Posts Tagged ‘jazz’

Dizzy Gillespie at 100

17/10/2017

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Tonight at 8pm on Connected 2 Jazz on Bush Radio 89.5FM we celebrate another centenary: that of innovative trumpeter and bandleader Dizzy Gillespie, who, with Monk, Charlie Parker and a few others, was responsible for introducing bebop into jazz.

John Birks Gillespie was born on 24 October 1917.

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A chance to see Abdullah Ibrahim

11/10/2017

Abdullah_Ibrahim_06N4688One of South Africa’s most distinguished pianists, Abdullah Ibrahim, will present two solo piano concerts at the Artscape Theatre on 13 and 14 October 2017.  The highly anticipated programme showcases Ibrahim’s compositions spanning the past seventy years, influenced by people, places and events that have impacted his life and career.

Bush Radio is giving away two double tickets to Abdullah Ibrahim’s solo concert this Friday, 13 October 2017 at 8pm at Artscape.

To enter this lucky draw, sms the keyword JAZZ + your name + surname to 32158

Entries close on Friday at 12h00 and the announcement of the winners will be made during Backchat from 2 – 4pm.

*SMS cost R1 and free minutes do not apply

Connect with Monk

10/10/2017

Thelonious_Sphere_Monk_Flyer_1 copyThelonious Sphere Monk was born 100 years ago today. This bebop pioneer, who wrote some of the most memorable compositions in jazz, was a true original – as a person, as a pianist, as a composer.

In CONNECTED 2 JAZZ on Bush Radio 89.5fm tonight (Tuesday, 10 October 2017) at 8pm, Nigel Vermaas will profile this great musician.

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Tutu Puoane – Bringing soul to Cape Town

23/08/2017

tutupuoane quart2017Tutu Puoane will be performing in Cape Town again after a very long time, and as usual Bush Radio is getting behind good music.

Besides the amazing Tutu on vocals, her band will include; Ewout Pierreux on piano, Nicolas Thys on bass and Dré Pallemaerts on drums.

The performances are on Thursday,  5 October and Friday 6 October 2017 at 8pm at the SABC auditorium in Sea Point.

Buy your tickets at Webtickets for only R180 and stay tuned to Bush Radio 89.5fm (online) for more details.

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.