The fourth Liverpool International Jazz Festival (LIJF) is set to take place at The Capstone Theatre from Thursday 25th – Sunday 28th February 2016.
This time the line-up will include ticketed concerts from French percussionist/composer Pascal Schumacher, Belgian guitarist Philip Catherine and British saxophone legends Courtney Pine and Andy Sheppard. Alongside these concerts there will be free admission sets from some of the best artists and bands from the North West, including bands from Jazz North’s Northern Line rostra and Merseyside based groups being showcased by LiverpoolJazz. Add to this a free Milapfest concert by sarod player Sudeshna Bhattacharya, and various workshops and other events yet to be announced, this year’s Festival is looking to be as varied and entertaining as ever.
LIJF was established in 2013 by Liverpool Hope University, based at the University’s Capstone Theatre at its Creative Campus (17 Shaw Street, Liverpool L6 1HP). Previous years have seen performances from Courtney Pine, Denys Baptiste, Roller Trio, Get the Blessing, Impossible Gentlemen, Kit Downes, Led Bib and Jason Rebello, GoGo Penguin, Troyka, Dennis Rollins’ Velocity Trio and the James Taylor Quartet, alongside a plethora of amazing local artists.
The musical emphasis of LIJF is on cutting edge jazz, creativity and innovation in music-making but also on widening accessibility of jazz related music to general music audiences. The forthcoming 2016 Festival is no exception to this ethos.
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th February 2016
The Capstone Theatre
Liverpool Hope University
17 Shaw Street