The KAEC International Jazz Festival is an annual, world-class Jazz Festival showcasing an international lineup of musicians including; modern masters of Jazz and Grammy Award winning artists. The Festival takes place on a stage built by the Red Sea in the coastal city of Jeddah.
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Running on the 22nd and 23rd of March, 10 prestigious Jazz bands, 8 of them International and 2 from Saudi.

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Our festival site will be green friendly and offers eclectic food and drink options, the way a great festival should be.

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A flagship event for KAEC and the leading events management and production companies 360 Productions and FRP

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Artists Include

Raul Midon
Grammy nominated singer and guitarist, Raul Midon is famous for his silky tenor voice and percussive guitar style. His latest album, released in 2017 was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Vocal Jazz Album.

Raul MidonAmerican Singer / Guitarist

Erik Truffaz
Erik Truffaz mixes elements of hip hop and rock, and is often compared to Miles Davis. He has toured the most prestigious Jazz festivals as a headliner, including the world famous Montreux Jazz Festival.

Erik TruffazFrench Jazz Trumpeter

Jesse Cook
Jesse Cook rose to fame twenty years ago with his unique blend of jazz, flamenco and world music. He is a Juno Award winner and has sold over two million albums to date. He is also a three-time winner of the Canadian Smooth Jazz Award for Guitarist of the Year.

Jesse CookCanadian Guitar Virtuoso

McCoy Tyner
One of the major jazz pianists of the twentieth century, McCoy Tyner first established his reputation with famous John Coltrane quartet. Tyner’s sophisticated piano style has become one of the most immediately identifiable sounds in jazz, earning him four Grammy Awards.

McCoy TynerJazz Pianist

Kenny Garrett
Described by The New York Times as “The most admired alto saxophonist in jazz since Charlie Parker”, Kenny Garrett was a member of the legendary Duke Ellington Orchestra and of Miles Davis band.

Kenny GarrettSaxophonist

Al Di Meola
Grammy Award winner Al Di Meola is an American jazz fusion guitarist very popular since the 1970s and considered today as one of the top ten biggest jazz artists in the world.

Al Di MeolaAmerican Jazz Fusion Guitarist

Charbel Rouhana
Widely considered as the most famous Oud player in the Arab world, Lebanese composer Charbel Rouhana rose to fame in the 1990s with a new method of playing the Oud. As a headliner, he has performed in every important international festival.

Charbel RouhanaComposer / Oud Player

Front Row Productions

The KAEC International Jazz Festival is run by a dedicated Board and Management team at Front Row Productions, who are passionate about making Jeddah a world class destination for Jazz.

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