The Capstone Theatre will once again host the Liverpool International Jazz Festival when it returns for 2020.
The eighth edition of the Festival will run from Thursday 27th February - Sunday 1st March 2020, and feature a range of contemporary instrumental jazz in a variety of styles.
Audience members will be taken on a musical journey that traverses numerous genres and cross-genres.
Featured artists include London based jazz collective Cykada (Thurs 27th Feb), Netherlands innovators Tin Men and the Telephone (Fri 28th Feb), boisterous Belgian iconoclasts Blow 3.0 (Sat 29th Feb), a concert of groove based music from Martin Archer's Anthropology Band (Sun 1st March), and a closing performance from saxophonist Tony Kofi (Sun 1st March), whose quartet's set will focus on his work with the legendary Ornette Coleman.
Along the way there are support sets from up-and-coming bands, with a strong focus on original music, including sets from Yaatri (Leeds), Beyond Albedo (Leeds), Hippo (Bristol), Moonmot (Switzerland/UK) and Blind Monk Theory? (Liverpool).
On Sat 29th Feb there will be a lunchtime concert produced in collaboration with Liverpool Hope University's artistic partners Milapfest. This will focus on music that fuses jazz and other styles with elements of Indian classical music.