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The London Lineup

Sun 19 Nov 2023, 12 noon
The Clore Ballroom, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall
A group of young people holding instruments and smiling
Image Courtesy of Youthsayers

Pick up what London’s emerging artists and youth music ensembles are putting down in this talent-packed afternoon show presented by EFG London Jazz Festival.

Julian Joseph Jazz Academy, 12 noon – 12.30pm
The Julian Joseph Jazz Academy (JJJA) is celebrating its 10th anniversary and continues to offer talented young instrumentalists and vocalists an amazing opportunity to learn from some of the world’s top jazz musicians. At JJJA, students are encouraged and guided to evolve their creative powers and performance skills, through the exploration of the American roots of Jazz.

Wandsworth Jazz Orchestra, 1.15pm – 1.45pm The Wandsworth Jazz Orchestra (WJO) are part of the Wandsworth Music Academy and, under the direction of Olly Blackman and Dave Boraston, tackle a wide range of big-band repertoire while honing ensemble technique, stylistic interpretation and improvisation skills. Since its formation in 2015, WJO has worked with artists including Miguel Gorodi, Josephine Davies, Tom White and, currently, saxophonist Damian Cook for their upcoming performance alongside him at the EFG London Jazz Festival.

ArtsTrain, 2.30pm – 3pm ArtsTrain is an award-winning creative music project, supported by Arts Council England, that works with young people between the ages of 11 and 25, primarily in the boroughs of Bromley, Bexley and Lewisham. ArtsTrain runs songwriting, community and artist development projects throughout the year, which focus on participants creating their own new music. This year, ArtsTrain's Academy and artist development programmes will come together to perform as a collective at The London Lineup.

The JMI Youth Big Band, 3.45pm – 4.15pm The JMI Youth Big Band is rooted in contemporary Jewish music and big band jazz, assimilating myriad styles and influences from around the world through their own musical lens. The band brings together young musicians from diverse and varied backgrounds and traditions, providing them with an inclusive approach to creative music learning and improvisation. Breaking boundaries and bridging cross-cultural divides, this extraordinary ensemble focuses on the power and energy of community and creativity. JMI is delighted to be joined by special guest artist Jason Yarde for this event.

Guildhall's ImPossibilities, 5pm – 5.30pm ImPossibilities was formed in 2013 to make music, sound, poetry and visual work inspired by Sun Ra, which would reflect how his legacy continues to inspire, decades after his departure from planet Earth. Since Guildhall School’s inception, its students have collaborated with young aspiring musicians, poets and leading international jazz musicians to create new musical hybrids under the artistic leadership of guitarist, educationalist, composer and Sun Ra archivist Paul Griffiths.

Youthsayers, 6.15pm – 6.45pm Youthsayers is South London–based music performance and education group set up in 2016 to engage young people in exciting and challenging ensemble work. The aim is to develop group playing skills, leadership and confidence, as well as cultural appreciation and understanding. Youthsayers provides free-of-charge equal access, opportunities and a developmental path for all young people with an interest in learning about music performance and ensemble playing. Youthsayers is run by musicians from the established recording and performance group Soothsayers.

Need to know

Age recommendation

Under-14s must be accompanied by an adult

Julian Joseph Jazz Academy, 12 noon – 12.30pm
Wandsworth Jazz Orchestra, 1.15pm – 1.45pm
ArtsTrain, 2.30pm – 3pm
The JMI Youth Big Band, 3.45pm – 4.15pm
Guildhall's ImPossibilities, 5pm – 5.30pm
Youthsayers, 6.15pm – 6.45pm

Dates & times

Sun 19 Nov 2023, 12 noon


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Toilets, including accessible toilets, are open on Level 2 of the Royal Festival Hall. 


There's a cloakroom in the Blue Side Foyer, Level 4, Royal Festival Hall. It’s £1 per item, card only. The cloakroom opens about an hour before ticketed events, and closes around 15 minutes after the performance ends. It can be accessed via Lifts 4 & 5, Blue Side, Royal Festival Hall.

Any sized item can be left in our cloakroom, including fold-away bicycles. We don’t accept non-folding bicycles. Items must be collected on the same day they are stored. From time to time, the cloakroom may not be available. You won’t be able to bring any bags over 40 x 25 x 25cm into the auditorium of the Royal Festival Hall or the Queen Elizabeth Hall, or into the Hayward Gallery, so please leave large bags at home.

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Booking wheelchair positions

When booking a wheelchair position in the Royal Festival Hall for large motorised wheelchairs (more than 65cm wide), please book in the rear stalls or side stalls. Boxes aren't able to accommodate larger wheelchairs due to limited space. If you have any queries, please contact [email protected] or call 020 3879 9555.

Entering the hall

For level access to the Royal Festival Hall from the Queen Elizabeth Hall Slip Road off Belvedere Road, please use the Southbank Centre Square Doors. The JCB Glass Lift is situated at this entrance and will take you to all floors. All floors are accessible from the main foyer on Level 2. If you need further assistance, our Visitor Assistants are here to help you.

You can also use the external lift near the Artists' Entrance on Southbank Centre Square to reach Mandela Walk, Level 2. 

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Blue Badge holders and those with access requirements can be dropped off on the Queen Elizabeth Hall Slip Road off Belvedere Road (the road between the Royal Festival Hall and the Hayward Gallery).

There are four Blue Badge parking spaces available for visitors located on the Queen Elizabeth Hall Slip Road. Spaces are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, and are free to use. You must display your Blue Badge as you enter the site. Vehicles that do not display a Blue Badge are refused entry.

Blue Badge parking at National Theatre

Alternative parking for Blue Badge holders visiting the Southbank Centre can be found at the National Theatre car park (330 metres). If you are visiting the Hayward Gallery, just take your badge and car park ticket to the Ticket Desk in the gallery foyer for validation before you leave.

Please note: when the National Theatre building is closed (on Sundays, and on days without performances) there is no step-free access from the car park. Please contact the National Theatre directly to check before travelling. Call 020 7452 3961 or email [email protected]

Alternative parking is available nearby at the APCOA Cornwall Road Car Park (490 metres), subject to charges.

Blue Badge parking at APCOA Cornwall Road

Alternative parking for Blue Badge holders visiting the Southbank Centre can also be found at the South Bank Car Park – APCOA Cornwall Road Car Park. Just take your badge and car park ticket to the parking attendant office at the entrance to the car park for validation before you leave.

A drop-off point at the Royal Festival Hall (30 metres) has been created for visitors who are unable to walk from alternative car parks.

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