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.
World music and jazz fusion drummer, Paco Sery from Cote d’Ivoire and Maliain musician, arranger and composer, Cheick Tidiane Seck will headline the International Jazz Day celebrations on 1st May, 2019.
Two-time Grammy award winner Marcus Miller will headline the Safaricom International Jazz Festival scheduled for 11th – 17th February 2019
Five-time Grammy winner Diane Reeves will grace the stage at the Safaricom Jazz Lounge scheduled for 18th and 20th October 2018.
This year you can expect nothing less. Come join us on Tuesday 1st May 2018 at the Carnivore Grounds in Nairobi, as we celebrate the Safaricom International Jazz Day with yet another line-up of brilliant performers.
Come join us on Sunday 25th February 2018 at the Kasarani Training Grounds in Nairobi
Music lovers can expect to enjoy a selection of pure jazz as well as a mix of jazz fusions with influences from around the world.
The 4th edition of the Safaricom International Jazz Festival will be held on Sunday 26th February 2017 at the Kasarani Stadium.
He is known by jazz lovers worldwide as an ingenious composer, and has made international appearances at jazz festivals all over the globe.
This edition’s theme is Music That Moves, a nod to the performances that positively impact the lives of over 650 youth each week through Ghetto Classics.
This year’s Safaricom International Jazz Festival started with a bang with three time Grammy Award winning Branford Marsalis gracing our stage on the 21st of February 2016.
Grammy Award winners Kirk Whalum and Norman Brown, multiple Grammy® Award Nominee Gerald Albright and fast rising singer and songwriter Sheléa, thrilled Kenyan jazz fans with an exhilarating performance during the Safaricom Jazz Lounge.
Grammy Award winners Kirk Whalum and Norman Brown, multiple Grammy® Award Nominee Gerald Albright and fast rising singer and songwriter Sheléa, gave Kenyan jazz fans an unforgettable experience during the Safaricom Jazz Lounge.
Kilometers of blogs and columns were written in anticipation…but nothing prepared us for the incomparable show that Salif Keita had in store for us. It was a night to remember.
Music has its own language, and we all spoke it at the Safaricom Jazz. Held at the Ngong Race course once again, it featured eight world class artistes from all over the world.
Jimmy Dludlu dazzled the crowd at the Safaricom Stadium, Kasarani with his mad guitar skills. The Swahili Jazz Band set the tone for his performance, effortlessly getting the crowd to their feet. Once Jimmy took the stage, there was nowhere to go but up.
This Jazz event hosted Nigerian born guitarist, Kunle Ayo at the Carnivore, with Kavutha & Jacob Asiyo thrilling the crowd with their curtain raising performance.
Jazz has something for everyone and the inaugural Safaricom International Jazz festival was testament to that. Held at the Ngong Race course in Nairobi, there were smiles all around thanks to an abundance of great music and fantastic food.