Congratulations to Matshidiso Molefe from Kraaifontein and Barbara de Jager from Matroosfontein who won the 2013 CTIJF weekend pass competition.
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On CONNECTED 2 JAZZ on Tuesday night at 8pm, 30th October, Nigel Vermaas will be devoting his whole show to singer Erika Lundi, whose excellent cd ERIKA LUNDI, FROM CAPE TOWN has been released on the Jazz Potjie label.
Erika sings jazz, rock, funk, soul, you name it, and has a great voice and a wonderful ear. “She should be far better known than she is”, says Nigel.
Erika will talk about her early days here and outside the country, and the crazy nature of “the jazz life”. Although she is intensely focussed on her music, Erika also loves to laugh – often at her own expense. “And she seems entirely without ego”, adds Nigel.
This two-hour-long feature will, of course, include lots of music, mainly Erika singing with musicians of the calibre of Mac McKenzie, George Werner, Hilton Schilder, James Kibby, Wesley Rustin, Andreas himself and many more, but there’ll also be a few tracks from U.S. artists who’ve influenced or mentored her, such as Nancy Wilson, Dizzy Gillespie and Kenny Barron.
“Whether she’s talking to you or singing, Erika really knows how to tell a story”, says Nigel, “and I know she’ll make this edition of CONNECTED 2 JAZZ a very special one.”
Noele 4 Jazz (N4J) is a community based jazz dance school operating on the Cape Flats. On the 11th of May N4J in conjunction with Bush Radio 89.5 fm and West End will be hosting a fundraiser and part of the proceeds will go to the Saartjie Baartman centre for abused women and children.
This White Sassy Jazzy fundraiser will feature artists such as Sammy Webber, Allou April, TJ Simon, Dylan Roman, Alicia Solomons, Wayne McKay and many more.
Entry is R50 per person at the door drinks and snacks on arrival. Pre book your tickets by calling or sending a sms to 082 557 5178.
Are you one of those people who missed buying tickets for the Cape Town International Jazz Festival?
Bush Radio is giving you a chance to attend both days!
We are giving away a double weekend pass – all you have to do to enter this lucky draw* is sms the keyword JAZZ + YOUR NAME to 32158 before 3pm today (30 March 2012).
The winner of the double weekend pass will be announced after the 3pm news today.
SMS costs R 1 and free minutes do not count.
*Terms & Conditions apply
From being raised in various parts of Cape Town to living in Johannesburg to performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Auriol Hays has had an interesting career…so far. What is clear when you listen to her music and watch her perform is passion. She decided to share this passion with Bush Radio listeners with an exclusive performance of 3 songs at the studio.
Sive Msolo (Breakfast Rush & Deep House Sermon) also got a chance to interview Auriol, on her music, being a reluctant house music icon, life and of course, passion.
On the 13th December 2011 at 8pm on Connected 2 Jazz ((13 December 2011 at 8pm), Nigel Vermaas will be paying tribute to the late Zim Ngqawana (25 December 1959 – 10 May 2011).
On CONNECTED 2 JAZZ on Tuesday night 4 October at 8 o’clock, Bush Radio 89.5fm will be celebrating the life and music of the late Basil Moses – bassist supreme – who passed away on 5 June, having suffered many strokes as a result of cancer.
You’ll hear Basil in duo, trio and quartet settings as well as a larger ensemble. You also hear the insights and memories of Basil’s brothers, Eddie and Cliffie, as well as those of Dave Ledbetter, Sathima Bea Benjamin, Gavin Minter, Hilton Schilder, Andreas Wellmann, William Rezant, Emily Bruce, Paul Sedres, Theo Lawrence and Cliff Wallis. Excerpts from Basil’s funeral service at St Marks Church in Athlone on 10th June will also be included in the two-hour tribute.
We thought 2010 was a bad year for South African jazz but 2011 seems to be rivalling it. We have already lost Duke Ngcukana, Ernest Mothle and Zim Ngqawana.
On his CONNECTED 2 JAZZ show on Bush Radio 89.5 fm on Tuesday 7th June from 8 – 10 pm, Nigel Vermaas will be celebrating the lives of the two Ngcukana Brothers who passed away within 9 months of each other, Ezra and Duke, as well as their father, Christopher Columbus Ngcukana aka Mra. Helping me to remember the family will be the youngest of the brothers, Mfana Ngcukana, musicians Sylvia Mdunyelwa, George Werner and Mark Fransman, as well as writer Sindiwe Magona They all have unique insights into these three strong personalities and enduring artists.
We will also feature Zim Ngqawana’s version of YOU THINK YOU KNOW ME, a composition by Mongezi Feza (of the Blue Notes) which became closely identified with Ezra. Zim was a pallbearer at Duke’s funeral. In due course CONNECTED TO JAZZ will honour this jazz giant.
Nigel has broadcast documentary-style tributes to a number of our departed jazz heroes including Winston “Mankunku” Ngozi, Miriam Makeba, Johnny Fourie, Alex van Heerden, Robbie Jansen, Gito Baloi and Hotep Idris Galeta.