Learn the Jazz

Some of the world’s leading jazz musicians - appearing at this year’s Standard Bank Joy of Jazz which takes place at Emperor’s Palace on August 25 and in Newtown on August 26 and 27 - will run free workshops teaching youngsters and musicians the intricacies of the craft.
They are legendary trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, the winner of nine Grammy Awards® and the first jazz musician to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music; R&B singer Alexander O’Neal; Grammy and Tony Award-winning jazz diva Dee Dee Bridgewater; soul singer and keyboardist Frank McComb and the HGM Jazz Messengers. HGM is a Croatian musical NGO engaged in working with young musicians and is a member of JMI (Jeunesses Musicales International. The HGM Jazz Messengers are Sigi Feigi (tenor sax), Andreas Marinello (alto sax), Antonio Gecek (trumpet), Miron Huaser (trombone), Davor Dedic (piano), Norbert Farkas (bass) and Klaus Furstner (drums).
The music schools workshops take place on Wednesday, August 24, from 10am at the following venues:
Vereeniging City Hall (Sedibeng) – Alexander O’Neal
Music Academy of Gauteng (Ekurhuleni) – Wynton Marsalis
Johannesburg Central Music School (Johannesburg) – Frank McComb
South West Gauteng College (West Rand) – Dee Dee Bridgewater
Tshwane University of Technology (Tshwane) – HGM Jazz Messengers
“Accomplished musicians play an invaluable role by imparting knowledge and inspiring young musicians, thereby improving the standard of music for all,” comments Standard Bank Joy of Jazz producer, Mantwa Odutayo.
For more information on the workshops contact Teboho Mothoa at T Musicman on 011 326 0141 or email admin@tmusicman.co.za.