There’s more ayoba for the Durban Jazz Festival as local music powerhouses join the line-up for what promises to be a spectacular display of talent at Hazelmere Dam on 26 December 2011. Keeping allegiance to the true sounds of soft jazz, this year’s line-up boasts legendary artists such as Caiphus Semenya and Hugh Masekela. From this, the music segues beautifully to the Afro-centric sounds of Thandiswa Mazwai, Lira, Nhlanhla Nciza and Judith Sephuma. Another crowd favourite, Zakes Bantwini returns to the very stage that launched his musical career just a few years ago. This award-winning artist will be joined on stage by the BET Awards-nominated Hip-Hop act, Teargas. As it is customary to the Durban Jazz Festival, the festival will also play host to five up-and-coming artists, featuring Nkulee Dube, Heels Over Head, Malini and Xolisa Dlamini. For the night revellers, the music will shift to the floor-filling beats of DJ Bongs and DJ Muntu, who will entertain the audience until the break of dawn. From cool and laid back afternoon music to the refreshingly foot-stomping sounds of the summer, audiences are in for a real treat as the organisers promise a world of entertainment for families, couples and fun-seeking individuals. Tickets to the festival retail for: General R200, Golden circle R250 and Parking R100. Tickets to the festival can be purchased from Computicket & Shoprite Checkers outlets and parking tickets at Petra Port. Gates will open at 09:00.