Live Festivals is an annual initiative to promote and put Goa on the International map as a cultural tourism destination, using art, dance, film, theatre and music as a medium. The International Jazz Live Goa Festival is a part of that initiative alongside Vans New Wave Musicfest, Folk Live Festival, Sufi Sutra Live Festival and International Blues Live Festival. The first edition of the festival took place in 2013 and featured Erik Truffaz, Yuri Honing, HFT and Plaistow, among others.
The second edition expanded from two to three days and was host to acts from Switzerland, USA, UK, Canada, France and Brazil alongside some of Indian jazz’s biggest names. The lineup included Mishko M’ba, Tarun Balani Collective, Shuffle Demon, Louis Banks Trio and Malcolm Braff.