Jazz Rendezvous Blog Supreme

 by Eric AlanMonday 06 August 2018

The musings, ranting’s and mutterings about some tittle-tattle, chit-chatter of this, that and the next thing and maybe some other interesting blather about the World of Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz and a few other things compiled by presenter, compiler, producer, reviewer, webitor, MC, and er, um, ah, ok then creative mastermindof Eric Alan

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All Jazz Radio named the Radio category winner at the 2nd Mzantsi Jazz Awards last night in Johannesburg

When I found out that All Jazz Radio had been nominated as one of the six finalists in the 2nd Mzantsi Jazz Awards in the newly added category, The Best Radio Station Playing Jazz it came as a completely unexpected surprise. As it is a public vote category we then followed the instructions issued by the organisers and started calling for votes from our listeners and followers on our social media pages, website and during our shows. Looking at our fellow nominees in the category, Alex FM, CCFM 107.5. Kaya FM, Metro FM, and Veterans Voice Radio we knew it was going to be difficult, undaunted we continued our campaign.

The event, which took place on Saturday night in Jo’burg and we could sadly not attend the event, as we had no resources to do so being a total volunteer operated online radio station. We did not know the results until the organisers emailed us on Sunday afternoon letting us know that A.J.R. had won The Best Radio Station Playing Jazz category. I was completely taken by surprise, more so than when we found out of our nomination. I was gobsmacked and at a totally loss for words. I was expecting either Kaya FM or Metro FM to be the winners, I mean who would have thought that an online volunteer broadcaster would be the winner.

We are humbled by this accolade however it validates what we have always believed, that a radio station playing Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz and promoting South African and Jazz from Africa could work on a daily basis. Though many hurdles remain for us, we can face them with renewed vigour and determination firm in our belief that we are on the right path.

I am reminded of Gary David Goldberg’s quote. ”It takes a lot of people to make a winning team. Everybody’s contribution is important.” Therefore I would like to thank all of our listeners and supporters who cast their vote for us and I must also offer a colossal vote of thanks to our team of local and international volunteer presenters, Brian Currin, James Kibby, Clifford Graham, Wolfgang König in Berlin, Andy Hardy in New Zealand, Rhys Phillips in France, Todd Gordon in Scotland and husband and wife team Jeff Williams and Kari Gaffney in the USA without whose on-going commitment and passion for what we will continue doing, supporting and promoting the wide genre mixes of Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz from South Africa, Africa and the rest of the global village. Also a considerable thanks to our “webiter” as I like to call her but in reality she is our reporter, writer, columnist, reviewer, critic and commentator Carol Martin and to Karen Jordi for her invaluable assistance with the technicalities and changes to our website.

An immense vote of thanks must also go to Chris Grant and his NetDynamix team for and putting up with me as well as keeping us streaming all day, everyday because without them there would be no A.J.R.

I would also like to proffer a massive thank you to all of the independent musicians and the jazz radio promoter’s worldwide who make sure we receive the latest releases by many incredible talented artists many of whom have never been heard on the airwaves of our continent before for inclusion on our playlists.

Sjoe! Still trying to wrap my head around what has happened and what it means to us…….

See the full list of winner below.


Quote

I was lucky enough to grow up in an era when radio was less formatted. It was really special. You could hear a jazz song then a pop song then a show tune then some jazz. Basically, whatever the DJ felt like playing, he would play. He was educating you and exposing you to things you would never hear otherwise. Todd Rundgren


Whats happening on Jazz Rendezvous this week

Very excited to have four big live interviews/chats coming up this week on All Jazz Radioduring my show Jazz Rendezvous.

Please note that all of our interviews/chats take place from 3 to 4 pm Central African Time.

Tomorrow, Tuesday 14 Augustwe’ll have Don Vinoin studio from three to four pm Central African Time and we’ll be chatting about his debut album release All The Way

Wednesday 15 AugustI haveGaby Le Rouxlive in the studio. Gaby is one of the founders and motivators ofTUMSA Trade Union for Musicians of South Africa, which states on their FB Page “We have formed a TRADE UNION to represent ALL Musicians of South Africa. We are 100% Focused on bringing the SA Music Economy under Majority Mzansi Control”

Thursday 16 AugustDave ReynoldsSteelpan, acoustic guitarist, composer and bandleader will join us for a chat about his life as a working musician in Africa today.

Friday 17 August SaxophonistDan Shout has a new album that has just been released internationally we’ll find out about the album and listen to a track or two.

Tune in to All Jazz Radio on any of the following:

http://alljazzradio.ndstream.net/flashplayer.htm

http://onlineradiobox.com/za/alljazzra/?cs=za.alljazzra

https://tunein.com/radio/All-Jazz-Radio-s185300/

http://streema.com/radios/play/88609


2nd Mzantsi Jazz Awards winners Sunday 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 Jury evaluated the following categories 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.


Nogga (Another) Quote

The great jazz radio stations have a duty to continue evolving their format just as audiences ask the musicians to evolve. How do you do that with a form of music that has 100 years of recorded history? How do you also keep it contemporary so you don’t isolate your listeners? These are major questions. Jason Moran


Laugh of the week

St. Peter in Heaven is checking ID’s. He asks a man, “What did you do on Earth?”
The man says, “I was a doctor.”
St. Peter says, “Okay, go right through those pearly gates. Next! What did you do on Earth?”
“I was a school teacher.”
“Go right through those pearly gates. Next! And what did you do on Earth?”
“I was a musician.”
“Go around the side, up the freight elevator, through the kitchen…..”


Reasons to Celebrate – Monday August 13, 2018 is Left-Handers’ Day 

Every year on August 13, we celebrate the 10% of the population that is left-handed. This day is also an opportunity to raise awareness about the needs of left-handed children.

If you are left-handed, you know that living in a world designed for right-handed people can be quite difficult. Opening doors, writing in spiral notebooks, and using a computer mouse can be awkward and frustrating. Studies have shown that left-handedness is often associated with intellectual creativity. Famous left-handers include Michelangelo, Mozart, Jimi Hendrix and Jim Henson!

There are several ways you can celebrate Left-Handers’ Day. If you’re left-handed, declare a “lefty zone” around your personal space, where everything must be done left-handed. If you’re a righty, do something nice for your lefty friends. Buy them a left-handed pen or can-opener to make their lives a little easier!

Today is also Filet Mignon Day, The Klutz in the Kitchen si somewhat pissed off because we did not lead with this celebration

This week is Elvis Week


SUPPORT JAZZ, BLUES, LATIN & WORLD JAZZ MUSICIANS

Go buy their music – Don’t Pirate – Go to their Live Gigs

We are mobile, so you can take us with you wherever you may go and enjoy the best Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz music from the South Africa, Africa and the rest of the Global Village any day, all day.


Listen to All Jazz Radio on any of the following:

http://alljazzradio.ndstream.net/flashplayer.htm

http://onlineradiobox.com/za/alljazzra/?cs=za.alljazzra

https://tunein.com/radio/All-Jazz-Radio-s185300/

http://streema.com/radios/play/88609


Have a great week, stay tuned, more coming your way

You can be part of the discussion by making your live comments on the AJR FB Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/alljazzradio/

SUPPORT JAZZ, BLUES, LATIN & WORLD JAZZ MUSICIANS

Go buy their music – Don’t Pirate – Go to their Live Gigs

We are mobile, so you can take us with you wherever you may go and enjoy the best Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz music from the South Africa, Africa and the rest of the Global Village any day, all day.