What Is It?

The long awaited and exciting Standard Bank Polo In The Park is here. Get your outfits and hats ready and prepare to be wowed at this spectacular event.

You don't want to miss it!

When Is It?

Saturday, 16 November 2019 at 12:00.

Where Is It?

Steyn City Parkland Residence, 5 Central Lane, Riverglen, Midrand, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R550 - R4 500 per person, get your tickets here.

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For more information about this event, click here.

What Is It?

The Standard Bank Joy Of Jazz is bringing on the jazz again and its going to be spectacular event filled with good, quality music from some of the best musicians in the country and abroad.

This year is going to be even better so you can imagine the diversity and the level of artistry that they are bringing on stage. There will be a special performance to honour the late Hugh Masikela - this will be one day only so you don't want to miss it.

Get Your Tickets now!

NB: Check ticketing centre for any changes that may occur regarding tickets for the 27th and the 28th.

When Is It?

Thursday - Saturday, 26 - 28 September 2019 at 19:00

Where Is It?

Sandton Convention Centre, 161 Maude Street, Sandton, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are  R595 - R600 per person, get your tickets at Computicket.

For More Information

Visit this Facebook page or check out Joy of Jazz.

It's Finally Here!

Picture yourself leaving home, making the tedious journey through peak hour traffic and battling to find parking at your destination, only to realise that you've left your wallet at home. Surely you'll have a few very nasty words running through your head and feel highly annoyed that you forgot to grab it while rushing about, but there is a solution to this dilemma for Samsung smartphone users - Samsung Pay!

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That's right! Finally, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has launched their mobile payment service, Samsung Pay in South Africa. This safe and simple service is currently available in 24 markets* worldwide and offers a super convenient mobile wallet experience, AKA no need to carry that bulky wallet/purse around EVERYWHERE you go! Just think - no digging through pockets or handbag to find your wallet/purse, no rummaging through hundreds of loyalty and business cards, and no intense heart palpitations when you've misplaced your bank card. Just a simple swipe of your Samsung smartphone and boom, payment done. Bliss!

It's The New Era Of Mobile Payments

In case you didn't know, Samsung Pay is the most widely accepted mobile payment platform, allowing users/shoppers/spenders to make mobile payments almost ANYWHERE* using both MST and NFC technology. It is the first of its kind on the African continent and provides the ultimate flexible payment solution complete with the benefits of both a physical and mobile wallet to make your in-store purchases safer and simpler.

Samsung Pay also gives you total control of your digital payment journey. The service ensures all transactions are secure and authenticated by the user. As for protection and safety of your account, Samsung’s defence-grade Samsung Knox security platform and biometric authentication through iris or fingerprint scanning will provide peace of mind that your personal payment information is safe. Also, tokenization ensures that your actual card information is never exposed during a transaction. This feature ensures even more payment security.

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So, Where is Samsung Pay Available Here in South Africa? 

At the moment, Samsung Pay is available for Absa and Standard Bank customers with supported Mastercard and Visa payment cards. Avios credit cards, British Airways credit cards and Virgin Money cards are also
supported. Another benefit to this amazing mobile wallet experience is the fact that it also supports the ability to load loyalty cards (three cheers for carrying less cards!) so it’s not just about spending; it also about seamless point or miles-gathering. Bonus!

Samsung

Now for the question as to exactly where you can use this service. Answer: Samsung Pay works almost anywhere* you can swipe, insert or tap a card! So, that means at Melrose Arch when you're shopping up a storm on The High Street, at Seattle Coffee grabbing your early morning caffeine fix, at Urbanologi for date night with your sweetheart, or even at your nearest petrol station topping up your tank. The world of contactless payments is evolving faster than ever before owing to rapid changes in digital technology, competitive forces and consumer demands. It's a very exciting time to be alive!

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Become Part Of The Samsung Pay Evolution! 

So, you want to join the world of contactless payments? Great! To start using Samsung Pay, all Samsung smartphone users who own one of the supported devices (check the image below) have to do is:

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As for making payments with your Samsung Pay, it's extremely easy! Here's how:

Samsung’s revolutionary new way to pay is set to change the shopping landscape forever – with super-
secure, convenient and easy payment using favourite credit, debit and loyalty cards, all on one device!

For More Information

For more information about Samsung Pay, visit www.samsung.com.

If you need any further assistance with Samsung Pay, you can call them on 0860 726 623 or their international support number 011 549 1761. You can also email us on [email protected].

