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 most recent incarnation of Liverpool International Jazz Festival ran from Thurs 22nd Feb to Sun 25th Feb 2024 at Liverpool Hope University's Creative Campus and was the eleventh incarnation of the Festival. It included 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. 

Other Festival events included 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 featured sets from Liverpool based artists and bands focusing on original music. 

Event Name Date and Time Venue
Tommy Smith & Gwilym Simcock Duo [SOLD OUT] 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
LIJF 2024: Mutant Jazz LIJF After Party Fri 23rd Feb 2024, 8.30pm Metrocola, Leece Street, Liverpool
Milap and LIJF presents The Attuned Quartet Sat 24th Feb 2024, 1pm The Capstone Theatre
Liverpool Jazz Celebration ft. Olvine, Viktor Nordberg Quartet, Lula Nova, KIPPERS, Malchamech & Sweet Beans 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 [SOLD OUT] Sun 25th Feb 2024, 7.30pm The Capstone Theatre