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SAJE CONFERENCE (article first published : 2006-09-19)

Preparations are well under way for the 8th bi-annual gathering of top jazz teachers and artists in Durban over the weekend of September 29 from 14h00 to October 1.

Over 150 delegates and musicians will go between the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Awesome Africa to hear what’s in the forefront of jazz in South Africa.

The theme of the Conference, Jazz; the Original World Music has attracted some challenging presentations like Richard Haslop’s Whose World is it Anyway? World Music: What’s in a name, and does it really matter? and Concord Nkabinde’s Releasing CDs Independently – A Purpose Driven Career.

A special workshop given by Chuck Owen, President of the US based International Association for Jazz Education on the Creative Process of a Jazz Composer/Arranger should also be very engaging for professionals and students.

The Conference and performances have been generously supported by SAPORT, SAMRO and BASA. The annual Awesome Africa Festival taking place this year in the City Hall and Zulu Jazz Lounge (Playhouse Cellar) has become one of South Africa’s most innovative events and the South African Association for Jazz Education (SAJE) is collaborating with Awesome in order to offer larger audiences and added prestige to participating musicians.

There are over a dozen bands taking part at venues ranging from Howard College to City Hall and they include the Andile Yenana Quintet, Feya Faku Five and the UCT Big Band directed by Mike Campbell which will feature Darius Brubeck’s composition dedicated to Lulu Gontsana.

Also appearing will be The SAPORT/UKZN Rolling Reunion Band of over 20 former UKZN students from around the country, the KGB Band from Cape Town, Marc Duby’s Gone Fusion, Mike Rossi with Saxcology, Mageshan Naidoo’s Ensemble and the Music Academy of Gauteng’s Youth Jazz Ensemble directed by Johnny Mekoa.

It’s not too late to register for the Conference. Contact 031 260 3385 for details or check the SAJE Website at www.saje.org.za

Delegates to the Conference will get free admission to all the jazz concerts at Awesome Africa.




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