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Jazz Fest Returns to Cairo

The annual Cairo Jazz Festival is back, bigger and better than ever...

The Annual Cairo Jazz Festival is back bigger and better than ever. Founded in 2009 by Egyptian musician Amro Salah, the festival will be returning March 13th to 16th for it's sixth edition. This year the Cairo Jazz Festival has spared no expense as the lineup is filled with interesting international acts from countries as far as Japan, Australia, Germany, and France, while also featuring amazing local artists.

The festival will mainly be hosted at Al-Azhar park, but will also be featuring a number of musicians scattered across Egypt's hottest cultural hubs; Vibe studio, El Sawy Culturewheel, and the aptly named Cairo Jazz Club

There is a lot to be excited about, so we strongly suggest visiting their website which has the complete lists of artists and links that provide an auditory sampling. In the meantime here is a list of where and when artists are playing.

Performance Schedule:

Thursday, 13 March

7 PM
Geneina Theatre, Al-Azhar Park
Jakub Urban Trio feat. Noha Fekry (Czech/Egypt)

8 PM
Lake Theatre, Al-Azhar Park
USS w Lazq (Egypt)

9 PM
Geneina Theatre, Al-Azhar Park
Kaz Okumura Trio feat. Michelle Rounds (Japan/ Australia)

10:15 PM
Lake Theatre, Al-Azhar Park
Massar Egbari (Egypt)

10.30 PM
Cairo Jazz Club
OUM (Morocco)

 

Friday, 14 March

4 PM
Geneina Theatre, Al-Azhar Park
VEIN (Switzerland)

5:15 PM
Lake Theatre, Al-Azhar Park
Yuri Honing Quartette (Holland) 

6:30 PM
Geneina Theatre, Al-Azhar Park
Sylvain Beuf Electric Eccentric (France)

7:45 PM
Lake Theatre
Soweto Kinch feat. Arab Rap All Stars (UK/Egypt)

9:15 PM
Geneina Theatre, Al-Azhar Park
Daerr-Bica-Stick (Germany)

10:30 PM
Lake Theatre, Al-Azhar Park
OUM (Morocco)
Cairo Jazz Club
Soopar Lox (Egypt)

Saturday, 15 March

6 PM
Geneina Theatre, Al-Azhar Park
Nabil Khemir (Tunisia)

7:15 PM
Lake Theatre, Al-Azhar Park
Holler My Dear (Austria)

8:30 PM
Geneina Theatre, Al-Azhar Park
Rami Attalla Group (Egypt)

9 PM
Cairo Jazz Club
Nabil Khemir Quartet ft. Michelle Rounds

9:45 PM
Lake Theatre, Al-Azhar Park
Mashrou Leila feat. Soweto Kinch (Lebanon/UK)

10.30 PM
Cairo Jazz Club
Nabil Khemir (Tunisia)

Sunday, 16 March

8 PM
Lake Theatre, Al-Azhar Park
Omar Khairat (Egypt)

 

Workshops and Master Classes:

Wednesday, 12 March

5 PM
VIBE Studio
Soweto Kinch Rap Workshop (VIBE Studio)

Thursday, 13 March

5 PM
VIBE Studio
Soweto Kinch Rap Workshop

Friday, 14 March

12 PM
VIBE Studio
Saxophone Master Class with Sylvain Beuf

Saturday, 15 March

4 PM
Sawy Culture Wheel
Piano Master Class with Vein

 

For a tasty sample of things to come here is a trailer for this year's festival.