Recognizing Jazz!



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3rd mzantsi Jazz awards winners

The 3rd MJA was all about Dancing! The music was fantastic- oh yeah, and the awards too!

Here are all the winners! 

The Mzantsi Jazz Awards Company is excited to announce the winners for the 3rd Mzantsi Jazz Awards ceremony that took place Saturday night 10 August 2019 in Sandton.

The following categories were evaluated by Jury and the following were announced as winners:

Jazz was recognised and celebrated yesterday. So much richness we have. Here are the Winners per category:

Best Contemporary Jazz Album : Gabi Motuba – Tefiti Goddess of creation

Best Traditional Jazz Album : Thabang Tabane – Matjale

Best Male Jazz Artist: Sibusiso “Mash” Mashiloane

Best Female Jazz Artist : Talie Monin

Best Newcomer in Jazz – The Unity Band

Best International Jazz Collaboration : Dominic Egli’s Plurism – Azania in mind

Best Jazz Album: Zarcia – Therapy (public)

Best Jazz Song: Ndivhuho NL – Thingununu nemilambo (Public)

Best Foreign Jazz Album : Bradford Marsalis- The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul

Best Radio Playing Jazz : Kofifi FM

Best Jazz Venue/Club: Special Effects Jazz Club


Every year the Mzantsi Jazz awards also recognizes lifetime contribution to the Jazz genre And a special lifetime achievement award was made to Ntate Khaya Mahlangu.

Congratulations to all the winners!

More than the awards, the event showcased a rich tapestry of South African jazz landscape with great performances from Talie Monin, Mpumi Dlamini, Andile Q, Bonginkosi Madonsela quartet, Sibusiso “Mash” Mashiloane, Zarcia, Ndivhuho NL, etc.

“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.

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Mzantsi Jazz Awards Company
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