November 08, 2012, 8:28 am -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- For the middle fortnight of November, the UK capital's city streets will be filled with syncopated rhythms and double basses…as the London Jazz Festival 2012 comes strolling into town from 9th til 18th November.
It has been and remains a huge draw for thousands of fans as well as hundreds of performers worldwide, tying up nicely with the end of the Oslo World Music Festival recently coming to a close in early November.
This year big names include Herbie Hancock and Macy Gray, the soulful singer show charcoal-infused tones will be supported by saxophone supremo David Murray, and a 15-piece band.
As well as big-name arts venues holding up some of the biggest concerts in the programme, such as the Southbank Centre and Barbican Centre, the festival will also involve some of the city's most famous jazz clubs and bars. Ronnie Scott's, The Forge and Arts Depot will all play host to big names and great nights.
Thousands of fans make the trip especially to the city for this time of year – and if you are one such jazz aficionado, then LondonTown.com's set of cheap London hotels with discounts and deals will definitely appeal.
For the opening Jazz Festival weekend, a deluxe double room at the Charing Cross - A Guoman hotel, 4*, has over 80% off, coming in at £159 per night. You can also eschew hotel living and make a weekend of it and rent a city living apartment, allowing for easy mealtimes and self-catering, at £173 per night, located right in the heart of the West End. See LondonTown.com for more details.