Jazz at the 40th National Arts Festival #7: Jimmy Dludlu

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This year 2014 sees the National Arts Festival celebrating its 40th anniversary. As usual the National Arts Festival includes the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Festival, in JazzE’s opinion, the only pure jazz festival in the South Africa. Today we publish the seventh in our series of 38 articles on the acts that you can see as part of this annual jazz festival.

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National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa

Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Festival Artist Profile #7:
Jimmy Dludlu

Jimmy Dludlu will bring his unique jazz inspired style of music to the Standard Bank National Arts Festival 2014.
Jimmy Dludlu will bring his unique jazz inspired style of music to the Standard Bank National Arts Festival 2014.

Jimmy Dludlu is a popular act on many music festivals in South Africa with his crossover sounds incorporating influences from traditional South African, Angolan and Mozambiquan sounds. Born in Mozambique, this South African guitarist completed a three year jazz programme at the University of Cape Town. His unique sound has earned him numerous awards. Dludlu’s debut album earned him two South African Music Awards in 1998: Best Newcomer and Best Male Artist, and was released locally aswell as in Switzerland, Hungary and Sweden. He also took home a SAMA for Best Male Artist in 2000 and 2006, as well as Best Jazz Album in 2000 and 2006. Jimmy Dludlu has released 7 albums to date, and had the pleasure of sharing a stage with Pat Metheny, George Benson and Al Jarreau.

See Jimmy Dludlu at DSG Hall on:
11 July at 21:00
12 July at 21:00
Tickets are R100 each

Etienne Shardlow

Etienne Shardlow

Etienne is a proud lover of South African jazz, and host of the weekly JazzE Radio Show on Bakgat Radio. He works as an IT Service Management consultant and trainer.
Etienne Shardlow

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