This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz, The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz will run from 28 to 30 September 2017 at the Sandton Convention Centre, across four stages – Dinaledi, Conga, Mbira and Diphala – with more than 30 performances. During these three days jazz musicians and fans will descend on Gauteng to do what they do best – create and celebrate great music.
Here’s some of what the audience can look forward to;
On opening night you can be wowed by six-time Grammy Award nominee Nnenna Freelon, who will be joined on the Dinaledi Stage by celebrated local jazz vocalist Tutu Puoane, Thandiswa Mazwai, Ramsey Lewis, Roy Ayers, and the Belede Jazz Project featuring Nduduzo Makhathini, Herbie Tsoaeli, Ayanda Sikade and Mthunzi Mvubu.
South African greats featured this year include Abdullah Ibrahim, Hugh Masekela, Jonas Gwangwa, Caiphus Semenya, and guitarist, composer, producer and teacher Selaelo Selota.
There’ll be performances by Zoe Modiga (Samro Overseas Scholarship winner), Benjamin Jephta (Standard Bank Jazz Award winner), the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Band, Brenda Mtambo, and the Mabida Bay Jazz Orchestra. Phinda Mtya-Matlala and Sisonke Xonthi will make special appearances.
Also included in the line-up is three-time Grammy Award winner Branford Marsalis; sax maestro Joshua Redman accompanied by his quartet; the MAC Power Trio with Geri Allen, David Murray and Terri Lyne Carrington from the United States; international jazz muso Christian McBride; and popular Mali star Salif Keita, among others.
Fans can also look forward to American singer and songwriter Musiq Soulchild, with his special blend of jazz, gospel, R&B, funk and blues fused with hip-hop.
Join Beluga Sport and Entertainment in one of our hospitality facilities for an amazing weekend of soulful tunes!