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Sandton Convention Centres Joy Of Jazz Stage

The not-to-be-missed Standard Bank Joy of Jazz festival will once again be delighting enthusiasts from 26 to 28 September, as the Sandton Convention Centre (https://www.tsogosun.com/sandton-convention-centre-scc) is transformed into a three-day wonderland of smooth local and international sounds. Adding great value to the event are Tsogo Sun Hotels’ range of five discounted bed and breakfast packages at its nearby hotels, as the official Joy of Jazz accommodation partner.

 Shaun Bird, GM of Sandton Convention Centre, says the venue is pleased to be welcoming the festival for the fourth consecutive year. “It’s a highly acclaimed event and an absolute highlight on our annual calendar, when we pull out all the stops to make sure it delivers every note perfectly. The Tsogo Sun hotel packages offer something for everyone, from individual festival-goers to corporates, depending on how they want to experience the Joy of Jazz.”

The 22nd Joy of Jazz 2019 will deliver over 30 performances over three days on four stages, with top performers in the world of jazz. This year a key event at the jam-packed festival is a big band performance on Thursday 26 September, when two bands will take to the Dinaledi Stage – the 15-piece Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra featuring the renowned trumpeter, Wynton Marsalis, and the 17-piece ZAR Jazz Orchestra led by trumpeter Marcus Wyatt.

Jazz-lovers can get their absolute fill of the captivating sounds and party into the early hours with the special accommodation rates at five Tsogo Sun hotels in Sandton, all located within a five kilometre radius, and all offering a per room rate with breakfast for two adults – only for the duration of the festival. Booking for these accommodation packages can be done online on https://www.tsogosun.com/offers/standard-bank-joy-of-jazz-2019 or  directly with the hotel of your choice. The participating hotels are:

  • Garden Court Morningside in Sandton, from R1,155 (Tel: 011 884 1804)
  • Holiday Inn Sandton, from R1,250 (011 282 0000)
  • Garden Court Sandton City, from R1,650 (011 269 7000)
  • Sandton Sun, from at R2,395 (Tel: 011 780 5000)
  • InterContinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers, from at R2,750 (Tel: 011 780 5555)

With the huge popularity of the Joy of Jazz festival, these great offers are moving fast. Tickets to the performances can be booked through Computicket or online on www.joyofjazz.co.za.

Also available at the festival, and highlighting the excellent verstatility of Sandton Convention Centre as a multipurpose world-class venue are various hospitality packages for corporates. These include Opening Night Lounge for R3,950 per person; the Jazz Boulevard Shared Lounge at R9,850 per person; and the Gold Package Private Suite package that includes golf, opening night cocktail event tickets, 50 guests per Friday and Saturday nights, cocktail menu and bar, security, and more, for R544,500 (private suite). More information is available at http://www.joyofjazz.co.za/packages.

 Tsogo Sun Hotels has a portfolio of over 100 hotels throughout South Africa, Africa and the Seychelles. For more details, visit https://www.tsogosun.com, follow on Twitter @TsogoSun or like on Facebook @TsogoSun.

While you’re in town, why not extend your stay and check out some of our favourite jazz hot spots?