Courtney Pine at Ealing Jazz Festival

Summer programme takes place in Ealing, Acton and Greenford


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Ealing Jazz Festival returns to London’s Walpole Park with an exciting mix of world-renowned artists and local talent for the weekend of 29–30 July.
The first wave of artists announced for this year includes visionary saxophonist Courtney Pine CBE, principal founder of Jazz Warriors and the only black British jazz artist to have appeared on the cover of NME. 

Pine will be accompanied by the London-born father of neo-soul Omar MBE. Known for his chart-topping hit “There’s Nothing Like This”, Omar has appeared on Gilles Peterson’s revolutionary Talkin’ Loud imprint and won the Urban Music Award for Outstanding Achievement in 2006.
Joining the ranks is the pioneer of Ghana's guitar highlife and afrobeat scene, Ebo Taylor,  whose contributions as a guitarist and bandleader helped define the sound that we associate with ‘70s West Africa today, while 12-piece afrobeat, dub and jazz collective Nubiyan Twist will light up the stage with their upbeat blend of groove, horn and soulful vocals.

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Founded in 1984, the Ealing Jazz Festival has been part of the borough’s summertime calendar for over 30 years. Last year saw Roy Ayers and Yolanda Brown headlining and the sun beaming down, drawing nearly 10,000 people to Walpole Park.

Ealing Jazz Festival is one of 2017’s Ealing Summer Festivals, a series of seven separate events taking place in the borough between July and September. Set in some of Ealing’s most beautiful parks, the festivals bring people together in a collective appreciation of exceptional local and international talent across a range of artistic disciplines.

First wave line-up

Main Stage Courtney Pine feat. OmarEbo TaylorNubiyan TwistLauren Kinsella DuoAgata KubikStefania Salvador Jazzical QuartetTORUSSimians of Swing South StageNoemi NutiCar Orr Bar StageKitty PageThe Jazz Cat Trio

Ealing Jazz Festival details29th – 30th July: Ealing Jazz Festiva lWalpole Park, London, W5 5HS 12pm - 11pm

Tickets available from hereAdvance tickets: £5 per day or £10 for the weekend (plus booking fees)On the day tickets: £7 before 3pm, £10 after or £12 for the weekend

Ealing Summer Festivals programme

1st – 2nd July: Eat Drink Ealing Ealing Common, London, W5 3JB
8th July: Greenford Carnival Ravenor Park, Greenford, UB6 9LG
12th – 15th July: Ealing Beer Festival Walpole Park, London, W5 5HS 
15th July: Acton Carnival Acton Park, London, W3 7LB
20th – 21st & 26th – 28th July: Ealing Comedy Festival Walpole Park, London, W5 5HS 
22nd – 23rd July: Ealing Blues FestivalWalpole Park,  London, W5 5HS 
29th – 30th July: Ealing Jazz FestivalWalpole Park, London, W5 5HS 


April 20, 2017

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