Discount offers for the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz and National Arts Festival Standard Bank’s support of the arts reaches new heights this year as we not only celebrate 21 years of partnership with the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz, but also 35 years of supporting the National Arts Festival in Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown).
To celebrate, we’re giving you a chance to secure your seats early to some of the most- anticipated shows at this year’s National Arts Festival, including the full line-up of the Standard Bank Jazz Festival. We are also offering you discounted tickets to Africa’s premier jazz festival, the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival.
The 2019 Standard Bank Joy of Jazz announced it’s opening night performances and will present a never to be repeated “Battle of the Big Bands”, that will see the Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra - JLCO (a 15-piece band), led by the great African American trumpeter, Wynton Marsalis. JLCO will trade chops with South Africa’s own inimitable trumpeter, Marcus Wyatt, leading his 17-piece ZAR Orchestra. The two big bands will showcase a thrilling repertoire that celebrates jazz traditions and human values shared across the Atlantic. In addition, this year, the SBJOJ coincides with the 35th anniversary of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award. The award has been given annually to honour shining creatives on their path to greatness.
An all-star band featuring former SBYA alumni will ascend the stage at the SBJOJ in fitting fashion to celebrate the bank’s long standing patronage of the arts. The Standard Bank Young Artist All Star Band will include, but not be limited to, the singular jazz vocalist and inimitable mezzo-soprano operetta, Sibongile Khumalo, the prodigiously gifted pianist and composer, Bokani Dyer; internationally renowned saxophonist and conductor, Shannon Mowday, enterprising producer and bassist, Concord Nkabinde and arguably the most energetic drummer of his generation, Kesivan Naidoo. The performance brings together multiple generations of SA’s jazz creatives who are connected by the Standard Bank Young Artist Award underscoring the Standard Bank principle of being much more than a bank.
The annual artful trip to Makhanda from 27 June to 7 July for the National Arts Festival (NAF) comes highly recommended. It’s is the continents largest arts festival aptly dubbed “11 days of Amazing.” Early bookings are open for a few shows, which include Brett Bailey’s astonishing play Samson, comedy by Dylan Moran and a concert by the Drakensberg Boys Choir. Not only will you find world class productions at NAF, you will also find incredible performances by award-winning jazz musicians at the Standard Bank Jazz Festival that takes place during National Arts Festival.
This year’s line-up promises to be an unforgettable one, featuring some of the best names in local and international jazz including Nils Landgren, Too Many Zoos, Bombshelter Beast, Shane
Cooper’s Mabuta, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Mafikizolo; the 2019 Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz, Mandla Mlangeni and many more.
Standard Bank would like to thank their loyal customers by offering discounts to these festivals.
Herewith more info:
Standard Bank Joy of Jazz
Standard Bank card holders qualify for discount on Early Bird tickets (for Opening Night) from Wednesday 10 April 2019. The full SBJOJ line-up and tickets will be available from 15 May 2019.
Tickets will be available at Computicket (both online and instore) and as a Standard Bank cardholder, you can qualify for a discount. All debit and cheque card holders get a 10% discount, and a 15% discount if using a Standard Bank credit card. The offer is limited to two tickets per person, and only on usage of a valid Standard Bank debit and/or credit card. This offer is subject to availability and is valid from 10 April – 31 August 2019. Terms and conditions apply.
National Arts Festival and Standard Bank Jazz Festival, Makhanda
Bookings now open and tickets are available from www.nationalartsfestival.co.za Discount: Standard Bank cardholders qualify for a discount of 20% when using a valid Standard Bank debit, cheque or credit card. The discount is applicable to purchases online or at the box office. The offer is limited to six tickets per person, and only on presentation and usage of a valid Standard Bank debit, cheque and/or credit card. This offer will be available for a limited time only. Terms and conditions apply.
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