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 Friday 18th November 2022 it is with great pleasure that we welcome Ruby Rushton to the living room stage.
About Ruby Rushton
“If ever proof was needed that the London jazz scene is on fire right now – here it is!” – Evening Standard
Tenderlonious-led jazz quartet Ruby Rushton are one of the leading, most forward-thinking and prolific bands to emerge from London’s thriving jazz scene. They have been at the forefront of the UK jazz scene since the release of their debut album ‘Two For Joy’ back in 2015, an album credited with introducing a new generation to jazz music in the U.K. Their music is rooted in the spiritual concepts of jazz heroes such as John Coltrane and Yusef Lateef, whilst adopting influences from hip hop, Afrobeat, bebop, jazz-funk and sounds of the U.K. underground. In 2019 the band released their 4th studio album and most successful to date ‘Ironside’, described by The Quietus as “vibrant, flawlessly executed and totally joyous throughout; it’s hard to ask for more”.
In 2020 they continued in prolific fashion, following up “Ironside” with two sell out 7” singles “Yardley Suite/Overture 1” and “Sun Khosi/Chrysalis” with the latter described by Clash Magazine as “an absolute inspiration, an afrobeat tinged jazz stepper that exudes life, optimism, and purpose. Another piece of forward-thinking jazz music from Ruby Rushton, who somehow manage to sound both innately classic and future-minded at the same time”. 2021 will see the band release their 5th studio album, led by an EP due for release in June 2021 on 22a.
“This band’s personality is forging out a fresh universe for others to explore” – Clash Mag
The band have received high praise and support from some of the key tastemakers, DJ’s, radio stations, magazines and newspapers in the world, including: Gilles Peterson, Hughie Morgan, Kerys Matthews, Benji B, Jamie Cullum, Tom Ravenscroft, Lefto, The Evening Standard, Mojo, FACT & many more.
HEADLINE ACT: RUBY RUSHTON / DOORS: 6PM / STAGE TIME 9PM
SUPPORT ACT: DENNIS AYLER (DJ SET) / STAGE TIME: 7PM-9:00PM + 10:30PM-1:30AM