A Blog Supreme – All Jazz Radio’s bits & bobs of this & that about the World of Jazz

I was chided and reminded by our webiter Carol Martin that I’d not written this Blog for quite sometime so here we go with this year’s first edition of A Blog Supreme. Sjoe, but where to begin, ok got it, change is what the New Year is all about, not so?

We have made major changes to the Program Schedule during the week The Jazz Rendezvous Jazz, Blues, Latin, World Jazz, Music & Musicians, Cabaret & Entertainers, Artisanal Booze, Wine & Beer, Cocktails, Pinotage, Coffee, Grub, Sarmie (Sandwich) & Stockvel Radio Show and In Conversation with …. or as we refer to is as, in short, The Jazz Rendezvous Radio Pinotage, Coffee, Sarmie (Sandwich) & Stockvel Show been moved two hours later to the 4pm (16:00) to 6pm (18:00) Central African Time slot to accommodate some of our In Conversation with …. chat show guests from the global village. I am currently setting up new and intersting interviews and will be posting details soon.

The other show affected by this change is Brian Currin’s Vagabond Show which has been moved 2 hours backwards but remains on Wednesdays, and will be heard from 2pm (14:00) to 4pm (16:00) C.A.T.going forwards into this new year.

This year there will be some new voices heard on the All Jazz Radio streamimg waves soon. One being Richard Arends who will be lending his dulcet toned voice the a new and exciting still to be named show on Tuesdays from 8pm (20:00) to 10pm (22:00).

The vision of us at All Jazz Radio is to become South Africa, Africa and the World’s favourite jazz social lifestyle radio station and be the essential broadcaster of the genre mix of Jazz, Blues, Latin & World Jazz in all forms. Our focus is the music of South Africa, Africa and the rest of the global village, thereby enriching the social, cultural, educational and community experience of our listening audience from around the World.

Stalwart friend and collegue Glifford Graham is returning to the “airwaves” once again after a short break and will be presenting his show Take 5 and Then Some. in his previous time slot of Mondays from 6pm (18:00) to 8pm (20:00) C.A.T.

Klutz in the Kitchen

The Klutz in the Kitchen has been fairly quite over the festive period and is now re- energised and is beavering away to find some wonderful new quick, easy and simple tasty recipes for you to create mayhem in the kitchen and prove to one and all you can do it, yep you know you can, so watch out for the first to be posted soon. The Klutz has been pretty good this week by cooking some really nice mutton shanks so I’ve invited my 91 year old mom over for lunch to share this dish, it’s going to be good, I know because I’ve sneaked a wee taste, shh, don’t tell the Klutz, neh.

The Gin & Jazz Sessions in association with The Deep South Distillery in Kommetjie, The Jazz Connection and ourselves and has got off to a good start and so far have shown growth over the past performance. We’ve showcasing great original and re-imagined music by local Cape based musicians. I hope we’ll see you at the next one on Wednesday 16th January when Buddy Wells and Reza Khota will be sharing their music with the audience.

The Deep South Distillery in association with All Jazz Radio and the Jazz Connection presents an exciting series of Solo and Duo origiGINal and spontaneous compositional acoustic music performances at least twice a month.

On Wednesday 16th January Buddy Wells and Reza Khota will start playing at 19:15 (7:15pm) a total of 90 minutes of music with a 15 minute break halfway through the performance.

Muizenberg, Cape Town based saxophonist, bandleader, sideman, composer, and arranger Buddy Wells has over the years, since college days, built an enviable reputation as one of the finest saxophonists the Cape and the country has to offer. He has performed and recorded with many well known South African and international music legends.

He is currently involved with his own band, The Buddy Wells Quintet, and performs regularly with The Reza Khota Quartet, Offshore Jazz Quartet, Andreas Loven Quartet, Breakfast Included, Tucan Tucan, The Frank Paco Art Ensemble, John Hassan’s Hassan ‘adas and The Adamu Trio.

Reza Khota is a guitarist with a distinct voice and performs with a musicality and technical facility that recalls the rich history of the instrument. He is equally comfortable performing composed and improvised music and has performed at festivals such as the Joy of Jazz Festival and the Cape Town International Jazz Festival. Reza has also collaborated with people in the world of fine arts, most notably in performance pieces by William Kentridge and Nicholas Hlobo.

