Since its inception almost four decades ago, one national award has come to be regarded as the ultimate accolade for young South African arts innovators on the cusp of greatness. The latest list of winners of the Standard Bank Young Artist Awards for 2019 proves
Jazz singer, arranger, pianist composer, Amanda Tiffin becomes first woman to lead the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Band. The 2018 Standard Bank Jazz Festival taking place in Grahamstown during National Arts Festival from 27 June to 7 July this year sees the
The 21st edition of the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz celebrates vistas of diversity with an all-star line-up that reaches various musical traditions across the world. The festival will kick off with a megastar one night only set of performances by iconic American
This September, the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Band (SBNYJB) will join international greats at the 20th Standard Bank Joy of Jazz. The eight-piece band comprises some of the best young jazz players in South African jazz today. These are young musicians on the brink of
A legion of international giants and luminaries of the jazz world, as well as leading lights of South African jazz, will descend on Johannesburg to celebrate the momentous 2017 Standard Bank Joy of Jazz, marking its twentieth anniversary, at the Sandton Convention Centre for three
In association with Concerts SA, Vuma Levin presents the national tour of his second studio album, Life and Death on the Otherside of the Dream. Matching his virtuosity, Vuma will be surrounded by an impressive array of locally based and international musicians. The five performances
Alan Webster, from Stirling High School, East London, took over as Director of the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Festival in 2001. Creative Feel contacted him to find out the history and future of this important intermediary in many of South Africa’s jazz musicians’ careers.