Jazz Rendezvous – A Blog Supreme by Eric Alan – MONDAY 29th September 2014


The winter gods still have their chilly hands gripping the cold, thus keeping the spring gods at bay, enough already lets have some sunshine, it’s time to pack away the winter, neh!

Jazz Rendezvous leads off the “live” broadcast day on All Jazz Radio today from 10am C.A.T. after that It

Tony Vasquez

Tony Vasquez

Tony Vasquez with The Latin Perspective showcasing the Afro Cuban and Latin jazz sounds of the Americas from 1pm Central African Time. From 2pm C.A.T. we go the contemporary smooth jazz route with our regular compiled program, Take 5 ……… & Then Some when we share some of the finest contemporary smooth jazz from all corners of the global village. We then cross to Berlin, Germany when Wolfgang König Wolfgang König Scrachergets behind the mic to present his show, Jazz Around the World and today he takes us to South America and showcases his choice of Latin Jazz. So you can see we have a wonderful start to the jazz week streaming from the Mother City, Cape Town, South Africa, stay with us all day, everyday.

As September draws to a close here’s an interesting fact you may not be aware of, did you know that in 1752, the British Empire adopted the Gregorian calendar. In the British Empire that year, September 2 was immediately followed by September 14. Interesting neh.

cafe-coffee-day-a-lot-can-happenCoffee:Mocha Day logoCoffee:Mocha All DayToday is Coffee/Mocha Day so it’s a good excuse to indulge in drinking one of the world favourite beverages.



Gnocchi DayThat’s not all it’s Gnocchi Day in Argentina, didn’t know that eh, The Europeans brought many of their influences to Argentina and one of their great contributions was the gnocchi. Apparently Argentineans were pretty impressed with this food because it not only received its own day of the year, it received its own 12 days of the year. The 29th of every month is Gnocchi Day, (or as the Argentineans call it “ñoquis del 29″). I must add that I’m partial to Gnocchi myself so I agree the sentiments of the Argentinians. Best of all, the dish really allows ones imagination to run wild to create a variety of sauces to lavish over the delicious little potato pieces of love.


Exciting new show to launch on Friday this week

Dr. Kolade Arogundade

Dr. Kolade Arogundade

Make a note because we have an exciting new show starting on Friday 3rd October. Be sure to join our new volunteer presenter Nigerian born and now Cape Town resident Dr Kolade Arogundade who will be presenting the vibrant and exciting world jazz sounds of Africa in his program Friday Faaji from 4 to 6pm Central African Time. Start spreading the news, it’s going to be an interesting addition to the All Jazz Radio program schedule and should not be missed.

Kolade’s professional range of interests incorporates Land Economics, Project Management, TQM, Urban Land Management and Property Valuation, and he brings his considerable critical and independent thinking to analysing not only his professional work, but the politics of his home country Nigeria, and his adopted home, South Africa. His first love is soccer, his second music. He has been collecting both music and information about genres of music and the lives of musicians for years, and turned this informal research into writing, endless conversations, connections and presenting various radio shows, as well as DJing at various venues. He is also a poet and a writer, running a small independent publishing company called Giants in the Land. He is loved especially by his brilliant wife and joyous two-year-old son who live with him in the Mother City of Cape Town.

The show will include music from the entire African continent and will be an amalgam of genre’s with jazz being an integral part of the programming.


Exciting live performance to come in October

Titilayo Adedokun singing heart outHere’s a note from our regular Tuesday presenter, who is a wonderful jazz singer of note, Titilayo Adedokun. She’s inviting jazz lovers of Cape Town to a very special and exciting event: UNDER ONE ROOF “Jazz ‘n’ More” benefit concert at St. George’s Cathedral, 5 Wale Street, Cape Town on Sunday, October 5 at 3pm and will feature Titilayo Adedokun & Friends”

Ticket options: VIP tickets or general tickets – in advance or at the door (please see attached)

The event will benefit a music program, which aims to teach young students from various townships how to read music and the development of a Steve Biko Auditorium as part of an outreach program to youths at the world renowned St. George’s Cathedral

The concert will also feature the wonderful talents of:

Andrew Ford (piano), Graham Strickland (bass), Maurice Gawronsky (drums), Mike Laatz (sax), Shafiek Kimmie (guitar), Glenn Robertson (vocals), Svetlana Ivanova (soprano and piano) and Ingrid Salzmann (piano and accordion).

An old African proverb says: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”. So I would also like to ask for your support not only by attending the concert, but also inviting your family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances. Please spread the word on Facebook, twitter and any other social media that you may be part of. Feel free to print the flyers and posters and hand them out or hang them up. Please help us make the event a resounding success and help us help our community.


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USC professor to hold six-week course on jazz music at Brentwood library

Sax player, arranger, composer and educator Dr. Thom Masonjpg

Sax player, arranger, composer and educator Dr. Thom Masonjpg

September 25, 2014 10:06 am by: Westside Today Staff Category: News, Things To Do Leave a comment

USC Thornton School of Music Professor Dr. Thom Mason, DMA, will be educating the public about his specialty through a six-week course entitled “Jazz & Swing from A to Z: The Story of America’s Music.”

As the founder of the Jazz Studies Department, Dr. Mason will be able to provide a plethora of information for his audience.

The course is scheduled to take place every Thursday from 1 pm to 2:30 pm in October and early November. Dates are as follows: Oct. 2, Oct. 9, Oct. 16, Oct. 23, Oct. 30, and Nov. 6.

The classes will be sponsored by the USC Emeriti Center College and will be held at the Donald Bruce Kaufman – Brentwood Brach Library – Los Angeles Public Library in the Samuel Pinkus Room.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, call 213.740.7122 or visit ecrsvp@usc.edu.

For more information, visit, www.emeriticollege.usc.edu


In pictures: Joy of Jazz 2014 byRHODÉ MARSHALL of the Mail & Guardian

This year’s Joy of Jazz line-up included the likes of Grammy Award-winners Gregory Porter, Dianne Reeves and Roy Hargrove to name a few. See more click on the link In pictures: Joy of Jazz Festival 2914


David Steward helps Jazz St. Louis usher in new era of music

David Steward II (left) and his father, David Steward Photo by Christian Gooden

David Steward II (left) and his father, David Steward Photo by Christian Gooden

September 27, 2014 12:00 am  –  By Kevin C. Johnson kjohnson@post-dispatch.com 314-340-8191

When the new Harold and Dorothy Steward Center for Jazz opens in Grand Center this week, a new era of jazz begins for St. Louis.

That’s how St. Louis businessman David Steward feels. The philanthropist and avid jazz fan likens the new $10 million complex to the long-ago glory days of the Gaslight Square district.

Read the full story at David Steward helps jazz St Louis usher in a new era of music

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