26 - 28 September 2019, Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg

Jazz lovers will get special discounts when buying tickets to the festival. A valid Standard Bank debit card receives 10% off while a credit card receives 15% off. Terms and conditions apply.

This spring, Joburg will groove to the rhythm of jazz unleashed as the city celebrates the 22nd Standard Bank Joy of Jazz.  Africa’s premier jazz festival takes place from 26 - 28 September 2019 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. 

The festival will open with the Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra led by trumpeter, Wynton Marsalis. This multiple Grammy Award-winner and his band will share stage with Mzansi’s own ZAR Orchestra led by Marcus Wyatt. Weekend highlights include performances by Salim Washington, Etuk Ubong, Sipho Mabuse, Rahsaan Patterson, RJ Benjamin and Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

The festival also features a never-to-be repeated all-star band performance to celebrate 35 Years of the Standard Bank Young ArtistAwards.  The performance will feature alumni like Shannon Mowday, Sibongile Khumalo, Nduduzo Makhathini, Concord Nkabinde, Gloria Bosman, Bokani Dyer and Mark Fransman, to name a few.

The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz brings together the cream of local talent with luminaries from across the world for unforgettable performances. Jazz lovers will be reintroduced to the music, while novices will discover the magic of jazz. 

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