The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz festival will once again delight enthusiasts this September as the Sandton Convention Centre comes alive with the sound of smooth local and international sounds.

The 22nd Joy of Jazz festival will feature over 30 performances over three days on four stages, with top performers in the world of jazz.

Garden Court Sandton City
Garden Court Sandton City

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.

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.”

Sandton Stays on Special

Jazz-lovers can get their absolute fill of the captivating sounds and party into the early hours with the special accommodation rates from the official festival accommodation partner Tsogo Sun.

Located within a five-kilometre radius, all of Tsogo Sun’s Sandton hotels are offering a per room rate with breakfast for two adults for the duration of the festival. Booking for these accommodation packages can be done online

Intercontinental Sandton Towers
Intercontinental Sandton Towers

“The hotel packages offer something for everyone, from individual festival-goers to corporates, depending on how they want to experience the Joy of Jazz,” Shaun explains.

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

Bookings for the accommodation can be made online or directly with the hotel of your choice. The participating hotels are:

  • Garden Court Morningside in Sandton,
  • Holiday Inn Sandton,
  • Garden Court Sandton City,
  • Sandton Sun,
  • InterContinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers.