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The unique and layered voice of the versatile virtuoso Bheki Mseleku is remembered
The unique and layered voice of the versatile virtuoso Bheki Mseleku is remembered
For the revered South African musical spiritualist and icon, Bheki Mseleku, an event as modest as an unveiling and tribute concert could only be...
Miles Ahead is sour to the taste and falls short on presenting the fullness of Davis
Miles Ahead is sour to the taste and falls short on presenting the fullness of Davis
“If you’re gonna tell a story, come in with some attitude.” That line, uttered by Miles Davis (played by Don Cheadle) as he meets his...
Shabaka Hutchings: UK saxophonist in tune with SA’s top brass
Shabaka Hutchings: UK saxophonist in tune with SA’s top brass
“Supersonic music is when the Holy Ghost takes over and you’re playing. When you hear it back, you had no idea what the hell you did.”...
Fred Wesley keen to funk up SA again
Fred Wesley keen to funk up SA again
It was a first date for two friends on November 29 last year – they attended the only show Fred Wesley (72), who played trombone in James...
Joy of Jazz: 'Young jazz musicians have taken over'
Joy of Jazz: 'Young jazz musicians have taken over'
It’s been 18 years of celebrating jazz music on South African soil through the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz festival, which kicks off on...
Jazz and cocktails send SA scientists into Orbit
Jazz and cocktails send SA scientists into Orbit
Waiters in white lab coats dispense smoking cocktails to patrons in Braamfontein's Orbit jazz club, while a scientist in front of a rapt audience...
[Video]For new Jo’burg band, the message is in the music
[Video]For new Jo’burg band, the message is in the music
Brand new to the music scene in the City of Gold, Kamili’s jazzy, soulful sound is garnering a steady following. They chat to us about their music.
A sonic journey with Vuma Levin
A sonic journey with Vuma Levin
Vuma Levin is destined to be one of South African jazz’s greatest musicians – the 28-year-old guitarist is a purveyor of a liberal kind of jazz...
A disciple of jazz and the Holy Spirit
A disciple of jazz and the Holy Spirit
The weekend jazz appreciation circles of Pretoria's townships have metamorphosed into well-attended monthly sessions over the years.
Good vibes and jazz for the spirit
Good vibes and jazz for the spirit
Album of the yearTumi Mogorosi – Project Elo
Nomfundo Xaluva shrugging off jazz stereotypes
Nomfundo Xaluva shrugging off jazz stereotypes
The image of a female jazz singer wearing a seductive dress, singing into an old-school microphone in a small smoky bar is not how jazz singer...
SA jazz stars blaze through the London Jazz Festival
SA jazz stars blaze through the London Jazz Festival
The Vortex Jazz Club is packed. In fact, it’s a sold-out Thursday night and people are sardined in the first-floor venue – sitting around low...

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