Entertainment of 2014-05-09

Peter White arrives for Stanbic Ghana Jazz Festival

Peter White, a celebrated jazz musician and artiste Oli Silk arrived in Accra on Wednesday night for the maiden edition of the Stanbic Ghana Jazz Festival scheduled for May 9 and May10.

Peter White, who will be backed by a local band and supported by artistes such as Ofie Kodjoe, and AkaBlay , told the media on arrival that he expects to deliver a great show to lovers of jazz music.

The festival will kick off with an invite-only event on Friday, May 9 and followed by an open to public show on Saturday, May 10, both at the Omanye Hall, Labadi Beach Hotel.

The festival is a collaboration involving Stanbic Ghana, Smooth Jazz Ghana and Live FM.

Peter White is a smooth jazz and jazz fusion guitarist, who also plays the accordion and the piano. He is one of the most versatile and prolific acoustic guitarists of the contemporary jazz age.

He combines elements of jazz, pop and classical guitar to create a sound that is singular and at the same time accessible to a broad audience.

This would be Peter White’s second visit to Ghana and Stanbic Bank seeks to generate new levels of interest and support for jazz and encourage jazz lovers to preserve and promote the genre.