Loved by many as the ideal outing for family and friends, accompanied by great sounds, the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz is an iconic festival that sees people from all over the world coming together to experience jazz music from international and local artists.
This year’s 21st edition marks 20 years of Standard Bank sponsorship of the festival and the festivities will unfold across five stages over three nights of collaborations and tributes by new masters to legendary jazz giants.
“As we make a step into the 21 years since we began our journey as a jazz festival with world-class ambitions, we are refreshed and challenged by what this milestone means for us. We have the security and confidence of two decades of living up to the promises we make annually to jazz-lovers. We also have a clear sense of the growth we still wish to achieve as a festival,” says Peter Tladi, CEO of T-Musicman.
“We are looking forward to providing unparalleled access to the best jazz music in the world through our expertly curated programme and line-up and are excited to be able to contribute to the development of our cultural economy. The jobs created annually by the festival and the educational and training opportunities for young people on and off the stage are all part of one vision that underpins what we mean by the “Joy” in Standard Bank Joy of Jazz,” adds Tladi.
Jazz-lovers will be treated to various musical traditions from across the world, starting with a one-night-only set of performances from the multi-grammy-winning saxophonist David Sanborn. Festivities will then swing on the sounds of the inimitable song-stylist Cassandra Wilson.
The Horn Summit, with Feya Faku, Khaya Mahlangu and Mthunzi Mvumbu, among others, will come together for a tribute to Bra Hugh Masekela on the Dinaledi Stage. There will also be an ode to Louis Armstrong, the American giant who gifted Bra Hugh his first trumpet, by The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong All-Star Band.
The reigning Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz, Thandi Ntuli, who has had a great year performing in Europe and having her album featured in the Apple Music New Artist Spotlight, will be sharing the stage with American pianist Diane Schuur.
Previous Standard Bank Young Artists for Jazz, alumni Concord Nkabinde, Bokani Deyer, Kyle Shepherd and Nduduzo Makhathini will also be among the performers at this year’s festival, while the Standard Bank Youth Jazz Band is set to amaze the crowd with a performance led by their very first female conductor, Amanda Tiffin, a respected performer with three jazz records to her credit as band leader and Head of Music at the University of Cape Town.
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre
Date: 27–29 September 2018
THE PRIZE: Two DestinyConnect.com users will each win two tickets to Joy of Jazz festival.
- One winner will get two tickets to the festival for 28 September.
- Another winner will be drawn to get two tickets to attend the festival on 29 September.
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