All Jazz Radio 2018/19 winner in the Radio category – 2nd Mzantsi Jazz Awards name

12 August 2018

The Mzantsi Jazz Awards Company is excited to announce the winners for the 2nd Mzantsi Jazz Awards ceremony that took place Saturday night 11 August 2018 in Sandton.

The following categories were evaluated by Jury and the following were announced as winners: 

Best Contemporary Jazz Album
Zoe Modiga – Yellow The Novel

Best Traditional Jazz Album
Tune Recreation Committee – Voices of Our Vision

Best Male Artist
Nduduzo Makhathini

Best Female Artist
Thandi Ntuli

Best International Collaboration Album or Song
Aaron Rimbui – Kwetu

Best Newcomer in Jazz
Zoe Modiga

The other 5 categories were public vote categories and the following were announced as the winners:

Best Jazz Album
Sy Ntuli – Ibuya

Best Jazz Song
Zoe Modiga – Yaweh

Best Foreign Jazz Album/Artist
Cecile McLorin Salvant – Dreams and Daggers

Best radio station playing Jazz
All Jazz Radio

Best Jazz Venue/Club
The Orbit

Every year the Mzantsi Jazz awards also recognizes lifetime contribution to the Jazz genre and the following four awardees were named:

  • Mme Dorothy Masuka
  •  Ntate Mabe Thobejane
  •  uBaba Madala Kunene
  • Mr Pops Mohamed

More than the awards, the event showcased a rich tapestry of South African jazz landscape with great performances from Billy Monama, Mpumi Dlamini, Sibusiso Lerole, Bonginkosi Madonsela quartet, Sibusiso “Mash” Mashiloane, Cameron Ward, Sy Ntuli and Vocalist Nia Mo.

“Jazz is alive and well- and we are here to continue to showcase and celebrate the best of South African Jazz” said Dr Mongezi Makhalima, the chairman and founder of the MJA.