Grammy Awards Winning Band, BWB To Headline Kenyan Jazz Festival

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The jazz group is set to headline the 5th edition of Safaricom International Jazz Festival at the Kasarani Training Grounds in February.

The group comprises guitarist Norman Brown, saxophonist Kirk Whalum and trumpeter Rick Braun.

While this will be Braun’s maiden visit to Kenya, Whalum and Brown are no strangers to the jazz festival, having performed alongside Gerald Albright and Sheléa Frazier at the Safaricom Jazz Lounges in Nairobi and Mombasa in December 2016.

“This edition of the Safaricom International Jazz Festival has a special place in our hearts for many reasons. Not only are we celebrating five years of great live jazz performances from world renown and locally admired musicians, we are also celebrating the social impact we’ve created through funds raised from the Festival,” said Bob Collymore, Safaricom CEO.

“The whole idea of the festival is to make jazz music more accessible and inclusive, and to use this to break down barriers and create opportunities for talented Kenyan artists to play alongside international stars and appeal to a larger local audience,” added Collymore who is the brains behind the festival.

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