Liverpool International Jazz Festival (LIJF) was established in 2013 by Liverpool Hope University, and in previous years has included performances from some of Jazz music’s leading lights. The emphasis of the Festival is on contemporary instrumental jazz in a variety of styles, taking audience members on a musical journey that traverses numerous genres and cross-genres.
Liverpool International Jazz Festival 2020 will be the eighth edition of the Festival and will run from Thurs 27th Feb - Sun 1st March 2020.
Featured artists include London based jazz collective Cykada (Thurs 27th Feb), Netherlands innovators Tin Men and the Telephone (Fri 28th Feb), Indo-jazz innovator Sarathy Korwar (sat 29th Feb), boisterous Belgian iconoclasts Blow 3.0 (Sat 29th Feb), a concert of groove based music from Martin Archer's Anthropology Band (Sun 1st March) and a closing performance from saxophonist Tony Kofi (Sun 1st March), whose quartet's set will focus on his work with the legendary Ornette Coleman.
Along the way there are support sets from up and coming bands, with a strong focus on original music, including sets from Yaatri (Leeds), Beyond Albedo (Leeds), Hippo (Bristol), Moonmot (Switzerland/UK) and Blind Monk Theory? (Liverpool).