RECOGNIZING JAZZ

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JAZZ

THE MZANTSI JAZZ AWARDS

THE MZANTSI JAZZ AWARDS (MJA) AIM TO RECOGNIZE EXCELLENCE IN JAZZ MUSIC IN SOUTH AFRICA.

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HOW DOES IT WORK?

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

WHY THE JAZZ AWARDS

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.

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

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