Staging World’s Finest at Safaricom International Jazz Festival 2016
“I have been to concerts all over the world, but honestly, this one stands out for me. It is definitely one of the memories that will stay close to my heart for the rest of my life,” said renowned Belgian Composer and jazz piano maestro Jef Neve.
The critically acclaimed classical pianist was talking about the Safaricom International Jazz Festival 2016. In true nature of international language of music, the performer’s lists of the event featured distinguished bands from across the globe including US’ multiple Grammy Awardee Branford Marsalis, Israel’s Maya and Martan, Belgium’s Jef Neve and Trio, South Africa’s Siya, UK’s Sons of Kemet and Nigeria’s Kunle Ayo, all who shared the stage with Kenya’s Jazz crème Afrosync and Edward Parseen & Different Faces.
Having handled previous Jazz Festivals, Safaricom had no qualms entrusting MoSound Events with the festival.
As the overall event producer, we provided a variety of services which started with VIP guest experience support from the artistes landing a week prior to the main event to their take off after the big day.
All through the week, we provided theatrical lighting, audio visual reinforcement, daylight screens, sound production and live video feed; each aspect custom made to suit various events including for jazz nights, jam sessions as well as media conferences.
On the D-day, Jazz lovers thronged to Moi International Sports Center Kasarani. Out structure set up department had put up a 50 by 20 by 12 dome for the audience and a huge stage for the artistes, visible to the farthest end of the stadium.
An exquisite arrangement of daylight screens on stage provided live feed captured by our qualified video production wing. A team of sound engineers and technicians working with top notch equipment ensured the sound production was nothing short of perfect; a standard equally matched by the lighting department.
With so much jazz going around, the afternoon gig went into the night as both the audience and the performers danced their worries away. And from the comments given by several members from both sides, the Jazz festival went down as one of the most memorable events of its kind in the country!