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.



Ticket discount

Tickets are available at a 15 percent discount for all Standard Bank customers subject to availability and on presentation and usage of a valid Standard Bank debit, cheque and/or credit card at a Computicket outlet. The offer is limited to 2 tickets per person who meet the criteria. The offer is not available for online bookings. This discount will only be available until 31 August 2014.

Dianne Reeves

Dianne Reeves

American jazz singer and four-time Grammy Award winner Dianne Reeves is among the pre-eminent jazz vocalists in the world. She is known for her live performances as much as her albums. Reeves was born in Detroit, Michigan to a musical family. She studied music at the University of Colorado, before she moved in 1976 to Los Angeles. In LA her interest in Latin-American music grew. She began experimenting with different kinds of vocal music and finally decided to pursue a career as a singer.

Kyle Shepherd       

Kyle Shepherd

Kyle Shepherd is the Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz for 2014. The 26‐year old Capetonian pianist is regarded as one of South Africa's most influential and accomplished jazz musicians. Zim Ngqawana once said the young musician has "managed to find a balance between the intellect and intuition. Kyle is a meditator and a poet." Shepherd regularly performs as a solo pianist, while also leading his trio with Shane Cooper (double bass) and Jonno Sweetman (drums).

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