Posts Tagged ‘Kesivan Naidoo’

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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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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Erika Lundi, from Cape Town

25/10/2012

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.

Her friend Michele Maxwell (well-known singer, pianist & actress) shares her insights about Erika, as does keyboard player and Jazz Potjie Producer Andreas Wellmann.

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.

LISTEN TO THE PROMO FOR THE PROGRAMME – click here

“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.”

Nigel Vermaas is CONNECTED 2 JAZZ every Tuesday night from 8 to 10 on Bush Radio 89.5fm or online.

Connected 2 Jazz tribute show: Zim Ngqawana

08/12/2011

Zim Ngqawana - photograph by Charles Betz

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).

LISTEN TO THE ZIM TRIBUTE SHOW PROMO

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My Kinda Jazz tribute to Robbie Jansen

A special tribute to Winston “Mankunku” Ngozi

Celebrating a #CapeMusic legend – Basil Moses

04/10/2011

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.

CONNECTED 2 JAZZ is presented by Nigel Vermaas.

 

Be Connected 2 Jazz

29/04/2011

If you’re a MY KINDA JAZZ fan, the bad news is that Nigel Vermaas’s show ends on 30 April after 5 years of bringing you his personal selection from 8 to 10 on a Saturday night.

The good news is that he’s back on Tuesday 3 May with CONNECTED 2 JAZZ.  The time stays the same, 8 – 10 p.m..

“The airwaves are a bit overloaded with jazz on Saturday nights”, says Nigel, “with very little through the week. CONNECTED 2 JAZZ will change that.  As the name implies, it’s a show that makes connections: connections with jazz itself,  connections with those who play jazz, connections with music that has some relation to jazz but is not necessarily what the purists would classify as jazz, and many other connections, from comparing genres to finding surprising similarities.”

Nigel has been presenting jazz and other music shows on radio for over 30 years and he’s interviewed many prominent jazz musicians, including Abdullah Ibrahim, Cassandra Wilson, Abbey Lincoln, Kesivan Naidoo, Hotep Idris Galeta, Jason Moran, George Duke, Johnny Fourie, Archie Shepp, Courtney Pine, Charles Lloyd and Toots Thielemans. He’s made countless documentaries on jazz, focusing on the Cape Town International Jazz Festival over last 12 years. He’s also compiled in-depth tributes to a number of our late jazz musicians, including Robbie Jansen and Alex van Heerden.

Be CONNECTED 2 JAZZ on Tuesday nights on Bush Radio 89.5 from 3 May from 8 p.m. till 10 p.m.

Watch the CONNECTED 2 JAZZ promo on your mobile – CLICK HERE

Jack Parow to Chuck D, find it here

04/02/2011

Have you been looking for some of the videos of artists recorded at Bush Radio?

Check out the Bush Radio YouTube channel.


Since 2008, we have been posting video clips of some of the happenings at Bush Radio on local video and photo sharing site Zoopy. The company has recently changed direction (see Bizcommunity) and due to several requests from listeners we have launched a YouTube channel.

You will still be able to find some of the old videos, special audio clips and we will continue to post new ones.

So whether it is; Jack Parow talking about rock music and big guys, Byron Clarke performing his amazing Cape Town anthem, how we teach children radio and media  , Illuminati Getuies (above) or the funny Buy Nothing Day ads they all here.

You can check out the videos on your computer or phone.

Video DIDN’T kill the radio star

21/05/2010


What do; Jack Parow, Illuminati Getuies, Byron Clarke, Zaki Ibrahim, Kesivan Naidoo, Tutu Puoane, Taxi Violence and Katherine Traut all have in common?

They are just some of the artists you can listen to and watch on the Bush Radio Zoopy site.

For the past while we have been documenting some of the artists who have come up the stairs to the station and have been willing to throw in a performance or two.

We have been putting up things like of our public service announcements or anything that we thought may make good visuals like our Buy Nothing Day advert or Shiraaz’s adventures with a duck.  We’ve also put up some audio like Nelson Mandela’s first press conference after his release.

Remember to keep coming back and checking out what we have been up to at the station

!!! You can check out the videos on your cellphone by going to the mobi version here. !!!

If you would like to share any of your videos with us, please mail ideas@bushradio.co.za

Win with Bush Radio and the CTIJF

24/03/2010

Bush Radio is giving 5 couples the opportunity to attend the 11th Cape Town International Jazz Festival on the 3rd and 4th of April 2010.

We are giving away five double weekend tickets – that’s right you will be able to attend the festival on both days with your partner!

So how are we doing it?

All you need to do to stand a chance of winning this prize valued at R 970 each is to sms the keyword JAZZ and your name and surname to 32158. (SMS cost R1)

To be included in this lucky draw your sms needs to reach us by 12h00 on the 31 March 2010.

On the 1st April we will call the 5 names drawn and give them the good news live on air – so you need to be listening to the Breakfast Show on 89.5 FM or online and keep your phone on!

Can you give up the chance to see George Benson, Jonathan Butler, Lira, TKZee to name but a few? (CTIJF programme)

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