Liverpool International Jazz Festival


Liverpool International Jazz Festival 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, Andy Sheppard, Philip Catherine, GoGo Penguin, Troyka, Neil Cowley Trio and Dennis Rollins’ Velocity Trio.

The Sixth Liverpool International Jazz Festival (LIJF) took place from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th February 2018. Supported by sponsors and collaborators that include LiverpoolJazz, Milapfest, The Anti-Social Jazz Club, Curly Music, Trevor James and Jazz North, the most recent incarnation of the festival was as dynamic and forward thinking as ever.

The emphasis as ever was 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 were support sets from North West artists, masterclasses and workshops from Festival performers and after-events organised by the Anti-Social Jazz Club in Liverpool City Centre. 

Details about the 2019 festival will be released in due course.

 The programme of events for 2019 will be announced in due course. In the meantime, see the programme of the 2018 event below.


James Taylor Quartet (+ Skeltr)
Anti-Social Jazz Club LIJF After Party (Fredericks)
Get The Blessing (+ The Weave)
Anti-Social Jazz Club LIJF After Party (Buyer's Club)
Arun Ghosh IndoJazz Sextet
Arun Ghosh Masterclass
Dock In Absolute (+Andchuck)
Jason Rebello - Solo Piano (+ pre-concert talk at 7.15pm)
Anti-Social Jazz Club LIJF After Show - Misha Gray's Prehistoric Jazz Quintet
Anti-Social Jazz Club LIJF Jazz Roast (Buyer's Club)
Saxophone Workshop - Theo Travis
Soft Machine


For LIJF enquiries please contact the Festival Director, Neil Campbell.

For general Capstone Theatre enquiries please e-mail The Capstone Theatre - 

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