23rd February 2018,
For the last five years we’ve brought you the very best of local and international jazz music, delivering electric performances and getting you moving to everything from the legendary Hugh Masekela’s signature sounds to the funky beat of the Nairobi Horns Project.
This year you can expect nothing less. Come join us on Sunday 25th February 2018 at the Kasarani Training Grounds in Nairobi, as we celebrate the 5th edition of the Safaricom International Jazz Festival with yet another line-up of brilliant performers from USA, Israel, Belgium, Germany, South Africa and Kenya.
Headlining the show will be the highly acclaimed American jazz trio BWB, made up of Grammy Award winners Norman Brown (guitar) and Kirk Whalum (saxophone), and trumpeter Rick Braun. If you love Michael Jackson you’ll be sure to enjoy hits from their 2013 Human Nature tribute album, with tracks such as Billie Jean, Beat It, The Way You Make Me Feel and of course, Human Nature.
Love live jazz music? Then come groove with Kenyan favourites Mambo Tribe and Limericks, as well as The Betty Bears (Israel), Leán (Belgium), Joja Wendt (Germany), Gloria Bosman (South Africa), Jimek (Poland) and Ghetto Classics, who will be joining BWB on stage.
All proceeds from the event will go towards supporting Ghetto Classics, a non-profit programme that teaches music skills to youth from underprivileged backgrounds in Nairobi and Mombasa. Since launch the Safaricom International Jazz Festival has raised over KES 37 million from proceeds of the event, funds that are being used to transform the lives of over 1400 young boy and girls through music, education and much more.