The workshops, facilitated by SAJE (South African Association for Jazz Education) and CTBBJF (Cape Town Big Band Jazz Festival), will be conducted by three accomplished professionals in the South African jazz industry: Sibusiso Mashiloane, Lwanda Gogwana and Darren English.
Admission is free and attendees are encouraged to bring their instruments.
The workshops are open to all – from beginners to professionals.
Workshops on Saturday 17th November
11h00 – 12h00 Sibusiso Mashiloane on Piano
South African Jazz
Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane is a prolific artist whose academic credentials speak volume for the kind of passion and discipline he has for music.
Mash a great artist in this very vibrant time in South African jazz music. He is also a teacher with a focused goal to help grow talent from a firm foundation of African Roots. He lectures at the University of KwaZulu Natal and Durban Music School. His focus is to teach and organize live music performances with his students focusing on South African composers. Mashiloane is currently doing his PHD focusing on South African composers.
Mash will present a workshop on South African jazz.
12h15 – 13h15 Lwanda Gogwana on Trumpet
South African Jazz – Brass Ensamble
South African born Jazz Trumpeter and Composer, Lwanda Gogwana was trumpeter and orchestrator for the legendary South African Jazz opera King Kong, who’s original musical score was composed by the great jazz pianist and composer Todd Matshikiza.
13h15 – 14h00
Bring your own refreshments for lunch. Drinks and snacks can be purchased at the theatre.
14h00 – 15h00 Darren English
The Business of Music
The South African Association for Jazz Education (SAJE) has been promoting jazz and jazz education in South Africa for 25 years.
We organise festivals, conferences, outreach projects and workshops. Our mission is
- to build the jazz arts community by advancing education and research
- to promote skills and youth development, and performance
- to develop new audiences
For more information please visit our website: www.saje.org.za
Cape Town Big Band Jazz Festival celebrated their 20th Anniversary at the end of May 2018.
The CTBBJ Festival showcases school, university and community big bands in a four evening Festival, at the end of May each year. Over the years the Festival has attracted national and international musicians who wish to be involved, especially in undertaking workshops in the disadvantaged community.
From the funds raised from the Festival we support many music projects in the community. We support a Steelband Project at Ned Doman High School as well as Manenberg High School. Our Marimba Project supports Mount View High School, Ned Doman High School and Manenberg High School. We also support the Beau Soleil Music Africa Trust.
Musical instruments have also been purchased for various community projects.
For more information please visit our website: www.ctbigbandjazzfest.co.za