The BNP Paribas Bahrain Jazz Fest, produced by Clockwork, will celebrate its seventh anniversary in a new format as a two-day event for the very first time. Scheduled for November 2 & 3, 2023, the festival will be held at the Royal Golf Club with a lineup of local and international award-winning jazz and blues artists which will be showcased on two stages at the event.
The headliner artists include Andrea Motis, a 28-year-old Spanish jazz trumpeter, singer, songwriter and saxophonist who sings in Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese, and English and has collaborated with legendary artists such as Quincy Jones, Omara Portuondo, Milton Nascimento, Gil Goldstein, as well as performed together with Yo-Yo Ma. The second headliner band MaMoGi is an all-star, powerhouse trio that plays progressive rock, electronic and jazz music. MaMoGi also features Mohini Dey – a 27-year-old bass player from India who has collaborated with stalwarts like Marco Minnemann, Jordan Rudess of Dream Theatre, Zakir Hussain, Sivamani and AR Rahman.
The other international names performing this year include:
- Laurent Coulondre – multi award-winning jazz virtuoso
- Rudy and The Kool Kats who are known for their soulful blues melodies,
- The Sweet Simones a Swing, Jazz and Jump Blues band from Munich, Germany
- La Bouche Manouche a vintage jazz quintet influenced by the chic era of the Jazz Age
- Cabo Cuba Jazz that blends the melancholy of the Cape Verdean Islands with a generous portion of Cuban rumba
- Cosimo and The Hot Coals, a unique band from the Italian and European scene who merge the ‘10s and ‘20s jazz tradition with their unmistakable Italian style.
- Jazziyat by Banah, a Jazz Revival of Oriental Classics who will perform with the Armstrong Now! band
- Loulwa Al-Sharif, a Saudi jazz singer, who has captivated audiences across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with her mesmerizing voice
- The Relocators, a Bahraini blues music group
- Hotboxgroove, Bahrain’s blues fusion 6-piece band.
Single day tickets are available at BD22 per person for 15 years and above; and BD 11 for 7 – 14 years. 2-day festival tickets are available for BD33 per person for 15 years and above; and BD16.5 for 7 – 14 years. Children 6 years and under are allowed in for free on both days. Anyone under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. All Beyon Money card users can also avail of exclusive discounts on tickets for the full ticket sales period. Tickets are available online at Platinumlist.
For more information visit www.bahrainjazzfest.com or look on social media for Bahrain Jazz Fest.