When you hear the words “jazz festival” you may think of internationally renowned festivals like the New Orleans Jazz Festival. But did you know that the Standard Bank Jazz Festival, which is held at National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, is the longest running jazz festival in South Africa? That’s why we think it deserves to be called Jazztown.
It brings together an exciting mix of artists from Africa and other parts of the world. And with an injection of hip young musicians, new audiences are being drawn to this innovative festival.
We are gathering a mesmerising collection of musicians from around the world who will spend a week generating jazz that has a unique Grahamstown energy, creativity and thrill. We look forward to hosting audiences who are keen on sharing this vibrant art form with us.