Standard Bank Joy of Jazz
However, Standard Bank Joy of Jazz has also consistently showcased South Africa’s homegrown talent. As well as performances from some of the continent’s leading jazz proponents.
In this way the festival has contributed to the cultural exchange between
artists and many international performers have met their local counterparts and subsequently collaborated on various projects.
Importantly, the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz festival has also seen a phenomenal growth in the number of emerging jazz artists who have been given exposure and a platform to perform before discerning audiences. Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz winners also appear at the festival and in the past have included amongst others; Shannon Mowday, Gloria Bosman, Tutu Puoane, Kesivan Naidoo, Melanie Scholtz, Shane Cooper, Kyle Shepherd and Concord Nkabinde. Most have gone on to perform at stages around the globe.