These streets in Sandton will be closed when Joy of Jazz returns

As the annual two-day Joy of Jazz extravaganza returns to South Africa after a two-year absence due to the Covid pandemic, organizers have warned motorists of road closures on some streets around the Sandton Convention Center from Friday afternoon.

According to Mantwa Chinoamadi-Mutshinya, the festival’s producer, Maude Street, West Street and Alice Lane will be converted to one-way streets by 2 p.m. Sunday, with a one-way street closing towards 5th Street.

This is as the crème de la crème of jazz artists and musicians from the African continent converge in Johannesburg for the popular festival.

“In addition to the regular offering of great music and lifestyle on the usual stages, this year Joy Jazz will offer a new lounge stage for music lovers, with a lighter palette and a penchant for smoother grooves.

“We decided to introduce this lounge stage to create an entry point into the genre for younger music lovers who might find straight-ahead jazz too intimidating,” said Chinoamadi-Mutshinya.

The lounge stage will feature sound selectors such as DJ Kenzhero, Tha Muzik, DJ Kinetic, uNdlovu – along with Ms. Elisa The Selector, sound curators such as Donnie Sanchez, Jazzy Vez and Khujo.

Pianist Charl du Plessis shares the stage with David Cousins ​​in a masterful jazz piano duet.

“Jazz lovers can also take part in a novelty of the festival – The Joy Of Jazz Music Lifestyle Experience Expo.

“Visitors can purchase combined tickets for the exhibition and the music experience, or they can visit the exhibition during the festival’s daytime hours,” added Chinoamadi Mutshinya.

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