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Confluence: A Homecoming of Note for Steve Dyer

Confluence: A Homecoming of Note for Steve Dyer - 1.0 out of 5 based on 1 review

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The value of defining an art form, in this case jazz, lies in the fact that the words convey something of the experience the art form offers. Because art is always evolving, definitions are developed attempting to capture the exact experience. Definitions are created by a variety of participants; some created by the musicians themselves, others by informed listeners and academics, others by lay listeners and enthusiasts.  Sometimes writing about an artistic experience requires going beyond the usual means at the writer’s disposal: Steve Dyers’ performance was, in many way, beyond words

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JazzEye: The Mike Rossi Project: Trespassing Permitted

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A flock of fine musicians flew into Durban last week week under the combined banners of Concerts SA, SAMRO Foundation and Connect ZA. The group was headed up by well loved multi-instrumentalist Mike Rossi, who spent a year in UKZN’s Jazz Department about a decade ago. His energy, expertise and enthusiasm as a jazz educator have not been forgotten. Nor have his performances, as the UKZN Centre for Jazz was packed so tight there was hardly room to breathe. The concert, which ran to well over an hour-and-a-half, was a celebration of Rossi as composer and performer

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Natalie Rungan gets Up Close and Personal

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Singer Natalie Rungan is enjoying a great phase in her career as a singer. With a solid jazz education behind her, the capacity to write original songs and an interesting approach to contemporary pop standards, her show ‘Up Close and Personal’ gives her listeners a rich and varied evening of musical entertainment. Backed by her husband Bruce Baker on drums and Mark Royeppen on keyboard, the trio format ensures that she is the focus of attention, both visually and aurally

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SA musical icons Madala Kunene and Phuzekhemesi set to stun USA

SA musical icons Madala Kunene and Phuzekhemesi set to stun USA - 2.0 out of 5 based on 1 review

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Phuzekhemesi and Madala Kunene (pic: Deon Maritz)

In the world of maskanda players there are few who have reached the heights enjoyed by Phuzekhemisi. His recorded work topped the charts for years in South Africa and his name and fame is legendary. Madala Kunene, creator of the unique Madala Line, a style of guitar playing that draws from a variety of influences is also a well-known musical icon, performing all over Europe on a regular basis. Before appearing as a double act in Carnegie Hall in October (2014), these two top artists performed in the Grand Foyer at Durban’s Playhouse Theatre   

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