About Standard Bank Jazz Festival at the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown

In 2013 the Standard Bank Jazz Festival programme, took place alongside the 39th National Arts Festival (from 27 June to 06 July in Grahamstown).

Collaborations between local and international jazz stars form the backbone of the 2013 Standard Bank Jazz Festival, which is an integral part of the annual National Arts Festival Grahamstown. Audiences are treated to unique collaborations between well-known South African jazz musicians and a hand-picked selection of hip musicians from around the world, that offers a barometer of jazz in South Africa and a taste of what is happening on the international jazz scene.

Each year the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Festival sets the stage for a national search for the finest young jazz talent in the country. Hopefuls between 13 and 26 years get the chance to play their hearts out for a prestigious place in one of two national bands - one at school level, and one representing the best players under the age of 26.

The Standard Bank National Schools' Big Band brings together the best young school players in the country, this year under the guidance of Ian Darrington, conductor of the Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra in northern England and Director of the Wigan International Jazz Festival. The Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Band is this year led by one of South Africa's leading jazz musicians - Marcus Wyatt. 

For more information please visit www.youthjazz.co.za


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