Wanda Baloyi, Sibongile Mngoma, Elina Maluleka and Agnes Masangwa

Published on May 23rd, 2014 | by Diane Chidrawi


Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Community Outreach Programme Jazz Cares

South Africa’s premier music event, Standard Bank Joy of Jazz, gives back again this year with a special concert in Soweto as part of its on-going Jazz Cares initiative.

This community outreach project’s success has been seen throughout Gauteng, the first one being at Newton followed by Alexandra, Sedibeng (Vaal) and Diepsloot in 2013. It has had a visible impact on the patrons who attend while allowing the aged from various areas to meet each other in a day of fun and caring.

The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz – Jazz Cares Day takes place at Uncle Toms Hall in Soweto on Wednesday, June 4 from 9am. In the audience will be 350 pensioners, partially-abled members of the community and those who work in hospices and orphanages in the area.

Performing are two development bands from Soweto – South West Gauteng College and TNE.  There will also be a celebrity talk while a representative from a local clinic will discuss health issues and give advice on easy exercises that people can do. Music industry personalities such as Press and Wanda Baloyi will serve lunch to guests and they will also be given a gift on departure.

Event producer Peter Tladi of T-Musicman explains: “The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Community Outreach Programme Jazz Cares has always been my token of appreciation towards the communities that have continued to support us throughout the years. We believe in giving back hence we engage with community stake holders in uplifting the lives of our people.  We hope to demonstrate that entertainment is for everyone. It is an active experience that reminds us that everybody belongs to a community and forms part of it.”

Join us as we celebrate the day and capture a never to be repeated moment with the aged from Soweto in a place that oozes the spirit of living and fallen heroes of our country.

The new-look 2014 Standard Bank Joy of Jazz will take place this year at the Sandton Convention Centre from September 25 to 27. 

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