International Jazz Day will be held on Sunday 30th April at the Carnivore Grounds. The concert, dubbed Kenyan Jazz All Stars Edition, will open the 2017-2018 season of the Safaricom Jazz Festival and will be headlined by a stellar line-up of Kenyan jazz musicians including: Nairobi Horns Project, Shamsi Music, Mwai & The Truth, AfroSync, Edward Parseen and The Different Faces, Jacob Asiyo & Kavutha Mwanzia-Asiyo, James Gogo, Juma Tutu, Eddie Grey and Chris Bittok.
Also performing during the Sunday afternoon show will be Ghetto Classics, who are quickly making a name for themselves as some of Kenya’s most musically gifted youngsters.
Safaricom has been supporting the not-for-profit program, which equips young boys and girls from underprivileged backgrounds with music skills, since 2014. Ghetto Classics is run by the Art of Music Foundation and has steadily increased its reach since its beginnings in a small church compound in Korogocho, benefitting from Ksh. 37 million raised through the jazz festival over the last four years.
Over 10,000 music fans attended the week-long celebrations held as part of the Safaricom International Jazz Festival in February this year, including the themed nights, VIP and schools shows, and the main event.
Tickets to the event are available at The Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom shops and via M-Ticketing by dialing 1511.