The fifth edition of OCT-LOFT Jazz Festival happening in Shenzhen in October
The Peter Brötzmann Trio, Tetuzi Akiyama & Giovanni Di Domenico and Richard Galliano are among the musicians so far confirmed for the fifth OCT-LOFT Jazz Festival in Shenzhen, China, in October. Taking place at OCT-LOFT’s B10 Live venue, the festival runs for 16 days and will include workshops, screenings and exhibitions, as well as concerts. Other musicians lined up so far include Amazigh Kateb Trio, The Second Approach, Asaf Sirkis Trio, Yi Jialin, Wu Na, Jazzpospolita, Nik Bärtsch’s RONIN, Mark Lotz Meets Omar Ka, A Fula's Call, Anu Junnonen Trio, WorldService Project, and more.
B10 Live is a music and art space run by OCT-LOFT and curated by artist Teng Fei and music curator Tu Fei. Talking about the history of the festival, the curators state: "Slowly but firmly we have made our own way and hang on to it for the past five years. Back then, we were just trying to make some difference in the most original way: seating the audience. It’s more than just creating something out of the thin air; it’s mostly about the spirit and essentials brought by live shows. Comparing to the jazz music scene, those live shows happening in the old factory houses are just the tip of the iceberg, but they surely can shine down on some certain fans."
Shenzhen’s OCT-LOFT Jazz Festival will take place between 9–25 October. More information can be found on their website.