All Jazz Radio Blog – SATURDAY 13th September 2014


The Mother City of Cape Town shows off her magnificent self today some with a few clouds, not to chillish start of the day whit a promise of a fabulous spring day ahead, time for a champagne breakfast, no make that a Charmat Method one instead and my choice would be Beyerskloof Pinotage Brut Rose made in the Italian Charmat Method which is sadly no longer available, so I’ll have to do with the refreshing Beyerskloof Chenin Blanc/Pinotage however the news is that there may be a possibility of that the magnificent Sparkling Pinotage Brut Rose may again become available in the years ahead. Can’t wait, but I’ll have to be patient on that score. Me thinks I’ll have to have Beyers Truter on with me as a guest on the Jazz Rendezvous in the near future when we revive our Wingerd Griep en Ander Stories (Vineyard “Flu” and Other Story’s), good idea, neh.

Breakfast of cold cuts, cheeses, fresh breads and salads sound like an idea, what say you, eh !


Here the program schedule for today and tomorrow;

10:00 to 14:00 The No Name Brand Show With Eric Alan, Cape Town, SA
14:00 to 16:00 Cooking Jazz With Yaacov Harari, Tel Aviv, Israel
16:00 to 18:00 The Kibby Factor With James Kibby, Cape Town, SA
10:00 to 18:00 The Eclectic Mix Compiled by Eric Alan, Cape Town, SA



Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival bannerIt’s going to be a wonderful festival this, come the end of September, looks like a very memorable one too and not to be missed at all. A number of previous Standard Bank Young Artist (SBYA) winners will be performing at this year’s Standard Bank Joy of Jazz which takes place at the Sandton Convention Centre

Shane Cooper

Shane Cooper

from September 25 to 27.

They are Sibongile Khumalo, Gloria Bosman, Tutu Puoane, Kesivan Naidoo, Melanie Scholtz, Shane Cooper and this year’s Young Artist for Jazz winner Kyle Shepherd.

Standard Bank’s long association with jazz goes back to 1998 when it first sponsored the Grahamstown Festival jazz programme. Recently
the Standard Bank Group was awarded the Long Term Partnership Award for its sponsorship of the Standard Bank Jazz Festival in Grahamstown at the 17th Annual Business Day, Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) Awards. Joy of Jazz made its first appearance at the State Theatre in Pretoria in 1997. The first Standard Bank Joy of Jazz took place in Newtown in 2000 and has since grown to become Africa’s premiere jazz festival.

Sibongile KhumaloThis year also heralds 30 years of Standard Bank’s sponsorship of the SBYA awards. Khumalo, Bosman and Puoane won for music in 1993, 2000 and 2004 respectively while the first award for jazz was made in 2006 to Concord Nkabinde.

Capetonian pianist, saxophonist, composer and band leader Kyle Shepherd is the 2014 SBYA award winner for Jazz. Ten years ago he performed in Grahamstown as a member of the Standard Bank National Schools Big Band; now he stands on that same stage on the cusp of a career that promises to be significant for South African jazz.

Past SBYA winners such as Sibongile Khumalo and Gloria Bosman show how South African music and jazz can hold its own in any global arena. Each has an impressive local and international pedigree.

The list of SBYA award winners include:

1993: Sibongile Khumalo (music) – performing at Standard Bank Joy of Jazz 2014

2000: Gloria Bosman (music) – performing at Standard Bank Joy of Jazz 2014

2004: Tutu Puoane (music) – performing at Standard Bank Joy of Jazz 2014

2006: Concorde Nkabinde (jazz) – involved in the workshops and jazz concerts that formed part of the Road to Joy of Jazz, a build-up to the main festival

2007: Shannon Mowday (jazz)

mark fransman

Mark Fransman

2008: Mark Fransman (jazz) – musical director of the 2014 Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Band who are performing at this year’s Standard Bank Joy of Jazz

2009: Kesivan Naidoo (jazz) – performing at Standard Bank Joy of Jazz 2014

2010: Melanie Scholtz (jazz)  – performing at Standard Bank Joy of Jazz 2014

2011: Bokani Dyer (jazz)

2012: Afrika Mkize (jazz)

2013: Shane Cooper (jazz) – performing at Standard Bank Joy of Jazz 2014

2014: Kyle Shepherd (jazz) – performing at Standard Bank Joy of Jazz 2014

Shannon Mowday

Shannon Mowday

The 2014 Standard Bank Joy of Jazz is produced by T-Musicman and brought to audiences by Standard Bank in association with the Department of Arts & Culture; the City of Joburg, Gauteng Province and South African Tourism.

Go to:

Tickets for Standard Bank Joy of Jazz are available through Computicket and Shoprite Checkers. The day pass costs R750 for 16 acts on four stages while the weekend pass is R1250 for 32 acts on the four Standard Bank Joy of Jazz stages at the Sandton Convention Centre.
Tickets are available at a 15 percent discount for all Standard Bank customers subject to availability and on presentation and usage of a valid Standard Bank debit, cheque and/or credit card at a Computicket outlet. The offer is limited to two tickets per person who meet the criteria. The offer is not available for online bookings.


