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Joy of Jazz 2011

Wynton MarsalisForthcoming release featuring Wynton Marsalis (pictured), McCoy Tyner, Tutu Puoane, Tania Maria, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Sibongile Khumalo, Simphiwe Dana, Ringo, Bonga, Gerals Veasley, Jeff Lorber, Frank McComb, Alexander O’ Neal…

The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz 2011 – taking place 25- 27 August 2011 – marks twelve years of putting South Africa on the international jazz map. The annual fest attracts an audience of 20 000, aoss 7 venues in Johannesburg’s buzzing Newtown Cultural precinct.

With an international line-up of top artists, and an exciting mix of home-grown talent, Joy of Jazz has contributed to the cultural exchange between artists and many international performers have met their local counterparts and subsequently collaborated on various projects.

Importantly, Joy of Jazz has also seen a phenomenal growth in the number of developing jazz artists who have been given exposure and a platform on which to perform.

The staging of the Joy of Jazz in the Newtown Precinct has played an integral part in the regeneration of the inner city, having had significant benefits in helping to shape the future of Johannesburg, and contributing to the city’s changing creative and cultural landscape.

More information from www.joyofjazz.co.za