Lagos International Jazz Festival
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Lagos International Jazz Festival

Lagos International Jazz Festival
Genre various
Dates Annually
Location(s) Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria
Years active 2008-present

The Lagos International Jazz Festival (LIJF), also known as Lagos Jazz Fest, is an annual celebration of the music and culture that takes place in Lagos. Held since 2008, the Lagos International Jazz Festival is a three-day event. The 2016 festival was split between a two-day standard edition held at Freedom Park, Lagos, and a one-day luxury edition happening at The Bay Lounge Waterfront, Lekki,[1][2] with both events commencing at 6pm. Musicians featured at the festival (either as guests or performers) include A?a, Courtney Pine, Freshly Ground, Beat Kaestli and Grammy award-winning artistes such as Lekan Babalola and Jermaine Jackson among others. The 2016 Jazz festival incorporated in its programme Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) and International Jazz Day.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9]


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  2. ^ Chuks Nwanne (15 May 2015). "Lagos Steams Jazz, As Babalola, Solanke, Ajayi, Batic, Others Groove". The Guardian. Nigeria. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ Tony Ogaga Erhariefe (26 March 2016). "Lagos Jazz Festival 'll boost economy - Ayoola Sadare". Sun News. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "Jermaine Jackson is in Lagos for Jazz Concert hosted by Gov. Ambode Tonight". Bella Naija. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "Jazz festival puts Lagos on global tourism map, says Ambode". pmnews. Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ "Road to Lagos International Jazz Festival". ThisDay. Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ Timothy Momoh. "Lagos International Jazz Festival 2016, Mike Aremu, Herbert Kunle Ajayi, Sharp Band, others perform at musical festival". Pulse. Retrieved 2016.
  9. ^ GEORGE OKOJIE (28 April 2016). "Ambode Enlists Grammy Award Winners For Lagos Jazz Festival". Retrieved 2016.

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