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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, 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.