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Jazz Reimagined: The 2020 Standard Bank Jazz Festival

Standard Bank Jazz Festival line-up

We are very pleased to announce the line-up of the online Standard Bank Jazz Festival Makhanda (SBJF) 2020, which will be streamed as part of the virtual National Arts Festival from 25 June to 5 July 2020.

Spha Mdlalose Standard Bank Jazz Festival virtual National Arts Festival 2020 line-up

Thursday 25 June

Spha Mdlalose: Spha Mdlalose (voice), Linda Sikhakhane (sax), Sthembiso Bhengu (trumpet), Keenan Ahrends (guitar), Thandi Ntuli (piano), Thembinkosi Mavimbela (bass), Sphelelo Mazibuko (drums)

Sisonke Xonti Standard Bank Jazz Festival virtual National Arts Festival 2020 line-up

Friday 26 June

Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz – Sisonke Xonti: Sisonke Xonti (sax), Keenan Ahrends (guitar), Bokani Dyer (piano), Shane Cooper (bass), Sphelelo Mazibuko (drums), Keorapetse Kolwane (voice)

Sakhile Simani Standard Bank Jazz Festival virtual National Arts Festival 2020 line-up

Friday 26 June

Sakhile Simani – People of My Community: Sakhile Simani (trumpet), Bokani Dyer (piano), Nhlanhla Radebe (bass), Tumi Mogorosi (drums)

Jacob Collier Standard Bank Jazz Festival virtual National Arts Festival 2020 line-up

Saturday 27 June

Jacob Collier (UK)

Gloria Bosman Standard Bank Jazz Festival virtual National Arts Festival 2020 line-up

Saturday 27 June

Gloria Bosman – Beyond Talent Ensemble: Gloria Bosman (voice, guitar), Titi Luzipo (voice), Pebble Mambane (piano), Austebza (voice, bass), Bernice Boikanyo (drums)

Swing City Standard Bank Jazz Festival virtual National Arts Festival 2020 line-up

Sunday 28 June

Swing City: Loyiso Bala (voice), Nathan Ro (voice), Graeme Watkins (voice), Justin Holcroft (sax), Neil Engel (trumpet), Bez Roberts (trombone), David Cousins (piano), Amaeshi Ikechi (bass – NG), Justin Badenhorst (drums)

Ramon Alexander Standard Bank Jazz Festival virtual National Arts Festival 2020 line-up

Sunday 28 June

Ramon Alexander: Ramon Alexander (piano), Byron Abrahams (sax), Valentino Europa (bass), Annemie Nel (drums)

Vuma Levin Standard Bank Jazz Festival virtual National Arts Festival 2020 line-up

Monday 29 June

Vuma Levin – Antique Spoons: Vuma Levin (guitar), Sisonke Xonti (sax), Bokani Dyer (piano), Romy Brauteseth (bass), Peter Auret (drums)

Linda Sikhakhane Standard Bank Jazz Festival virtual National Arts Festival 2020 line-up

Tuesday 30 June

Linda Sikhakhane’s IsaMbulo: Linda Sikhakhane (sax), Ndabo Zulu (trumpet), Afrika Mkhize (piano), Benjamin Jephta (bass), Sphelelo Mazibuko (drums), Gontse Makhene (perc)

Ami Faku Standard Bank Jazz Festival virtual National Arts Festival 2020 line-up

Wednesday 1 July

Ami Faku: Ami Faku (voice), KG Daniel Chuene (guitar), Simangaliso Nkosi (keyboard), Earl Baartman (bass), Lungile Kunene (drums)

Ziza Muftic Standard Bank Jazz Festival virtual National Arts Festival 2020 line-up

Thursday 2 July

Ziza Muftic: Shining hour: Ziza Muftic (voice), Sydney Mnisi (sax), Roland Moses (piano), Peter Sklair (bass), Peter Auret (drums)

Sisonke Xonti Standard Bank Jazz Festival virtual National Arts Festival 2020 line-up

Friday 3 July

Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz – Sisonke Xonti: Sisonke Xonti (sax), Sakhile Simani (trumpet), Yonela Mnana (piano), Benjamin Jephta (bass), Sphelelo Mazibuko (drums), Tlale Makhene (percussion)

Michael Bester Standard Bank Jazz Festival virtual National Arts Festival 2020 line-up

Friday 3 July

Michael Bester: Michael Bester (guitar), Buddy Wells (sax), Kingsley Buitendag (piano), Stephen de Souza (bass), Lumanyano Mzi (drums)

Thandiswa Mazwai Standard Bank Jazz Festival virtual National Arts Festival 2020 line-up

Saturday 4 July

Thandiswa Mazwai

Lana Crowster Standard Bank Jazz Festival virtual National Arts Festival 2020 line-up

Saturday 4 July

Late-Night Album Launch – Lana Crowster: Lana Crowster (voice), Raiven Hansmann (sax), Claire Röntsch (sax), Amanda Tiffin (keyboard), Michael Bester (guitar), Shaun Johannes (bass), Keagan Links (drums)

Mi Casa Standard Bank Jazz Festival virtual National Arts Festival 2020 line-up

Sunday 5 July

Mi Casa: J’Something (vocal), Mo-T (trumpet), Dr Duda (producer & keyboard), Tshepo Tsotetsi (sax), Neo Mogotsi (trombone)

Mete Erker Jeroen van Vliet Standard Bank Jazz Festival virtual National Arts Festival 2020 line-up

Sunday 5 July

Mete Erker & Jeroen van Vliet (Netherlands): Mete Erker (sax), Jeroen van Vliet (piano)

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