He currently plays with the cream of young SA Jazz musicians in bands such as: Kesivan and the Lights as well as the Shane Cooper Quintet who’s album “Oscillations” received widespread praise from local and international press. In addition to being a sideman in these bands Reza has his own quartet featuring Jonno Sweetman, Shane Cooper and Buddy Wells recently released album Liminal the follow up to his highly acclaimed 2014 debut album Transmutation. He was an artist in residence in Bern, Switzerland from Oct – Dec 2013, and is currently an artist in residence at UWC’s Center for Humanities Research. He recently composed music based on Derek Grippers Kora transcriptions for classical guitar maestro John Williams.

Please do come early to enjoy the ama-zing imaGINative Deep South welcome drink drawn from the Deep South Distillery’s Secret Alchemists Book of Mysterious & Ancient Mixology. The book, kept in the family, under strict eyes only security measures for centuries and handed down over the  to family head and the current Master Wizard of the Ancient, Sacred Mixology and Distilling Arts distillery owner Steve Erlank. There is also a cash bar for any further libation.

Come early to meet the Distillery team, organisers, partners and musicians. One can enjoy a bite to eat prior to the start or after the show. The meals are expertly prepared by local Kommetjie caterers Rochelle and Andre Coetzee from their AndRoc’s Food Trailer.

The Bridge of Hope Wines will be available for sale and provided by label owner and distributor, Rosemary Mosia.

Lasse Presting, owner of the new and every exciting cola and a lemon with a tinge of ginger cool drink products, Cape Cola, will also be on hand and have his products available for tasting, mixing and sales,

The price of admission for adults is R170 (pre-booked) or R210 (at the door) per person, which includes an inGINious, invigorating welcome boozy liquid concoction. Tickets for children under the age of 18 are R100.

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL– This is an intimate venue and numbers are limited – For bookings please call 076 900 3171 or email hello@jazzconnection.co.za

About the Gin & Jazz Performances

This series of performances is to encourage original Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz works to be presented to a discerning, adventurous audience of music lovers. The chosen performance medium of Solo’s and Duo’s as the format for what will be a very special performance by some of the most talented Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz musicians in the Cape, South Africa and Africa. We wish to encourage and showcase the raw and emotional recitals of new and untried material by a number of musicians who will be invited to perform at the Deep South Distillery. No drum kit will be used; instead percussion instruments will be encouraged. Works of South African composers will also be encouraged with the popular ubiquitous covers being totally discouraged unless they are totally reimaGINed. We further wish to encourage spontaneous compositions at each of the shows.

Where: Deep South Distillery, Heron Park, Wildevoelvlei Rd, Kommetjie

Directions: Take the Kommetjie Road south – drive past Masiphumelele (on the right) – look out for Fish Eagle Park (on the right) – Heron Park is next on the right. Turn right and take the first left into Wildevoelvlei Road. Deep South Distillery is at the end of the cul-de-sac.

For bookings call please call 076 900 3171 or email hello@jazzconnection.co.za

Below are the details for the next performance to be held at The Deep South Distillery in Kommetjie

January 2019 Performance Dates
Wed 16th Buddy Wells & Reza Khota Duo – Sax & Guitar.

February 2019 Performance Dates
Wed 06th Dave Ledbetter Guitar/Vocals & Ronan Skillen – Percussion – known as Deep South
Wed 20th Hilton and Eldred Schilder – Piano & Bass

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Please send music for airplay consideration to music@alljazzradio.co.za and use the WeTransfer (https://wetransfer.com) file transfer service, which is the simplest and easiest of all services of a similar nature. Note too that we prefer MP3s over any other format due to slow download speeds currently available in our country. Please include an EPK and album cover jpeg and biog martial as well. Please note to that we are an A.O.J. (Album Oriented Jazz) Station, our presenters are free to make their own choice for their shows and therefore we play all tracks from the albums we receive, please send full album with all details soonest. We add only full albums as we believe that as an artist you are telling a story though the thread of the entire album, after all an author does not write one page and call it a book.

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