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Discount offers for the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz and National Arts Festival
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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.


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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

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

For more information go to



National Arts Festival and Standard Bank Jazz Festival, Makhanda


Bookings now open and tickets are available from
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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