Ovation Awards 2017 – Special, Silver and Gold

More than two hundred productions premiered on the Fringe at The National Arts Festival this year, it was no easy feat for the Ovations Awards […]

By |July 9th, 2017|0 Comments

GALLERY: Music at the National Arts Festival

From packed-to-the-rafter houses singing every word to every song (The Soil – we loved you!) to sizzling hot collaborations at the Standard Bank Jazz Festival, […]

By |July 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Jazztown holds promise of rare musical dialogues

When musical notes take flight at the Standard Bank Jazz Festival this July, it will be for much more than a merry musical celebration – […]

By |June 16th, 2017|0 Comments

When Grahamstown becomes Jazztown

The countdown to South Africa’s oldest and longest-running jazz festival has begun. Music lovers from across the continent will be taking their annual journey to […]

By |May 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Music at #NAF16: Tuning in to the sounds of SA

Festival goers will be able to tune in to the soundtrack of South Africa when the country’s finest musicians and visiting artists from around the world take […]

By |May 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Musos from around the world head to Jazz Festival

Jazz innovators from 12 different countries will share the stage with top SA artists including Caiphus Semenya, Simphiwe Dana, Afrika Mkhize and Ringo Madlingozi

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By |April 6th, 2016|0 Comments

Siya Makuzeni, Standard Bank Young Artist 2016 winner for jazz

 Siyavuya Makuzeni is a trombone player, vocalist, lyricist and songwriter well known for her uniquely experimental, edgy yet pure intonation. Born in 1982 in the Eastern […]

By |October 28th, 2015|0 Comments

2015 Standard Bank Jazz Festival burns with spirit of collaboration

True to the open-ended, connected spirit of jazz, this year’s Standard Bank Jazz Festival, which runs in Grahamstown as part of the National […]

By |March 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Next generation showcased at the National Youth Jazz Festival

The Standard Bank Jazz Festival, Grahamstown 2014, incorporates a variety of disciplines into its programme. The Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Festival is a regular […]

By |June 18th, 2014|0 Comments

South Africa’s greats take the lead in Afro-Jazz at Jazz Fest

The Standard Bank Jazz Festival, Grahamstown 2014 incorporates a variety of disciplines into its programme. Afro-Jazz is one of the genres regularly highlighted at the […]

By |June 10th, 2014|0 Comments