The Bob Collymore Foundation (BCF) has exciting news for music enthusiasts as it announces its first-ever Jazz festival, scheduled to take place at the Carnivore Grounds on July 1, 2023.
This event marks the beginning of the Bob Collymore International Jazz Festival Series (BCIJF), a series of jazz festivals specifically tailored for the Kenyan market.
Wambui Collymore, the wife of the late Bob Collymore and Festival Director of BCIJF, expressed her optimism about the venture, emphasizing the positive impact it will have on over 300 underprivileged youth, providing them with opportunities to pursue their music careers.
She emphasized the foundation’s commitment to nurturing the growth of the Jazz market while also creating avenues for underprivileged audiences and children to experience the transformative power of music.
Attendees can expect an impressive lineup of celebrated Jazz artists who will grace the festival with their exceptional talents.
Among the notable acts mentioned in the communiqué are the sensational Nairobi Horns Project, the prolific Jacob Asiyo, the vibrant afro-fusion band Shamsi Music, the dynamic Edward Pareseen, and the stellar guitarist Jack Maguna.
In addition, the Safaricom Youth Orchestra and DJ D-Lite are set to deliver memorable performances at the event.
Tickets for the festival are now available for purchase, with advance tickets priced at Ksh.2,000 and student tickets at Ksh.500.
Interested individuals can secure their tickets through the online ticketing platform Mookh.
Since its establishment in 2020, the Bob Collymore Foundation has been dedicated to creating platforms that promote sustainable business practices and nurture the arts.
The foundation was formed in honor of the late Mr. Collymore, who was renowned for his commitment to integrity, music, and the arts.
His family initiated the foundation to carry forward his legacy and focus on these cherished values.