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SAFARICOM INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL CELEBRATES FIFTH YEAR (PHOTOS)

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Safaricom International Jazz Festival was held on February 25 at the Training Grounds, Kasarani Stadium, celebrated its fifth year Anniversary.

Headlining the show were highly acclaimed American Jazz trio which is comprised of guitarist Norman Brown, saxophonist Kirk Whalum and trumpeter Rick Braun.

US based jazz star Ricky Braun enjoys blowing saxophone with a young jazz fan during the Safaricom International jazz festival.

US based jazz star Ricky Braun enjoys blowing saxophone with a young jazz fan during the Safaricom International Jazz Festival.

While this was Braun’s maiden visit to Kenya, Grammy Award winners Whalum and Brown were 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.

Safaricom has donated over Sh37 million from proceeds of the jazz festival since it was first held in February 2014, enabling the Art of Music Foundation to scale up its Ghetto Classics programme and expand it to Mombasa, with plans to branch out to Kisumu in the next year.

US based jazz star Brown Norman enjoys playing guitar to young jazz fans during the Safaricom International Jazz festival.

US based jazz star Brown Norman enjoys playing guitar to young jazz fans during the Safaricom International Jazz festival.

Kenyan based jazz band, th Limericks pose for a photo after their performance during the Safaricom International Jazz Festival.

Kenyan based jazz band, th Limericks pose for a photo after their performance during the Safaricom International Jazz Festival.

Betty Bears jazz band performs at the Safaricom International jazz festival.

Betty Bears jazz band performs at the Safaricom International jazz festival.

Femme Fusion jazz band photo after their performance during the Safaricom International Jazz Festival.

Femme Fusion jazz band photo after their performance during the Safaricom International Jazz Festival.

 

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