Beirut International Jazz Festival – Editorial

Welcome to the First Beirut International Jazz Festival 2004!
By bringing you such a diversity of Artists, we hope to satisfy Jazz lovers, introduce to newcomers and make our festival as colorful and lively as our country and its People… I am very pleased to have the opportunity to organize and produce this Festival, and especially proud that our line up includes amazing Lebanese talent.
When I imagined the First Beirut International Jazz Festival over a year ago, I didn’t expect such encouraging reactions from everyone around; the lengthy preparations have been challenging and gratifying. The results you see today are group effort; I wish to thank all the BIJF team, especially my wife Cathryn, the PR Manager for Solider Mrs. Randa Armanazi, and our Festival Director John Kassabian.
We have most certainly attracted the attention of the Jazz Scene worldwide and Beirut has a Great Jazz future!
But for tonight, I can promise you a good time, great live music and an experience you will remember… Till next year at least!

Welcome to the First Beirut International Jazz Festival 2004!

By bringing you such a diversity of Artists, we hope to satisfy Jazz lovers, introduce to newcomers and make our festival as colorful and lively as our country and its People… I am very pleased to have the opportunity to organize and produce this Festival, and especially proud that our line up includes amazing Lebanese talent.

When I imagined the First Beirut International Jazz Festival over a year ago, I didn’t expect such encouraging reactions from everyone around; the lengthy preparations have been challenging and gratifying. The results you see today are group effort; I wish to thank all the BIJF team, especially my wife Cathryn, the PR Manager for Solider Mrs. Randa Armanazi, and our Festival Director John Kassabian.

We have most certainly attracted the attention of the Jazz Scene worldwide and Beirut has a Great Jazz future!

But for tonight, I can promise you a good time, great live music and an experience you will remember… Till next year at least!

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