The Mzantsi Jazz Awards Company is excited to announce the winners for the 2nd Mzantsi Jazz Awards ceremony that took place Saturday night 11 August 2018 in Sandton.
The following categories were evaluated by Jury and the following were announced as winners:

Best Contemporary Jazz Album
Zoe Modiga – Yellow The Novel
Best Traditional Jazz Album
Tune Recreation Committee – Voices of Our Vision
Best Male Artist
Nduduzo Makhathini
Best Female Artist
Thandi Ntuli
Best International Collaboration Album or Song
Aaron Rimbui – Kwetu
Best Newcomer in Jazz
Zoe Modiga
The other 5 categories were public vote categories and the following were announced as the winners:
Best Jazz Album
Sy Ntuli – Ibuya
Best Jazz Song
Zoe Modiga – Yaweh
Best Foreign Jazz Album/Artist
Cecile McLorin Salvant – Daggers &
Best radio station playing Jazz
All Jazz Radio
Best Jazz Venue/Club
The Orbit

Every year the Mzantsi Jazz awards also recognizes lifetime contribution to the Jazz genre and the following four awardees were named:
• Mme Dorothy Masuka
• Ntate Mabe Thobejane
• uBaba Madala Kunene
• Mr Pops Mohamed
More than the awards, the event showcased a rich tapestry of South African jazz landscape with great performances from Billy Monama, Mpumi Dlamini, Sibusiso Lerole, Bonginkosi Madonsela quartet, Sibusiso “Mash” Mashiloane, Cameron Ward, Sy Ntuli and Vocalist Nia Mo.
“Jazz is alive and well- and we are here to continue to showcase and celebrate the best of South African Jazz” said Dr Mongezi Makhalima, the chairman and founder of the MJA.
Issued by
Mzantsi Jazz Awards Company
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