Latest Jazz News
DO YOU KNOW BILLIE HOLIDAY?2009-04-16
.... a new play with music to premiere in Grahamstown as part of the National Arts Festival 2009 Main Programme on 5, 6, & 7 July 2009
CAPE TOWN BIG BAND JAZZ FESTIVAL - 21, 22 & 23 May 20092009-04-16
This is a very exciting annual jazz festival where the youth from a number of schools, which offer music as a subject, from around the Cape have the opportunity to strut their stuff to and appreciative audience of music lovers, parents and friends. It is a festival that no self-respecting jazz lover should miss. Up-country visitors should make their arrangements to be in Cape Town so as not to miss seeing and hearing the finest future jazz talent of South Africa.
WitsMusic and Wits Theatre present Czech-Mate2009-03-03
Czech-Mate - Jazz is often described as a conversation - the players carry on musical dialogues with each other whilst on stage, as well as with the musicians and traditions of the past.
Babu kicks off national university music tour in March2009-03-03
Cape Town world fusion quartet Babu kicks-off their national university tour at The Go Go Bar, Newtown on 6 and 7 of March and 9th at Wits University. The band brings their energetic virtuoso performances to Johannesburg for the first time. Audiences will be treated to a fresh interpretation of the long love affair between jazz and Indian classical music.
JAZZ GUITARIST COLEMAN MELLETT DIES IN PLANE CRASH2009-02-18
East Brunswick, NJ -- East Brunswick resident, solo artist and lead guitarist for Chuck Mangione, Coleman Mellett, husband of jazz singer Jeanie Bryson was a passenger on Continental Flight # 3407 which went down in Buffalo, New York on Thursday, February 12, 2009.
Ethiopian Songstress Releases New CD Entitled Jidka (The Line)2009-02-01
Born in Mogadishu to an Italian father and Ethiopian mother, Saba has come to represent the meeting of African and European cultures: as an actress she starred in a long-running TV drama, playing the role of a policewoman fighting against the prejudice of her colleagues, while dealing with issues such as illegal immigration from Africa.
Some of my favourite CD releases of 2008, so far……. 2009-01-01
It is always a most difficult task, choosing the some of the best CDs that were released during 2008 and personal. It is a very eclectic listing, which is drawn from all of the jazz genres and styles. Here are 25 to start with.
BASA Grants 20082008-12-20
Business & Arts South Africa (BASA) funding support for arts and cultural projects through the BASA Supporting Grant Scheme and Special Projects Scheme.
Foreign nationals to strut their stuff at carnival mini-parade2008-12-19
To help foster tolerance following the xenophobic attacks earlier this year, young foreign nationals will be participating in the New Year’s Eve Joburg Carnival - and will showcase their dance moves during a 'mini-parade' on Monday, 22 December 2008.