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The music and its message: of liberation, of the possibility of individual and collective  freedom, of the necessity of political struggle while retaining one´s humanity is the  mission.

Johnny Mbizo Dyani
Musical Repertoire

Grandmother’s Teachings€1

SheetMusic in C, Bb, Eb and Bass

Kalahari Lives€1

Sheet in C, Bb, Eb and Bass

Kippieology €1

Sheet in C, Bb, Eb and Bass

Appear €1

Sheet in C, Bb, Eb and Bass

Song for Biko (1979) €1

Sheet in C, Bb, Eb and Bass

Wish you Sunshine€1

Sheet in C, Bb, Eb and Bass

Portrait Tete Mbambisa€1

SheetMusic in C, Bb, Eb and Bass

Song for Workers€1

SheetMusic in C, Bb, Eb and Bass

Winnie Mandela€1

SheetMusic in C, Bb, Eb and Bass

Lament for  Cross Rods€1

SheetMusic in C, Bb, Eb and Bass

Wish You Sunshine€1

SheetMusic in C, Bb, Eb and Bass

Lady Lillian Ngoyi€1

SheetMusic in C, Bb, Eb and Bass

Angolian Cry€1

SheetMusic in C, Bb, Eb and Bass

U.D.F€1

SheetMusic in C, Bb, Eb and Bass

Does your father Know€1

SheetMusic in C, Bb, Eb and Bass

Open Ballade to Mandela€1

SheetMusic in C, Bb, Eb and Bass

Song for Biko€1

SheetMusic in C, Bb, Eb and Bass

Year of the Child€1

SheetMusic in C and Bb

Blues for Moyake€1

SheetMusic in C and Bb

Roots€1

SheetMusic in C, Bb, Eb and Bass

  • SONG FOR BIKO (1979)
  • MBIZO (1982)
  • AFRIKA (1984)
  • ANGOLIAN CRY (1985)
  • BORN UNDER THE HEAT (1986)

International Musicians

Jazz Against Apartheid unites “old” fighters for elementary freedoms with new and future generations, thus bridging the gap between geography and history. 

Daniel Guggenheim

Artistic Director

Claude Deppa

Lead Trumpeter

Allen Jacobson

Lead Trombonist

Christopher Dell

Vibraphone

Eastern Cape Musicians

The musical collaboration and confrontation between the highly experienced JAA apartheid veterans from Germany, London and Canada together with veterans and young lions of post-apartheid South Africa offers tremendous surprise and excitement for a profound musical spectacle.

Retsi Pule

Lead Vocalist

Chester Summerton

South African Pianist

Sakhi Nompozolo

Eastern Cape Drums

Sakhile Simane

Trumpet Player

Sisonke Xonti

Saxohone, Clarinet

Mlungisi Gegana

Electric Bass

NeAhtyah Mbuyazwe

East London Co-ordinator

Theo Mngaza

Alto Saxophonist

JAA Organisers

Creating the basis for an ongoing cultural exchange to establish the transfer between South African jazz and European improvised music

Vusi Mchunu

South African Director

Elisabeth Ehrhorn

German Director

Jürgen Leinhos

Founding Director

Struan Douglas

South African Director

Peggy Luswazi

Eastern Cape Director

Vuyo Giba

Photographer

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The Story of SA Jazz

The Story of SA Jazz

Story of South African Jazz shares the beautiful heart centred music of freedom.