UKZN and the University of Johannesburg hosted an International Jazz Day event.

International Jazz Day Event Co-Hosted by UKZN

The Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) within the College of Humanities partnered with the University of Johannesburg (UJ) to present a one-day online Jazz festival to mark International Jazz Appreciation Month. The project was presented in cooperation with the South African Jazz Educators Association and the Centre for Jazz and Contemporary Studies. The one-day online

Jazz Lecturer Mr Neil Gonsalves.

UKZN Jazz Lecturer launches new album

Jazz Lecturer in the School of Arts and Durban-based composer, pianist and educator, Mr Neil Gonsalves has released a new record, Blessings and Blues. The album is available on all digital platforms and already has two singles Southern Migration and Let’s Do It Again.  Blessings and Blues was recorded in December 2019, just before the COVID-19 pandemic and is a

UKZN Jazz lecturer Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane celebrates International Jazz Day in Cape Town.

UKZN Jazz Lecturer set to perform in Cape Town

UKZN Jazz lecturer Mr Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane will be performing at two cosmopolitan venues around Cape Town; Alliance Française on Friday 30 April and Jazz in The Native Yards on Sunday 1 May alongside some of the most well-known Cape Town musicians, Shaun Johannes on double bass, Bonolo Nkoane on drums, Nono Nkoane on vocals,

Durban duo N'den, and their upcoming single Coffee in the Morning.

Alumni form music duo and launch new single

UKZN alumni Mr David Smith (pianist), and Coordinator of the Jazz Centre at the University Ms Thulile Zama (vocalist) have formed a musical duo called N’den. They will launch their new hit debut single Coffee in the Morning on 9 April on all digital platforms. ‘The song represents the simple things that people in love

Jazz lecturer Mr Sibusiso Mashiloane releases new album.

Jazz Lecturer Launches Fifth Album

Jazz lecturer Mr Sibusiso Mashiloane has released his fifth album titled iHubo Labomdabu, a solo piano set featuring music composed during the lockdown period. ‘This album is informed by an imagination of my personal life experiences, political climate and imposed lifestyle,’ said Mashiloane. ‘The music tells of social awareness and interprets our daily life as

Artists and musicians who performed at the African Cultural Calabash

UKZN Celebrates 15th Annual African Cultural Calabash

African Music and Dance (AMD) third year students under the directorship of senior lecturer Dr Patricia Opondo hosted a successful 15th Annual African Cultural Calabash Festival under the umbrella of the African Music Project. The free event was online on the African Music Project Facebook Page which is open to the general public. The theme

UKZN Alumnus Mr Zakes Bantwini.

Alumnus donates royalties to 2 000 vulnerable families

House musician and UKZN alumnus Mr Zakes Bantwini recently visited Ubuntu Pathways in Port Elizabeth’s Zwide Township to hand over his donation of royalties from his collaboration with global American Singer Lauv in which Bantwini remixed the Modern Loneliness single. Ubuntu Pathways is a non-profit organisation that provides a transformative support system to 2 000

UKZN Alumnus Holly ‘Rey’ Wasserfall.

UKZN Alumnus Holly Rey’s Song You is certified triple platinum

House musician, Ms Holly Wasserfall, aka, Holly Rey was pleasantly surprised when she found out that her song You had been certified triple platinum. She said that her management team including her mom hid the news from her for almost two weeks. ‘I was called to a meeting at Content Connect Africa by Banele Tshambo.

z lecturer Mr Sibusiso Mashiloane and his new album.

UKZN Jazz Lecturer nominated for prestigious Music Awards

Jazz lecturer and musician Mr Sibusiso Mashiloane’s fourth album Amanzi Nemifula – Umkhuleko has been nominated in numerous categories for the upcoming Mzantsi Jazz Awards and the South African Music Awards (SAMAs). His nominations for the Mzantsi Jazz Awards are for Best Jazz Album – Umkhuleko; Best Jazz Song – Tugela;  Best Traditional Jazz Album