Tomorrow the 5th of December Jazz lovers will be treated to some great music by Jazz artist Jimmy Dludlu. The Mozambican musician will be performing at the 2nd edition of the Safaricom Jazz Concert to be held at the Safaricom Kasarani Indoor Arena.
Jimmy Dludlu will take time to mentor and inspire students from the Korogocho–based Ghetto Classics Music program and local Jazz artists before the concert by having a master class. He will be teaching the artists various playing techniques for the jazz guitar.
“I am excited to meet young talented artists and share my experiences with what the rising talent in Kenya with the hope that it will be beneficial to their careers in future,” said Dludulu. “Nothing gives me greater pleasure than giving young musicians the chance to explore their musical talents.”
Dludlu is self taught and has worked with some African greats like Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba and Congolese singer Papa Wemba. He mastered the art of playing the guitar at the University of Cape Town where he studied jazz for three years.
The money raised at the Nairobi show will go to the Korogocho–based Ghetto Classics Music program, which uses music education to instill life skills in youth from under privileged backgrounds.
Advance tickets are Ksh. 1000, and those at the gate are Ksh. 1500.
In the September edition of the Safaricom Jazz Series, multi- award winning Nigerian Jazz guitarist and singer Kunle Ayo performed at the Carnivore Grounds.
The Safaricom Jazz series is now a much anticipated monthly jazz event. The series will culminate in the biggest Jazz festival in Kenya, the Safaricom International Jazz Festival which will be held in February 2015.