PART II: What to expect to hear at MJF!

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There’s another musical mix at this year’s inaugural Muizenberg Jazz Festival: youth showcasing their original compositions; Cape Ghoema; South American Latin; and Xhosa-Langa contemporary jazz! A highlight on Friday evening is Argentinian Muriel Marco who will charm with her Latin jazz renditions. As a pianist and singer, Marco doesn’t cut corners. She explores how to […]

A Festival of Contrasts: Even a Small Jazz Festival Can Have Wide Diversity

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Yvette Norwood-Tiger An exciting array of contrasting bands and musical arrangements await the listeners on Friday and Saturday evenings of the Jazz Festival (13/14 October). There’s a big band, small bands, trios and quintets, and even a solo act. The most contrasting of the sub-genres of jazz is the Cape-based youth ensemble, Jazz Yard Academy, […]

Part II: What’s Special about the Muizenberg Jazz Festival offerings?

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The jazz artists performing at this year’s maiden voyage Muizenberg Jazz Festival (MJF) have performed on prominent South African and international stages, and at the Capetown International Jazz Festival (CTIJF), considered one of the most prestigious international jazz festivals in the world. Economies of scale run high for these large volume and often congested stages. […]