Stanbic Bank Ghana has announced that celebrated Jazz musician, Peter White, will headline its maiden edition of the Stanbic Ghana Jazz Festival to be held in Accra from May 9 to 10.
Peter White, who is a smooth jazz fusion guitarist, would be backed by a local band and supported by artistes such as Oli Silk, Ofie Kodjoe, Acka Blay and a few other local artistes.
This would be Peter White’s second visit to Ghana, and Stanbic Bank seeks to generate new levels of interest and support for jazz and encourage jazz lovers to preserve and promote the genre.
The festival would kick-off with an invite-only event on Friday, May 9 and followed by an open to public show on Saturday, May 10, both at the Omanye Hall, Labadi Beach Hotel.
The festival is being organised by Stanbic Ghana in collaboration with Smooth Jazz Ghana and Live FM.
Speaking at the media launch, Head of Marketing and Communications, Mawuko Afadzinu said, ‘We hope to make the Stanbic Bank Ghana Jazz Festival a stop on the global jazz calendar by presenting top-flight musicians to the people of Ghana. As a bank, our association with such world class pool of talent is to buttress the point that we aim to deliver world class service.’
He noted that his outfit’s aim is to nurture and promote the development of both the visual and performing arts in the country, encouraging engagement and social interaction.
‘We want to contribute in positive ways to develop and grow 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,’ he added.
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