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, next 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). 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.
Pascal Schumacher Thursday, 25 February 2016 £11.50
Philip Catherine Quartet Friday, 26 February 2016 £11.50
Milapfest presents Sudeshna Bhattacharya Saturday, 27 February 2016 Free Admission
Pan Jumby Saturday, 27 February 2016 Free Admission
Cameron Vale Saturday, 27 February 2016 Free Admission
Artephis Saturday, 27 February 2016 Free Admission
Graeme Wilson Quartet Saturday, 27 February 2016 Free Admission
LiverpoolJazz presents Courtney Pine Saturday, 27 February 2016 £11.50
Liverpool Showcase Concert Sunday, 28 February 2016 Free Admission
Andy Sheppard Saxophone Workshop Sunday, 28 February 2016 Free Admission
Andy Sheppard's Hotel Bristol Sunday, 28 February 2016 £11.50