Liverpool International Jazz Festival is set to take place at Liverpool Hope University’s Creative Campus from 21 – 24 February 2019.
The event, supported by LiverpoolJazz, also includes some exciting collaborations with Jazz North and Milapfest. Headline artists have already been announced including, David Helbock’s Random Control, Strobes, Darius Brubeck Quartet, Atom String Quartet and VEIN featuring Andy Sheppard.
Liverpool International Jazz Festival (LIJF) was established in 2013 by Liverpool Hope University, and in previous years has included performances from some of Jazz music’s leading lights – artists such as Courtney Pine, Denys Baptiste, Roller Trio, Impossible Gentlemen, Kit Downes, Led Bib, Philip Catherine, GoGo Penguin, Troyka, Neil Cowley Trio, and Dennis Rollins’ Velocity Trio.
The emphasis of the festival is on contemporary instrumental jazz in a variety of styles, taking audience members on a musical journey that traverses numerous genres and cross-genres, including Funk/Acid Jazz, IndoJazz and Jazz Rock.
Along the way, there are support sets from North West artists, masterclasses, and workshops from Festival performers and after-events.
The festival features many other performances, including concerts and support sets from local artists along with a Woodwind Day featuring jazz sax legend Andy Sheppard, organised by Curly Music on Sun 24th Feb.