Demetric Mercadel elected President of Jazz & Heritage Foundation

Demetric Mercadel

Demetric Mercadel

New Board Officers Elected

Demetric M. Mercadel

NEW ORLEANS – The Board of Directors of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation elected new officers at its meeting held Sept. 11, 2014. By a unanimous vote, the following members were elected to these positions:

Demetric Mercadel, President
Donna Santiago, 1st Vice President
Kathleen Turner, 2nd Vice President
Jeffrey Goldring, Secretary
David Francis, Treasurer

The officers will serve a one-year term.

Demetric M. Mercadel has several passions, but her top three include family, community service and political activism. Demetric’s life is truly a collection of diverse experiences that have not only contributed to her development, but to enhancing the lives of countless people she has touched along the way.

Demetric has more than 30 years of experience in the accounting, finance and planning fields with responsibilities ranging from basic operations, administrative accounting, preparing variance analysis reports and special projects.

Since October 1981, Demetric has been a part of the Entergy family, working in various jobs such as a senior information systems specialist to a financial planning assistant. She currently is a senior associate analyst in regulatory & governmental affairs for Entergy New Orleans, Inc. In this post, she develops working relationships with the City of New Orleans and with the New Orleans delegation of the state legislators and supports strategic regulatory, energy efficiency and energy policy initiatives, including EnergySmart, She also serves as a liaison between Entergy’s regulatory and governmental affairs and customer service teams and assists in all governmental affairs and regulatory projects as needed.

Demetric is a proud New Orleanian – born and raised in the 7th Ward – who works with numerous community organizations such as president of the board of directors of the French Market Corporation, secretary of the Upper Pontalba Building Association, president of the Corpus Christi-Epiphany Catholic Church Parish Council and serving to coordinate the development of the Corpus Christi-Epiphany Neighborhood Community Center in the 7th Ward; past 1st vice-president, board of directors of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Inc.; past president of the development board of the Sisters of the Holy Family, president of the American Association of Blacks in Energy Louisiana Chapter; treasurer of the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation; board member of St. Augustine High School; and, board member of Young Audiences of Louisiana.

She also served as the volunteer committee chair of the 2004 Super BowlXXXVI Host Committee in New Orleans, and founding member of the Parents of the Alumni Association of St. Augustine High School.

In 2013, Mercadel was honored with being a Hall of Fame Inductee by the Louisiana Center for Women & Government.  She also received “A Metros Salute” that same year from Metro Service Group for her many accomplishments to the community.

The editors of Women of Color magazine honored Demetric as a 2005 Women of Color Technology All Stars and Rising Stars. The awards ceremony was the highpoint of the National Women of Color Business and Technology Awards Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, an event that celebrates the accomplishments of women of color in business and technology.

Other accomplishments include the 2011 recipient of the Order of St. Louis IX Medallion, an honour bestowed on individuals devoted to the work of the Catholic Church throughout the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond presented the award. Demetric was named 2010 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation Gala honoree for the hard work and commitment to the Foundation; the 2013 recipient of the Xavier University Preparatory Remember When Founders Award in recognition for continued support of the Xavier Prep’s Alumni Association Annual Scholarship Fundraiser; and, 2012 honors for continued service to the Sisters of the Holy Family Development Board, recognizing her commitment to the cause of Canonization of the Venerable Henriette Dellile. She has received the 2004 Role Model Award from the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) for her contributions made to the New Orleans community and the National Junior Achievement Bronze Leadership Award for exemplary leadership and support of the group’s education programs. Demetric was selected as a 1994 Dryades YMCA Black Achiever in Business and Industry, for serving as a role model for students with the intent to interact and provide career guidance and counseling to the youth of the community.

Demetric is also the proud mother of one son, Todd C. James.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is the nonprofit organization that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. The Foundation uses the proceeds from Jazz Fest, and other funds, for year-round programs in education, economic development and cultural enrichment. For more about the Foundation, please visit their web site.


GROOV Marketing & ConsultingGROOV Marketing & Consulting is proud to announce that they will  be servicing select Jazz radios stations with the new Flying Lotus release “You’re Dead!” FlyLo, also known as Steven Ellison, is the Great-Nephew of the late Alice Coltrane, and the cousin of saxophonist Ravi Coltrane. Needless to say, Flying Lotus has a deep appreciation and love for Jazz and that is evident in this new release.

“You’re Dead” is by no means a straight ahead Jazz release, but features musicians such as Kamasi Washington, Ronald Bruner Jr., Thundercat and the legend himself, Herbie Hancock.


Music Industry Top Guide Of The Week:

Today’s featured Full Access guide:

Most Musicians Don’t Make Money From The Music Industry, And I’ll Tell You Why…

In the above guide Ches Christian explains why he thinks many musicians don’t make money, and how to change that.


Now with the Oscar Pistorius murder trial over and the sentencing is still to be done our fair nation is very divided over the results given so far. Like the OJ trial the same things are happening, I say enough already, a court of law has given it’s verdict whether one agrees or disagrees, this sad debacle has taken more than enough of everybody’s time, life goes on and the pain, hurt and loss will fade, though memories will linger for the families concerned, remember the good times and be prepared to forgive. I have never supported the idea of the comic circumstances of how the trial has been conducted in the open media public forum. I was shocked and disgusted by the events that led to the public airing of dirty laundry now the question remains is the same thing going to happen with the Dewani murder trial. I hope not as the media has become totally besotted with shock and awe tactics. An example is the recent sad beheadings of two fine journalists and other terrible thing done by sick and depraved people in the name of some sick and twisted ideals. Enough already. TGIO almost.

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