Judi Jackson

Part of EFG London Jazz Festival

Sat 18 Nov, 7pm

This event has been cancelled. Visit www.efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk/events for more events in the festival throughout London and Barking & Dagenham. 

Judi Jackson will also be appearing as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival on Sunday 12 November at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre. More details and tickets available from www.efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk/events/judi-jackson-3

After winning vocalist of the year at the 2020 Jazz FM awards, Judi Jackson has continued to put her world-class talent in the spotlight. Last year saw her sell-out a prestigious London show at the Jazz Café, while her growing reputation was augmented as BBC Radio 2 playlisted her track River.

Jackson’s American Songbook live show includes her own interpretations of songs from jazz greats such as Nina Simone, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald along with her original soul-infused music to create an unforgettable performance .

Support comes from tyroneisaacstuart, an East London-born & based artist, primarily using practices based in Dance, Jazz & Visual Art to make interdisciplinary work.  Tyrone has worked with Moses Boyd, Mark Kavuma, Shabaka Hutchings and Cassie Kinoshi, and will be playing a solo set in the bar.

This event is part of a partnership between the EFG London Jazz Festival and the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, celebrating the cultural heritage of the borough through gigs in local community venues, workshops for people to get involved in music-making and pop-up performances happening across the borough, taking place 10-19th November 2023.

Judi Jackson grew in Roanoke, Virginia, playing piano and singing in the church choir. Inspired by the greats – Betty Carter, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone – her career started to take shape in her teens. At 16 she opened for Mavis Staples, and two years later, teamed with jazz fusionists Snarky Puppy. When she moved to London, she channelled influences such as Joni Mitchell, Sade and Erykah Badu into her acclaimed EP Blame It On My Youth. She was voted Vocalist of the Year at the 2020 Jazz FM Awards. Last year she released her full-length debut album Grace.