Don't forget to follow Samsung on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

The festival will kick off with a megastar one night only set of performances by iconic American smooth jazz innovator and multi-grammy award winning saxophonist and composer, David Sandborn.  The festivities will then swing on the sounds of the inimitable and song-stylist, Cassandra Wilson (USA). The Horn Summit, with Feya Faku, Khaya Mahlangu, Mthunzi Mvumbu, Barney Rachabane, Sydney Mavundla, Siphamandla Bhembe and Mandla Mlangeni will come together to honor the memory of Bra Hugh Masekela (SA) on the Dinaledi Stage.

As South Africa’s most authentic annual international jazz festival, SBJOJ21 will present an exciting programme that packs powerful performances by over 30 musicians representing jazz living heritages of five continents: Africa, the Middle East and Japan, along with Europe and the United States.

As musical celebrations unfold across five stages over three nights: 27, 28 and 29 September 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre, jazz lovers will be treated to groundbreaking collaborations and tributes by new masters to older jazz giants of music.

Notable among these will be two odes to legendary trumpeters. The first is The Horn Summit in honour of Hugh Masekela. It will feature the great hornsmen’s Sydney Mavundla, and Feya Faku and rising trumpet stars Siphamandla Bhembe and Mandla Mlangeni along with reedmen Khaya Mahlangu, Mthunzi Mvubu and Barney Rachabane, (SA).

The second is for Louis Armstrong, the American giant who gifted Bra Hugh his first trumpet by The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong All-star Band the great trombonist, Wycliffe Gordon, tenorman, Roderick Pauli, trumpeter Nicholas Payton, bassist Reginald Veal, Courtney Bryan on piano, Herlin Riley on drums.

The phenomenal pianist, Amina Figarova, whose based in Holland and New York, the Azerbajan will lead two not to be missed collaborative projects. First with Thaba Jabula School Choir then she’ll team up with award winning local pianists, Kyle Shepherd and Bokani Dyer in an imaginative musical exploration that straddles multiple jazz piano traditions on the Dinaledi Stage. Pianist, Diane Schuur (USA) will share the stage with the reigning Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year for Jazz, Thandi Ntuli and the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Band on the Diphala Stage.

Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, Buika is set to dazzle Jozi jazz junkies with her unique brand of flamenco fusion. The Spanish songstress will take to the Conga stage. The American singer-songwriter, Bilal will lay his retro rooted brand of futuristic soul music on the Mbira Stage.

Continental Africa will get a nod at the Conga and Mbira Stage with acts like the afro-beat sensation, Femi Koya (Nigeria); Kenya’s Nairobi Horns ,The leading voices of Mozambican marrabenta music, Wazimbo and Banda Kakana, The incredible singer songwriter Mbuso Khoza, The musical conscience of Zimbabwe, Oliver Mutukuzi will hold the fort along with Gugu Shezi.

“As we make a step into the 21 years since we began our journey as a jazz festival with world class ambitions, we are refreshed as it is challenged by what this milestone means for us. We have the security and confidence of two decades of living to the promises we make annually to jazz lovers. We also have a clear sense of the growth we still wish to achieve as a festival. We are looking forward to providing unparalleled access to the best jazz music in the world through our expertly curated programme and line-up as much as we are excited to be able to contribute to the development of our cultural economy. The jobs created annually by the festival, the education and training opportunities for young people on and off the stage are all part of one vision that underpins what we mean by Joy, in Standard Bank Joy of Jazz,” says Peter Tladi CEO, T-Musicman.

“This year we mark 20 years as the naming sponsor of the festival. We have witnessed the social and economic impact of the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz deepen and seen the lives of many young people improve through the access to training and other opportunities that the festival makes possible. We are proud to continue to partner with T-Musicman on a brand that is so proudly African and showcases a wide range of our talent from across the continent and at the same time welcomes international talent to our shores. We say, ART_Is our future, ART_Is our heritage, ART_Is our journey,” says Thulani Sibeko, Standard Bank Chief Marketing Officer.

Living up to the festival’s stature as a South African and international festival the organisers will host launch events in KwaZulu-Natal,  the Free State and Limpopo Province.

What Is It?

Now in its 21st year, the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz is well-known for bringing us the best in local and international blues and jazz artists year on year. This year brings vistas of diversity with an all-star line-up that explores various musical traditions from across the world. The festival will kick off with a one night only set of performances by iconic headliners, and performers will come together to honour the memory of Bra Hugh Masekela on the Dinaledi Stage.

The stage will be set alight by these amazing artists:

When Is It?

Thursday 27 - Saturday 29 September 2018 from 20:00 - 22:30.

Where Is It?

Sandton Convention Centre, 161 Maude Street, Sandton, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are  R700 - R1 350 per person at Computicket.

For More Information

Visit this Facebook page or check out www.joyofjazz.co.za.