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Monday, August 5, 2019


(Andiswa Maduna)

The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music will present a programme of vocal music featuring Jazz Voice students from the UKZN School of Arts (Music) on August 14, 2019.

You can expect to hear jazz standards, South African favourites, contemporary songs and some original music. The programme will include solo and ensemble singing as well as the close-harmony vocal jazz ensemble, UKZN Voices, directed by Debbie Mari. UKZN Voices will sing Joseph Kosma’s Autumn Leaves and a new arrangement of The Crossing arranged by Concord Nkabinde as a special tribute to Johnny Clegg.

Song choices include Birdland, Joy Spring, Afro Blue, Time After Time and Yakhal’ inkomo and songs composed by Stevie Wonder, Gretchen Parlato, Toots Thielemans and Busi Mhlongo. The programme celebrates the composition and vocal jazz talents of Sne Cele, Courtney Pendy, Menzi Cele, Nomalanga Khanyile, Lwazi Khuzwayo, Sanele Khubisa, Wandithanda Makandula, Busi Hlokoza, Nosihe Zulu, Andiswa Maduna and Nomfundo Cele.

Join The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (CJPM), Level 2, Shepstone Building at UKZN Howard College Campus on August 14 at 18h00 (doors open at 17h30). General admission R80 (R50 pensioners, R25 students).

Contact Thuli on 031 260 3385 or email more details