In Pictures: London Jazz Festival

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By TimW Last edited 83 months ago
In Pictures: London Jazz Festival
The festival always opens with a vocal spectacular. This image captures Noisettes singer Shingai Shoniwa.
The festival always opens with a vocal spectacular. This image captures Noisettes singer Shingai Shoniwa.
Again from the opening night, old-style jazz singer Gregory Porter.
Again from the opening night, old-style jazz singer Gregory Porter.
Malian kora (West African harp) virtuoso Toumani Diabaté wowed Islington's Union Chapel on the opening night with a sublime, contemplative set.
Malian kora (West African harp) virtuoso Toumani Diabaté wowed Islington's Union Chapel on the opening night with a sublime, contemplative set.
Benjamin Duterde, aka Ben L’Oncle Soul, is a French soul singer. He played Queen Elizabeth Hall last Saturday.
Benjamin Duterde, aka Ben L’Oncle Soul, is a French soul singer. He played Queen Elizabeth Hall last Saturday.
Back to the Jazz Voice showcase. Here Lucinda Belle struts her stuff.
Back to the Jazz Voice showcase. Here Lucinda Belle struts her stuff.

More than any other style of music, jazz looks good down a camera lens. Perhaps it's the heritage of the smoky glamour of jazz clubs, perhaps it's the styles of dress, perhaps it's the intensity of the music – who knows, but many a coffee table book has been compiled around jazz.

So the London Jazz Festival is a great opportunity for photographers to catch that special moment. With just a few days of the festival to go, here is a selection of images from the opening weekend. For more photos of the festival, try Edu Hawkins.

Images 1, 2, 4 and 5 courtesy of Emile Holba. There are still some tickets remaining for London Jazz Festival events.

Last Updated 17 November 2011