About the EFG London Jazz Festival
The EFG London Jazz Festival is the capital’s biggest pan-city music festival, taking place annually in November, which has long been acclaimed for showcasing a heady mix of talent from around the world. Widely acknowledged for delivering world-class artists and emerging stars, the Festival continues to take jazz to a massive audience, in one of UK’s landmark music events. Following an exceptional edition last year, EFG London Jazz Festival returns with a programme of live performances by an electrifying lineup of global stars, special collaborations, and the finest and freshest music. On Saturday 19th November 2022 it is with great pleasure that we welcome Raquel Martins to the living room stage.
About Raquel Martins
21-year-old singer-songwriter and guitarist, Raquel Martins moved to London when she was only 17. Raised under the sun in Portugal, she grew up listening to the endless classics from the Brazilian and jazz repertoire. It was only when she discovered the world of contemporary hip-hop, soul and jazz music that she realised she could create something new with all the sounds she had been absorbing over the years.
In only 4 years in the UK capital, she’s already established herself as both a very solid side musician working for established UK jazz artists such as Poppy Ajudah, as well as an artist with a unique voice, at the intersection of modern soul and jazz, reminiscent of Nai Palm, Jordan Rakei or Oscar Jerome, with an added authentic Brazilian flavour that sets her apart.
“A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH IN THE YEARS TO COME“- GILLES PETERSON – WORLDWIDE FM / BBC 6 MUSIC
“I LOVE IT” – JAMIE CULLUM – BBC 2
Support Act: Erica McKoy
Erica McKoy is a DJ, presenter and writer from London.
Her work in music has been about weaving together new and old threads, connecting the samples to the original releases, and building a community of people with her morning show, The People’s Breakfast on Worldwide FM.
Whether she’s researching the connection between the club and mental health or inviting exciting guests to talk about culture – Erica has a big interest in the community and the power of The People.
“A GREAT BROADCASTER.” — Gilles Peterson.
“ANOTHER KILLER SHOW , WHEN’S THE RADIO 6 SLOT HAPPENING .” — Charlie Dark
Listen here: bit.ly/3PMwNpX
HEADLINE ACT: RAQUEL MARTINS / DOORS: 8PM / STAGE TIME: 9PM
SUPPORT ACT: ERICA MCKOY / STAGE TIME: 10PM