Annual jazz jol at UKZN
The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music in partnership with Standard Bank recently presented the 25th Annual Jazz Jol which was attended by music lovers of all ages.
The event opened with UKZN Voices, a close-harmony jazz vocal a Capella group, doing a short set.
Also featured was the 2013 recipient of the Standard Bank Young Artist award for Jazz, bassist Shane Cooper, and his band which included previous Standard Bank Young artist, Kesivan Naidoo on drums, as well as Reza Khota on guitar and Justin Bellairs on alto saxophone.
The line-up also showcased the exciting young trio, Africa Plus, which comprises Prince Bulo on bass, Sphelelo Mazibuko on drums and Lungelo Ngcobo on piano and keyboards.
The Mozambican quartet Afro Latino of Milton Chissano (guitar and vocals), Ildo Nandja (bass and percussion), Alberto Chemane (drums and percussion), and Njabulo Shabalala (percussion) also performed.
Proceeds from the concert went towards the Ronnie Madonsela Scholarship (RMS) which assists disadvantaged jazz students at UKZN with financial aid or support.
The RMS also provides bursaries for deserving students and also funds students’ travel and accommodation to the National Youth Jazz Festival in Grahamstown and other educational festivals, workshops and conferences.