The 5th Nile Gold Jazz Safari Held In Kampala – Gerald Albright, Regina Belle and Marion Meadows Bring Down the House

Posted October 6, 2012 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Events ~ 7,321 views


By Ronnie Mayanja — In what was a sold out concert at this year’s 5th annual Jazz Safari held at Kampala Serena’s Victoria hall on Friday 5th October 2012 featuring US Jazz legend Gerald Albright, Grammy award winner Regina Belle and soprano saxophonist Marion Meadows, Ugandans were treated to a rare feat of Jazz by some of the world’s best Jazz muscians who performed some of their crowd favorite tunes that included the soundtrack to the Aladdin animated classic ‘A whole new world’, George Duke Music, tributes to fallen musical icons Michael Jackson and  Whitney Houston whose tribute in the song ‘Saving all my Love for you’ was done by Albright’s daughter.

Regina Belle also showed her wide vocal ranges especially when appreciating the love Kampala had bestowed on her during her first visit by showing how high or low she could go vocally as the audience joined in applauding her musical talent.

Other special moments included the Gerald Abright fusion with Marion Meadows using their Saxaphones to show how far they could each take their instruments.

This year’s Nile Gold Jazz Safari concert was attended by some of Kampala’s leading corporates and socialites.

The concert was sponsored by British Airways that flew in the Band, Nile Gold that the handled the production, Serena Hotel that provided the accommodation, Kinetics, DHL and other Media Partners. Silk Events was also on point with their stage presentation. A backdrop depicting the Jazz Capital of the World New Orleans was also added to the stage create a Jazzy atmosphere.

The Concert Mcee was Isaac Rucci and British Airways also gave away a round trip business class air ticket to a lucky winner. Other partners were also recognised for their continued support of the Jazz Safari experience through gifts handed over by Gerald Albright.  Part of the proceeds from this year’s concert will go toward the Uganda Rotary Cancer Programme which is currently in the process of constructing a cancer ward at Nsambya Hospital.

An idea conceived by Uganda’s  TShaka Mayanja and friend Elijah Kitaka of Radio One, the Jazz experience blossomed into  ‘The Sizzling Jazz Safari’ and together with other partners organised the very first Jazz Safari held at on 19th December 2008.

This was a colorful performance with the potential to become even bigger and better in 2013 based on how well it was planned and executed. Uganda Diaspora News Team attended the event and now brings you some of highlights in pictures. All photos by Ronnie Mayanja


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