Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival 2013

In August 2013 Standard Bank Joy of Jazz will mark 13 years of putting South Africa on the international jazz map. The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz is undoubtedly the premier event on Johannesburg’s jazz calendar, and takes place from 22 to 24 August at seven venues in the city’s Newtown Precinct.


The Dinaledi Stage,  the Mbira Stage and the Conga Stage will be erected on Mary Fitzgerald Square, creating three  purpose-built venues to showcase this year’s line-up. Other venues include the Market Theatre and Bassline, as well as restaurants Sophiatown and Nikki’s Oasis as free venues.

The annual jazz extravaganza attracted around 2 000 music lovers in its first year and has now grown to an audience of well over 20 000 people. Standard Bank Joy of Jazz presents an international line-up of top artists from around the world while continuing to discover and explore the heritage and riches of home-grown talent as well as that from the African Diaspora.

Standard Bank Joy of Jazz has contributed to the cultural exchange between artists, and many international performers have met their local counterparts and subsequently collaborated on projects. Importantly, Standard Bank Joy of Jazz has also seen a phenomenal growth in the number of developing jazz artists, and the staging of the event in the Newtown Precinct has played an integral part in the regeneration of Jozi’s inner city.


For more information visit

Click here to view our exciting Joy of Jazz programme.

Click here for ticket prices.


New Orleans Jazz comes to Johannesburg courtesy of Standard Bank Joy of Jazz. World-class New Orleans jazz superstars will be performing at the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz in August. To read more click here.

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