Sagiya_KZN International Jazz Day Festival

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Event: KZN International Jazz Day Festival 2023.
Nature: Media Launch as we celebrate International Jazz Day
Date: 30 April 2023
Time: 15:00 - 18:00
Venue: UKZN Jazz Centre
Purpose: To Launch the KZN International Jazz Festival and The Line-up Announcement.
Presentation: Cocktail Set up, Interviews, Virtual Participation with International Artists

Sagiya Foundation in partnership with The South African National Department of Sports, Arts and Culture and Ethekwini Municipality, in association with KZN Jazz Appreciators Association presents KZN International Jazz Festival 2023.

KZN International Jazz Festival is produced as a KZN signature Jazz Festival that attract international market in tourism, social cohesion, economic development and the conservation of South African Jazz heritage. This media launch will be a grand celebration of International Jazz Day which Ethekwini Municipality Mayor, Cllr. Mxolisi Khaunda and other stakeholders in the creative arts fraternity will be cutting a ribbon to launch an annual KZN International Jazz Festival.

This brings about great excitement to Sagiya Foundation to bring one of the great jazz giants, Richard Bona from USA, SA will be represented by great musos, such as Selaelo Selota, Nduduzo Makhathini ft. Mbuso Khoza, Umkhumbane Jazz Ensemble, Xolisa Dlamini Ft Zawadi Yamungu, Mthobisi Mthalane, Trio (Nibs Van Der Spuy, Neil Gonsalves and Demi Fernandez), Bongani Nkwanyana and many more.

KZN International Jazz Festival will be held at The Station Functions and Events Centre on the 3rd of June 2023. Three segmented themes such as "The International Jazz Hour", "Afro Jazz Hours" and "Smooth Jazz Hour" will be presented as major sessions of the festival. A Gala Dinner set up will provide a conducive environment for Jazz Appreciators to enjoy food and drinks, while enjoying music from their favorite artists as VIP.

The festival will be presented in three phases. Phase 1 (Morning Session) will be a Musical Business Masterclass and Improvisation workshops. Phase 2 (Midday Session) will be an Opening Plenary for art business network and sponsorship shining opportunity. Phase 3 will be a Gala festival.

We invite all media personnel to issue articles about this media launch prior and come to the media launch to capture rich stories of KZN Jazz successors, legends, appreciators, etc. A cocktail set-up will allow the journalists to capture individual artists' stories. The Broadcasting media will be able to capture live broadcasting interview sessions with the KZN International Jazz Day event organizers, Artists, Promoters, sponsors, etc. Live Facebook broadcasting for the event will be done.

Produced by Atlas Duma, The Director at Sagiya Foundation. Info: [email protected] Website:


Sagiya Foundation
Contact Person: Atlas Duma
Tel: +27813738185
Email: [email protected]


UKZN Centre for Jazz and Popular Music
UKZN Centre for Jazz and Popular Music
UKZN Centre for Jazz and Popular Music
238 Mazisi Kunene Road, Glenwood
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal 4041

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