Lagos, Nigeria; December 11, 2013: This year?s Etisalat-sponsored Lagos Jazz Series was as enthralling as expected, with guests at the A-list event 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, the star act at the event, won Grammy Awards for Best R&B Song in 1992, for Luther Vandross’ “Power of Love” and Best Contemporary Jazz Album in 2001 for his fourth solo instrumental album titled M2. Miller lifted the hearts of the Lagos Jazz Series 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, Mathew 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 Cloud 9 Series.

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