Global Celebrations 2018

Country/Territory Event Venue
South Africa Avzal Ismail and New Vintage

Iconic South African keyboard player with his new group New Vintage participating for the first time in the International Jazz Day celebration live from Metro Restaurant and Lounge in Bryanston, Johannesburg.

The group also features :
Andrew “Rixi” Roman : Bass
Vinnie Henrico : Drums
Tulla Eckhart : Vocals

New Vintage will be paying homage to the many artists that have influenced and inspired them through the years.

Contact: Avzal Ismail | +27 632137095
Official Website: Click Here

Metro Restaurant and Lounge
Grosvenor Crossing Shopping Centre,
Corner Grosvenor Road and William Nicol Drive, Bryanston, Johannesburg, 2191, South Africa

Event Time: 19:00
South Africa Benjamin Jephta Elektrik

Bassist/composer Benjamin Jephta, will perform at JINY in anticipation of the release of his sophomore album, “The Evolution of an Undefined”. He has already become one of the premiere double and electric bass players in South Africa. Benjamin fuses his love for jazz with hip hop, electronic and rock music, reflecting the influence of popular culture on young people in the 21st century. With Keenan Ahrends – guitar, Jonno Sweetman – drums, Justin Bellairs – alto sax, Zeke le Grange – tenor sax

Contact: Diane Rossi | +27 82 515 7051
Official Website: Click Here

Jazz in the Native Yards
52 NY 138 Street
Gugulethu
Cape Town, Western Cape
7750

Event Time: 15:00
South Africa Castellos Monday Night Jazz Jam

New kid on the block – Castellos Jazz Bistro – is located in the heart of Cape Town’s CBD. Castellos invites you to indulge your senses with a combination of amazing food, wine and live Jazz performances! What better way to celebrate International Jazz Day with our regular Monday Night Jazz Jam and house-band, the Alvin Dyers Trio. Musicians and students – free entry.

Contact: Diane Rossi | +27 82 515 7051
Official Website: Click Here

Castellos Jazz Bistro
30 Keerom Street
Velocity Building
Cape Town, Western Cape
8001

Event Time: 20:00
South Africa Kaleidoscope Cafe Cape Town Celebrating International Jazz Day

Every year we celebrate with the International Jazz Community the beautiful sounds of Jazz. This year is no different. Come celebrate with us on Sunday, 29 April.

Various artists will be performing. Kaleidoscope is known for its plethora of variety of talented artists throughout the year.

Contact: Glenn Robertson | +27216745761

Kaleidoscope Cafe
Kaleidoscope Cafe
56 Main Road
Claremont
Cape Town, Western Cape
7780

Event Time: 18:00
South Africa Benjamin Jephta Elektrik Online Release Tour

The 2017 Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz, Benjamin Jephta, will be performing in Cape Town with the support of Concerts SA in anticipation of the online release of his sophomore album The Evolution of an Undefined.

South Africa’s premiere double and electric bass player is set to excite audiences with his new offering. Jephta fuses his love for jazz with hip hop, electronic and rock music, reflecting on the influence of popular culture on young people in the 21st century.

Contact: Benjamin Jephta | +27 796110415
Official Website: Click Here

Castello’s Jazz Bistro
Castello’s Jazz Bistro
30 Keerom Street
CBD
Cape Town, Western Cape
8000

Event Time: 20:30
South Africa EJazz Appreciation Society and Mfana Mlambo Quartet

EJazz Appreciation Society in association with the Mfana Mlambo Quartet take jazz to the heart of Umlazi township with presentations on the struggle for freedom by South African jazz greats, excellent jazz sets by members, and a live performance by the Mfana Mlambo Quartet from 13:30 onwards. P1141 Zama Ngcobo Road, Umlazi. Traditional African food will be served.

Contact: Mamsie Ntshangase | +27846091042

EJazz Appreciation Society
P1141 Zama Ngcobo Road
Umlazi
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
4031

Event Time: 13:30
South Africa UKZN Big Band and jazz ensembles at Durban Botanic Gardens amphitheatre

The University of Kwazulu Natal (UKZN) presents a program of jazz and popular music as performed by students in its Big Band and jazz ensembles. The program will include jazz standards, tunes from the American songbook, South African standards, original compositions and student arrangements of South African house music. The program will also feature performances by local school ensembles and prize-giving for competitions run during Jazz Appreciation Month by the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music.

Contact: Neil Gonsalves | +27 31 260 1529

Durban Botanic Gardens
Durban Botanic Gardens
John Zikhali Road
Musgrave
Durban, KwaZulu Natal
4001

Event Time: 14:00
South Africa International Jazz Day Concert

The Orbit is one of the foremost jazz venues in the country that is recognised for being a venue that has created a platform for creative and improvised music to flourish. As such, we are celebrating this illustrious day with a host of beautiful acts. Here is what you can expect:-

16h00 – 17h00 : Africa Plus – Lungelo Ngcobo, Riley Giandhari, Tsepo Tsotetsi, Q

Contact: The Orbit Guest Relations | +27 113396645
Official Website: Click Here

The Orbit
81 De Korte Street
Braamfontein
Johannesburg, Gauteng
2001

Event Time: 16:00
South Africa International Jazz Day Celebrations at The Orbit

The Orbit Home of Jazz is proud to be celebrating International Jazz Day with a festival starting at 16:00 and going until late.

Line-up:-
16h00 – 17h00 : Africa Plus
17h30 – 18h30 : Zoe Modiga
19h00 – 20:00 : Nomfundo Xaluva
20h30 – 21:30 : Bantustan Radio (11 piece band featuring a star-studded line-up)
22:00 – Till Late DJ Kenzhero

It’s going to be a day to remember!

