no responses. December 30, 2016 Trinisha

A jazz classic that inspired poetry


A jazz classic that inspired poetry

In 1965, US jazz saxophonist and bandleader John Coltrane released A Love Supreme, which was considered his best work and has since lived up to that […]

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no responses. December 28, 2016 Trinisha

Artists Jazz Forgot


Artists Jazz Forgot

What happens to a dream deferred?  Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore— And then run? Does it […]

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no responses. December 28, 2016 Trinisha

Meet Benjamin Jephta – Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year 2017 (Jazz)


Meet Benjamin Jephta – Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year 2017 (Jazz)

Standard Bank recently announced their 2017 Young Artist winners in the categories of music, dance, performance art, visual art, theatre and jazz. These awards are given […]

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no responses. December 28, 2016 Trinisha

Welcome to Jazzuary 2017


Welcome to Jazzuary 2017

We have ushered in a new year, and with it, another round of Jazzuary. Over the years, the month-long commemoration of jazz that we dubbed Jazzuary […]

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no responses. December 7, 2016 Trinisha

Jazz in 2016


Jazz in 2016

By Nomali Cele Looking at situations in a retrospective manner – from the rear view of life’s mirror, so to speak – can be bittersweet in […]

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no responses. August 8, 2016 Trinisha

Celebrating Contemporary Jazz Women


Celebrating Contemporary Jazz Women

By Nomali Cele The Jazz Woman is a powerhouse. She does not shrink or shy away. Her art and stories blend into her instrument of choice […]

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no responses. June 7, 2016 Trinisha

Honouring Our Jazz Legends: Ndikho Xaba


Honouring Our Jazz Legends: Ndikho Xaba

By Nomali Cele When the Encounters Film Festival opens Thursday 2nd June 2016 it will bring to the public a documentary about the jazz legend Ndikho […]

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no responses. June 3, 2016 Trinisha

Beautiful and Historic South African Jazz Album Art


Beautiful and Historic South African Jazz Album Art

By Nomali Cele Today, we are inviting you to judge the book by its cover. In this case, of course, we are speaking about the great […]

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no responses. May 20, 2016 Trinisha

April is the Official Month of Jazz


April is the Official Month of Jazz

The whole world is encouraged to join in and turn its jazz senses on during the month. Riffs and scats can be heard from all corners; […]

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no responses. April 26, 2016 Trinisha

Steps to heaven


Steps to heaven

How to Listen to Jazz. By Ted Gioia. Basic Books; 272 pages; $24.99 and £16.99. JAZZ is not a popular art-form. To its many detractors, it […]

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