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Background

The fourth Liverpool International Jazz Festival (LIJF) is set to take place at The Capstone Theatre from Thursday 25th – Sunday 28th February 2016.

This time the line-up will include ticketed concerts from French percussionist/composer Pascal Schumacher, Belgian guitarist Philip Catherine and British saxophone legends Courtney Pine and Andy Sheppard. Alongside these concerts there will be free admission sets from some of the best artists and bands from the North West, including bands from Jazz North’s Northern Line rostra and Merseyside based groups being showcased by LiverpoolJazz. Add to this a free Milapfest concert by sarod player Sudeshna Bhattacharya, and various workshops and other events yet to be announced, this year’s Festival is looking to be as varied and entertaining as ever.

LIJF was established in 2013 by Liverpool Hope University, based at the University’s Capstone Theatre at its Creative Campus (17 Shaw Street, Liverpool L6 1HP). Previous years have seen performances from Courtney Pine, Denys Baptiste, Roller Trio, Get the Blessing, Impossible Gentlemen, Kit Downes, Led Bib and Jason Rebello, GoGo Penguin, Troyka, Dennis Rollins’ Velocity Trio and the James Taylor Quartet, alongside a plethora of amazing local artists.

The musical emphasis of LIJF is on cutting edge jazz, creativity and innovation in music-making but also on widening accessibility of jazz related music to general music audiences. The forthcoming 2016 Festival is no exception to this ethos.

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Performances

 

Artist

Date

Time

Ticket Price

Pascal Schumacher  Thurs 25th Feb 2016 7.30pm   £11.50
Philip Catherine Quartet  Fri 26th Feb 2016 7.30pm  £11.50
Milapfest presents Sudeshna Bhattacharya   Sat 27th Feb 2016 1pm  Free
Pan Jumby  Sat 27th Feb 2016 3pm  Free
Cameron Vale  Sat 27th Feb 2016 4pm  Free
Artephis  Sat 27th Feb 2016 5pm  Free
Graeme Wilson Quartet  Sat 27th Feb 2016 6pm  Free
LiverpoolJazz presents Courtney Pine: Song (the ballad book) ft Zoe Rahman  Sat 27th Feb 2016 7.30pm   £11.50
LiverpoolJazz Liverpool Showcase Concert   Sun 28th Feb 2016 1pm  Free
Andy Sheppard's Hotel Bristol  Sun 28th Feb 2016 7.30pm  £11.50

 

Workshops

Sunday 28th Feb 2016, 5pm

The Great Hall, Creative Campus

Andy Sheppard Saxophone Workshop

Free Admission

 

Come and learn from the UK saxophone master, Andy Sheppard! 

An ECM recording artist, bandleader and composer, Andy Sheppard is one of Europe’s leading saxophonists and one of a very few British musicians to have made a significant impact on the international jazz scene, playing and writing for settings from solo to big band and chamber orchestra. Sheppard has composed over 350 works that incorporate a strong and characteristic sense of lyricism alongside a very personal use of rhythms from Asia, Africa and South America. Sheppard has recorded for labels Blue Note, Verve, Label Bleu and Provocateur.

During his workshop, Andy will be discussing all aspects of playing and practice, inspiring all levels of players from beginners to teachers to seasoned professionals. It is an opportunity to gain some really useful knowledge from one of Europe's leading saxophonists.

Following the workshop you can hear and experience the master putting his words into practice during the evening concert!

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This event is sponsored by Curly Woodwind Ltd & Trevor James saxophones

Andy Brush (product specialist for Trevor James and Worldwind) will be attending the workshop with a great range of saxophones and accessories including the wonderful "made in England" Andy Sheppard Autograph saxophone and mouthpieces - as used by the man himself. Bob and Nick from Curly Woodwind will also be on hand to discuss all aspects of saxophones and equipment with you and there will be opportunity to try out the range of Trevor James, RAW and Andy Sheppard Autograph instruments with special "on the day" deals.

There will be limited spaces for this FREE workshop and it will be very popular. Please note, you will need to book your space by emailing creative@hope.ac.uk including the words Saxophone Workshop in the subject field of your message. All places will be booked on a first come, first served basis. NB: please do not bring your saxophone with you but it may be useful to bring manuscript and a pencil to make some notes!

Contact

For Box Office information relating to ticketed events please follow the link on each event page.

For any other LIJF enquiries you can contact the Festival Director, Neil Campbell.

For general Capstone Theatre enquiries please e-mail The Capstone Theatre - capstone@hope.ac.uk 

 

Join the conversation!

Liverpool International Jazz Festival on social media:

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Buy Tickets

You can purchase tickets for Liverpool International Jazz Festival events via TicketQuarter:

Ticket Quarter footer logo

Website: https://www.ticketquarter.co.uk/online/the-capstone-theatre

Telephone: 0844 8000 410

 

TicketQuarter operates the box office for most events in the Capstone Theatre.

To purchase tickets in advance (up to 12 noon on the day of the performance) you can either visit the box office at TicketQuarter, Merseytravel Centre, Queen Square, Liverpool L1 1RG, or call 0844 8000 410. You can also buy tickets online at www.thecapstonetheatre.com by following the link to buy tickets for the event you wish to attend on the events page or underneath the selected event picture on the What’s on page.

Please note: when tickets are purchased with debit/credit cards a £2.25 transaction fee applied to each transaction. No additional charges are applied for payments made in cash at the box office. 

A box office will be available at the venue on the evening of events, provided there are tickets still available. The evening box office normally opens 30 minutes before the start of an event.

