SA’s oldest jazz festival incubates new music

Magical and creative musical collaborations will come into sharp focus at the 2018 Standard Bank Jazz Festival, which runs in Grahamstown from 28 June to […]

By |May 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Jazztown 2018: mining the past to unearth music’s gems

The who’s who of jazz will descend on Grahamstown this July for the 31st Standard Bank Jazz Festival, which runs concurrently to the National Arts […]

By |April 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Young Artists prepare to take the wrappers off

Each year the Festival celebrates the work of the recipients of the Standard Bank Young Artist Awards, with each artist presenting exciting new work that […]

By |April 29th, 2018|0 Comments

Remembering Hugh Masekela, jazz legend

We mourn with the rest of South Africa the passing of one of South Africa’s greatest musicians – Hugh Masekela.

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By |January 24th, 2018|0 Comments

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