For five exhilarating, fun-filled days, Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos, will host some of the world's biggest Jazz artists including Grammy Award-winning Norman Brown during Satchmo's Jazz and Culture Festival. The festival, which begins on 27th April, 2016, will also embrace fashion, film and spoken word events, and it will feature the 2nd August Agboola O'Browne [...]
In line with UNESCO’s setting of April 30 aside as World Jazz Day, Nigeria joined other countries across the world this year to be part of the celebration. Tagged “Satchmo Jazz festival” the show which rounded off on May 3rd after a four day memorable outing redefined the place of jazz music in Nigeria with International jazz, R&B, and soul musicians taking turns to display their skills on stage.
Since UNESCO announced the adoption of April 30 as International Jazz Day in 2011, this is the first time that the day would be celebrated in Nigeria with the commitment and seriousness of purpose it rightly deserves.