Inspiro Productions, the organisers of the annual Lagos International Jazz Festival (LIJF), have announced April 29 and 30th 2022 for the jazz fiesta this year after a brief hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Held live last in 2019 and virtually in 2021, the festival resumes live performances and will also be streamed to audiences around the world.
“We are glad that we are able to once again resume live performances and the staging of Nigeria’s premier Jazz festival – The Lagos International Jazz Festival amidst all the challenges we faced. Our goal of establishing Lagos, Nigeria as a vibrant global Jazz tourism destination alongside cities like Cape Town, Montreal, Montreux, New Orleans, London and Tokyo among others in Africa and the world is still on course. We appreciate the effort of all the artistes, our sponsors and supporters now and over the years for making this happen. They are assured the same quality production and artiste lineup they have enjoyed over the years,” Ayoola Sadare, LIJF founder and festival director says in a statement.
The festival, designed to offer visitors and residents in Lagos world class entertainment, attracts Jazz and contemporary music lovers to the city and by extension Nigeria. It has adopted and incorporated both the April Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) and International Jazz Day to its programme. International Jazz Day on April 30 is the culmination of Jazz Appreciation Month.
The two-day Lagos International Jazz Festival 2022 is scheduled to hold at the largest waterfront lounge in the Lagos megacity – The Bay Lounge, Plot 10, Admiralty Road, Lekki 1, Lagos.
The statement adds that artistes to perform at this year’s edition will be unveiled soon.
The Lagos International Jazz Festival is supported by Insurance giant STI plc, The Bay Lounge Waterfront & Lagos Tourism.
This year’s admission is strictly by invitation.