Standard Bank Jazz: Music That Entertains and Educates

Standard Bank Jazz is a celebration of the musical genre.

Standard Bank Jazz strives to promote the heritage and the riches of our country's home-grown talent. The jazz festivals supported by Standard Bank showcase top international artists through whom local music lovers are introduced to the world's best as well as the cream of our own talent, while not forgetting the young jazz stars of the future. The festivals are highlights on the social and cultural calendar, not-to-be-missed events that bring together jazz lovers from all over the country.

Standard Bank Jazz aims to entertain and educate, providing jazz fans the opportunity to enjoy internationally acclaimed performances.

Standard Bank Jazz educates a host of young musicians who are invited to perform on their programmes,  engage new audiences, facilitate learning from visiting international artists, strive to generate new levels of interest and support for jazz, particularly amongst younger South Africans, and encourage jazz lovers to preserve and promote the genre.

Most significantly, the sponsorship allows Standard Bank to support the development of young talented jazz musicians, providing a dedicated long-term programme of jazz tuition.

The Standard Bank sponsorship means much for jazz in South Africa .It has contributed in positive ways to developing and growing a section of the music industry that was previously neglected and has helped contribute to the employment, training and skills development in all the related fields of technical production including sound engineering and lighting, marketing and PR, event management and hospitality.

The Standard Bank Festivals

Standard Bank's association with jazz dates back to 1997 when it became the title sponsor of the jazz festival in Grahamstown, a festival within a festival, under the umbrella of the overall National Arts Festival. Since then the brand has become synonymous with jazz. The sponsorship incorporates the following two  events:

  • Standard Bank Jazz Festival at the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown
  • Standard Bank Joy of Jazz  

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Hi, I do I get in to partnership with the Standard Bank Jazz, as I'm an Event Organiser & have been doing some event in my town. please advise as i'm looking forward to meeting you guys kind regards Tshepo Moatshe



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