Since its inception in February 2014, the Safaricom International Jazz Festival has evolved into an unmissable celebration of live music. The Festival prides itself in bringing together talented musicians from all over the world and has played a significant role in nurturing the Kenyan jazz scene, making the genre more accessible to fans and bringing together music lovers for a good cause.
In addition to the main Festival that takes place each year in February, Safaricom hosts the Safaricom Jazz Lounge twice a year, delivering a heady mix of live music performances within an intimate setting designed to crate a memorable fan experience.
But these events are more than the music, dancing and laughter synonymous with Safaricom Jazz; all proceeds go towards supporting Ghetto Classics, a non-profit, community-based programme that seeks to transform the lives of youth from underprivileged backgrounds by introducing them to the world of live jazz and classical music.
And that’s what makes Safaricom Jazz special: it is music that moves.
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