The third album from South African-Swiss jazz band Skyjack delights and surprises
Setting my musical intentions for 2024, I select four upcoming albums that made my heart race
Nduduzo Makhathini’s release of his 10th studio album, In The Spirit of Ntu, is part of the ever evolving sound that is South African jazz. But what is the sound of the genre’s reinvention by the new generation of musicians — and is it still jazz?
Mabuta’s second album is a colourful sonic experience, inspired by
the sounds of Africa.
During the grind of lockdown, musicians exchanged notes on modes of creating through the barrier
Taking its cues from the dimming of the hope suggested by rainbowism, ‘A New Country’ attempts to articulate the depths of betrayal South Africans feel
Thandi Ntuli’s new album, ‘Live at Jazzwerkstatt’, is a radiant turn, with dark a darker meta-narrative
Shane Cooper’s approach to music and formation of Mabura has been coloured by his involvement with several groups (David Harrison)
The musician’s debut album, ‘Indlel’eyekhaya’, defies genres in its blend of jazz, gospel and R&B
The title of Mabuta’s debut album, Welcome to This World, has always seemed like a clear invitation to enter a dream state. (Isabel Janssen)
While trumpeter Ndabo Zulu was studying at the Norwegian Academy of Music (from 2017 to 2019) and building on the idea that would become his opus, Queen Nandi The African Symphony, he followed a train of thought that led him on a quest that is gestured at, as opposed to concluded, by his album. In writing […]
The jazz musician has always been a visionary and a team player. He is now launching his solo debut
"Expressing his exhaustion with reinterpretations and enactments of American jazz culture, Mabuta merges the old with the new"
The new musical offering from Skyjack seamlessly weaves individual talents together.
Kesivan and the Lights’ new album is a signature moment in the history of South African jazz.
Following Kyle Shepherd winning the Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year, his performance with his band showed off his unwavering talent.