To mark its 5th anniversary, the Safaricom International Jazz Festival will be headlined by the highly acclaimed American jazz trio BWB at the Kasarani Training Grounds on February 25.
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.
BWB is expected to perform a wide selection from its massively popular “Human Nature” album.
The album was released in 2013 and earned the group great reviews for its adaptation and arrangement of some of pop legend Michael Jackson’s greatest hits, including eponymous track Human Nature, Billie Jean, Man in the Mirror and The Way You Make Me Feel, among others.
The first edition of the Safaricom International Jazz Festival was held in February 2014 and was headlined by New-York based Cameroonian artist Richard Bona.
Tickets go on sale on February 2, at Sh10,000 per head and Sh150,000 per corporate table for the VIP show to be held on Friday February 23. Regular and student tickets will be go for Sh2,000 and Sh500 respectively for the main show.
Here is a mix of their music to get you excited;