Posts Tagged ‘jazz’

The First Lady of Song: Ella at 100

20/04/2017

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Tuesday 25th April is the centenary of the birth of one of the world’s greatest jazz singers, Ella Fitzgerald.

So on 25th April from 8-10 p.m. Bush Radio will be celebrating Ella’s 100th Birthday on CONNECTED 2 JAZZ, presented by Nigel Vermaas.

Aside from the music, there’ll be insights from Ella fans of the calibre of Gretchen Parlato, Siya Makuzeni, Melanie Scholtz and Kronendal Music Academy head, Dwyn Griesel.

Celebrate the First Lady of Song this Tuesday with Bush!

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All that jazz…covering the 2017 CT International Jazz Festival (with slideshow)

06/04/2017

Interns Siviwe Makeleni and Natasha Siqaza were selected by Bush Radio to participate in the Photo and Arts Journalism workshops run by the training and development initiative of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival.

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Natasha Siqaza (left) and Siviwe Makeleni

We asked Natasha and Siviwe about their experience.

Natasha said; “The course was a great learning opportunity that sparked great conversations and debates around the arts. We learned a lot about writing and how to approach topics not only in the arts but journalism as a whole.”

“The CTIJF photojournalism workshop was interesting and informative, it taught me how to take pictures which one can write a story about. I learnt the pre & post production of pictures and how to set your camera for low light and taking pictures for events.” added Siviwe

 

Winners of our #CTIJF 2017 tickets announced

30/03/2017

Do you want to go to the 2017 Cape Town International Jazz Festival?

24/03/2017

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Bush Radio 89.5FM is giving 2 lucky listeners the opportunity to win a double weekend pass (Friday and Saturday) tickets  to the Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2017.

To stand a chance of winning a set of double tickets valued at almost R2500 for you and your partner for Friday and Saturday night, all you have to do is:

SMS* the keyword JAZZ and your name + surname to 32158 by 12pm on Thursday (30 March 2017).

In order to qualify for the lucky draw you need to send a minimum of 10 sms (each sms costs R1)

The winners will be announced on Backchat between 2pm and 4pm on Thursday, 30 March 2017.*

Enter often to increase your chances of winning as this is a lucky draw.

SMS costs R1 and free minutes do not count.
*Should you be a winner you will need to be able to collect at our offices by 2pm on Friday, tickets not collected  by that cutoff will be forfeited.

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Want a double weekend pass to the Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2016?

31/03/2016

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Bush Radio 89.5FM is giving 1 lucky listener the opportunity to win one double weekend pass (Friday and Saturday) tickets valued at R1500 to the Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2016.

To stand a chance of winning a ticket for you and your partner for Friday and Saturday night, all you have to do is:

SMS* the keyword JAZZ and your name + surname to 32158 by 12pm on Friday (1 April 2016)

*In order to qualify for the lucky draw you need to send a minimum of 10 sms (each sms costs R1)

The winners will be announced on Sakhisizwe between 12 and 2pm on Friday.

Enter often to increase your chances of winning as this is a lucky draw.

SMS costs R1 and free minutes do not count.

Should you be a winner you will need to be able to collect at our offices by 4pm on the same day that the names are announced. Tickets not collected at 4pm will be forfeited.

Another Cape Town legend passes – RIP Zayn Adam

24/02/2015

zayn adam 2012It was with great shock and sadness that Bush Radio yesterday learned of the passing of Cape Town legendary musician Zayn Adam – all of us would like to send our condolences to his family, friends and fellow musicians.

Below is a copy of the story filed by the Bushradionews yesterday.

Tributes pour in for legendary musician Zayn Adam

Cape Town music legend Zayn Adams died on Sunday at the age of 67-years-old.

He was born in 1947 in Salt River and when he was 15-years-old he joined the Golden City Dixes carnival show, however he was best known for leading the band called Pacific Express.

One of Adams song that he will be remembered for is Give a little love.

Bush Radio’s volunteer Doctor Victor Davids, said Adam was a soft spoke human being with a big heart and his passing leaves a massive vacuum.

Davids said “I don’t know how we going to replace that as recently he was on stage at the Baxter theatre on the 14 February valentine’s day performing and doing what he loves the most and what he does best is to give of himself to other people”.

“Rest in peace Zayn Adams your music will live in us forever” Davids added.

Win a double weekend pass to the Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2014

26/03/2014

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Bush Radio 89.5FM is giving a lucky listener the opportunity to win a set double weekend pass tickets valued at R1 590 to the Cape Town International Jazz Festival.

To stand a chance of winning the double weekend pass for you and your partner for Friday and Saturday, all you have to do is:

SMS the keyword JAZZ and your name + surname to 32158 by 3pm on Thursday (27 March 2014)

The winners will be announced on Backchat by 3:30pm on Thursday.

Enter often to increase your chances of winning as this is a lucky draw.

SMS costs R1 and free minutes do not count.

Win tickets to the Gugulethu Jazz Festival

29/10/2013

gugs jazz festival 2013Bush Radio and the Gugulethu Jazz Festival* is giving 10 listeners the opportunity to win a set of double tickets to attend the Gugulethu Jazz Festival this weekend.

If you would like to see the likes of Mi Casa, Zamajobe, Zahara, Jimmy Dludlu, Simphiwe Dana, Thandiswa Mazwai, Selaelo Selota, Mafikizolo and many more check out the programme on the Gugulethu Jazz Festival Facebook page and decide which day you would like to attend.

To enter this lucky draw, sms:

GUGS (+ which day you would like to attend) Sat/Sun + your name to 32158.

gugs jazz festival 2013 programmeThe closing date for entry into the lucky draw is Thursday, 31 October 2013 at 3pm.

Winners names will be announced on Backchat after the 3:30 pm news headlines that day.

You must be able to collect your tickets on Friday the 1 November 2013 between 8am + 5pm!

SMS costs R1 and free minutes do not apply.

*Bush Radio is not an organiser of the event – queries around the lineup and programme of events should be directed to the PLATMEDIA Group (Pty) Ltd on 021 828 2350

Helping you dance away the Sunday blues

25/07/2013

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This Sunday on Bush Radio 89.5fm we launch two music programmes:

Retro-Rewind (10h00 – 12h00) hosted by Shiraz “Cazzman” Ramjee and The Love Booth (12h00 – 14h00) hosted by Sive Msolo (former Breakfast Rush and Everyday People).

Both hosts are no strangers to Bush Radio listeners; Shiraz helped the late Roger Lewis with the programme Sensual Sundays and Sive co-hosted the Breakfast Rush and Everyday People.

According to the Programme Integrator Adrian Louw, the addition of these two shows is “only the start of exciting changes that Bush Radio will implement as the station celebrates 18 years on air”.

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Retro-Rewind will be spinning all the forgotten club classics ranging from the late 70s to late 90s. The first half of the show will concentrate on jazz and slow jams. The second half is more uptempo, playing disco classics that promise to make you get up and move. As the name says, we’ll be taking you back… to your school days, your first kiss, or maybe even your first broken heart.

The Love Booth will give you the best of Rhythm and Blues, mixing the new with the old. With an album of the week feature, artist features and your song of the week – The Love Booth is where lovers meet.

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Congratulations to our 2013 Cape Town International Jazz Festival ticket winners

05/04/2013

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Congratulations to Matshidiso Molefe from Kraaifontein and Barbara de Jager from Matroosfontein who won the 2013 CTIJF weekend pass competition.