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Cairo Jazz Festival

Cairo International Jazz Festival

Cairo International Jazz Festival (CJF) celebrates its 10th anniversary this year in an extra-ordinarily 4-day course festival from 11-14 October 2018 gathering a line-up of 20 bands from 14 countries. The festival is BIG this year, and even BIGGER with various activities happening around it, including workshops, a huge photo gallery showing the history of CJF over 10 years, Jam sessions, Kids music program, Panel discussions, talent shows and LOTS of club gigs!

CJF this year will be taking place at AUC New Campus in Tagamo3 in different venues and auditoriums inside the AUC. The aim of this event is to create a multi-day event for everyone to enjoy music, jazz, culture and socialize in a fun atmosphere and encourage Egyptian musicians to produce more Jazz and present their works internationally.

CJF will present this year a special 10th edition line-up of the best of International and national Jazz, with Top European singers such as Dan Barta, Rita Maria, Eszter Vaczi and World famous Pianists such as; David Helbock, Aki Rissanen and Filipe Raposo. On the other hand, Egypt’s finest Jazz Line-up such as Hisham Kharma and Cairo Steps taking place on stage to present their best of Jazz.

Thursday 11 October schedule

6:00 – 6:30 pm Oscarisma Marching Band (Egypt)

7:00 pm Opening

7:30 – 8:30  pm Boghdady Big Band (Egypt) 

8:45 – 9:45 pm Kaleidoscope String (Switzerland)

9:45 pm Hisham Kharma (Egypt)


Friday 12 October schedule


1:00 –3:00 PM Jazzinino “Jazz for Kids” by Bandmakers

2:45 – 3:45 pm  Klein (Luxembourg) ft. Passant Ashraf (EG)

3:00 – 4:00 pm Workshop with Jazz Connection (NL)

4:00 – 5:00 pm Noha Fekry Quintet (Egypt)

5:00 – 6:00 pm Dan Barta and Robert Balzar Trio (Czech)

6:15 – 7:15 pm Lynn Adib Quartet (Syria)

7:30 – 8:30 pm  Eva Klesse Quartet (Germany)

8:45 – 9:45 pm Filipe Raposo & Rita Maria(Portugal)

9:45 –10:45  pm Jazz connection ft. Noha Fekry (Netherlands/Egypt)


Saturday 13 October schedule


11:00 –1:00 pm Jazzinino “Jazz for Kids” by Bandmakers

1:00 –2:00 Pm Performance and Jazz for kids Workshop by Jan Wouter Oostenrijk, Ahmed El Sawy & Hany Bedair ( NL/EG)

2:00 – 3:00 pm Workshop/Jam session

2:45 – 3:30 pm Nouran “Tribute to Fairouz” (Egypt)

3:30 – 4:00 pm Yousef Fawzy – Saxophone (Egypt)

4:00 – 5:00 pm Okabe Family (Japan)

5:00 – 6:00 pm Hawidro (Egypt)

6:15 – 7:15 pm Eszter Vaczi Quartet (Hungary)

7:30 – 8:30 pm David Helbock Random Control Trio (Austria)

8:45 – 9:45 pm Karnas Formula (Poland)

9:45 pm  Los Compadres (Egypt)


Sunday 14 October schedule


7:30 – 8:30 pm Aki Rissanen Trio  (Finland)

9:00 – 10:30 pm Cairo Steps (Germany)


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