Academy Big Band: Celebrating Women in Jazz

Portrait of Nikki Iles

Nikki Iles director

On the eve of the 2020 EFG London Jazz Festival, we are excited to kick off celebrations with our own launch concert celebrating women in jazz.

The Academy Jazz Department has been proud to present many spectacular collaborations for the London Jazz Festival in previous years, including memorable performances at Cadogan Hall and Southbank Centre with artists Norma Winstone, John Hollenbeck’s Claudia Quintet, South African vocal legend Tutu Puoane and more. Tonight, Academy professor Nikki Iles presents a concert featuring some of her own acclaimed large ensemble music and other pieces by some of the best female big band composers from around the world.

Image credit: Drew Turner