What's On: Canary Wharf Jazz Festival
From bebop and swing to New Orleans and acid, jazz music from around the world is coming to Canada Square Park for the largest free festival of its kind in London.
Canary Wharf will become the centre of the jazz scene when performers take the stage from August 16 to 18.
The free outdoor concerts will see a programme of new and nostalgic jazz from every genre.
Friday evening kicks off with Roller Trio, who play a mix of rock riffs, angular drums, electronic loops and powerful tenor saxophone, and a headline performance from the multi-award-winning alto-saxophonist and MC Soweto Kinch.
Saturday's programme opens with a set by the Nathaniel Facey Quartet the young British alto saxophonist, composer, arranger and band leader. Next up come Troyka with their visceral mash-up of rock, jazz and dance music.
At 5pm Soothsayers will keep it upbeat with their deep, hypnotic grooves, powerful horn lines and signature vocal harmonies.
Double MOBO Award-winning saxophonist, YolanDa Brown will play out her jazz, soul and reggae beats before a headline performance from Cuban violinist Omar Puente with his high-energy 10-piece band.
Sunday's entertainment will open with the Zoe Rahman Quartet, which is known for an individual style, powerful technique and exuberant performances.
British jazz pianist Jason Rebello follows, a player whose versatility and keyboard skills have found him working with a wide range of top musicians, including Sting, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins and Joss Stone.
Ian Shaw, cited as one of the world's finest male jazz vocalists will fill the park with his sophisticated sounds before soulful vocals and get-on-your-feet beats from Carleen Anderson close the festival.
Go to canarywharf.com for more information.