no responses. December 30, 2016 Trinisha

A jazz classic that inspired poetry


A jazz classic that inspired poetry

In 1965, US jazz saxophonist and bandleader John Coltrane released A Love Supreme, which was considered his best work and has since lived up to that […]

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no responses. December 28, 2016 Trinisha

Artists Jazz Forgot


Artists Jazz Forgot

What happens to a dream deferred?  Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore— And then run? Does it […]

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no responses. December 28, 2016 Trinisha

Welcome to Jazzuary 2017


Welcome to Jazzuary 2017

We have ushered in a new year, and with it, another round of Jazzuary. Over the years, the month-long commemoration of jazz that we dubbed Jazzuary […]

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no responses. December 7, 2016 Trinisha

Jazz in 2016


Jazz in 2016

By Nomali Cele Looking at situations in a retrospective manner – from the rear view of life’s mirror, so to speak – can be bittersweet in […]

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one response. January 6, 2016 Trinisha

Blind Pianist Yonela Mnana Performs Live and Unplugged On Kaya FM #Jazzuary


Blind Pianist Yonela Mnana Performs Live and Unplugged On Kaya FM #Jazzuary

Pianist Yonela Mnana stopped by the studio to kick off JAZZuary with a special  live performance for 180 With Bob. He performed two original songs and […]

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no responses. January 6, 2016 Trinisha

Jazzuary Videos


Jazzuary Videos

Blind Pianist, Singer and Composer performs Nat King Cole’s ‘Unforgettable’ live and unplugged on Kaya FM for Jazzuary 2016. Blind Pianist, Singer and Composer performs ‘Mando’ […]

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no responses. December 28, 2015 Trinisha

Jazz Theory – Jazz Chords


Jazz Theory – Jazz Chords

Jazz Chords For this section, a prior knowledge of intervals and chord triads is necessary. In jazz styles, it is rare to see a chord that is […]

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no responses. December 28, 2015 Trinisha

Jazz Theory – Syncopation


Jazz Theory – Syncopation

Syncopation Despite the freedom and improvised nature of jazz music, there are several common elements that help to define something as being jazz. One of the […]

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no responses. December 28, 2015 Trinisha

Jazz Theory – Improvisation


Jazz Theory – Improvisation

Improvisation Jazz improvisation is the process of spontaneously creating fresh melodies over the continuously repeating cycle of chord changes of a tune. The improviser may depend […]

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no responses. December 28, 2015 Trinisha

Jazz Theory – The Structure of Jazz


Jazz Theory – The Structure of Jazz

The Structure of Jazz Much of what happens in jazz is strongly influenced by the rather rigid structure of the genre. But, far from being an […]

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