Jill Scott, Marcus Miller, Pat Metheny in Lagos, Nigeria -Nov 27-Dec 1
(Published: October 12, 2013)
Grammy Award winning artistes, Jill Scott and Marcus Miller joined by Nigeria's, M.I. and Seun Kuti are among stars who will be performing at this year's edition of the Lagos Jazz Series
The fiesta which will begin from November 27 to December 1 will also feature Pat Metheny, Branford Marsalis, Robert Glasper and Antibalas.
Miller is a two-time Grammy Award winner, bassist, composer, producer of 10 critically acclaimed and genre defying albums, multi-instrumentalist, and he was also the last primary collaborator with the jazz legend Miles Davis. He is the genius behind the sound of many popular Luther Vandross songs.
Metheny is an American jazz guitarist, composer and 20-time Grammy Award winner. His music is original and stretches across the boundaries of jazz and other genres, making it possible for him to perform any kind of music without losing his audience.
Scott has to her credit 13 nominations and three Grammy award winning. She has excelled with slower, sensual material and was versatile enough to pack plenty of punch with anthems of pride and self-empowerment. She is also a songwriter, actress and poet.
Marsalis is an American saxophonist, composer and bandleader. He has received the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) Jazz Master award and won two Grammy awards. While primarily known for his work in jazz as the leader of the Branford Marsalis Quartet, he also performs frequently as a soloist with classical ensembles and has led the group Buckshot LeFonque.
Seun is the youngest son of legendary afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. Seun leads his father's former band Egypt 80.
Glasper is a jazz pianist with a knack for mellow, harmonically complex compositions that also reveal a subtle hip-hop influence. His 2012 album Black Radio won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards.
M.I. is a proficient producer, lyricist, songwriter and instrumentalist, M.I has been described as the future of African Hip-Hop.
Influenced by Nigerian Afro-beat, American soul, and Latin dance grooves, Antibalas who will perform their particular style based on the combination of different cultures immersed in the band. Antibalas is the group behind the Fela on Broadway show.
This year's lineup of artistes is a diversity and fusion of all music genres, each powerful and electrifying in their performance. Lagos Jazz Series has gone 5 notches higher this year by bringing to Lagosians the "Africa Stage" which will be at the Muri Okunola Park where music in all its different genres is embraced and performed by these distinct artistes yet similar to each other in their love for music, soul and performance.
Lagos Jazz Series 2013 promises to be a truly entertaining present to give yourself before Christmas, an experience you will not soon forget. Tickets on immediate offer are being sold at early bird prices.
The five-day event which is the fourth in the series will hold with two simultaneous events at different locations in Lagos. It has also put the city on the map as a destination city for jazz, music and entertainment.