Standard Bank Joy of Jazz is delighted to announce the addition of an extra show to its festival line-up.
Due to the fact that tickets have sold out and responding to public demand, a further performance has been added on Sunday, August 26, a first for the festival.
Performing on the Dinaledi Stage in Newtown from 2pm will be Wycliffe Gordon, Lizz Wright, Wanda Baloyi and Mbuso Khoza.
Trombone player Wycliffe Gordon is best known for his work with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of jazz maestro, Wynton Marsalis. The versatile trombonist can scat, multi-note, slide, and plunge, just like he stepped out of the 1930s.
Gordon has played with many jazz luminaries, including Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Henderson, Branford Marsalis, Lionel Hampton, Tommy Flanagan, and Shirley Horn.
Lizz Wright’s music is a mixture of jazz, folk, gospel, and R&B. The Georgia-based singer-songwriter is already a celebrated contributor to the jazz world, having recorded
Wanda Baloyi burst into the industry as lead singer for the all-girls group, Ghetto Luv. After leaving the hugely popular all-girl group, she recorded her first solo project Voices, produced by guitar maestro Jimmy Dludlu. It won her a KORA Award for Best African Arrangement along with two SAMA nominations and a Channel O music video nomination. Baloyi has had the opportunity to work with and share stages with many great musicians and bands.
Mbuso Khoza is a songwriter and a vocalist from Kwa-Zulu Natal. He has worked with many of the big names on the South African music scene and fused a mixture of jazz, maskandi and Afro-pop on his debut album Zilindile.
Tickets for the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz concert costs R350 and are available from Computicket.