Contact: Kevin Naidoo | +27 823382533
Official Website: Click Here

The Orbit
81 De Korte Street
Braamfontein
Johannesburg, Gauteng
2017

Event Time: 16:00
South Africa Jazz on the Hill presents Nduduzo Makhathini

Jazz on the Hill presents the Nduduzo Makhathani quartet live in concert at Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff! Makhathini is the recipient of the ‘2015 Standard Bank Young Artist Award’ in the category of Jazz, winner of both SAMA for ‘Best Jazz Album’ and AFRIMA ‘Best Artist In African Jazz’ for 2017.

Contact: Aymeric Peguilan | +27783986250
Official Website: Click Here

Four Seasons The Westcliff
67 Jan Smuts avenue
Johannesburg, Gauteng
2132

Event Time: 19:00
South Africa Jazz on The Hill presents Luyanda Madope and Connectin Generations

The Jazz on the Hill is a concept developed by Four Seasons The Westcliff in partnership with Pegs Music Project who are the curators of the series. With a concert taking place once or twice a month, the Jazz on the Hill is dedicated to promoting local talents from the South African jazz scene.

Contact: Aymeric Peguillan | +27 783986250
Official Website: Click Here

Arcadia Room
Four Seasons The Wescliff Johannesburg
67 Jan Smuts Avenue
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2132

Event Time: 17:00
South Africa Jazz on The Hill presents Luyanda Madope and Connecting Generations ft. Titi Luzipo

The Jazz on the Hill is a concept developed by Four Seasons The Westcliff in partnership with Pegs Music Project who are the curators of the series. With a concert taking place once or twice a month, the Jazz on the Hill is dedicated to promoting local talents from the South African jazz scene.

Contact: Aymeric Peguillan | +27783986250
Official Website: Click Here

Four Seasons The Wescliff Johannesburg
67 Jan Smuts Avenue
Westcliff
Johannesburg, Gauteng
2132

Event Time: 17:00
South Africa Jazz Heat Presents Thandi Ntuli Quartet

JAZZ HEAT proudly presents Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz 2018 Thandi Ntuli. Just fresh from releasing her second album EXILED, Thandi Ntuli is a multi talented artist with a jazz voice that matters. She will be joined for this performance at the Victoria Yards by Sthembiso Bhengu on trumpet, Amaeshi Ikechi on bass and Siphiwe Shiburi on drums. The two set performance will be followed by a long set by celebrated artist and DJ COOL AFFAIR. #JazzDay #ThandiNtuli

Contact: Aymeric Peguillan | +27 783986250

Victoria Yards
16 Viljoen Sreet
Lorentzville
Johannesburg, Gauteng
2094

Event Time: 17:00
South Africa The Brotherhood of breath – Blue Notes Celebration

This occasion will celebrate the sound of the Blue Notes feat: Chris McGregor, Dudu Phukwana, Mongezi Feza, Nik Moyakhe, Johnny Dyani and Louis Moholo.

Contact: Nehru Mali | +27 721330436

Blue Velvet Jazz
Pretoria, Gauteng
0056

Event Time: 11:04
South Africa 4everJazz Jazzathon18

This Jazzathon will entail a 5- hour jam session for up and coming jazz musicians and unsigned artists who have not had gigs or work but enjoy playing. Musicians off all ages will be invited to take part.
The Jazzathon will provide an opportunity for participants to perform in the presence of the following members of the audience to get an opportunity to: Join other musicians, bands, Jazz event organisers and promoters, record labels, producers, other musicians, media, friends, family & the public.

Contact: Nothemba Madumo | +27 082 550 128

Menlyn Park Shopping Mall, Pretoria
Menlyn Park Shopping Centre
Atterbury Rd & Lois Avenue, Menlyn Park
Pretoria, Gauteng
0063



Event Time: 14:19
South Africa Sophiatown Jazz Encounters – In Conversation with Dorothy Masuka

#JazzDay April is going to be busy on the Jazz front. Let’s engage with and celebrate the SA jazz legends when they are still with us. Join us for our second edition of In Conversation with at the Sophiatown The Mix with legendary vocalist Dorothy Masuka. Sis Gwen Ansell will chair the discussion with panelists Dr. Lindelwa Dalamba from Wits Music School, vocalist Titi Luzipo and guitarist Bheki Khoza. The discussion will be followed by a performance by Mam Dorothy with Bheki and Titi.

Contact: Aymeric Peguillan | +27783986250

Sophiatown The Mix
Sophiatown The Mix
71-73 Toby street
Sophiatown, Johannesburg, Gauteng
2092

Event Time: 19:00
South Africa Soweto Jazz Explosion with Nduduzo Makhathini

Nduduzo Makhatini ft Khaya Mahlangu, LIVE at The Soweto Jazz Explosion.

There’s a musical buzz crescendoing in Soweto this April, as the 2018 International Jazz Day festivities set up home in this colourful township, that has been so instrumental in the birth, sustenance and development of the treasure that is South African Jazz.

The Soweto Jazz Explosion are excited to be part of this year’s vibrant programming, and will be bringing you a crispy line up of some of the freshest jazz

Contact: Aymeric Peguillan | +27783986250

Capegate Miagi Music Centre at Morris Isaacson School
5635 Mthembu Street
Jabavu
Soweto, Gauteng
2300

Event Time: 14:00
South Africa Soweto International Jazz Day

Jazz Discussion, local Jazz bands performance
12H00- 14H00- Jazz Discussions
14H00-15H00- – Lunch/ jazz collectors jamming
15h00-until late- Live Performance of local jazz bands
The jazz event will be documented

Contact: Mandla Tshabalala | +27636161038

Eyethu Lifestyle Centre
00651 Tshabalala St,
Mofolo Central,
Soweto, 1801,
South Africa

Event Time: 12:00