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Tuesday, December 26, 2017


Good music and mastery with Jazzuary on Kaya FM 95.9

Liberty Radio Awards Station of the Year, Kaya FM 95.9, kicks off 2018 with another instalment of its annual celebration and ode to jazz music under the theme - Jazzuary Masterclass.

This January they take Afropolitans on a month-long journey which dives deep into music genre of jazz. The Jazzuary Masterclass aims to commemorate, educate, entertain and have conversations to share insights about the history and future of jazz music and jazz culture.

“The jazz genre and lifestyle is a significant part of the fabric of our station and deeply rooted in our twenty-year history as the home of the Afropolitan. Jazzuary is part of our commitment to grow jazz and showcase its holistic influence on modern content and conversations be it music, politics, fashion or the arts,” says Kaya FM Managing Director, Greg Maloka.

Kaya FM listeners will be treated to an ear feast of masterclasses, interviews and jazz entertainment from some of the most season sort-after jazz geniuses. Some of the Masters that will be featured include the likes of:

Andile Yenana – pianist and educator
Mncedisi Ndlovu  - Joy of Jazz legal advisor, jazz collector and enthusiast
Colin Kgari – jazz presenter and aficionado
Paul Hanmer – jazz pianist
Zoe Modiga – jazz vocalist
Greame Arendse – graphic designer and curator

For the on-air-playlist they will be exploring some Afro-latin or Afro-cuban music which will also be subjects covered in some of the masterclass interviews. Live Performances for Jazzuary will include some of the best afro-salsa and Latin jazz musicians.

“Through Jazzuary we approach jazz in a more holistic manner that will see us going deeper into the genre and exploring more subjects and topics that cannot or should not be separated from jazz,” says Nkosinathi Mbelu, Music Manager at Kaya FM.

“Subjects like jazz literature, politics, Jazz education, collectors societies, history, jazz broadcasting, jazz sub-genres, art,” he adds.

Join Kaya FM on the airwaves for this assortment of entertainment or visit to enjoy exclusive art, lifestyle and fashion content influenced by jazz culture.