The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music, UKZN presents the 25th Annual Jazz Jol, in proud association with Standard Bank on Saturday, 31 August 2013 at 7pm.

The event will feature the 2013 recipient of the Standard Bank Young Artist award for Jazz, bassist Shane Cooper, and his band which features previous Standard Bank Young artist, Kesivan Naidoo on drums, as well as Reza Khota on guitar and Justin Bellairs on alto saxophone. The lineup for the SB Jazz Jol also includes the exciting young trio, Africa Plus which comprises Prince Bulo on bass, Sphelelo Mazibuko on drums and Lungelo Ngcobo on piano and keyboards. The Mozambican quartet Afro Latino of Milton Chissano(guitar and vocals), Ildo Nandja(bass and percussion), Alberto Chemane (drums and percussion), and Njabulo Shabalala (percussion) will bring proceedings to a festive end.

Proceeds from the concert go towards the Ronnie Madonsela Scholarship which assists disadvantaged jazz students at UKZN on many levels with financial aid or support. The RMS also provides bursaries for deserving students and also funds students’ travel and accommodation to the National Youth Jazz Festival in Grahamstown and other educational festivals, workshops and conferences.

The Standard Bank Jazz Jol takes place at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (CJPM), Level 2, Shepstone Building at UKZN. Entrance is through main UKZN gate, Masizi Kunene Avenue.

Tickets are R100 (Pensioners R80 and students R50). There are early bird discounts of R80 and group discounts for pensioners at R75 for a group of 10. To book, contact Thuli on 031 260 3385 or email

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