 

Background

The fourth Liverpool International Jazz Festival (LIJF) is set to take place at The Capstone Theatre from Thursday 25th – Sunday 28th February 2016.

This time the line-up will include ticketed concerts from French percussionist/composer Pascal Schumacher, Belgian guitarist Philip Catherine and British saxophone legends Courtney Pine and Andy Sheppard. Alongside these concerts there will be free admission sets from some of the best artists and bands from the North West, including bands from Jazz North’s Northern Line rostra and Merseyside based groups being showcased by LiverpoolJazz. Add to this a free Milapfest concert by sarod player Sudeshna Bhattacharya, and various workshops and other events yet to be announced, this year’s Festival is looking to be as varied and entertaining as ever.

LIJF was established in 2013 by Liverpool Hope University, based at the University’s Capstone Theatre at its Creative Campus (17 Shaw Street, Liverpool L6 1HP). Previous years have seen performances from Courtney Pine, Denys Baptiste, Roller Trio, Get the Blessing, Impossible Gentlemen, Kit Downes, Led Bib and Jason Rebello, GoGo Penguin, Troyka, Dennis Rollins’ Velocity Trio and the James Taylor Quartet, alongside a plethora of amazing local artists.

The musical emphasis of LIJF is on cutting edge jazz, creativity and innovation in music-making but also on widening accessibility of jazz related music to general music audiences. The forthcoming 2016 Festival is no exception to this ethos.

‌‌

Performances

 

Artist

Date

Time

Ticket Price

Pascal Schumacher  Thurs 25th Feb 2016 7.30pm   £11.50
Philip Catherine Quartet  Fri 26th Feb 2016 7.30pm  £11.50
Milapfest presents Sudeshna Bhattacharya   Sat 27th Feb 2016 1pm  Free
Pan Jumby  Sat 27th Feb 2016 3pm  Free
Cameron Vale  Sat 27th Feb 2016 4pm  Free
Artephis  Sat 27th Feb 2016 5pm  Free
Graeme Wilson Quartet  Sat 27th Feb 2016 6pm  Free
LiverpoolJazz presents Courtney Pine: Song (the ballad book) ft Zoe Rahman  Sat 27th Feb 2016 7.30pm   £11.50
LiverpoolJazz Liverpool Showcase Concert   Sun 28th Feb 2016 1pm  Free
Andy Sheppard's Hotel Bristol  Sun 28th Feb 2016 7.30pm  £11.50

 

Workshops

Sunday 28th Feb 2016, 5pm

The Great Hall, Creative Campus

Andy Sheppard Saxophone Workshop

Free Admission

 

Come and learn from the UK saxophone master, Andy Sheppard! 

An ECM recording artist, bandleader and composer, Andy Sheppard is one of Europe’s leading saxophonists and one of a very few British musicians to have made a significant impact on the international jazz scene, playing and writing for settings from solo to big band and chamber orchestra. Sheppard has composed over 350 works that incorporate a strong and characteristic sense of lyricism alongside a very personal use of rhythms from Asia, Africa and South America. Sheppard has recorded for labels Blue Note, Verve, Label Bleu and Provocateur.

During his workshop, Andy will be discussing all aspects of playing and practice, inspiring all levels of players from beginners to teachers to seasoned professionals. It is an opportunity to gain some really useful knowledge from one of Europe's leading saxophonists.

Following the workshop you can hear and experience the master putting his words into practice during the evening concert!

--

This event is sponsored by Curly Woodwind Ltd & Trevor James saxophones

Andy Brush (product specialist for Trevor James and Worldwind) will be attending the workshop with a great range of saxophones and accessories including the wonderful "made in England" Andy Sheppard Autograph saxophone and mouthpieces - as used by the man himself. Bob and Nick from Curly Woodwind will also be on hand to discuss all aspects of saxophones and equipment with you and there will be opportunity to try out the range of Trevor James, RAW and Andy Sheppard Autograph instruments with special "on the day" deals.

There will be limited spaces for this FREE workshop and it will be very popular. Please note, you will need to book your space by emailing creative@hope.ac.uk including the words Saxophone Workshop in the subject field of your message. All places will be booked on a first come, first served basis. NB: please do not bring your saxophone with you but it may be useful to bring manuscript and a pencil to make some notes!

Contact

For Box Office information relating to ticketed events please follow the link on each event page.

For any other LIJF enquiries you can contact the Festival Director, Neil Campbell.

For general Capstone Theatre enquiries please e-mail The Capstone Theatre - capstone@hope.ac.uk 

 

Join the conversation!

Liverpool International Jazz Festival on social media:

Facebook Icon‌ Facebook - LiverpoolInternationalJazzFestival

Twitter bird‌ Twitter - LpoolJazzFest

 

 


Buy Tickets

You can purchase tickets for Liverpool International Jazz Festival events via TicketQuarter:

Ticket Quarter footer logo

Website: https://www.ticketquarter.co.uk/online/the-capstone-theatre

Telephone: 0844 8000 410

 

TicketQuarter operates the box office for most events in the Capstone Theatre.

To purchase tickets in advance (up to 12 noon on the day of the performance) you can either visit the box office at TicketQuarter, Merseytravel Centre, Queen Square, Liverpool L1 1RG, or call 0844 8000 410. You can also buy tickets online at www.thecapstonetheatre.com by following the link to buy tickets for the event you wish to attend on the events page or underneath the selected event picture on the What’s on page.

Please note: when tickets are purchased with debit/credit cards a £2.25 transaction fee applied to each transaction. No additional charges are applied for payments made in cash at the box office. 

A box office will be available at the venue on the evening of events, provided there are tickets still available. The evening box office normally opens 30 minutes before the start of an event.