• JazzEye: Maya Hits Town

    There was a lot of stormy weather around and a whirlwind tour of Durban by songstress Maya Spector qualified as part of it. Potent, packaged and punchy, this jazzy powerhouse delivered her first blows at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music last week before going on to knock ‘em over at The Sound Café, Jazzy Rainbow and Suncoast. Backed by a local band comprising Shemual Mahabeer on piano and keys, LLewelyn Chetty on electric bass, Phumlani Mtiti on sax and Riley Giandari on kit, Maya delivered a well rounded set filled with creative content, emotive interpretation and solid technique