THE 2010 Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival is going to be better than ever before.
The internationally acclaimed event will take place from August 26 to 28 at six venues in Newtown in Johannesburg.
It will feature awesome musical talent, including soul singer and actress Rahsaan Patterson and Brian Temba, pictured , Auriol Hays, Lala Hathaway and Chris Botti.
Soul and R&B artist Temba makes his debut. He has backed Hugh Masekela, Jonathan Butler, Joyous Celebration and Family Factory.
Hathaway, the contemporary jazz and R&B artist, was born into a musical family. Her father Donny was one of the most influential soul artists of the 1980s. She has five hit albums and collaborations with Marcus Miller, Mary J Blige and Meshell Ndegeocello.
Mantwa Odutayo of T-Musicman said that 15 more local, African and international stars have been added.
"We have gone to great lengths to secure the finest artists and we have a heavyweight line-up befitting 2010's stature."
Mandie van der Spuy, head of art and jazz sponsorships at Standard Bank, said: "2010 will be a year to remember. We will successfully host the world's greatest sporting event andshowcase the world's best musical talent at the 11th Standard Bank Joy Of Jazz