Having only begun in 1999, the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz festival has rapidly developed into something of a grand-eloquent event featuring a sound of attraction for refined music aficionados writes Ziphilele Moyake.
3 October 2010 | 10 comments
Despite high levels of e-commerce related anxieties induced by technophobia, the potential of digital music downloads seem set to grow.
14 June 2010 | 6 comments
In an article titled The Jazz Side of Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika, Don Albert writes: “Long before Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika was translated into the 13 official languages of South Africa, Charlie Haden and Carla Bley rendered it to the language of jazz.”
19 April 2010 | 3 comments
The Manhattan Brothers were arguably the first signpost of jazz’s fruitful beginnings in South Africa. A vocal quartet, which, at some point, roped in a poor tap dance routine into the fray of their stage renditions to improve on their monotonous singing performances.