Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival

 
Dr Malombo fought to keep his music in a genre of its own
Dr Malombo fought to keep his music in a genre of its own
There have been few innovative contributions that have sparked such polemical responses as the tussle over the categorisation of malombo as jazz,...
Jazz proves it knows no bounds
Jazz proves it knows no bounds
The Sandton Convention Centre is a buzzing labyrinth of glass, its escalators laden with revellers hungry for jazz.
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...
In pictures: Joy of Jazz 2014
In pictures: Joy of Jazz 2014
The annual Joy of Jazz moved to the Sandton Convention Centre, which has also been confirmed as the venue for the next five years. For the...
An ode to trailblazing jazz singers
An ode to trailblazing jazz singers
In a dense and soothing voice, akin to her contralto register, Grammy award-winning vocalist Dianne Reeves shares her thoughts on the "importance...
Joy of Jazz announces Porter and Hargrove on line-up
Joy of Jazz announces Porter and Hargrove on line-up
Jazz vocalist Gregory Porter – who has been called "the brilliant new voice of jazz" and two-time Grammy Award-winning...
Joy of Jazz 2012: It's a kind of magic
Joy of Jazz 2012: It's a kind of magic
I can honestly say that the 2012 Joy of Jazz festival was a good one, with the exception of certain unavoidable mishaps and a vision that...
Bringing a legend to the locals
Bringing a legend to the locals
Oscar Rachabane (22) is a quirky hipster from Soweto. As he plays Miriam Makeba's Lakutshon Ilanga on his saxophone, he taps his shiny shoes on the...
Wynton brings Joy
Wynton brings Joy
Jazz aficionados are likening the Joy of Jazz line-up to another significant event -- "This is like the World Cup of jazz" ­-- because of the...
Jazz is also about 'jol'
Jazz is also about 'jol'
How do you define the success of a jazz festival?
No Turning Back: Kyle Shepherd's Invisible Jukebox
No Turning Back: Kyle Shepherd's Invisible Jukebox
"This is music from home. Why wouldn't it be? Why shouldn't it be?" declares Kyle Shepherd on his Sama-nominated debut quartet album, fineART.
A shadowy acoustic seance
A shadowy acoustic seance
'Who's got the power?” asks Ravi Coltrane. 'You've got the power!” echoes a voice from the darkness. 'Do you want us to carry on playing? Yeah?...

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