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EDITORIAL SNIPPETS

It has been quite overwhelming, it must be stated the global village is totally awash with new jazz recordings by independent artists, exciting and defiantly learning about new, brave young jazz talent stepping forward and releasing incredibly albums to the world at large. We are lucky to be able to share that talent ocean with you all. Mind you it must also be said that there are thousands around the world who are sharing with radio stations such as our wee baby based here in Cape Town. We share a list of what we have received since the beginning of 2018.

We enthusiastically recommend that you go on a journey of discovery through the list and see how many you can find and listen to on the interweb, maybe adding to your collection as well. Do let us know what you likes and dislikes are. By the way we have played most of the track from all of the albums thus far and hope to have played them all by the end of this year. We believe what we have been privileged to receive this year and is just a tiny number that has so far release throughout the global village. Good Hunting.

We had a great chat with the founder of the Mzantsi Jazz Award, Dr. Mongezi Makhalima during The Jazz Rendezvous Radio Pinotage, Coffee & Stockvel Show on Thursday, the hour was interesting and illuminating. What we caught a glimpse of a highly motivated and extremely passionate man with a deep abiding love for jazz as a whole. He was extremely open and honest to a fault, acknowledging and accepting all faults and criticisms on the chin in an engaging positive manner. We wish him and his small team well with this endeavour as it is the first steps to paying homage to who share the same passion for the music, musicians, writers, critics, reviewers and radio presenters who are helping bring jazz back to the forefront of aficionados once again. South African Jazz really deserves it rightful place in the sun.

Many jazz lovers and followers of our social media pages, groups and mails are by now aware that All Jazz Radiohas been nominated for an Mzantsi Jazz Award 2018 which came totally unexpected. No thinking too much about it and promptly forgot that we had submitted ourselves in the new radio category. It was much to my surprise when we received the notification of our nomination. This is the second such time that I have been nominated for an award of any kind the first being for the best weekend show for Jazz Rendezvous when still on Radio 2000 years ago.

Here is the list of the nominees in the Best Radio Station Playing Jazz Category apart from ourselves included in the category are Alex FM, CCFM, Kaya FM, Metro FM and Veterans Voice Radio, an interesting dichotomy neh? We’ll see. Remember category is a in reality a popularity contest be cause we have to encourage you our listeners, fans, family, friends and followers to cast your votes for us

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VOTE FOR ALL JAZZ RADIO IN, VOTE NOW for All Jazz Radio and VOTE LOTSA TIMES.

Please SHARE this post with all Acquaintances, Friends, Jazz Lovers, Followers and Fans Please CAST your VOTE and SHARE this post with all Acquaintances, Friends, Jazz Lovers, Followers and Fans

I’m going the become a bit of posting pest over the next few weeks by posting a few friendly, encouraging reminders to share a NEWS FLASH with all of your Friends, Followers and Fans, so please understand and don’t get too pissed.

ALL JAZZ RADIO has been nominated for The 2nd MZANTZI JAZZ AWARDS 2018 in THE BEST RADIO STATION PLAYING JAZZ CATEGORY.

The VOTING is now open so PLEASE cast your SMS (TEXT) vote to the number 40439 in the TO line and add the unique code for All Jazz Radio, then in the message body fin the following manor add ZaJazz BR2, please remember there must be a space between ZaJazz and BR2 then hit the send button.

The winners will be announced on 11 August 2018atThe World of Yamaha, in Sandton, Marlboro.

Now we really need your assistance and request that you please encourage all Acquaintances, Friends, Jazz Lovers, Followers and Fans in the strongest most respectful and friendliest terms to vote for All Jazz Radio.The cost of the SMS is R2.00 and closing date for your voters is 11thAugust 2018 at 19:30.

Once again please cast as many votes for AJR as possible, now let your fingers do the talking. Go to The Mzantzi Jazz Awards 2018 Website at https://www.facebook.com/ZaJAzzAwards/

The Mzantzi Jazz Awards 2018 handles are as follows:

Twitter: @ZaJazzAwards

Facebook: Mzantsi Jazz Awards

Instagram: zajazzawards

Hashtag: #MJA2

Should you have an queries about the Mzantzi Jazz Awards 2018 call Peter Mashabane on the mobile number +27(0) 82 393 0026 or on the landline +27 (0) 12 751 7608.

