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EFG London Jazz Festival: Jaga Jazzist + Sinikka Langeland at the Royal Festival Hall

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Time 19:30
Date 19/11/17
Price £20

A tremendous double bill feat. a fusion of jazz, progressive rock, techno & everything in between from Ninja Tune artists Jaga Jazzist + Sinikka Langeland makes her UK premiere of The Magical Forest.

They're one of the most successful and individually gifted bands to emerge on the European scene this century – but do they play jazz, rock, hip hop, reggae, polka, electronica, classical or choral music?  The answer is all of the above and none of the above – they are, quite simply, a fascinating musical law unto themselves with numerous sell out London shows under their belt.

Their fun fuelled and energetic music is matched by their stage presence. It is revitalizing that such an established and experienced band, from their conception in 1994, can remain so present and fresh.

‘Jazz, techno and prog rock, sprinkled with moments of filigree delicacy but intense enough to blow the seated audience’s hair back’ (Evening Standard)

‘Quite simply, one of the most extraordinary live bands on the planet - once you've seen them there's no going back - you'll have to see the next gig’ (Gigwise)

Performing opposite them, Sinikka Langeland makes her UK premiere of the acclaimed and haunting new ECM recording, The Magical Forest, playing with a stellar ensemble that brings together instrumental soloists Arve Henriksen and Trygve Seim, and the brilliant voices of Trio Mediaeval.

COMPETITION: Win 1x pair of tickets to attend EFG London Jazz Festival: Jaga Jazzist + Sinikka Langeland at the Royal Festival Hall at 19:30 on Saturday 19 November. To enter the competition, send an email to vienna@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected.

Q: The Jazzist's have become something of a musical phenomenon in Norway since they started 19 years ago. Not only that, but this 9 piece instrumental band are regarded as one of the most exciting and innovative in Norway. The question is: the origin of the word jazz is believed to be related to what slang term, dating back to 1860, meaning "pep energy"?
A: .1) Jasm .2) Jism .3) Josm .4) Jusm