For the 8th consecutive year JazzCorner.com is proud to be the U.S. partner for the 21st Annual Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival
Johannesburg, South Africa
September 27-29, 2018
Cassandra Wilson, Tribute to Bra Hugh Masekela, David Sanborn, Joey DeFrancesco, The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong All-Stars, Buika,
Tribute to Nelson Mandela, Bilal, Amina Figarova
Three days, four stages and more than 40 performances!
The 21st edition of the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz celebrates vistas of diversity with an all-star line-up that explores various musical traditions from across the world. The festival kicks off on September 27 with a one night only set of performances by iconic headliners: Cassandra Wilson, David Sanborn and The Horn Summit: Feya Faku, Khaya Mahlangu, Mthunzi Mvubu, Barney Rachabane, Sydney Mavundla, Siphamandla Bhembe and Mandla Mlangeni to honor the memory of Bra Hugh Masekela.
Pianist Amina Figarova will lead two not to be missed collaborative projects: with Thaba Jabula School Choir, and she'll team up with award winning South African pianists, Kyle Shepherd and Bokani Dyer in an imaginative musical exploration that straddles multiple jazz piano traditions. The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong All-Stars Band includes Wycliffe Gordon, Nicholas Payton, Reginald Veal, Courtney Bryan, Roderick Paulin and Herlin Riley. Did you know Louis Armstrong gave Hugh Masekela his first trumpet?
We are looking forward to hearing two of our favorites South Africa's vocalists Letta Mbulu and Gloria Bosman, as well as the special project: Nelson Mandela - The Song Lives On which was conceived by Concord Nkabindeand David Klassen where Madiba's Voice meets live music & poetry, reminding us that the Long Walk to Freedom is far from over...