Jazz By The River Festival
|Country and Region||South Africa — Gauteng|
|Type of Festival||Music|
|Location of Festival||Vereeniging, Gauteng, South Africa|
|Festival Contact Information|
Thousands of single-minded Gauteng jazz aficionados will make the trek to the banks of the Vaal River where they will be bold over by the impeccable expertise of world-class virtuosos, who can always be counted on to elevate the bar at any musical gathering. In addition, Jazz on the River affords attendees the chance to be part of a genre that has, over decades, fostered social cohesion, an attribute that has proven its value to the entire country.
T-Musicman’s premier festival ‘Jazz by the River’ is once again set to rival the thunderous sounds of the Vaal River by affording jazz lovers the chance of savouring only the finest the genre has to offer. And as part of Heritage Month, the Jazz by the River Festival boasts an unprecedented line-up of local artists whose live performances are sure to cause waves on the usually calm Vaal River. And in continuing with the spirit of ubuntu, the festival is set to create employment opportunities for a number of Vaal residents.
|Festival Dates||September 30, 2012|
- Andy Narell
- Wanda Baloyi
- Gerald Albright
- Selealo Selota
Artist feature 2012:
- Gerald Albright — headliner
- American jazz saxophonist Gerald Albright will headline an inspiring line-up that will leave an indelible impression on the thousands of jazz fanatics that are expected to congregate in the Vaal. The multi-instrumentalist will blow his fans away as he demonstrates just how musical he is when he serenades the crowd on his bass guitar, keyboard, flute, drums and vocals on global hits such as Ain’t No Stopping, To The Max and the ever-adored 4 On The Floor. The musical master has worked extensively with The Temptations, Anita Baker and Ray Parker. Albright has also toured with iconic names that include Quincy Jones and Phil Collins, but South Africans will be thrilled to learn that he has also teamed up with our very own Jonathan Butler and Hugh Masekela.
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