Jazz in Makhanda has been characterised by the fascinating collaborations that emerge between musicians gathered together at the festival from around the world. Pandemic constraints have unfortunately limited those opportunities at this year’s festival, so we end each day with a unique selection of artists getting a chance to learn about each other’s music by playing together. This will become a jam session, but starts as a planned collaboration. Tonight the jazz is led by East London trumpeter Sakhile Simani.
We are grateful to Pro Helvetia Johannesburg, the Swiss Arts Council and Fonds Podium Kunsten Performing Arts Fund NL for making this performance possible.