THE MZANTSI JAZZ AWARDS
THE MZANTSI JAZZ AWARDS (MJA) AIM TO RECOGNIZE EXCELLENCE IN JAZZ MUSIC IN SOUTH AFRICA.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
WHY THE JAZZ AWARDS
The purpose is to celebrate, appreciate and venerate jazz as a musical form that not only entertain but also uplift and heal the artist and the listener alike.
MJA DEVELOPING JAZZ MUSICIANS.
As a Build up to the 4th Annual Mzantsi Jazz Awards, MJA Company has embarked on an ambitious project to support the growth of jazz at the grass roots level.
In Partnership with MoBlaq, an Entertainment company owned by multi-instrumentalist Mpumi Dhlamini, MJA will support the training programmes ran by Mpumi together with guest leading musicians to undertake Jazz training in schools around the country.
Watch these pages for details.
WHAT’S THE CRITERIA
- Technical competence
- Contribution to the industry with something new
- Popularity within segment/fan base
SPEAKING ABOUT CRITERIA
Lifetime Achievement Award.
The following have been the Lifetime Achievement Recipient in the last 5 Years, in no particular order: