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one response. December 24, 2015 Trinisha

The Ultimate Jazzuary Syllabus

The Ultimate Jazzuary Syllabus

Still Grazing, the Musical Journey of Hugh Masekela This autobiography chronicles the life story of the jazz giant from his life in South Africa to his […]

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one response. December 24, 2015 Trinisha

The jazz capitals of the world

The jazz capitals of the world

Jazz resonates. That is what has made the music and stories carried by that music relevant all through its history. The familiar echoes carried by music […]

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no responses. December 23, 2015 Trinisha

Smooth as Jazz

Smooth as Jazz

From the humble beginnings of the soothing bass and smoking piano in Speakeasy’s that littered the prohibition age, to magnificent festivals that draw a pilgrimage of […]

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no responses. December 23, 2015 Trinisha

A bite of Niki’s Oasis

A bite of Niki’s Oasis

By Nomali Cele Newtown holds a distinct place in the South African arts and culture scene. There is history and prestige, in both activism and the […]

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no responses. December 23, 2015 Trinisha

New Age African Jazz Artists

New Age African Jazz Artists

South African music has been textured by jazz music, creating a melting pot of indigenously African jazz, an ever-changing array of inspiring sound. Greats such as […]

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no responses. December 23, 2015 Trinisha

Jazz on Film: Drum

Jazz on Film: Drum

Drum, the 2004 film was set in Sophiatown, a rare melting pot during the Apartheid era in the 1950’s. This was the one of the first […]

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no responses. December 23, 2015 Trinisha

Something Worth Holding onto – By Nova Masango

Something Worth Holding onto – By Nova Masango

Husbands who loved their liquor dark, swirling neat in small doses. Wives who wore the latest two-piece summer suits from Queenspark and kept beautiful homes. They […]

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no responses. December 23, 2015 Trinisha

A Love Supreme — Jazz and its instruments

A Love Supreme — Jazz and its instruments

The Sounds of Jazz Lois Armstrong inspired an entirely new generation of musicians all thirsty for knowledge. It wasn’t anything that he said that moved the […]

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no responses. December 23, 2015 Trinisha

Jazz in South Africa

Jazz in South Africa

In a Nutshell Jazz in South Africa has been the musical voice of the people. Seeped in a rich history of song capable of crooning the […]

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2 responses. December 23, 2015 Trinisha

A guide to the Cape Town Jazz Festival

A guide to the Cape Town Jazz Festival

Going into its 17th year, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival has long passed institution status. Yearly, during the first weekend of April, jazz lovers make […]

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