The Seventh Liverpool International Jazz Festival took place from Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th February 2019 and was supported by LiverpoolJazz.
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 – artists such as Courtney Pine, Denys Baptiste, Roller Trio, Impossible Gentlemen, Kit Downes, Led Bib, Philip Catherine, GoGo Penguin, Troyka, Neil Cowley Trio, and Dennis Rollins’ Velocity Trio.
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, including Funk/Acid Jazz, IndoJazz and Jazz Rock. Along the way, there are support sets from North West artists, masterclasses, and workshops from Festival performers and after-events.
Headline artists for the 2019 edition of the Festival included David Helbock's Random/Control, Strobes, Kit Downes & Tom Challenger, Trevor Watts and Stephen Grew, Darius Brubeck Quartet, Atom String Quartet and Vein ft. Andy Sheppard. There were many other artists from the North West of England who provided supporting sets and contributed to showcase events.