Standard Bank Jazz Festival Q&A with the Artists

Standard Bank Jazz Festival

The Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Festival has taken place in Makhanda for the past 28 years, bringing together 350 students and teachers from around SA to watch the performances of the Standard Bank Jazz Festival Makhanda. A key part of this festival is that the students get direct interaction with the performing jazz musicians, who hold workshops and discussions with the attendees. This year the SBNYJF students all have access to the online Jazz Festival, and they also have opportunities to virtually meet the musicians online in these discussions.

The following Q&A sessions are sessions took place during the Festival – watch the recordings by clicking on the YouTube link below.

Friday 26 June 20.00

Moderator – Alan Webster

  • Spha Mdlalose
  • Sisonke Xonti
  • Sakhile Simani

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Sunday 28 June 20.00

Moderator – Paul Sedres

  • Swing City – Loyiso Bala, Nathan Ro, Graeme Watkins
  • Gloria Bosman
  • Ramon Alexander

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Thursday 2 July 20.00

Moderator – Papama Mnqandi

  • Vuma Levin
  • Linda Sikhakhane
  • Ziza Muftic

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Saturday 4 July 20.00

Moderator – Dean Flanagan

  • Sisonke Xonti
  • Michael Bester
  • Lana Crowster
  • J-Something

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  • Format: Webinar
  • Duration: 1hr
  • Language: English
  • Ages: All ages
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