Recognizing Jazz!

Jazz

MJA

01/03 Live in Soweto

01/03 Season 8 Starts

30/04 International Jazz Day

01/05 Mzantsi Jazz Night Philadelphia

27/06 Announcement of Finalists

31/08 MJA 8

14/12 Mzantsi Honors

About MJAs

We recognize the role of Jazz music as a genre that deserves a special attention in the evolving South African Music industry.

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.

Nominations NOW OPEN!

The Mzantsi Jazz Awards Company is excited to announce the start of it’s 8th Season and at a small intimate ceremony in Soweto, where the announcement of the opening of Nominations to be considered for the Award.

Click here to SUBMIT A NOMINATION

Alternatively use the QR code above to access the nomination form!

Closing date for nominations is on 31 May 2023.

What are the Mzantsi Jazz Awards (MJAs)?

We love music and we love Mzantsi. We recognize the role of Jazz music as a genre that deserves a special attention in the evolving South African Music industry.
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.

How does it work though?

Every year musicians, music recording companies. radio stations and clubs as well as jazz venues will nominate themselves to be considered for the MJA.
All the nominations must be submitted by clicking this link.
For any queries, challenges or partnership conversations you can Contact Us

MJA Developing Jazz Musicians

MJAC is passionate about developing musicians- from showcasing new jazz musicians during our awards ceremonies to offline workshops.

We invite partnerships with both local and international organizations towards advancing jazz excellence in South Africa and the world!

click here to here in touch!

Lifetime Achievement Awards

Every year MJA Honors legends in Jazz – We honour them while they are still alive. The following have been the Lifetime Achievement Recipient in the last 5 Years, in no particular order:

  • Themba Mokoena
  • Dorothy Masuka
  • Gilbert Matthews
  • Louis Moholo
  • Khaya Mahlangu
  • Pops Mahomed
  • Mabe Thobejane
  • Makhaya Ntshoko
  • Jonas Gwangwa
  • Letta Mbulu
What’s the Criteria?
We understand that musical  experience can be rather subjective, we however have outlined foundation criteria that we will continue to refine
  • Creativity
  • Technical competence
  • Contribution to the industry with something new
  • Popularity within segment/fan base
  • Longevity

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come celebrate Jazz with us!