The legendary Judith Sephuma will entertain guests at The Glenlivet JazzTown marquee. Supplied picture.

The Glenlivet Whisky is set to introduce a new dimension of sophistication and pleasure to Africa’s richest race day, The Sun Met, which will be held at Kenilworth Race Course on Saturday, 27 January 2018. 

Guests attending The Glenlivet JazzTown marquee will be able to soak up the jazzy vibes and sounds of a world-class South African jazz line-up, headed up by two phenomenal artists - the legendary Judith Sephuma and darling of the SA music scene, Jimmy Nevis – along with a line-up of Mzansi’s most prolific jazz musicians and rising talent in the local jazz arena.

Headline act Judith Sephuma needs little introduction.  Dubbed the queen of Afro Jazz, she is known for her multi-status selling jazz albums and her platinum-status selling gospel album The Experience Live in Concert. Her sultry, melodic voice has dominated airwaves for close to two decades, since the release of her triple platinum-status selling debut album, A Cry, A smile, A Dance, in 2001.

With his quirky lyrics, soulful vocals, catchy melodies and inimitable musical style, Jimmy Nevis is the darling of the local music front. He recently released his third studio album – Quarter Life Crisis – which maintains his high standards as he constantly strives to exceed his and everyone else’s expectations.

These two prolific musicians will share the stage with some of Mzansi’s most admired jazz musicians, among them young and happening jazz/soul musician Ndumiso Manana, Standard Bank Young Artist-Jazz award-winner Mark Fransman and DJ Joy Mode aka Joey Modiba, whose soulful jazz house beats transcend musical genres.  Also on the line-up are two-time Metro FM Music award-winning jazz vocalist, Nomfundo Xaluvu,  Cape Town's original "Saxy vibes" wizard Don Vino and musical maestro Khenzero – aka Kenneth Bekizizwe Nzama.

Says Brand Manager for the Glenlivet Whisky, Eugene Lenford: ‘With The Glenlivet JazzTown, the idea is to bring original and world class South African Jazz to the mix at Africa’s richest race day - for the first time -  while offering guests the ultimate social experience.  As the world’s original single malt, we set the standard for whisky world-wide, and with that, we set out to create deeper and more meaningful experiences that make life more rewarding.  This is what The Glenlivet JazzTown is all about.’    

This one-of-a-kind event is an invitation to all lovers of the jazz lifestyle to enjoy an opulent marquee occasion, pairing the best local live jazz on offer with a uniquely sophisticated networking experience – all while experiencing the thrill of thoroughbred horse racing.

* Tickets to The Glenlivet JazzTown marquee are available now at R 3 500 per person and this premium experience includes:

Access to the Kenilworth Race Course and The Glenlivet JazzTown Experience.

A bottle of The Glenlivet 12-Year Old on entry to the JazzTown marquee.  

A spectacular live Jazz line-up.

Full access to the Harvest Table.

An Open Bar.

Luxurious lounge and opulent décor.

Complimentary parking on the grounds.

* Tickets can be booked online at