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International Big Band Festival 2023

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Friday, 17 February 2023


Saturday, 18 February 2023

From 19h00 To 20h00

Lyric Theatre Gold Reef City

From R350 To R700

The Jazz Foundation of South Africa is back with another thrilling edition

The Jazz Foundation Of South Africa Brings the International Big band festival 2023

The Jazz Foundation of South Africa is back with another thrilling edition of a uniquely South African fusion of

traditional jazz and indigenous African sounds. The 2023 prestigious instalment will be hosted on 17 and 18

February 2023, Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City Casino.

Famous for its star-studded and spectacular line-up, 2023 presentation will see the magical Big Band headlined by

the great and multi Grammy winning Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Standard Bank Young Artist Award and SAMA

Award recipient jazz pianist Bokani Dyer. These talents promises two amazing days of a music spectacle for

patrons of jazz and indigenous music.

The Foundation is a non-profit organization formed in 1983 with a purpose to preserve, present and promote

South African jazz and other local genres. Over the years it has created the most exciting, unique and unthinkable

concepts of great live music. In the past, some of the most brilliant presentations for the big band concerts

included Zim Ngqawana, Madala Kunene, Yusef Lateef, Joyous Celebration, Rufus Reid, Simphiwe Dana,

Mankunku Ngozi, Sibongile Khumalo, Bob Mintzer, Caiphus Semenya, Judith Sephuma, Bheki Mseleku, Stefon

Harris, Gloria Bosman, Howard Johnson to name but a few all performing with the big band orchestra and this

year’s festival continues that signature tradition of a great line-up. The Foundation’s CEO, Oupa Salemane says “In

a time of recovery for cultural and creative industries, this festival continues to play its part in creating job

opportunities for our creatives. We are unrelenting in consolidating our organization’s vision to protect our

musical heritage through the creation of musical partnerships with a huge potential to change the way we

consume and appreciate our rich heritage. We are excited to invite you to this year’s festival. Tickets are available

at Computicket and Shoprite/Checkers. For info, contact Mr Percy Hlabathi +27 78 311 8683


Date: 17th & 18th February 2023

Venue: Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City

Tickets: From R350 – R700

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