Jazz is blowing through town again with the Lagos International Jazz Festival 2022

After a brief hiatus occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic, Inspiro Productions, the organizers of the Lagos International Jazz Festival (LIJF), have announced the dates of April 29-30, 2022 for this year’s Jazz Fiesta. Last held live in 2019 and virtually in 2021, the festival resumes live performances and will also be streamed to audiences around the world.

In a statement, Ayoola Sadare, Founder and Festival Director, LIJF, said: “We are pleased to be able to resume the live performances and staging of Nigeria’s premier jazz festival, the Lagos International Jazz Festival, in the midst of all the challenges we have faced. . Our goal to make Lagos, Nigeria a vibrant global tourist destination for jazz alongside cities like Cape Town, Montreal, Montreux, New Orleans, London and Tokyo among others in Africa and around the world is still In progress. We appreciate the effort of all artists, our sponsors and supporters now and over the years to make this happen. They are assured of the same quality of production and the same range of artists that they have enjoyed over the years”.

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The Lagos International Jazz Festival (LIJF) is designed to provide visitors and residents of Lagos with world-class entertainment attracting lovers of jazz and contemporary music to the city and by extension to Nigeria. The festival has adopted and incorporated both April Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) and International Jazz Day into its schedule. International Jazz Day April 30, 2022 is the high point of Jazz Appreciation Month.

The two-day Lagos International Jazz Festival 2022 is set to be held at the Bay Lounge, Lagos’ largest waterfront lounge, located at Plot 10, Admiralty Road, Lekki 1, Lagos.

The Lagos International Jazz Festival is supported by insurance giant STI Plc, The Bay Lounge Waterfront and Lagos Tourism. Admission this year is strictly by invitation.

In the meantime, the organizers have promised to reveal the artists who will perform at the festival soon.

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