The Story of South African Jazz Documentary Series presents an interpretation of an aspect of South Africa's jazz history, as based on the three volume book series Story of South African Jazz. A story told through Five Distinct Rays of South African Jazz, followinh the distinct SA jazz timeline of 5 rays with access to both ancient and future.
Join the Story of South African Jazz Education initiative and gain from this encylopaedic approach to South African jazz and education and learn more about the driving spirit behind South African Jazz, the Origins of South African Jazz and the long-term benefits of this story.
From a small child on the mothers back, to an unborn child in the mothers womb, to a toddler banging the drum in his mothers lap. The cycle of traditional music continues endlessly through the African tradition from conception to death, from incarnation to afterlife.
Fun, innovative, MUSIC quantum learning channel helping the future generations access our MUSICAL inspiration, joy and excitement.
Now, to succeed in a music career we need to develop a holistic approach and know-how for every aspect of the industry. The Know-how that sits between knowledge, skills, training and qualification should be adopted to build more functioning creative business in the fragmented and contradictory, yet exciting and fertile place called the music industry.
Virtuoso Nigerian trumpeter Etuk Ubong’s fusion of African rhythm and jazz is creating an original and exciting style called “earth music.”
As an established saxophone player and recording musician, Khaya has prioritised impacting on the future generations of jazz through the Soweto Jazz Orchestra.
One of the great proponents of South African Jazz is the late Johnny “Mbizo” Dyani. This bass player, composer and original member of the Blue Notes died in exile in Germany. He was performing at the inaugural “Jazz Against Apartheid” event, an initiative he had founded when he called to the audience, “Think” and then collapsed on stage.
Johannesburg sits at the crossroads for Africa, the African Diaspora, the Muslim north, India and China. The energy, the cosmopolitan life, the multi-cultural melting pot of people, the thriving commercial hub and creative scene of the city is a powerful point of departure for the music creators. There are many more stories to be told about the unique styles and sounds of this unique location.