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Bob Collymore Foundation To Hold First Jazz Festival at Carnivore Grounds

The Bob Collymore Foundation is set to hold its first Jazz Festival at the historical Carnivore Grounds on July 1, 2023.

In an official announcement on Monday, the BCF revealed that the event will mark the beginning of a series of Jazz Festivals known as the Bob Collymore International Jazz Festival Series (BCIJF), catering to the Kenyan market.

BCIJF Director and spouse of the later Bob Collymore, Wambui Collymore, expressed her optimism regarding this endeavor. She emphasized that the festival will serve as a platform for more than 300 underprivileged youth to pursue and develop their careers in music.

“We shall nurture the continued growth of the Jazz market, while building opportunities for underprivileged audiences and children to experience the transformative power of music,” she said.

The foundation has pledged a diverse lineup of acclaimed Jazz artists who are set to dazzle audiences at the upcoming show.

“The event will feature the sensational Nairobi Horns Project, the prolific Jacob Asiyo, the vibrant afro-fusion band Shamsi Music, the dynamic Edward Pareseen, and stellar guitarist Jack Maguna,” reads part of the notice.

The highly anticipated event will also feature captivating performances by the Safaricom Youth Orchestra and the talented DJ D-Lite.

Tickets for the festival are now on sale, with advance tickets priced at Ksh. 2,000 and special discounted rates of Ksh. 500 for students. Secure your spot at this remarkable event by purchasing your tickets on the online ticketing platform, Mookh, starting from today.

Since its establishment in 2020, the Bob Collymore Foundation has been dedicated to fostering sustainable business practices, nurturing the arts, and inspiring positive impact through business endeavors.

Founded by the family of the late Mr. Collymore, the foundation continues to honor his legacy by championing values such as integrity, music, and the arts.

Mr. Collymore, who led Safaricom, a leading telecommunications company, for a remarkable tenure for 10 years, sadly passed away in 2019 due to acute myeloid leukemia.