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Thursday, August 15, 2019


(Maya Spector)

The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music welcomes back Sweet Sounds of Maya Spector on August 21, 2019.

Maya Elizabeth Spector is a rising talent in the South African music and theatre world. Coming from a culturally diverse, musical family, she grew up in Japan, Swaziland, America and South Africa. She graduated in 2009 from the University of KwaZulu-Natal with a Bachelor of Music degree, majoring in jazz performance and music education.

Spector has appeared on stages around South Africa in international and South African musicals and she has been a lead vocalist and back-up singer in many different music groups. She has performed and recorded with a number of leading South African artists.

Her voice has a texture that might be best described as an old soul, weathered by life and schooled by adversity, yet still so alive in vocal tone and bubbly in its expression.

Join Maya Spector on vocals with Burton Naidoo on piano and Donavon Jacobs on drums (bassist to be confirmed) at The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (CJPM), Level 2, Shepstone Building at UKZN Howard College Campus on August 21 at 18h00 (doors open at 17h30).

General admission R80 (R50 pensioners, R25 students). For more details contact Thuli on 031 260 3385 or email