22nd and 23rd March 2018

An annual, world-class Jazz Festival. Juman Park, King Abdullah Economic City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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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Lineup

An international lineup of musicians including; modern masters of Jazz and Grammy Award winning artists.
Min Alriyadh

Min Alriyadh

Jazz Fusion Band
Min Alriyadh is a Jazz Fusion band formed in 2016 with a repertoire of standards, contemporary and Arabic Jazz. Their first album is to be released in 2018.
Charbel Rouhana

Charbel Rouhana

Composer / Oud Player
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.
Al Di Meola

Al Di Meola

American Jazz Fusion Guitarist
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.
Kenny Garrett

Kenny Garrett

Saxophonist
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.
The Bright Side

The Bright Side

Smooth Jazz
Jeddah based Saudi band The Bright Side consists of 4 top musicians playing smooth jazz favourites and covering songs with a repertoire ranging from Frank Sinatra to Bruno Mars.
Raul Midon

Raul Midon

American Singer / Guitarist
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.
Jesse Cook

Jesse Cook

Canadian Guitar Virtuoso
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.
Erik Truffaz

Erik Truffaz

French Jazz Trumpeter
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.
McCoy Tyner

McCoy Tyner

Jazz Pianist
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.
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