3rd South African Jazz Education – Jazz Festival

Mike del Ferro

A spectacular line-up awaits those who attend the 3rd SAJE Jazz Festival. The biennial SAJE Jazz Festival celebrates local and international Jazz and Jazz education.

This year the festival will be held at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban from 13 to 15 September.

Included in the three day line-up is a diverse group of world-class Jazz artists, educators and Jazz bands with collaborative performances at the Hilton Arts Festival, The Jazzy Rainbow (concerts and jam sessions) and at the Rainbow Restaurant in Pinetown.

The line-up will appeal to Jazz lovers across all demographics – giving everyone the opportunity to attend a concert or workshop. This reflects SAJE’s commitment to promote Jazz and Jazz education in South Africa, to promote skills development and to develop new audiences.

SAJE International Participants:

Mike del Ferro – Pianist & SAJE Jazz Festival’s 2013 Artist-In-Residence, Netherlands.

Mike del Ferro  is a highly sought-after composer, pianist and arranger who writes and performs in an impressive array of musical genres. He has travelled the world extensively searching for collaborations with musicians from cultures quite different to his own.

1. Dennis Tini & Russ Miller – Wayne State University, Detroit
2. Kamil Erdem – Bassist, Turkey.
3. Chi-pin Hseih & Kai-ya Chang – Jazz educators, Taiwan
4. Nicky Schrire – Vocalists, New York
5. Deborah Tanguy – Vocalist, Paris.

SAJE South African Participants:

1. Melvin Peters – Jazz artist, Durban
2. Kesivan Naidoo – Jazz artist, Cape Town
3. Marc Duby – Jazz artist, Pretoria

Jazz Educators & Jazz/Music Institutions & Bands/Ensembles:

Africa Plus, New Sounds and Musical Democracy, The Durban Music School Band, UC Jazz Ensemble, ComTech Voices, Siyakhula Jazz Band (Umlazi), UKZN Foundation Ensemble, Stirling High Big Band (East London), CAFCA Jazz Band (Mamelodi, Pretoria), TAIWA Jazz Band (Tembisa).

SAJE Jazz Festival Jazz Workshops Project:

The Jazz workshop projects is a two-day project taking place at the Centre for Jazz & Popular Music at UKZN, Durban, on 13 and 14 September, 2013.

It is an intensive immersion program for Jazz students, learners and teachers (and anyone else who is interested) to learn and develop Jazz music skills and knowledge, with classes including big bands, small ensembles, vocal performance, drumming, Jazz strings, instrumental master classes and workshops on different music subjects.

Registration for the SAJE Jazz Festival Jazz Workshops Project can be made by contacting Thulile Zama at the Centre for Jazz & Popular Music offices at UKZN.

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