A full on 10 day hike around London's finest live music venues from the Southbank Centre, Barbican and the Royal Albert Hall to Ronnie Scott's, Vortex, Cafe Otto, XOYO and Village Underground. If you've not checked out who's performing, I strongly recommend taking a peek here. There are many free events too. If you pigeon hole 'jazz' as a Fast Show parody (be it a bloody funny parody) then you're really missing out, as the UK scene is burgeoning with raw talent. If you love music, you'll love the aural discovery of the festival.
Below are a few party snaps I took at the festival launch party back in September...and below that are some formal Wayne Shorter, Sonny Rollins & Ornette Coleman action from 2013, 2012 & 2011. Enjoy.