Originally born in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, the immortal musical genre of jazz, sometimes considered “America’s classical music”, has stood the test of time and spread its influence over the world. Even right here in Cairo, the number of Egyptian jazz musicians are growing day by day. Which brings us to the upcoming 11th Edition of the Annual Cairo Jazz Festival.
This year’s featured bands, scheduled to perform from the 10thuntil the 12th of October at the Tahrir Cultural Centre (AUC Tahrir Campus), come from nine countries: The Netherlands, Switzerland, Hungary, Morocco, Austria, Portugal, Luxembourg, Italy, and Egypt of course, according to the event’s Facebook page. The festival doesn’t just stop at Tahrir, it also extends its reach at venues across the city, such as Cairo Jazz Club, Darb 1718, and NWT, encompassing extracurricular educational activities, music workshops, jam sessions, jazz for kids, movie screenings, and more.
TicketsMarche states that tickets for a 3-day entry cost between 540 and 675 LE, and the price of each day separately ranges from 200-250 LE. Some of the highly anticipated international performances are Mario Laginha Trio, pianist Livio Minafra, multi-award drummer Lucas Van Merwijk, and the phenomenal local talent with Youssra El Hawary, Eftekasat, The Gypsy Jazz Project and many more.