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Saturday, April 27, 2019


The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music celebrates International Jazz Day at on Tuesday April 30, 2019 at 18h00.

The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music has been celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month with a series of school visits to increase the awareness of jazz as a fun way to make music, effective way to communicate, at schools around Durban.

The concert celebrates jazz in all its diversity and talented young musicians in KZN. The concert will also feature ensembles and soloists from the amazing pool of talent the Centre has encountered during its school visits.

International Jazz Day brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics, and jazz enthusiasts all over the world to celebrate and learn about jazz and its roots, future and impact; raise awareness of the need for intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding; and reinforce international cooperation and communication.

Each year on April 30, this international art form is recognized for promoting peace, dialogue among cultures, diversity, and respect for human rights and human dignity; eradicating discrimination; promoting freedom of expression; fostering gender equality; and reinforcing the role of youth in enacting social change.

The programme features GHS Jazz Band, DHS School Band, St Marys: Alande Mkhize (vocals) & Rachel Luyt (piano), Com Tech Jazz Band, Glenwood Junior Primary: Leroy Khumalo (drums) & Asanda Khumalo (vocals), Curro Mount Richmore: Erin Caligan (guitar) and the UKZN Student Jazz Ensemble.

The performance takes place on Tuesday April 30, 2019, at 18h00. Doors open at 17h30 at The Centre for Jazz and Popular music (CJPM), Level 2, Shepstone Building at UKZN Howard College Campus. General admission R80 (R50 pensioners, R25 students).

For more details contact Thuli on 031 260 3385 or email