INVITATION TO SATCHMO’S JAZZ AND CULTURE FESTIVAL, LAGOS 2016
This year, SJL becomes much more than a jazz music festival. We have created an exciting tapestry of entertaining events including festive threads of jazz (and nu-jazz) music, as well as jazz-inspired visual, and literary artists. A picnic, boat cruise, jazz inspired filming, food, drinks, fun and the full works of festivities are to be expected.
SJL also has the mandate of UNESCO IJD to produce the International Jazz Day event in Nigeria, for the second year running. The event, expected to be the highlight of the festival – which encourages interaction between art, business and culture while providing non-stop excitement for all age groups – will be an exhilarating and magical experience, and it will hold at various locations including
- Kick off Jazz in partnership with Industry Nite at The Oriental Hotel V.I ( Wednesday 27th April, 2016) from 7pm
- The Blowfish Hotel; Poolside live music & floetry ( Thursday 28TH April, 2016) from 7pm
- Pre-IJD Countdown at The Oriental Hotel Victoria Island Live performances all through the night ( Friday 29th April 2016)from 7pm
- IJD Celebrations Extraordinaire at Metropolitan Club ( Saturday 30th April 2016) from 7pm
- Closing Celebration & Afterparty Vellvett Lounge (Sunday 1st May 2016) from 7pm
International Jazz Day brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics, and jazz enthusiasts all over the world to celebrate and learn about jazz and its roots, future and impact. Every year on April 30, this international art form is recognized for promoting peace, dialogue among cultures, diversity, and respect for human dignity, eradicating discrimination, fostering gender equality, and promoting individual expression.
From the main stage at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos, Victoria Island, main stage at Metropolitan Club and other venues, participating galleries, restaurants, and hotels, the festival will reach thousands of live attendees and visitors throughout Lagos.
SJL ’16 presents a truly exciting musical lineup, featuring top domestic and international artists such as Norman Brown, Rick Braun, Carlo Rossi & the Organic Jam, Femi Leye and Phebean. In addition, SJL ’16 will host numerous jazz events at participating venues citywide, including
For more information about the festival, please visit our website