Countdown to London Jazz Festival

The London Jazz Festival gets under way tomorrow and there’s no messing about from the get-go, with a wealth of gigs on the opening day of the festival which runs through until Sunday week. Tomorrow’s offerings include the big Jazz Voice gala at the Barbican, Britten Sinfonia with Dhafer Youssef and Joanna MacGregor at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Vincent Herring at Ronnie’s, Keith Tippett at the Purcell Room, Ken Vandermark at the Vortex, Femi Kuti at the Festival Hall and the London Sinfonietta with Arve Henriksen and Iain Ballamy at King’s Place. For all the festival details and how to book go to