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The third annual edition of the Safaricom International Jazz Festival was marked with highlighting performances from the world’s jazz artistes. The event featured on stage Sons of Kemet, Jef Neve, Maya Beltsitzman, Matan Ephrat, Safaricom Youth Orchestra and Siya Makuzeni, with highlighting performances from Afrosync, Edward Parseen and the Different Faces band and Grammy Award winner Branford Marsalis. Nigerian guitarist Kunle Ayo stole the show with his electrifying performance as he interacted with the audience and even sang the jazz rendition of Zigo, Kunle also showed off his sleek dancing skills. The festival which prides itself in bringing together talented musicians from all around the country and the world has played a huge role in expanding the Kenyan Jazz scene. All proceeds from the concerts help positively impact the youth in Korogocho, via a musical initiative dubbed Ghetto classics.

safjazz3 (1) AfroSync (1) Branford Marsalis Edward Parseen (2) Edward Parseen of Different Faces Band IMG_6587 Sons of Kemmet Wambui Kamiru and Kunle Ayo (1) Wambui Kamiru and Kunle Ayo (4) Wambui Kamiru and Kunle Ayo (8)

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