Why You Should Attend Safaricom Jazz’s International Jazz Day Celebrations

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  • What’s in a celebration?

    I will tell you.

    It’s the good vibes, the amazing music, hearty food and the general feeling of euphoria that radiates with every hug, smile or clap by those in attendance.

    You see, music transcends all boundaries, it connects us to one another, reminds us of who we are, speaks for us when mere words are not enough and it reflects our hearts emotions.

    Coinciding with Labour day celebrations on May 1st is the International Jazz Day extravaganza in Nairobi brought to you by Safaricom Jazz.

    Malian musician, arranger and composer, Cheick Tidiane Seck

    This year’s theme is celebrating African Jazz and what better way to get your groove on than under the influence of the melodies of our continent’s maestros.

    You are assured of an unforgettable live music experience with world music and jazz fusion drummer, Paco Sery from Cote d’Ivoire and Malian musician, arranger and composer, Cheick Tidiane Seck headlining this edition.

    Not to mention the supporting performances from Mandla Mlangeni and the Tune Creation Committee (South Africa), Sylwester Ostrowski and The Jazz Brigade ft. Freddie Hendrix (Poland and USA) and celebrated Kenyan jazz acts Nairobi Horns Project, Shamsi Music, Jacob and Kavutha Asiyo, Kato and The Change Band.

    You will also get to witness the incredibly talented children from Ghetto Classics music programme which has been supported by proceeds from Safaricom Jazz since 2014.

    The funds have benefitted over 1,500 children from Nairobi and Mombasa and the proceeds from the 2018/2019 Edition will see the Ghetto Classics Schools programme extend to Kisumu.

    Tag a friend along and hang out with the coolest peeps as you spend your holiday in style.

    Regular tickets go for Ksh2,000 and Ksh500 for students and are available on M-Ticketing. Simply dial 1511 or visit Masoko.com and purchase your passes.

    You can also buy tickets at Safaricom Shops or at the gate.

    Gates open at 12 noon at Carnivore Grounds so come along and be part of this unmissable celebration of live music that moves you.