That patrons will enjoy themselves this coming weekend at the 2016 edition of the Stanbic Jazz Festival is no news. What is news is the fact that hosting global legends such as Bob James, the two-time Grammy winner and the main act for this year, provides the perfect opportunity for collaboration between Ghana based musical talents and their international counterparts.
The three-day event will have a number of local artistes and groups to showcase their talent on the same stage as Bob and Tom Braxton, the saxophonist. Aka Blay and the Abiza Band, Steve Bedi, the Ayisah Dey duo, Les Femmes, Kyekyeku and Stephanie Benson are just a few of the acts schedule for the Accra International Centre June 24- 26.
As Mawuko Afadzinu, Head of Marketing and Communications at Stanbic said at the launch of the Festival, “We want to contribute in positive ways to develop and grow the music industry thereby providing employment, training and skills development in all the related fields of technical production including sound engineering and lighting, marketing and PR, event management and hospitality.”
Over the past three years the bank has been ensuring that the Stanbic Bank Jazz Festival gains recognition as a stop on the global jazz calendar by presenting top-flight musicians to the people of Ghana, bringing global legends and local icons together.
We believe that getting the chance to play with legends will rub onto our indigenous artists and make them greater acts, thereby enhancing the glocal nature of the event.
This year we are presenting Bob James to cement the plan of making this a must-attend event on the jazz circuit. Stanbic Bank’s association with such world class talent is to buttress the point that we aim to deliver world class service.”
As part of Stanbic’s support for worthy courses, this year’s event will be in aid of the Leukaemia Foundation of Ghana.
Sponsors of the three-day event include Vodafone Business Solutions, Labadi Beach Hotel, Graphic Communications Group Limited, Joy FM, BFT and Citi FM.
EnterGhana.com | Stephanie Benson, Aka Blay and the Abiza Band, Steve Bedi and more line-up for 2016 Stanbic Jazz Festival