African Jazz for Safaricom International Jazz Day

African Jazz for Safaricom International Jazz Day

On the 1st of May 2019, Safaricom will lead jazz celebrations with a concert that will be headlined by the phenomenal Ivorian drummer Paco Sery,Malian pianist Cheick Tidiane Seck; who has written for, and played with world-famous African musicians such as Fela Kuti, Salif Keita, Youssou N’Dour,American jazz maestros Dee Dee Bridgewater and the late Hank Jones. There will also be an exciting lineup of Kenyan artist on stage at the Carnivore Grounds,Nairobi.

Supporting the main acts on stage will be Mandla Mlangeni and The Tune Creation Committee from South Africa together with our very own Nairobi Horns Project, Shamsi Music,Kato Change,the Change Experience, Jacob and Kavutha Asiyo and the very talented Ghetto Classics.

Safaricom International Jazz has brought some of the world’s most revered musicians to Kenya including the Salif Keita and Fatoumata Diawara from Mali, Jimmy Dludlu and the late Hugh Masekela from South Africa, Kunle Ayo from Nigeria, France based Senegalese Alune Wade and New-York based Cameroonian artiste Richard Bona amongst many others.

International Jazz Day is celebrated around the globe each year in appreciation of the genre, and to highlight and appreciate the role of jazz in uniting people from all over the world. The 2018 celebrations was marked with a live music extravaganza featuring Manu Dibango and the Soul Makossa Gang from Cameroon, who shared the stage with some of Kenya’s top jazz artists including Edward Parseen, Afro Sync Band, James Gogo, Shamsi Music, Eddie Grey and Chris Bittok.

Safaricom International Jazz Festival will also partner with a project known as the Jazz Sister Cities; an organization that promotes Jazz as a tool for building cultural bridges globally through engagement and collaboration with cities, programs, and artists. Nairobi, through the festival will officially join the Jazz Sister Cities Network and will present Sylwester Ostrowski & The Jazz Brigade ft. Dorota Miskiewicz – Freddie Hendrix to perform at the International Jazz Day Celebrations.

All proceeds from ticket sales will go towards supporting the Ghetto Classics music programme.

Use the link below to purchase your ticket.

Click here to learn more about Tidiane.

Event Details;

  • International Jazz Day 2019: Celebrating African Jazz
  • Date: Wednesday, 1st May, 2019
  • Venue: Carnivore Grounds
  • Time: Gates open at 11am, show starts at 12 noon  


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