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Here’s Everything That Happened At The Safaricom Kenyan Jazz All Stars Edition

Safaricom is more than just a telecommunications giant.

The company has benchmarked itself as a corporation that brings people together and changes people’s lives through music.

Through Jazz festivals held yearly by the company, up and coming talented bands are offered a platform to audition and curtain raise at the jazz concerts to a large audience which in turn brings them traction.

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More so, the proceeds from the event ticket sales go to Safaricom’s muse, The Ghetto Classics – helps in buying new equipment and developing their talent.

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The local Jazz acts also get a chance to showcase their skills and perform to a wider audience and introduce their music to a new audience.

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Without a doubt, great things happen when people come together and it’s no wonder that the Safaricom Kenyan Jazz All Stars edition held on Sunday, 30th April at the Carnivore Grounds was such a success! Guests were treated to stellar performances by Shamsi Music, Afrosync, Nairobi Horns Project Band, Mwai & The Truth Band, Edward Parseen of The Different Faces Band, Jacob Asiyo & Kavutha Mwanzia-Asiyo, James Gogo, Juma Tutu, Eddie Grey and Chris Bittok.

The guests were welcomed into a well-organized concert from ample parking to quick ticketing and a state of the art set up complete with festival decor. The festival goers also enjoyed an array of different foods provided by Carnivore and there was also a kid zone for the kids to enjoy themselves. As a kind gesture, a few lucky guests were surprised with free internet vouchers by the Safaricom brand ambassadors while two lucky guests won phones.

Overall, different people from different walks of life came together to feel the music and celebrate, thanks to Safaricom.#Twaweza

Check out other photos from the event:


1. The set up was outstanding!

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2. The VIP section with event partners was looking well…very VIP…

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3. Music lovers thronged the Carnivore grounds for an afternoon of entertainment.

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4. Even Roxane de Bilderling-Belgium Ambassador to Kenya wasn’t left behind.

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5. Nor was Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore and his lovely wife Wambui.

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6. And sure, the entertainment they came for was everything they had hoped for, I mean, look at those smiles…

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7. People from different walks of life came together! Dads and their tots…

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8. BFFs…

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9. A lovely mix of great people, happiness, music and style!

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10. Gogo simo and Chris Bittok gave their best…

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11. And the lovely Matilda of Mwai and The Truth Band wowed the crowd with her vocals!

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12. Just when we thought it couldn’t get better than that, Safaricom jazz music Director Kavutha Mwanzia hit the stage and wow! Just wow!

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13. That was not all folks, Shamsi music gave an epic performance.

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14. And so did Perseen Edwards of Different Faces Band…

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15. Then there was more stellar performances…

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16. And the crowd was loving every second!

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17. Jacob Asiyo showed us his keyboard skills and yes, we were impressed!

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18. Even more impressed by the legendary Juma Tutu of the Swahili Jazz Band.

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19. The Ghetto Classics left the crowd in awe with their prowess!

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20. These kids are a classic case of talent overload!

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21. The Nairobi Horns Project ended the outstanding line-up of acts.

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22. We just couldn’t get enough of them…

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23. Lastly, Safaricom CEO handed the Ghetto Classics a Kes. 17 million cheque as the crowd cheered on.

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You simply can’t afford to miss out on the next Safaricom Jazz event. We will definitely keep you posted.