International Jazz Festival for Buffalo City with veteran jazz musicians from Germany and United Kingdom in collaboration with three generations of Eastern Cape musicians, around the compositions of magician of the ostinato – Duncan Village resident and exile Johnny Mbizo Dyani.
5PM – 9PM Collaborative concert:
Daniel Guggenheim (saxophone), Christian Lillinger (drums) and Christopher Dell (vibraphone), trumpeter Claude Deppa from UK and Johannesburg based collaborators Lex Futshane and Tomas Dyani.
Mlungisi Gegana (bass), Ayanda Sikade (drums), Sakhile Simane (trumpet), Theo Mngaza (saxophone), NeAtyah Mbuyazwe (vox), Retsi Pule (vox), Siphokazi Ngxokolo-Bili (vox).
Johnny Dyani Songbook Launch: 38 years in the making is this anthology of compositions by Johnny Mbizo Dyani. Transcribed through over 100 performances all over Europe and the USA this is a fantastic work due to Jazz Against Apartheid and Artistic Director Daniel Guggenheim. This is a first an anthology of transcribed compositions from a South African Jazz Composer and a way shower for SA music education in SA education institutions.
Sponsors: This event is made possible through support from JAA founder, OR Tambo Presidential directive recipient, Jürgen Leinhos and his Frankfurt based organisation Kultur im Ghetto and their supporters including Hessian Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and the Arts and the Protestant Church. And support from Eastern Cape Development Corporation.
Focus: The Jazz Against Apartheid is geared towards long-term impact in skills transfer or what is known in Germany as “Nachwuchsforderung” – the conscious policy and practice of transferring societal values, knowledge and skills to the next generation.