LAGOS JAZZ SERIES 2014
The city of Lagos is set to experience the annual Lagos Jazz Series in this month of November. In the Lagos Jazz Series (LJS) tradition of offering world class music festival in Nigeria, organizers of the festival have unveiled the artistes performing at this year’s edition taking place from the 28th to 30th November, 2014. The event will be held at two separate venues - Muri Okunola Park and Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The organizers held a maiden midyear edition in August, 2014. That event was headlined by prolific British-Nigerian Jazz and Soul artiste, Ola Onabule. “His performance was so electrifying that we had to bring him back for our November main festival. This time, Ola will be performing in front of our bohemian audience at the Muri Okunola Park.” – Oti Bazunu, founder of Lagos Jazz Series said.
Also billed to perform at the Muri Okunola Park are the “Jos Boyz” crew that includes artistes such as The Chairman himself – M.I Abaga, Jesse Jags, Ruby Gyang, etc.
Soul singer and Cape Verde beauty, Lura will be headlining the Federal Palace Venue. She will be performing hit songs from her 5 studio albums released in a career spanning almost two decades. Lura has performed at sold-out concerts in Europe, USA and Asia. She was also nominated for the British BBC World Music Awards. Also performing at the Federal Palace venue is AfroBeat sensation – Seun Kuti who has just returned from a successful world tour… and guess what?? He saved the best for his home audience…
“Lagosians should prepare for an experience of a lifetime! We have put together a fresh blend of artistes from Jazz, Soul, Hip-Hop, and Highlife. This year’s event promises to be a thrilling feat as guests would be treated to hours of snazzy, world class performances.” - Mr Bazunu added.
The festival has featured some of the biggest names both in the International and home-grown artistes in the past including Bob James with Four Play, Marcus Miller, EFYA, Hugh Masekela, Roy Hargrove, Olamide, Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy, 9ice, and many more. The Lagos Jazz Series brings together International and home-grown artistes to create a musical festival for several days in Lagos annually. The series is gradually becoming the biggest live music festival in Nigeria.
Tickets to the events are already on sale on www.afritickets.com and at Jazz Hole, Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.