This year’s Etisalat-sponsored Lagos Jazz Series was a thrilling feat as guests were treated to five hours of snazzy performances by renowned jazz legends – Nigeria’s Orlando Julius and America’s, Marcus Miller, at the Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos.
Miller, who has won numerous Grammy awards including for Luther Vandross ‘Power of Love’, lifted the hearts of the guests to Motown when he performed ‘Detroit’, to the Middle East when he performed ‘Blast’ and back into Africa when he performed ‘Tutu’. The highlight of Miller’s performance was when the multi-instrumentalist proudly showcased his all-Nigerian drum crew, who were recruited barely 4 days before the concert.
The concert featured other performers drawn from across the world, including South African Pianist, Nduduzo Makhathini and Kenya’s Sara Mitaru who opened the concert. The Lagos Jazz Series 2013 also featured instrumentalists from Nigeria, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Boston, Texas and London.
Acting Chief Executive Officer at Etisalat Nigeria, Matthew Willsher, said supporting the Lagos Jazz Series was the brand’s way of sharing its passion for life with customers and also bringing nothing short of top quality music performances for their pleasure.
The Lagos Jazz Series follows other concerts activated by Etisalat, this year such as Mary J. Blige Concert, MUSON Classical Concert and the Cloud 9 Series.
Check out photos from the event.