Sidney Rash and Linda Sikhakhane, the KZN finalists.

Jazz musos fly KZN flag high in SAMRO competition

Two young KwaZulu-Natal jazz musicians are hoping to secure a spot in the finals of the SAMRO Overseas Scholarships Competition in Joburg this month. Saxophonist...
Siyasanga Charles

No glass ceiling for SAMRO scholarships hopefuls

Confident, committed and socially engaged: that sums up the ethos of the female instrumentalists in the 2016 SAMRO Overseas Scholarships Competition. The semi-finals of this...
Western Cape semi-finalists in the SAMRO Overseas Scholarship Competition 2016.

SAMRO scholarships contest sways to the sweet sounds of the Cape

There must be something in Western Cape air that breeds outstanding young musicians, with nine of the 12 SAMRO Overseas Scholarships semi-finalists for 2016...
Gauteng semi finalists, clockwise, Siya Charles, Linda Sikhakhane, Matthew Lombard and Benjamin Jephta

Gauteng musos bring A-game to SAMRO Foundation competition

Four young Gauteng instrumentalists – two saxophonists, a trombonist and an electric bass player – will be hoping for home-ground advantage when they vie...
Born To Be Black - A celebration of Conscious Soul. Photographer: Solomon Moremong - Johannesburg.

Born To Be Black – A Celebration of Conscious Soul

Born To Be Black is intended to be a proclamative journey of musical meditation and healing. A journey into the less travelled. Musical territories where...
Jonathan Crossley

Grace and Crossley in Concert

Wits Theatre and Wits School of Arts / Division of Music present acclaimed guitarists James Grace and Jonathan Crossley in Concert. Acclaimed guitarists James Grace...
Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Band 2016 under the direction of Carlo Mombelli

Carlo Mombelli directs Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Band 2016

Carlo Mombelli was selected to coach and direct the newly selected Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Band 2016, announced as part of the Standard...

Two great trumpeters premier in Cape Town this weekend

Jazz in the Native Yards in collaboration with the Labia Theatre (Orange Street, Gardens) premier Don Cheadle’s movie on the music and life of...

Standard Bank National Schools Jazz Band 2016 Announced

On Monday 4 July 2016, in a chilly Grahamstown, after days of workshops, rehearsals, fun and tears, the final announcement of the members of...

Siya Makuzeni is ready for Jazz Festival

Peter Feldman: Siyavuma Makuzeni, the 2016 Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz 2, has certainly come into her own and will be one of...