Programme: Cairo Jazz Festival to open its 14th edition

Ahram Online , Wednesday 26 Oct 2022

The 14th edition of the Cairo Jazz Festival will run between 27 October and 4 November, with events taking place at the Tahrir Cultural Centre as well as other venues in the capital and Alexandria.

Cairo Jazz Festival
Cairo Jazz Festival


In its 14th edition, the annual festival will present a large assortment of Egyptian and international jazz musicians, alongside workshops and seminars focusing on this music genre.

Most of the events are taking place at the Tahrir Cultural Centre (AUC downtown campus), with additional performances extending to Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Jesuit Cultural Centres in Cairo and Alexandria, and the French Institute in Cairo and Alexandria.

The Jazz Beyond Stages segment of the festival will take the musicians to perform at Cairo Jazz Club.

The festival's opening day (27 October) features Sara Moullablad (Egypt/Morocco) and No-Mad Spirits (Switzerland).

Egyptian musicians and bands participating in the CJF include Hana Ghoneim and Samer George, Gouda-Bar, the Shady Al-Qasseer Ensemble, Chameleon, JJ Quartet, Ahmed Refai group, Andrew Milad Trio featuring Amr Wagih, and the Jazz Society of Egypt Orchestra performing with Joao Pedro Brandao (Portugal).

The 14th edition will also shed light on Egyptian jazz band Eftikasat with a celebration of their 20th anniversary. Founded by Amro Salah – also the Cairo Jazz Festival founder and director – in 2002, Eftikasat has already held a few events marking their anniversary this year in Cairo and Alexandria.

The international line-up of 14th CJF features August Kann (Norway), Brock/Sandberg Duo (USA), Dave Meder Trio (USA), Nadine Axisa quartet (Malta), Night Bus (France), Alessio Menconi Quartet (Italy/Egypt), Andorra (Denmark), Santa Diver (Hungary), Joao Pedro Brandao Quartet (Portugal), Veronika Chichi & Dmitrij Golovanov (Lithuania), Marie Chain (Germany), Kuu (Germany), J.D. Hive (Austria), Leo Gandelman (Brazil), Enzo Favata (Italy), Andy Ninvalle & The Band Pharaohs (Holland/Egypt).

Besides concerts, the festival will hold jam sessions, film screenings, talks with the artists, workshops, and masterclasses.

A special segment titled Jazzinino has an educational character targeting the youngest audience.

Many of the festival's events have free entry, although prior registration is required. Please check the CJF's Facebook page for more info.

The Cairo Jazz Festival was founded by Amro Salah in 2009 and has presented many important artists from jazz and other music genres on numerous stages across Cairo and Alexandria throughout the years.

Check below Cairo Jazz Festival's full programme.




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