The legendary Sipho Hotstix Mabuse and the astute Dr Sello Galane join the line-up in Ultimate African Jazz Experience at the 23rd instalment of the Joy of Jazz at the Sandton Convention Centre on 25 – 26 November. Mabuse is set to ascend the Dinaledi Stage to offer a unique celebration of African musical
Heritage to present a reimagined iteration of African song forms in vintage Hotstix style.
“Joy of Jazz, The Ultimate African Jazz Experience, is a dream festival for any Musician worth his / her SALT. I always relish participating and performing in this excellently produced event. I cannot wait for the 26th of November,” said Mabuse. On the other hand, Dr Galane will ascend the Conga Stage to present a refreshing Free Kiba experience, using a myriad of Alkebulan musical traditions. Galane has assembled an internationally drawn team of talented musicians from across the continent. Including voices from Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, and DRC, amongst others. Hotstix and Dr Galane join a bold and locally focused line-up of artists curated to celebrate the music and talent of African jazz in its various guises.
Dr Galane had this to say about his upcoming performance, “After two and half years of indoor anxiety, come out and root for the Father of Free Kiba music of our continent weave his drum language artistry at the202 chapter of the exquisite Joy of Jazz experience. The ‘Free Kiba Fest in Joy of Jazz’ will rekindle the inner joy of music and the love of life and living after the gloomy losses of Covid-19. I will bring the Joy of Jazz experience a cut above the rest of the Free Kiba performance.” In a rare collaboration, Charl du Plessis will play a double piano collaboration with David Cousin on the second piano. They will notably be joined by dependable drummer Peter Auret and Mihi Matshingana on vocals. Along with the premier musical offering, festival organisers are presenting the inaugural 2022 Joy of Jazz “Music and Lifestyle Experience (Expo). The Expo aims to attract 3 000 visitors and over 100 exhibitors. It is open to both concert and non-concert goers and highlights the festival’s focus on economic recovery and development. The Joy of Jazz Music and Lifestyle Experience (Expo) aims to create and give a platform to brands and businesses that form part of the music and lifestyle business value chain to showcase their offerings, and to create a networking environment for the businesses in the context of the Joy of Jazz Festival. –

Jazz lovers can join in on the jazz jamboree by purchasing tickets at Computicket or Shoprite and Checkers retail stores.

A ticket to the 2022 Joy of Jazz festival will cost:
1 Day Pass: R750
2 Days / Weekend Pass: R1450

Combo: Joy of Jazz Festival & Joy of Jazz Musical Lifestyle Expo
1Day Pass: R870
Weekend Pass: R1650
Expo Only Day Pass: R120
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