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Tuesday, January 30, 2024



(Above: Dr John Paul McGee. Pic supplied)

On February 4, 2024, at 15h00, The Centre for Jazz and popular music is excited to open its doors with a special performance by Dr John Paul McGee (USA), who is the current assistant chair of piano at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts and Artist-In-Residence at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

Dr JP earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music with a concentration in Piano Performance from Bethune Cookman University, a Master of Arts in Religion Degree from Liberty University, a Master of Sacred Music Degree with a concentration in Pipe Organ Performance from Emory University, and most recently a Doctorate of Ministry degree with a concentration in Pastoral Care and Counseling from The Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Ga.

The ground-breaking research performed in his dissertation, A Sound for Distressed Souls: Gospejazzical as an NTU Approach for Coping with the Vocational Stressors of the Black Pastor, investigates the healing and curative powers of his new pianistic genre, Gospejazzical. Gospejazzical is a signature sound that unites three powerful genres (Gospel, Jazz and Classical) into a unique fusion that entertains, uplifts, and inspires all who hear

An afternoon with pianist Dr John Paul McGee (USA) joined by Thuto Motsemme (double bass) and Bruce Baker (drums)

Doors open at 14h30. Music starts at 15h00

Tickets R110 (R80 for pensioners and R50 for students)

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The concert takes place at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music, The University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College Campus, Dennis Shepstone Building, level 2