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Lagos Jazz 2006 coming soon …

FOR THE fifth consecutive year, the City of Lagos will be hosting its annual jazz festival, Lagos Jazz, taking place this year from August 11 to 15. The festival will feature a series of concerts and workshops, supported by Lagos Câmara. All concerts will be taking place at the Lagos Cultural Centre at 10pm.

The first day of the festival sees a performance by the Orquestra de Jazz de Lagos with special guests, acclaimed American trumpet player, Bobby Medina, and Scottish singer, Ricky Taylor. During the daytime on August 11, there will be ‘Jazz on the Street’ in Praia da Luz and Lagos, courtesy of the New Orleans Jazz Band.

On day two of the festival (August 12), there will be a performance by Duokapi, a duo featuring German trombone player, Lars Arens, and Brazilian trumpet player, Virgílio Gomes. On the following day (13), it will be the turn of the Rick Margitza Quartet, featuring Rick Margitza on saxophone (US), Jeff Boudreaux on drums (US), and Franck Amsallem and Gilles Naturel of France on piano and double bass respectively. August 14 will see a performance of modern jazz and Be-Bop by the professional musicians who are running the festival’s workshops. As per tradition, on the final night of the festival, there will be a performance by the workshop students.

Tickets for the concerts cost seven euros each and there is a 50 per cent discount for OAPs and Cartão Jovem holders. To take part in the jazz workshops, costing 60 euros per participant, call 282 770 450. For further information about the event, visit