Confirmed international artists include Richard Bona (Cameroon) and Gerald Albright (United States). They will be joined by local artists Marcus Wyatt, Nduduzo Makhathini, Lira, Judith Sephuma, Sisonke Xonti, Feya Faku, Bokani Dyer, Dumza Maswana and Sibongile Mngoma.
The event, now in its 34th year, will bring together friends, family and fans for a unique global jamboree with an audience having fun in the comfort of their own homes, organizers said.
“It is exactly during difficult times like these that we can test the best parts of our heritage and tradition,” said Alan Webster, Director of the Standard Bank Jazz Festival. “Jazz music is an art form that teaches us that we can always improvise beyond a bad situation in pursuit of our dreams. This year’s festival allows us to live up to that principle and continue to present the best of our local musicians alongside their international counterparts to new and old audiences.
“Our festival has always been a unique international offering. Over the years, we have brought world-class jazz musicians from all over Europe, the Americas and across the African continent to the small town of Makhanda for a unique jazz experience focused on the development of young people and their people. dreams.
Standard Bank Sponsorship and Events Manager Desiree Pooe said: “This year we have once again found a way to meet the limits imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic by reaching out to a larger global audience. wide thanks to the power of digital. “
Tickets for the event can be purchased here.