Standard Bank Joy of Jazz 2014

Two Grammy Award winning artists are part of the stellar line-up for the 2014 Standard Bank Joy of Jazz which sees the country's premiere jazz festival move to a new venue and a new date.
The new-look 2014 Standard Bank Joy of Jazz will take place this year, and for the next five years, at the Sandton Convention Centre and on a new date - from September 25 to 27.  The new move allows the festival to continue its spectacular growth and also means that, for the first time, audiences will be able to buy a full festival pass to the four main stages - Dinaledi, Conga, Diphala and Mbira - in line with jazz festivals around the globe.
 Making their debut in the festival's new home will be two top flight Grammy award winning artists, one of whom walked away with a Grammy earlier this year. American jazz vocalist Gregory Porter - who has been called "the brilliant new voice of jazz" - won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album for his recording Liquid Spirit. He'll be joined at the new look festival by two time Grammy award winning trumpeter Roy Hargrove.




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Billy Ocean

Billy Ocean

After scoring his first four UK top 20 successes, seven years passed before he accumulated a series of transatlantic successes, including three US number ones. In 1985, Ocean won the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for his worldwide hit,Caribbean Queen, and in 1987 was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male. In 2002, the University of Westminster, London awarded Ocean an honorary doctorate of music.

Christiaan Scot       

Christian Scott

New Orleans trumpeter Christian Scott, also known as Christian aTunde Adjuah, is the 2010 and 2012 Edison Award winner for Best International Jazz Artist and a Grammy Award-nominated jazz trumpeter, composer, producer and actor. He has been heralded by JazzTimes magazine as "the architect of a new commercially viable fusion" and "Jazz's young style god". He is the nephew of jazz alto saxophonist Donald Harrison. The trumpeter is noted for his use of an unvoiced tone, which he calls his "whisper technique".

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