South African Jazz

 
Cooper traverses dreams with new band, Mabuta
Cooper traverses dreams with new band, Mabuta
Despite the mass exodus of jazz musicians from Cape Town to the City of Gold in pursuit of Jozi’s infamous opportunities and fame, Shane Cooper,...
Musician. Teacher. Raconteur
Musician. Teacher. Raconteur
I was ushered into a large room with the traits of an office — bookshelves, filing cabinets and a desk — but looking more like a...
Jazz artists follow in Tshabangu’s Footprints
Jazz artists follow in Tshabangu’s Footprints
Andrew Tshabangu moved his solo exhibition, Footprints, from a gallery space and employed the intuition of jazz to expand its meaning and...
International Jazz Extravaganza: memorable shows, haphazard production
International Jazz Extravaganza: memorable shows, haphazard production
International Jazz Extravaganza chief executive Sindile Xulu loves to differentiate between the terms “extravaganza” and “festival”. At a...
Zoë Modiga and the sacred art of Yellow
Zoë Modiga and the sacred art of Yellow
It’s Sunday mornings.
An evening with Dollar Brand
An evening with Dollar Brand
Abdullah Ibrahim, the virtuoso jazz composer known as Dollar Brand who born Adolph Johannes Brand, turned 82 last month and performed four solo...
[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.
Jazz supergroup lights up the scene
Jazz supergroup lights up the scene
Summer 1960: Sophiatown. The Jazz Epistles are in full swing at one of the Odin Cinema’s fabled fortnightly free jam sessions. Saxophonist...
Gogwana's connections hardwired to this music
Gogwana's connections hardwired to this music
''At the Cape Town jazz festival'', trumpeter Lwanda Gogwana recalls ruefully, ''this guy approached me about my album. I...