EALING Jazz Festival has announced the first wave of performers to appear at this summer’s event, including Mobo Award-winning singer-songwriter Zara McFarlane.

The festival champions the best-established and emerging acts from the UK and around the world.

A mainstay of the jazz calendar for more than two decades, it is held in Walpole Park and will be take place this year on July 28-29, noon-10pm.

To bring a rousing end to the weekend, Sunday’s South Stage will be hosted by PizzaExpress Live, who have showcased some of the world’s greatest musicians in their renowned restaurants since 1976.

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Fast becoming Britain’s foremost jazz vocalist, Zara McFarlane combines the intricacies of jazz with a deep soulfulness, fusing both with the rhythms of Jamaica.

Experimental jazz band Vels Trio will also be welcomed to the festival stage, alongside all-female jazz septet Nérija.

Other first wave artists include hip-hop-edged jazz band TriForce, tenor saxophonist Vasilis Xenopoulos, who will perform with the Nigel Price Quartet, and flautist Keith Waithe.

Tickets are available from today: https://www.ticketline.co.uk/ealing-jazz-festival#tour

Advance tickets: £5 per day or £10 for the weekend (plus booking fees).

On-the-day tickets: £7 before 3pm, £10 after or £12 for the weekend.