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Saturday, February 11, 2012


Regular jazz sessions resume next week at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Jazz & Popular Music.

The 2012 programme kicks off with the Burton Naidoo Group, Musical Democracy, which is inspired by the music and philosophies of Charles Mingus and Ornette Coleman. Harmony, movement of sound, and melody all share the same value. The general effect is that music achieves an immediately open expression.

Though free by nature, the music will also have a compositional element, inspired by the techniques of the 20th Century composers. The artistry is finding the creative balance between the two worlds. The audience can expect fresh interpretations of songs from Ornette Coleman, Charles Mingus, Chick Corea, Eric Dolphy as well as original music.

Pianist Burton Naidoo is joined by Leon Scharnick on tenor saxophone, Sakhile Simane on trumpet, Bruce Baker on drums and Logan Byrne on acoustic bass.

The jazz session will take place on February 15 at 18h00 (doors opens at 17h30) at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (CJPM), Level 2, Shepstone Building. Tickets R30 (R20 pensioners. R10 students). A cash bar will be available.

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