Kyle Shepherd will be taking to the stage in Grahamstown in July after returning from his trio's tour of Japan.

Dream State Dialogues: Kyle Shepherd Trio Review

SAMA (South African Music Awards) nominee, Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner, virtuoso, composer, multi-instrumentalist, internationally acclaimed jazz musician at age twenty-six, prolific poet...

Jimmy Dludlu a real crowd pleaser

The second weekend in July saw the close of the 40th National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. Friday and Saturday evening of the Standard Bank...
Sibongile Khumalo at the National Arts Festival Grahamstown 2013

Singstruments – 4 Jazz Divas

Day 10 at the 2014 National Arts Festival saw the first of a two show run of Singstruments, a collaborative effort by 5 former...
Tumi Mogorosi, the drummer and creative soul behind Project Elo.

Project Elo gets Ovation

Tumi Mogorosi and his Project Elo have taken Grahamstown by storm. With just four shows they were able to get people talking, and after two productions had already secured an ovation award.
Andrew Buckland stars in the Sylvain Strike directed 'On the Harmful Effects of Tobacco'

Let’s take some Tobacco at Eight

The Arts Festival experience is incomplete if one only attends the jazz festival, and so JazzE took some time to see what else was...
Trumpeter & Fluegelhorn player Feya Faku will take to the stage at the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz 2016

Jazz – The Soul of Africa

Soul Afrique is a project led by Paul van Kemenade who has had a 20 year relationship with both South Africa, and artists Feya Faku,...

Jazz Eccentricity thrills Grahamstown

A crowd gathered around the door listening to what could be heard of the performance happening within. The performance opened with Dutch musicians Harmen Fraanje (Piano) and Ernst Reijseger (cello) playing an intricate jazz number that immediately let the audience know that this was going to be an incredible ride.
Melanie Scholtz

Scholtz Kick Starts Jazz Festival

Melanie Scholtz took to the stage in the DSG Hall. The show was completely sold out, not an empty seat in the house, and from the reactions to the show not one disappointment either. Scholtz used the opportunities granted by being the opening act and the youthful audience to share some up tempo jazz numbers, fused with elements of funk, reggae and with guest artist Jitsvinger added a touch of rap too.
SAMA 2014 nominated album Project Elo by Tumi Mogorosi

Review – Tumi Mogorosi’s Project ELO

A review of Tumi Mogorosi's Project Elo by Mamsie Ntshangase, chairperson of EJazz Appreciation Society. I have this habit of dozing off after a hard day’s work...
Blue Notes Tribute Orkestra

Playing Tribute

At The Orbit on Wednesday evening, Johannesburg jazz fans got a glimpse of what might be a highlight of this year's Cape Town International...