News of The South HARARE –    The second edition of the Zimbabwe Jazz Festival to be showcased at the Alliance Française/Chez Zandi’s Complex in Harare is set for 27 October 2018, the Zimbabwe Jazz Community Trust announced.

 

In a press statement announcing the event Zimbabwe Jazz Trust Chairperson Robert Itai Clive Basvi said the event will feature some of Zimbabwe’s finest jazz artists from different parts of the country making, it a truly national exhibition.

 

“The 2018 Jazz Festival is being made possible by generous funding from The French Embassy, Alliance Française and Chez Zandi’s,” Basvi said.

 

“We as a trust are boundlessly proud to announce Back 2 Jazzics as an independent organization that has the distinctly visible traits and attributes to be commercially viable.

 

“Its success will yet be another source of funding for the trust to continue it’s not-for-profit work.”

 

Basvi also announced Back 2 Jazzics as an independent organization that has the distinctly visible traits and attributes to be commercially viable saying its success will be another source of funding for the trust to continue its “not-for-profit work.”

 

“In light of all this, we are proud to announce the album launch and CD sales of Chapter 1 of the Zimbabwe Jazz series at the festival where some of these artists will be performing at The Zimbabwe Jazz Festival on 27 October 2018.

 

“This series is an initiative of the Back2Jazzics Company and marks the beginning of an ongoing project aimed at recording and promoting Zimbabwean Jazz,” he added.

 

The Zimbabwe Jazz Community Trust is a non-profit organization which has among its objectives to design high quality programmes to promote, educate and display jazz talent through seminars and workshops in the short term and also intends to initiate projects like building a Jazz Hall of Fame to chronicle and preserve the history of jazz in Zimbabwe.

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