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GIOFest returns for its eighth edition

Glasgow's jazz and improv festival returns with its eighth edition

The annual jazz and improvisation festival headed by the Glasgow Improvisors Orchestra returns with its eighth edition this November. This year GIOFest have announced the central theme as New Directions And Old Friends, and will see the orchestra inviting back some of their favourite headline acts to perform collaborative new works. The line up features pianists Marilyn Crispell and Keith Tippet performing a new piece devised by Keith Burt, and Maggie Nicols and Corey Mwamba leading a public workshop. This edition will also see GIO's first music and dance collaboration conceived with Jer Reid, and a sculptural installation and film by artists Cath Keay and Graeme Wilson.

GIOFest will take place 26–28 November, at the Centre for Contemporary Arts.