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EFG has been a supporter of the London Jazz Festival since 2008, became the headline sponsor in 2013 and recently extended its sponsorship to 2023. Held every year in November, the Festival is the UK’s largest annual celebration of jazz and features world class artists alongside emerging stars, delivering a dazzling variety of jazz and contemporary music to audiences of over 150’000 each year.
EFG celebrates and aspires to share the distinctive qualities that make jazz such an exceptional art form, embracing creativity and innovation, diversity and collaboration. As part of the Festival, EFG co-created the EFG Excellence Series, an annual programme of major concerts from some of the leading lights in jazz. In recent years, these have included Herbie Hancock, Melody Gardot, Kurt Elling, Abdullah Ibrahim, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Courtney Pine.
EFG is the main sponsor of Estival Jazz Lugano, a series of free, popular open air concerts that take place every July in the heart of Lugano. Estival Jazz Lugano has evolved into one of the leading events in Switzerland’s annual music calendar and attracts thousands of visitors each year. In its 40 year history, Estival has featured some high quality performances from some of the leading lights in jazz, including Miles Davis, BB King, Ray Charles, Miriam Makeba and many others. Lugano is an important hub for EFG and the bank is pleased to support Estival Jazz Lugano as part of its commitment to the region.
EFG has supported jazz across Asia since 2008 and is a partner of renowned Singapore based jazz pianist and composer, Jeremy Monteiro. Known to many as Singapore’s ‘King of Swing’, Jeremy is an EFG ambassador and regularly plays on the international jazz circuit.