London’s largest free jazz festival returns to Canary Wharf this August for an upbeat weekend of live music in Canada Square Park, one of Canary Wharf’s many open spaces. With a line-up set to rival New Orleans in the 1920s, Canary Wharf plays host to the smooth sounds of the UK’s most remarkable jazz artists.

Visitors can immerse themselves in the distinctive sound of the Rob Barron Quintet, who will open the show, and the neo-soul vibe of 20-year-old Poppy Ajudha,

Jazz up your weekend

Saturday’s headline act Riot Jazz Brass Band will perform a unique twisted mix of funk, soul, hip-hop and aggressive jazz. The nine-piece brass band made up of trumpets, trombones, a sousaphone, drums and an MC will play their way through funked-up favourites, re-interpreted dubstep and drum‘n’bass that never fail to fill the dancefloor.

Closing the show on Sunday will be Melt Yourself Down, a London-based band who draw on the influences of North African musical styles, punk jazz and funk.

Canary Wharf’s Jazz Festival is the crescendo of Canary Wharf’s Arts + Events programme which sees over 200 unmissable events from theatre performances, to live music, sporting events, outdoor theatre and exhibitions. Visitors can enjoy over 300 shops, shops, bars and restaurants, making it the perfect destination for a great day out.

Need to Know:

Canary Wharf Jazz Festival

Saturday 19th (2pm – 10pm) and Sunday 20th August 2017 (2.15pm – 9pm

Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, E14 (closest tube: Canary Wharf)


Line up:

Saturday 19th  August

2.00pm – 3.15pm        Rob Barron Quintet

3.45pm – 4.30pm        Poppy Ajudha

5.00pm – 6.15pm        Omar Puente Sextet

6.45pm – 8.00pm        Mammal Hands

8.30pm – 10.00pm      Riot Jazz Brass Band

Sunday 20th August

2.15pm – 3.30pm        Luna Cohen and Rob Luft

4.00pm – 5.15pm        Wild Card

5.45pm – 7.00pm        The Comet is Coming

7.30pm – 9.00pm        Melt Yourself Down

For more information on our diverse art and  events programme at Canary Wharf, please visit: