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More than a beginner’s guide

By Zamindlela Zama 22 September 2017 There’s an English saying that goes like “Don’t judge a book by its cover”.  This book by a music professor is more than just a beginner’s guide.  There’s quite a lot to learn from it. His previous books include Jazz and Culture in...

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Miro to the rescue

By Zamindlela Zama 15 September 2017 One of the most frustrating things for any jazz collector is to find a music store that still caters for your needs.  Recently we have seen big retail music stores closing their branches in many part of the country.  Those that are...

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Youth is actively involved in jazz

By Zamindlela Zama 8 September 2017 There’s always a perception that jazz as a music genre appeals only to the so - called older generation.  Through It Has To Be Jazz, Tshepo Maseko is changing that perception. This 26-year-old energetic publisher and curator has a...

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Mimi wins the Best Female Mzantsi Jazz Award

By Zamindlela Zama 1 September 2017 When Mimi Mtshali went to the studio to record her album Your Love last year, little did she know that almost a year later she would be a recipient of the best female jazz award at the inaugural Mzantsi Jazz Awards. “It came as a...

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