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. […]