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Bob James to headline Stanbic Jazz festival

Bob James to headline Stanbic Jazz Festival

Bob James, two-time Grammy Award winner and
smooth jazz keyboardist, has been announced as
the headline act for 2016 edition of the Stanbic
Jazz Festival.
This year’s event is scheduled for the Accra
International Conference Centre from June 24-26,
2016.
Also on the bill are saxophonist Tom Braxton and
a host of local acts notably Aka Blay, Ben Ayisah,
Kyekyeku and Constant Boty.
Speaking at the launch of this year’s event,
Mawuko Afadzinu, Head Marketing and
Communications Stanbic Bank, said: “Over the
past three years we have been ensuring that the
Stanbic Jazz Festival gains recognition as a stop
on the global jazz calendar by presenting top-
flight musicians to the people of Ghana.”
He added that, “This year we are presenting Bob
James to cement the plan of making this a must-
attend event on the jazz circuit. Stanbic Bank’s
association with such world class talent is to
buttress the point that we aim to deliver world
class service.”
“We want to contribute in positive ways to the
local economy, by developing and growing the
music industry; thereby providing employment,
training and skills development in all the related
fields of technical production including sound
engineering and lighting, marketing and PR, event
management and hospitality,” Mr Afadzinu noted.
As part of Stanbic’s support for worthy causes,
this year’s event will be in aid of the Leukaemia
Foundation of Ghana.
Renowned for the complexity of his arrangements
and instrumentals, the career of Bob James is
long, varied and continues to evolve at every
turn.
From his days in Marshall, Missouri, the music of
Bob James has captivated audiences throughout
the world, now is the turn of Ghana to hear the
jazz great live.

Credit: myjoyonline

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