INTRODUCING A FESTIVAL WITH A PURPOSE- THE JAZZ IN JULY –

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With all the festivities in the city over the prestigious Vodacom Durban July weekend attracting thousands of visitors, cultivating the potential for other secondary entertainment and events, this year sees the birth of the first annual JAZZ IN JULY concert.

Taking place at the Juventus field at the Bontanical Gardens on Sunday, 2nd July, the festival aims to deliver a supreme and sofisciated outdoor musical experience to cater  for a more music orientated crowd. With the electrifying festive buzz, the JAZZ IN JULY will offer an alternative mature entertainment on the Sunday post the infamous horse race.

 The Jazz in July will feature live performance’s from SA’s premium jazz and Afro Soul artists. This includes the legendary Ringo, Ray Photo and Thandiswa Mazwai alongside multiple award winners Naima Kay, Zonke and Amanda Black. Also confirmed are old school greats Joe Nina and Robbie Making a. Other performers include Zandi Khumalo , Scelo Gowan’s, Sands, Mindlo Ngcobo  DJ Kotin, the UKZN Jazz Emsemble and many many more.

 The JAZZ IN JULY however is just the end results of a series of several community building activiites and initiatives leading up to it. From the roadshow running through the month of June with the aim of discovering and developing new talent who will later headline at the festival; to workshops to build local talent and even the opportunity for hands on experience at the festival offered to event management students.

“One of the main aims of Jazz in July is to unearth and nurture new talent in the province,” says organizer Wanita Ngcobo. “The Jazz in July is so much more than just a concert or festival, there are so many legs to this which includes development of the community.”

The festival will present an interactive and irresistible musical experience using sound, interactive stage, dance, live performances, theatre of the mind and active collaborations of musicians i.e. afro-pop with jazz.

Patrons are encouraged to bring along their camping chairs, umbrella’s and cooler boxes (free before 2pm, R100 thereafter) to enjoy the atmosphere whilst taking part in the activities the festival has to offer. Several braaistands will be available on site so guests are welcome to bring and braai. Hospitality marquees will also be set up for VIP and other guests.

Tickets are available from R290 – R850 from Computicket from this Friday 26th May.

CONCERT INFORMATION

Date: Sunday, 2nd July 2017

Time: 11h00 – 00:00

Venue: Juventus Field, Botanical Gardens, Durban

Ticket prices:

General Access:                    R290

Golden Circle             R400

VIP                                          R850

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