I almost wish I’d listened to the new CD from South African/Swiss outfit The Mill, When The Wind Blows (https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/themill ), before I heard them live at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival in March. Either that, or this ought to be a double album. Though the band’s core – trumpeter Mandla Mlangeni, pianist Yonela […]
Streaming services mean playing live now earns more income for musicians and gives a sense of how an album would sound. But better support is needed for artists wanting to take the live route.
BILLY SUTER reports that a variety of gigs in and around Durban are planned for the next seven days – including a celebration of bass guitar at UKZN.
Interesting things to do in and around Joburg this coming weekend. Interesting things to do in and around Joburg this coming weekend. 101 Hit Songs in One Show 9 May 2019 to 9 June 2019 The Barnyard Theatre presents a roller coaster ride of 101 hit songs in one show. This music marathon features a 10-piece cast […]
Welcome to my music Blogspot called Jazz with Libo. I basically seek to explore the beautiful and sacred world of Jazz and all its beautiful gems. I will showcase some of the best Jazz artists that are my favorites and of course shining the light on every single soul that contributes to this life we […]
BILLY SUTER with his weekly Gig Guide. Highlights include The Black Lapels in a Hilton barn, a tribute to great British music in Umbilo and an all-woman vocal salute in Kloof.
When music scholar Veit Arlt spoke at the SAJE conference earlier this year, his speech was stuffed with memories of all the South Africans who’d played – during their years in exile, and since – on Swiss jazz stages. It shouldn’t surprise us, then, that South Africa left its mark on Swiss jazz, or that […]
Femi Koya The Standard Bank Jazz Festival enters its second half with great jazz performances and unmissable cultural experiences on offer at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. Jazz lovers are in for a treat when 2016 Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz Nduduzo Makhathini presents music from his latest album, Ikhambi with One-Voice Vocal […]
The wealth of keyboard talent South Africa can now draw on is underlined by the announcements just out for both the the year’s remaining mega jazz festivals: The Standard Bank Jazz Festival at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, 28 June-7 July (http://sponsorships.standardbank.com/groupsponsorship/Arts-&-culture/National-Arts-Festival/Grahamstown-Jazz ) and the 21st edition of the Joy of Jazz in […]
BILLY SUTER with his weekly gig guide. Gigs in and around Durban include performances by a Joburg drummer, Durban’s South Jersey Pom-Poms and guitar ace Nick Pitman.
McCoy Mrubane awarded a Gold Medal by the Kennedy Centre International Committee on The arts Gallo Record Company congratulates Multi Award-winning saxophonist McCoy Mrubata on his outstanding achievement on Saturday 14 April 2018 at the “Gold Medal in the Arts Gala” held by The Kennedy Centre International Committee on The Arts. The event took […]