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Liverpool International Jazz Festival celebrates 10th anniversary

Liverpool International Jazz Festival takes place this month promising a line-up of award-winning global artists.

The festival, staged in Liverpool Hope University’s Capstone Theatre, is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2023.

This year’s event has music spanning a range of jazz-influenced genres from Indo-jazz to Afro-funk to classical, and focuses on contemporary instrument jazz.

It opens on Thursday, February 23 with Milap Indo Jazz Club, a special collaboration between the festival and Milap – the UK’s leading Indian arts and culture company – which will bring together some of England’s top Indian and jazz musicians.

Friday, February 24 brings a specially filmed performance for the festival by Israeli vocalist Adee Lifshitz, celebrating her collaboration with saxophonist Phil Shotton and his quartet, a live performance by electronic fusion trio Devils of Moko, and then live jazz and DJ sets from Melodic Distraction.

Luxembourg trip Dock in Absolute perform on Saturday, February 25 while in the evening British-Asian bass player Shez Raja will bring his high energy live show to the festival, featuring Tony Kofi.

Sunday, February 26 kicks off in the morning with the Curly Music Sax Day including workshops, masterclasses and performances from international sax superstar, Norwegian Marius Neset, and the north’s leading jazz saxophonist, composer and educator Dean Masser.

Neset will also close the festival on the evening of February 26.

Liverpool International Jazz Festival runs from February 23-26. More details and tickets HERE

Photo top: Marius Neset.


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