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The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music proudly present An afternoon with Piano Maestro Dr John Paul McGee (USA)

Press release:

The Centre for Jazz and popular music is excited to open its doors with a special performance by Dr. John Paul McGee (USA), who is the current assistant chair of piano at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts and Artist-In-Residence at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

Dr. JP earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music with a concentration in Piano Performance from Bethune Cookman University, a Master of Arts in Religion Degree from Liberty University a Master of Sacred Music Degree with a concentration in Pipe Organ Performance from Emory University, and most recently a Doctorate of Ministry degree with a concentration in Pastoral Care and Counseling from The Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Ga.

The ground-breaking research performed in his dissertation, A Sound for Distressed Souls: Gospejazzical as an NTU Approach for Coping with the Vocational Stressors of the Black Pastor, investigates the healing and curative powers of his new pianistic genre, Gospejazzical.   Gospejazzical is a signature sound that unites three powerful genres (Gospel, Jazz and Classical) into a unique fusion that entertains, uplifts, and inspires all who hear

An afternoon with pianist Dr. John Paul McGee (USA) joined by Thuto Motsemme (double bass), Bruce Baker (drums)

John Paul McGee Trio – “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” – YouTube

Gig Listing

UKZN, Centre for Jazz and Popular Music

Sunday, 04 February 2024

Howard College Theatre, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Doors open at 14h30 Music starts at 15:00

Tickets can be purchased from action in autism by emailing the Director at: zamat1@ukzn.ac.za

Tickets are R110 R80 for pensioners and R50 for students


Feb 04 2024


3:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Feb 04 2024
  • Time: 8:00 am
Centre for Jazz & Popular Music


Centre for Jazz & Popular Music
University of KwaZulu-Natal, 238 Mazisi Kunene Rd, Glenwood, Durban, 4041