JoJ brings in stella line-up for this years' fest!

She was speaking at media launch of the annual Joy of Jazz at The Orbit-Braamfontein last night.

“For us the sponsorship is partnership and engaging which we believe would help to entrench arts, particularly focusing on the development side of it.

Hence until this day we shall continue sponsoring jazz music and arts- despite the recession experienced globally,” continued Chimhandamba.     

This year it will be held for the very first time at Sandton Convention Center from September 25 to 27.

Dianne Reeves, Billy Ocean, Sibongile Khumalo, Gregory Porter, Delfeayo Marsalis and Jonas Gwangwa are among the jazz giants appearing this year.

From South Africa, the Mike Rossi Project; Herbie Tsoaeli and Carlos Mombelli, both of whom will be performing with their quartets as well as a  number of Standard Bank Young Artist winners including Gloria Bosman (2000), Tutu Puoane (2004), Kesivan Naidoo (2009), Melanie Scholtz (2010), Shane Cooper (2013) and Kyle Shepherd (2014), are all confirmed.

Internationally, this year’s Best Jazz Vocal recipient Gregory Porter, trumpeter Roy Hargrove, Tony, multiplatinum-selling singer Ann Hampton Callaway; Filipino recording artist and cultural trailblazer Charmaine Clamor; New Orleans trumpeter Christian Scott; Independent Music Award winner Omar Sosa from Cuba; Italian jazz singer and Grammy nominee Roberta Gambarini; Cameroon’s Richard Bona; Dwele from the US and trumpeter and composer Tomasz Stańko, regarded as Poland’s most important jazz ambassador, who will be performing with some of top young jazz performers from Finland and Denmark, will dazzle the two–day fest.

Jonas ‘Moremogolo’ Gwangwa says he looks forward to the stellar-line up and of course, the new venue.

According to chief organizer and founder of JoJ Peter Tladi, the reason for this big venue has to to do with capacity, transport, accommodation and convenience for the patrons, who will be coming from all walks of life globally.

With a tongue -in-cheek, he said “I no longer travel all over to book artists. They call us”.

The festival will feature four stages Dinaledi, Conga, Mbira and Diphala, expected to take place over two days.

Tickets are on sale at Computicket. A one-day pass costs R750 giving access to 16 acts. A two-day pass is R1250.

As customery Standard Bank customers will receive special discounts.



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