How to dress for the Nairobi International Jazz Festival headlined by Jonathan Butler

Butler will be sharing the stage with Beathogs Band, Jacob Asiyo & Friends, and Hornsphere.

South Africa’s Jonathan Butler

This weekend South African Jazz and RnB sensation Jonathan Butler will be performing at the Nairobi International Jazz Festival that will be held at the Bomas of Kenya and spirits are high in anticipation.

With the concert date fast approaching let us take a look at possible outfit choices as I help you pre-plan what you'll show up with.

Pre-planning super important as it avoids any last-minute mishaps and maybe if you need to grab something from the store to spice up your look you have time.


After spending money to buy a ticket, you need to come correctly dressed and match up to the standards of this one-of-a-kind Jazz experience.

Keep in mind this will most probably be an event with a mature setting and you might just rub shoulders with the CEOs and the who's and who's of society.

First and foremost, find lightweight fabrics in natural tones so you'll be cool enough to dance but still still the show looking mega stylish at the same time!

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Choose neutral colours like white, khaki tan or black so no matter which top you decide to pair it with they will all match perfectly.

Ensure you pick one bold piece, such as floral patterns around either neckline area or as a top pick. Top this off with statement accessories; hats are hugely popular and functional item among many attendees as they're perfect addition completing any outfit.

Accessorizing is the secret to creating an effortlessly stylish look for a jazz festival. Whether you’re wearing plain tailored trousers and tank top, or opting for something more boho chic like printed maxi dresses; accessories provide personality that no amount of colour and fabric can match.

I'm talking oversized sunglasses, panama hats, layered necklaces

Find accessories like flower crowns and fedoras to add little touches of personality without overdoing it. Finally choose comfortable shoes because comfort comes first during festivals.

Nairobi International Jazz Festival.

According to Radio Africa Events, 15% of all ticket sales will go to the Twa Trust which provides emotional, physical, and financial support to people diagnosed with cancer.

Other acts who will be performing at the Festival include; Beathogs Band, Jacob Asiyo & Friends, and Hornsphere.

The festival promises to be a night filled with rhythm, harmony, and improvisation that will transport you to the golden era of this timeless genre.

Feel free to dress in your favorite jazz-inspired attire, whether it's a dapper suit, a classy cocktail dress, or a vintage jazz look.

Buy your Tickets HERE

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