Liverpool International Jazz Festival

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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. The emphasis of the Festival is on contemporary instrumental jazz in a variety of styles with a focus on presenting work from an international selection of world class artists, taking audience members on a musical journey that traverses numerous genres and cross-genres.

The next incarnation of Liverpool International Jazz Festival will take place from Thurs 22nd Feb to Sun 25th Feb 2024 at Liverpool Hope University's Capstone Theatre and will be the eleventh incarnation of the Festival. It will include music from some of the most exciting figures in contemporary jazz including concerts by Tommy Smith & Gwilym Simcock, David Helbock's Austrian Syndicate, Attuned Quartet, Yolanda Charles Project pH Instra-mentals and Denys Baptiste: Late Trane. Alongside this there will be a series of other events, to be announced, championing local artists.

In addition to individually ticketed performances there will be a Festival Ticket for £60 which gives entry to the five main Festival concerts.

Other Festival events include Liverpool Sax Day, after-parties at Metrocola and The Caledonia Pub, a free lunchtime concert of the music of Carla Bley, performed by Liverpool Hope University Big Band, and a special free admission Saturday afternoon event, Liverpool Jazz Celebration, which features sets from Liverpool based artists and bands focusing on original music. 

Event Name Date and Time Venue
LIJF Festival Ticket Thurs 22nd Feb 2024 - Sun 25th Feb 2024 The Capstone Theatre
Tommy Smith & Gwilym Simcock Duo Thurs 22nd Feb 2024, 7.30pm The Capstone Theatre
Liverpool Hope Big Band performs Carla Bley Fri 23rd Feb 2024, 1pm The Capstone Theatre
David Helbock Austrian Syndicate Fri 23rd Feb 2024, 7.30pm The Capstone Theatre
Mutant Jazz® LIJF After Party Fri 23rd Feb 2024, 9pm Metrocola, Leece Street, Liverpool
Milap and LIJF presents The Attuned Quartet Sat 24th Feb 2024, 1pm The Capstone Theatre
Liverpool Jazz Celebration Sat 24th Feb 2024, 3pm Cornerstone Theatre & Foyer
Yolanda Charles Project pH Instra-mentals Sat 24th Feb 2024, 7.30pm The Capstone Theatre
Cali Discs – LIJF Special Sat 24th Feb 2024, 9pm The Caledonia Pub, 22 Caledonia St, Liverpool L7 7DX
Liverpool Sax Day Sun 25th Feb 2024, 10am The Cornerstone Building
Denys Baptiste: Late Trane Sun 25th Feb 2024, 7.30pm The Capstone Theatre