The Glenlivet JazzTown at the Durban July 2018


True artistry is the hallmark of THE Glenlivet Whisky, and this is exactly what guests attending the Vodacom Durban July 2018 can expect at THE Glenlivet JazzTown marquee this year.  With a music line-up headed up by legendary South African songstress Thandiswa Mazwai and Afro-soul hitmaker Ringo Madlingozi, THE Glenlivet JazzTown will take centre stage at Greyville Racecourse in Durban on 7 July 2018.

Africa’s greatest race day sets the standard for fashion, glamour and sporting excellence, while THE Glenlivet JazzTown brings a new dimension of sophistication to this unrivalled horse-racing event, with THE definitive local live jazz experience.  The glitz and glamour of this grand social gathering will again attract more than 50 000 culture-loving aficionados to the R4 million Vodacom Durban July – and THE Glenlivet JazzTown will be THE place to enjoy the thrill of the horseracing – with its glass fronted marquee overlooking the race course.

Says THE Glenlivet Brand Manager Eugene Lenford: ‘’This year’s theme is It is Time – and guests are encouraged to dress up and add their own authentic creative flair to this premier lifestyle showcase, which 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, and is one of the most influential musicians in Africa today. The sheer brilliance of this Afro Jazz great epitomizes the gravitas, complexity and originality of the South African Jazz songbook.  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