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Wednesday, March 29, 2017


(Kurt Elling)

One-night-only International Jazz Extravaganza returns to serenade Durban with an impressive line-up for jazz connoisseurs which includes Grammy winner, Kurt Elling

The second International Jazz Extravaganza (IJE) will once again be wowing Durban jazz fans with inspiring star performances and unmatched hospitality when it returns to the Durban International Convention Centre on June 17, 2017.

So far, three acts for the night have been announced – edgy US jazz vocalist Kurt Elling, well-known local artist Nduduzo Makhatini and sensational new vocalist and pianist Thandi Ntuli.

“The first IJE, held in March last year, offered something that no other jazz event in South Africa caters for – entertainment for the pure jazz lover. This, along with a luxurious hospitality experience that combines music, food, and travel, is what makes IJE so unique, and sets us apart. Our second extravaganza will be even more memorable than the first, and as a result, seats are already selling out fast,” notes Sindile Xulu, President and CEO of the IJE.

The IJE’s focus on emphasising what Durban has to offer as an intimate music destination aligns with the focus of one of its presenting partners, the City of Durban. “Our city is well known for our generous hospitality, warm weather, and engaging cultures. The IJE gives us an opportunity to showcase more of Durban, and also accelerates our economic growth and local employment. We are proud to host this event for the second year running,” says City of Durban Mayor, Cllr Zandile Gumede.

The event takes place at the Durban ICC-Arena on June 17, 2017. Tickets available at Computicket. For hospitality and corporate packages, contact or visit for more information.

The second IJE is made possible by its presenting partners, the KZN Provincial Department of Arts and Culture and The City of Durban, along with its association partners, Standard Bank Personal and Business Banking and SAA. Media partners for the IJE are Mzanzi Magic Music, Kaya FM and East Coast Radio and their official suppliers are Aha Hotels & Lodges, The Blue Train, and SMG-Durban BMW.