Jazz enthusiasts should expect another phenomenal jazz-funk and soul party as the annual Nile Gold Jazz Safari returns bigger and better.
The event, now in its seventh year and scheduled for Friday 3rd October 5 2014, at Kampala Serena hotel will see big name artists headlining. And Nile Gold in partnership with Black Roots Unlimited have announced Grammy nominated international R&B superstar Joe Thomas and Grammy winner, guitarist Norman Brown as the headliners for the 7th Annual Nile Gold Jazz Safari. The five man Jazz super group, TIZER is also added to the star-studded line-up.
“The Nile Gold Jazz Safari has not only delivered a great jazz experience every year, but has also contributed to the growth of jazz in Uganda.
This year’s array of new headliners is a reflection of our commitment to granting our fans a musical experience that is beyond the ordinary,” Nile Gold Brand Manager Dorothy Muttu, said earlier.
The jazz safari, which started in 2008, has grown to become Uganda’s premium jazz event, attracting legendary jazz artistes like Jonathan Butler, Gerald Albright, Howard Hewett, Keith Sweat and Regina Belle.
Nile Gold Crystal Malt lager is hosting this year’s event in partnership with Rwenzori Premium, British Airways, as the official airline and Payway for ticket sales. And this time round, tickets will go for Shs 180,000 ordinary and Shs 300,000 for VIP.
Last year, over one thousand fans attended the 6thAnnual Nile Gold Jazz Safari to enjoy performances by Keith Sweat, Tom Braxton, John Blackwell Project and Michael ‘Patches’ Stewart. For the past six years, the festival has enjoyed unprecedented growth, consistently delivering stunning increases in attendance while attracting both locals and out-of-towners. This year the organizers are planning for one thousand two hundred fans
As in the previous year, Nile Gold which is associated with Jazz Safari in conjunction with the Uganda Rotary Cancer Program will support the construction of the Maureen Mugoya Cancer Ward which will benefit the fight against cancer and also supplement the current limited facilities in the country in the prevention and treatment of common cancers and managing their effects according to organizers.
This year, the artists will arrive early in the country and fans have an opportunity to mingle with them at an invite only meet and greet party in Guvnor. The concert with the theme ‘Nu Jazz and Neo Soul Supremacy’ is expected to pull the biggest crowd ever as the limited tickets are running out according to Nile Gold Brand Manager.
‘If you like soul, rhythm and blues and Smooth Jazz, you are going to love this show,’ Tshaka Mayanja one of the organizers added.
How to win an Invite to the meet and greet party
- Buy a Nile Gold carry pack
- Get a coupon with your unique code from the Nile Gold info point within the store
- Type “NileGold” leave a space, enter code and send to 8888
- Check the following Friday’s New Vision Newspaper to see if you are among the 50 privileged guests for the “Meet and Greet”.
You will be contacted if you are among the winners.
Nile Gold is also carrying out a “crack the code” promotion where consumers will be given a chance to open a safe to stand a chance to win prizes among which will be tickets to the exclusive meet and greet with the starts of the Nile Gold Jazz Safari. All in all a total of almost 100 tickets will be given away!