The +233 Jazz Bar and Grill at North Ridge in Accra continues with its fifth anniversary celebration tonight, November 19, with a package of Afro-oriented music featuring Okyeremah Asante, Atongo Zimba, Gyedu Blay Ambolley and Akablay with his Abiza Band.
The popular live music venue opened its doors to the public for the first time in June 2010 and has since hosted a wide variety of musicians from Ghana and abroad. The five-day anniversary celebration took off yesterday, November 18, and will be on till Sunday, November 22.
Tomorrow, November 20, has been set aside for dance music, and Samini, Kwabena Kwabena, Nana Yaa, Kwame Yeboah and the OBY Band as well as a surprise guest will take to the stage with some delightful stuff.
“We initially thought it would be a mighty challenge getting people out almost every night to come and hear good live music but we can proudly say patronage of +233 has been encouraging. We are proud to be the nation’s premier live music outlet,” says one of the club’s directors, Nana Nyarko ‘Quantos’ Ackah-Yensu.
Strict jazz lovers will have their day on Saturday, November 21, with trumpeter Nicholas Genest from France in concert with Bernard Ayisa (saxophone), Victor Dey Jr (keyboards), Frank Kissi (drums) and PK Ambrose (bass).
Percussionist, Okyeremah Asante and harmonica player, Kweku Opoku, will also feature on the night which will be opened by young jazz singer, Faith Bekoe.
The five-day celebration closes on Sunday, November 22, with a concert featuring the National Symphony Orchestra, Koo Nimo and Kyekyeku.