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 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.
Headlining the show will be the highly acclaimed jazz maestro from Cameroon, Manu Dibango & Soul Makossa gang, you’ll be sure to enjoy hits like Grammy-winning track “Soul Makossa”, Africadelic, Wakafrika and many more.
Come enjoy the very best of Kenyan jazz with household names slated to perform such as Jacob Asiyo, Kavutha Mwanzia, Edward Parseen, Afro Sync Band, James Gogo, Nairobi Horns Project, Shamsi Music, Eddie Grey and Chris Bittok.
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.