Five-time Grammy winner Diane Reeves will grace the stage at the Safaricom Jazz Lounge scheduled for 18th and 20th October 2018.

Reeves, the pre-eminent jazz vocalist in the world, received the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Performance for three consecutive recordings – a Grammy first in any vocal category. Featured in George Clooney’s six-time Academy Award nominated “Good Night, and Good Luck,” she won the Best Jazz Vocal Grammy for the film’s soundtrack.

This year, Safaricom Jazz Lounge will have two shows both headlined by Diane Reeves in Nairobi and at the Hell’s Gate National Park. The Nairobi show will feature supporting performances by Italian jazz band Double Cut and Kenyan guitarist Kato Change, while the Naivasha show will feature AdHoc, one of Kenya’s freshest new jazz bands.

Proceeds from all ticket sales will be donated to the Ghetto classics music programme, which has been the Safaricom Jazz beneficiary since 2014 and has so far received an estimated KES 60 million, funds that have benefitted over 1,400 children from Nairobi and Mombasa. Proceeds from the 2018/2019 Edition will see the Ghetto Classics Schools programme extend to Kisumu.

supporting acts

Double Cut

With their latest album “Mappe”, Italian jazz band Double Cut with Tino Tracanna, Massimiliano Milesi, Giulio Corini and Filippo Sala present accomplishment through this original sound with a promise of a richer and more structured composition.Get blown away by the melodies of Tino Tracanna (...

supporting acts

Ad Hoc

Ad Hoc is a young, growing sensational jazz band that is creating quality timeless music . Formed in February 2017, the band provides their audience with an enlightenment through music as they pass their ideas through the ‘Ad Hoc experience’ With Dan Abissi on Keys, Stephen Mutangili on the Tru...

supporting acts

Kato Change

Kato Change (Kenya) is a self-taught guitarist whose technique was nurtured by an emerging online community of musicians on YouTube. His self-directed style draws from a heritage of African music as well as Blues and Jazz. In 2012, Kato was a Fellow in the U.S Department of State's One beat p...

event details

Safaricom Jazz Lounge

Lineup: Diane Reeves (USA), Double Cut (Italy), and Kato Change (Kenya)

Date: October 18th 2018

Venue: Uhuru Gardens, Nairobi

Entry Charges: Kshs 2000 for adults and Kshs 500 for students (proof of ID must be provided)

Tickets: Available at select Safaricom Shops, Michael Joseph Centre and via m-ticketing by dialing 1511

Gates open at 6pm, show starts at 8pm


Safaricom Jazz Lounge: Jazz in the Park

Lineup: Diane Reeves (USA) and AdHoc (Kenya)

Date: October 20th 2018

Venue: Hells Gate National Park, Naivasha


Dinner and Concert only

Corporate Table: Kshs 150,000

Individual Ticket: Kshs 10,000


Dinner/Concert Accommodation Package

Single (Lunch, show, dinner, and Sunday brunch 21st October): Kshs 28,500

Double (Lunch, show, dinner, and Sunday brunch 21st October): Kshs 45,000


For bookings, please contact:



Tel:0512130000/ 0719051000


Limited Spaces Available

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