A saxophonist in the sunset. Picture: Supplied
Smooth jazz sounds will echo in Soweto this year on the Soweto International Jazz day set to take place on April 30 in Mofolo, Soweto.

This event features musical acts, which have huge support in the alternative youth culture space. The multi-media platform is presented in a form of live music, an arts exhibition and a discussion on the "current state of South African Jazz music".

The discussions will be held during the day from 1pm to 4pm, free and open to public by some of industry professionals, music collectors and musicians with the main show from kicking off from 5pm until 2am with the entrance of R100.

One of the participants of Jazz Day 2018 Thandi Ntuli and the band performing Umthandazo at last year's Cape Town International Jazz Festival.

The event is set to draw jazz lovers from all over Gauteng, tourists and the local community of Soweto. Celebrating communities’ rich diversity and jazz heritage. It is also believed that it will also contribute to developing Soweto's arts economy and building a sustainable arts industry.

The lineup features Jazz discussants,collectors and live performances from Thandi Ntuli,The Brother Moves On, Iphupho L'ka Biko, Karabo Mohlala,Smanga Ngubane, Philile including dj sets by Muntu Vilakazi ,Thuli G and Mr Mix Masala. While panelists will be Tumi Mogorosi, Khaya Mahlangu,Nothemba Madumo, Mthuthuzeli Ndlebe and Ray Maseko.

The event will take place at Eyethu Lifestyle Centre in Mofolo Central. This event is part of the UNESCO sanctioned International Jazz day taking place across the world. See here for more on the international programme.

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