Jazz lovers are in for a treat following confirmation that globally acclaimed American Jazz Performers Dianne Reeves and Marcus Miller will be on the 2018 / 2019 Season of Safaricom Jazz.
Diane Reeves will grace the stage at the Safaricom Jazz Lounge scheduled for 18th to 20th October 2018.
This will be the five-time Grammy winner’s first visit to Kenya to perform at the Safaricom Jazz Lounge, which is one of a series of events that lead up to the annual Safaricom International Jazz Festival that takes place in February.
Reeves, the pre-eminent jazz vocalist in the world, received the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Performance for three consecutive recordings – a Grammy first in any vocal category. Featured in George Clooney’s six-time Academy Award nominated “Good Night, and Good Luck,” she won the Best Jazz Vocal Grammy for the film’s soundtrack.
“We are honored to be yet again hosting one of the most influential jazz musicians in the world for the concert in October. As we promised when we launched Safaricom Jazz in 2014, we will keep bringing world-class talent for Kenyan jazz fans,” said Bob Collymore, CEO, Safaricom.
After the Lounge, two-time Grammy award winner Marcus Miller will headline the Safaricom International Jazz Festival scheduled for 11th – 17th February 2019. At the top of his game for over 30 years, Miller is the winner of the 2013 Edison Award for Lifetime Achievement in Jazz (Holland), winner of the 2010 Victoire du Jazz (France) and in 2013, was appointed a UNESCO Artist For Peace.