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Sunday, May 21, 2017


The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music is proud to present the first of a series of instrumental showcases planned over the course of the year. The Jazz Voice Showcase by students of Debbie Mari and Lihle Ngidi on May 24, 2017, at 18h00.

After a successful debut run of showcase concerts at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music that featured students from the UKZN music program last year, this initiative continues into 2017. The proceeds from the showcase concerts accrue to the Ronnie Madonsela Scholarship.

Jazz Voice students present Jazz standards, selections from the American songbook and South African songs in a programme featuring undergraduate students from the UKZN Jazz Studies programme singing ballads and bossa novas to swing songs and South African selections. The vocal jazz ensemble, UKZN Voices, will sing Charlie Chapman’s Smile, When I Fall In Love and Omagugu Makhathini’s arrangement of Riverside.

The participants for the evening include first, second and third year students. Neli Msomi, Zama Buthelezi, Siphelele Mthiyane, Sinenhlanhla Mazibuko, Keorapetse Kolwane and more. This concert will be followed by The Piano Showcase on May 31.

The Jazz Voice Showcase takes place on May 24 at 18h00 (doors open at 17h30). General admission R70 (R45 pensioners, R20 students). The Centre for Jazz and Popular music (CJPM) is situated on Level 2, Shepstone Building at UKZN Howard College Campus.

For more information contact Thuli on 031 260 3385 or email