THE Glenlivet JazzTown is set to take centre stage at the Vodacom Durban July on Saturday, 7 July this year. With a definitive, world class South African jazz experience, 5-star hospitality and a glass fronted marquee overlooking the race course, it offers the perfect backdrop to enjoy this grand social gathering, held at Greyville Race Course, in style.
True artistry is the hallmark of THE Glenlivet Whisky, and this is exactly what guests attending THE Glenlivet JazzTown marquee can expect this year. With a music line-up headed up by legendary South African songstress Thandiswa Mazwai and Afro-soul hitmaker Ringo Madlingozi, presented in a sophisticated environment, guests are in for a premium lifestyle experience at Africa’s greatest race day.
Says THE Glenlivet Brand Manager Eugene Lenford: ‘’This premier lifestyle showcase highlights the partnership between two definitive brands. THE Glenlivet is THE single malt that has set the standard for single malt whisky world-wide since 1824, while the Vodacom Durban July draws on a sporting legacy spanning three centuries. This affiliation speaks to a heritage of excellence shaped by tradition – the perfect backdrop for top class performers to build on the roots of jazz.’’
Multi-award winning former lead singer for Bongo Maffin, Thandiswa Mazwai needs little introduction. The sheer brilliance of this Afro Jazz great epitomizes the gravitas, complexity and originality of the South African Jazz songbook. She kicked off her career as frontline vocalist for formidable kwaito dance act Bongo Maffin and is one of the most influential musicians in Africa today.
Ringo earned iconic status in the music industry as the mesmerizing frontman for bands like Peto and Gecko Moon – and followed this up with an off-the-charts solo career that saw him scoop numerous SAMA and KORA All Africa music awards. They will share the stage with the chart-topping Vusi Nova; Jazz singer and pianist Nomfundo Xaluva; and Standard Bank Young Artist award-winning pianist Bokani Dyer – with funk vinyl and rare groove king DJ Bob, and hip hop DJ PH on the decks.-
THE Glenlivet JazzTown VIP Hospitality package guarantees guests an opulent marquee occasion with stylish décor inspired by an award-winning interior designer. Tickets to THE Glenlivet JazzTown marquee are available at R 4 500 per person. This premium experience includes:
- A complimentary bottle of THE Glenlivet per couple on arrival.
- Entrance ticket into Greyville Racecourse.
- Parking ticket on a ratio of 1:2.
- A full complimentary premium bar for the duration of the event
- Complimentary lunch buffet and canapé style dinner.
- Luxurious lounge & cocktail décor.
- Full view of the jazz stage.
- Betting tote facilities.
- Digital screens broadcasting a live feed of the horseracing
- Trackside viewing veranda
* Groups of 10 people or more will be allocated a private table.