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A QUOTE & MAYBE A FEW EXTRA FOR LUCK

Jazz music is to be played sweet, soft, plenty rhythm. Jelly Roll Morton
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THE KLUTZ IN THE KITCHENS RECIPE OF THE WEEK

The Rambling Words, Wisdom & Wit, if any, of a Self-Confessed & totally confused self taught Klutz In The Kitchen and his Recipe of the Week – Begged, borrowed and stolen from recipe web sites around the global village

Boerewors Sliders

Here is the recipe for Boerewors Sliders with Warm Tomato Salsa which the Klutz found on the Pick n Pay website. Ideal for any TV Sports watching party at ant time, have fun in the kitchen.

Serves:Cooking time: Less than 30 mins

Stuff to throw it together

  • 1 -500g pack Boerewors (Farmers Sausage), skins removed
  • 1 -glug olive oil, for frying
  • 1 -can onion and tomato mix, (400g)
  • 1 -tsp ground chili flakes
  • 1 -tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 -dash salt and milled pepper
  • ¼ -iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 2 -large gherkins, sliced (optional)
  • 1 -packet cocktail burger rolls, (12)

How to cook it up

Shape the sausage meat into 12 small patties

  1. Pan-fryin a glug of oil until golden and cooked through
  2. Drain onto a paper towel
  3. Heattomato mix and spices together in a small saucepan
  4. Season well
  5. Pilelettuce and gherkins onto rolls and top with patties
  6. Spoonover sauce and serve.

Buon Appetito

The Klutz in the Kitchen

Chief Grub Maker, Recipe Initiator, Practised Glühwein Maker and Imbiber, Devoted Coffee Slurpee, and Craft Beer Quaffing Aficionado

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NOGGA (Another) QUOTE

I love jazz music and sad music. I’m a sentimental guy. I’m a romantic guy. Fred Durst

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IT’S 5 ‘O CLOCK SOMEWHERE DRINKS RECIPE

The Bishop cocktail heralds back to the 18th century, but this one is different because it has a South African twist to it.

The African Bishop

Today we serve up the African Bishop,

Serves 4

Prep and Create time 10

Bits and pieces to concoct it

  • 25ml Brandy
  • 35ml Ruby Port, if none is available any port will do
  • 15ml Honey
  • 50ml Hot Water

Procedures to rustle it up

  1. Combine ingredients in a saucepan or pot, stir and heat until at the desired serving temperature.
  2. Pour into mugs or heat-proof glasses.
  3. Caution: Always take care when making and drinking hot cocktails. Make sure to use heat-resistant glassware or mugs, beware of boiling liquids and drink with care!

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LAUGH OF THE WEEK

Q: A horn player and a guitarist travel by taxi to a jazz gig, but which of them is the professional musician?
A: The taxi driver.

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REASONS TO CELEBRATE

International Daiquiri Day Strawberry daiquiri

It’s International Daiquiri Day!

The daiquiri is a rum-based cocktail invented by an American mining engineer named Jennings Cox. It is believed that Cox created the first daiquiri in the early 1900s at a small bar in Santiago, Cuba. After having run out of gin, Cox opted for a rum-based cocktail instead.

The original daiquiri recipe called for white rum, lime juice, and sugar. According to another legend, Ernest Hemingway inspired the creation of the frozen variety at El Floridita in Havana in the 1940s. The bartender’s name was Constantino Ribalaigua, and he is often considered the true creator of the daiquiri. Today, there are many daiquiri flavours and varieties from which to choose, including the popular strawberry daiquiri.

To celebrate International Daiquiri Day, share a round of these delicious cocktails with your friends! Make them at home or look for drink specials at your local bar. Cheers!

July is Oven Grilling Month, Artisanal Ice Cream Month and Gourmet Hot Dog Month

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LONDON JAZZ NEWS

Editor/Publisher Sebastian Scotney, used with permission

Beats & Pieces Big Band celebrated its 10th anniversary with a North American tour and is about to play a birthday gig (and a live album/DVD launch) back where it all began, at Manchester Jazz Festival. Ben Cottrell tells Sebastian all about it: Click on the Link to read the full interview; INTERVIEW: Ben Cottrell (reflections on Beats & Pieces’ North American tour plus new album/DVD launch at mjf)

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AN OPTIONALEXTRA QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

It is jazz music that called me to be a musician and I have always sang the songs that moved me the most. Harry Connick, Jr.

