What do Egypt, Armenia, Italy, and Lebanon all have in common? Amazing beaches? Yes. A focus on family? Also yes. Most relevantly, though; they all have jazz stars who will performing on Cairo Jazz Club’s stage on Thursday the 30th of April, honouring and celebrating International Jazz Day.
Once upon a time – well, in November 2011 – some respectable people at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) sat down and forever designated April 30 ‘International Jazz Day’, thus initiating a rich and noble tradition at our very own Cairo Jazz Club of celebrating it in luxurious and timeless style. Bringing together the best of the best of local, regional, and international jazz talent, this year’s International Jazz Day, held at CJC, is set to be the biggest (and most ‘international’) one yet.
The consistently-brilliant Cairo Jazz Club is looking to outdo itself with ‘the biggest jazz event of the year’ – ending April, the ‘Jazz Jam’ month, with a massive bang. With a musical-boner inducing lineup that will see local jazz ensembles, Shady Ahmed Band, Ahmed Nazmi Quartet, and Rami Attallah Group share the stage with the man titled the ‘Dean of Jazz Musicians’, the Armenian Arthur Satyan and his Acoustic Ensemble, featuring Italian drummer Paolo Orlandi, Lebanese bassist, Andre Segone, and many local soloists and vocalists, it is safe to say that this is the most ‘international’ musical event Cairo has seen in recent years.