FIRST ANNUAL JAZZ IN JULY OFF TO A PROMISING START
Written by: Mfundo Knowledge Mthembu
The first annual outdoor Jazz in July Music Concert took place at the Juventus Field in Botanical Gardens on Sunday.
The only difference with this particular jazz music festival than any other, is for the good course and purpose the organisers wished to highlights.
Organiser Wanita Ngcobo mentioned that the core focus of Jazz in July was to embrace young and upcoming musicians. The event is said to be bigger than just being a music concert. There were many contributing aspects and one was development of the community and surroundings.
Legends and experienced musicians shared the stage with young, fresh and much talented musicians. One of the biggest yet still new artists, Amanda Black, was excited to be part of the event and seeing her fans. This artist has set her eyes for “More music, definitely more performances just be on the look on the 20th August I am having my own live show, recording my live DVD. I am definitely looking for greater, greater things,” said Black.
She also added that she plans to go global, thanks to continuous support from her fans.
Music lovers gathered at the Jazz in July music concert for great music performances by their artists
“I could not be anywhere but here really, this is one music concert I have attended and throughout I am having an amazing time with my family and friends. Thank you organisers of the Jazz in July,” said Wendy Ndlovu.
Artists that performed included the legendary Ringo Madlingozi, Zonke, Ray Phiri, Thandiswa Mazwai, Naima Kay, Joe Nina and Robbie Malinga. Young and upcoming musicians included Zandi Khumalo, Scelo Gowane and Sands, the hit maker of the song titled ‘Tigi’.
*Caption: Amanda Black on stage at the Jazz in July Music Concert.