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...
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...
Norwegian Grammy winner Petter Wettre

Norwegian jazz giant for Grahamstown Jazz Fest

Peter Feldman: Two-time Grammy Award winner Petter Wettre, one of Norway's most famous jazz musicians, will be at the Standard Bank Jazz Festival. It isn’t...
Afrika Mkhize and his big band perform a tribute to Bhkei Mseleku at this year's Standard Bank Jazz Festival.

Afrika Mkhize honours Bheki Mseleku at Fest

With local music under the spotlight, following the SABC’s decision to play 90 percent home-grown music on its radio stations, Afrika Mkhize believes it...