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JAZZ, BLUES, LATIN & WORLD JAZZ NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE GLOBAL VILLAGE

Diane Rossi

Visit of a lifetime for two UCT Jazz Students by Diane Rossi

Next week an amazing adventure starts for these two talented jazz musicians from UCT – Ofentse Moshwetsi (saxophone) and Brathew van Schalkwyk (piano) who will be studying and performing in ITALY for 2 weeks. It is part of an international cultural exchange project organised by SAJE – South African Association for Jazz Education and Arcevia Jazz Feast – Seminari estivi di improvvisazione. They will be accompanied by Prof Mike Rossi who initiated this project in 2011.

Both these young men were recently chosen (during the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Festival in Grahamstown) to be part of the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Band led by Amanda Tiffin.
 Previous winners of this bursary include Vuyo Sotashe and Jazzmatic Charles (2012), Benjamin Jephta and Marlon Clive Witbooi (2013), Amy Campbell and James McClure(2014), Sibusiso Matsimela and Elizabeth Gaylord (2015), Evan Froud and Jarryd West (2016), Sean Sanby and Marco Maritz (2017).

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All the nominees for the 2018 MZANTSi JAZZ AWARDS

Work produced by South African Artist from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.

Entries were evaluated by the following criteria:

  1. Creativity
  2. Technical competence
  3. Contribution to the industry with something new
  4. Popularity within segment/fan base
  5. Longevity

Best Jazz Album

  1. 5th Season Trio – 3 out of 4 (BJ1)
  2. Billy Monama – Re-bounce (BJ2)
  3. Bonginkosi Madonsela Quartet – Live At The Yamaha Theatre (BJ3)
  4. Cameron Ward – Live at the Orbit (BJ4)
  5. Kinsmen – Window To The Ashram (BJ5)
  6. Mabuta – Welcome To This World (BJ6)
  7. Mpumi Dhlamini – Note To Self (BJ7)
  8. Nduduzo Makhathini – Ikhambi (BJ8)
  9. Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane – Rotha (BJ9)
  10. Sy Ntuli – Ibuya (BJ10)
  11. Tlale Makhene – Swazi Gold (BJ11)
  12. Zoe Modiga – Yellow The Novel (BJ12)

Best Jazz Song

  1. 5th Season Trio – “Ayumi’s Journey“(BS1)
  2. Billy Monama – “Soweto Highway“(BS2)
  3. Bonginkosi Madonsela Quartet – “Mzwandile“ (BS3)
  4. Cameron Ward – “Sophia Town/ God of The Universe“(BS4)
  5. J.M-Cornetist – “Via Orlando“ (BS5)
  6. Mpumi Dhlamini – “Forever Always’‘ (BS6)
  7. Nduduzo Makhathini – “Amathombo“ (BS7)
  8. Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane – “Niza“ (BS8)
  9. Sihle Zungu – “Monk Robber“ (BS8)
  10. Sy Ntuli – “Ntsika’s Lullaby” & ”Wela“ (BS9)
  11. Tlale Makhene – “Emabhunswini“ (BS10)
  12. Tune Recreation Committee – “Voices of Our Vison“ (BS11)
  13. Zoe Modiga – “Yawe“ (BS12)

Best Contemporary Jazz Album

  1. 5th Season Trio – 3 out of 4
  2. Billy Monama – Rebounce
  3. Cameron Ward – Live At The Orbit
  4. Sy Ntuli – Ibuya
  5. Tune Recreation Committee – Voices of Our Vision
  6. Zoe Modiga – Yellow The Novel

Best Traditional Jazz Album

  1. Sy Ntuli – Ibuya
  2. Tune Recreation Committee – Voices of Our Vision
  3. Zoe Modiga – Yellow The Novel

Best Female Jazz Artist

  1. Thandi Ntuli
  2. Zoe Modiga

Best Male Artist

  1. Nduduzo Makhathini
  2. Ariel Zamonsky
  3. Billy Monama
  4. Nduduzo Makhathini
  5. Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane
  6. Sy Ntuli

Best Newcomer in Jazz

  1. 5th Season Trio
  2. Ariel Zamonsky
  3. Billy Monama
  4. J.M-Cornetist
  5. Kinsmen
  6. Sihle Zungu
  7. Zoe Modiga

