The Dar Jazz Event - a one week musical celebration of concerts, jam sessions, and seminars for local artists & musicians - with a dual mission of providing Education & Development opportunities for musically talented Tanzanian Youth, and of being the seed planted in order to establish an annual international music festival in Dar Es Salaam - will become a reality during the period of April 11 - 17, 2011.
The Dar Jazz Event envisions its future as a platform for the convergence of top music artists from Tanzania, the African continent, and the USA - homeland of Jazz - upon the city of Dar Es Salaam. For the enjoyment of residents and visitors, and to the benefit and inspiration of talented Tanzanian youth who aspire to careers in music that may bring them beyond the borders of their country. Key Artists, 2011:
Mo Pleasure (Atlanta, Georgia): A much sought-after, gifted multi-instrumentalist & recording artist who has performed as a bassist, keyboardist, trumpeter, and/or Musical Director with Ray Charles, Earth, Wind & Fire, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Roberta Flack, Rachelle Ferrell, Maxwell, George Duke, Grover Washington, Jr. and many more. See www.mopleasure.com for more information. Aaron Rimbui (Nairobi, Kenya):
Now the most prominent jazz/gospel keyboardist in East Africa, Aaron is living testimony to the heights one can achieve through self-study, in an environment where advanced, formal music education is not available.
We predict Aaron Rimbui will become one of the most acclaimed Jazz Artists to emerge from the African continent in the 21st century. Bobby Ricketts (Boston, Mass.): A prize-winning American saxophonist based in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Bobby is a widely recognized musician in Scandinavia, and considered to be one of the most dynamic contemporary instrumentalists on the international music scene, touring frequently between USA, Europe, East Africa, Japan, and the Middle East.
See www.bobbyricketts.com for more information. Program of Events: April 11: Open Music Clinic/Seminar @ THT, 1pm - 3pm April 12: Open Music Clinic/Seminar @ THT, 1pm - 3pm April 13: Open Music Clinic/Seminar @ THT, 1pm - 3pm April 14:
Closed rehearsals April 15: TZ Host Night, Alliance Francaise 9pm w/ Wahapahapa Band, Band With No Name, & jam guests April 16: Charity Fundraiser Concert, Hotel Sea Cliff April 16: Charity Fundraiser Afterparty, Karambezi Cafe April 17:
Bongo Flava Meets Jazz, Mwakutano House, 3pm See www.darjazzevent.com for more details The 1st Dar Jazz Event email@example.com www.darjazzevent.com