Nigeria: All Set for Lagos Jazz Music Festival (via All Africa)

In line with the declaration of UNESCO, Lagos State will be agog with jazz music as Satchmo’s Jazzfest 2015 has put everything in place to light up the state with Jazz music starting from tomorrow in celebration of the International Jazz Day.

Speaking with journalists at a pre- event press conference held at Goethe Institute, Lagos recently, founder and the festival director, Dolapo Ajayi, who has been mandated by UNESCO to hold the event in Nigeria, said no stone would be left unturned in the quest to host a remarkable event between April 30 and May 3.

According to Ajayi, the Satchmo’s Jazzfest will feature over 100 dazzling performances in about 20 venues; including Oceanview Marquee, Oriental Hotel, German Consulate-General, AERA GQ Queen’s Drive, Ikoyi and other locations across the city of Lagos making it the largest and most fascinating jazz music festival in the history of the state.

“On April 30, 2015, the world will celebrate International Jazz Day in recognition of jazz as a force for peace, intercultural dialogue and cooperation. All is already set for the Nigerian participation to take off. There will also be presentation of awards to Nigerians who have made outstanding contributions to jazz music at the venue of the festival,” he said.

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