Best International Jazz Collaboration  

  1. Aaron Rimbui – Kwetu
  2. Salim Washington – Dogon Revisited
  3. Sankofa – Sankofa

Best Foreign Jazz Album

  1. Aaron Rimbui- Kwetu (BF1)
  2. Salim Washington – Dogon Revisited (BF2)
  3. Cécile McLorin Salvant – Dreams and Daggers (BF3)
  4. Manu Dibango & Moreira Chonguica – M&M (BF4)

Best Radio Station Playing Jazz

  1. Alex FM
  2. All Jazz Radio ZA
  3. CCFM 107.5
  4. Kaya FM
  5. Metro FM
  6. Veterans Voice Radio

Best Club/Venue for Jazz

  1. Badela Jazz Club
  2. Jazzy Rainbow
  3. Metro Restaurant
  4. Soweto Theatre
  5. The Chairman
  6. The Orbit

Life Time Achievement Awards

  1. Mabe Gabriel Thobejane
  2. Madala Kunene
  3. Pops Mohammed
  4. Dorothy Masuka
  5. Selaelo Selota

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VOTE FOR ALL JAZZ RADIO IN. VOTE NOW forAll Jazz Radio andVOTE LOTSA TIMES.

The VOTING is now open so PLEASE cast your SMS (TEXT) vote to the number 40439 in the TO line and add the  unique code for All Jazz Radio, then in the message body fin the following manor add ZaJazz BR2, please remember there must be a space between ZaJazz and BR2 then hit the send button.

The winners will be announced on 11 August 2018atThe World of Yamaha, in Sandton, Marlboro.

Once again please cast as many votes for AJR as possible, now let your fingers do the talking.

Go to The Mzantzi Jazz Awards 2018 Website at https://www.facebook.com/ZaJAzzAwards/

Should you have an queries about the Mzantzi Jazz Awards 2018 call Peter Mashabane on the mobile number +27(0) 82 393 0026 or on the landline +27(0)12 751 7608.

The Mzantzi Jazz Awards 2018 handles are as follows:

Twitter: @ZaJazzAwards

Facebook: Mzantsi Jazz Awards

Instagram: zajazzawards

Hashtag: #MJA2

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Universal Music Group set to launch Nigeria division

Artists from the West African countries of Ghana, Nigeria and Gambia will benefit from the launch of a new division of Vivendi’s Universal Music Group (UMG), as the world’s largest music label seeks to expand into Africa’s most populous nation and the wider region.

The music entertainment group said on Tuesday its new strategic division, Universal Music Nigeria, will operate from Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos.

Nigerian music, much like its Nollywood film industry, is popular across much of Africa. Nigerian music artists have popularised the Afrobeat musical genre and gone on to sign record deals, sell out concerts and work with international artists to increase the global reach of African music.

Music revenue in Nigeria – mostly derived from sales of mobile phone ringtones – grew 9 percent in 2016, year-on-year, to reach $39 million and is expected to rise to $73 million by 2021, auditing firm Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) said last year.

Focus on Ghana, Nigeria and Gambia

Sipho Dlamini, Managing Director of Universal Music South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa said that the Nigeria division will focus on developing artists and musicians from West Africa countries, particularly Nigeria, Ghana and Gambia.

“Our Nigeria team will support, nurture, and help develop artists, while creating opportunities for new talent from the region to reach the widest possible audience,” said Dlamini.

UMG said the new division will work alongside the label’s existing operations in Ivory Coast and Morocco.

Universal Music Nigeria also plans to open a recording studio in Lagos, which would be the label’s second fully purposed studio in Africa alongside another in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Nigeria’s music industry faces an array of challenges ranging from the lack of proper legal structures, to piracy and difficulties in distributing and monetising content.

The country’s arts, entertainment and recreation sector contributed 0.29 percent to real GDP in the first quarter of this year, the statistics office said.

Courtesy of Reuters

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AND FINALLY A SPARE QUOTE FOR THE WEEK AHEAD JUST FOR LUCK

One of the things I love about jazz music is that intent is first and execution is second. In classical music, execution is first and intent is second, meaning that you must first learn a piece before you can truly add your interpretation to it. Irvin Mayfield

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