A Dark Day for South African Jazz

It's a sad day for local jazz music with the untimely death an amazing visionary, educator, innovator, man and musical talent are indeed true: Zimasile “Zim/Zimology” Nqgawana (51) passed on yesterday around 10:00, after having suffered a major stroke on Saturday during his band rehearsals for an upcoming show. He is survived by a wife and 5 children.  Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to them; and all else who feel this loss as deeply as we do. Indeed a massive and gaping hole is now left in the South African musicscape. Rest in peace bra Zim – we will all miss you and your intoxicating sounds – those, like your soul, will live forever!