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Milton Academy Jazz (USA) returning to The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music

Press release:

The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music is proud to welcome back Milton Academy Jazz (USA) on Wednesday 15 March 2023 at 17:30.

Since 1974, Milton Academy’s jazz program—founded and directed by Bob Sinicrope—has grown to include over 75 students involved in the study and performance of jazz with nine different jazz groups. Downbeat magazine has twice named Milton’s Jazz Combo the best high school jazz group in the country and Milton students have performed for Hugh Masekela, Sipho Mbuse, Desmond Tutu, and President Clinton twice at the White House. This will be their 13th South Africa Tour since 1992 when Abdullah Ibrahim invited the group to come to South Africa to perform. Milton cherishes its long standing and meaningful relationships with many South African schools and programs.

In 2007, Bob Sinicrope became the inaugural recipient of the John LaPorta Jazz Educator of the Year award. In 2010, he received both a Downbeat magazine Jazz Education Achievement award and an award from the National Youth Development Council for his service with youth. In 2014, Bob became the president of the Jazz Education Network. In 2020, Bob released the first in a series of many online SmartMusic jazz improvisation books entitled “Pathways Towards Greatness.”

Gig Listing

Milton Academy Jazz

Wednesday, 15 March 2023 at 17:30

UKZN, Centre for Jazz and Popular Music

University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Howard College Campus, Dennis Shepstone Building, level 2

Doors open: 17:00, Show starts: 17:30

Tickets: R100, pensioner tickets are R70, and student tickets are R40.


Mar 15 2023


5:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/Los_Angeles
  • Date: Mar 15 2023
  • Time: 8:30 am