THE Lagos Jazz Series Quintet will jet out of the country for Sal,
Cape Verde to perform at this year’s Cape Verde JazzSal, which opens on
Saturday, July 8. Sal is one of the ten islands that make up Cape Verde.
The trip to JazzSal, ignites a musical exchange programme between the
This exchange has been described by some music experts and lovers as
quite novel. This is the first-time musicians from Nigeria are going to
Cape Verde to perform on the main stage at JazzSal.
The Lagos Jazz Series, which is the music festival founded by Oti
Bazunu in 2010, has evolved to become one of Africa’s most anticipated
music calendar festivals. A few years ago, Bazunu recruited music
graduates from the Music Society of Nigeria,Muson Centre, honed their
skills and today they are heading out of the country as a group, which
will represent Nigeria credibly in Cape Verde.
Speaking on the invitation of the Nigerian Jazz group, Bazunu said,
“The Cape Verdians seem to have huge respect for the musical skills of
the boys – as we do for the small Island country folks. We are totally
honored to have been billed for their main Stage at JazzSal.”
According to Bazunu, the LJS Quintet – featuring OpeyemiOmotayoon the
Piano, Johnson Eyoon Bass, TosinPaul on Drums, Taiwo Cleggon trumpet
and Philip Iwuagwuon Guitar, are totally prepared to pelt-out some
straight-ahead jazz and Afrobeat. The group is also expected to perform a
few gigs at some of the fine Hotels and Resorts on the Island.