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Herbie Tsoaeli scoops the Best Jazz SAMA

Herbie Tsoaeli -   African TimeSheer Sound Congratulates SAMA 19 winner for BEST JAZZ:

Herbie Tsoaeli – African Time

A well-deserved win for an amazing album with depth and scope, from an artist with extensive experience, pedigree and class [his dues in this industry duly paid]. True and definitive recognition and acclaim for an undeniably brilliant talent, and album – that embodies and personifies Herbie Tsoaeli and all his varied experiences and expressions of love, life – and everything else and in-between. Well done!

Well done also two our other two very deserving nominees in this category: Kyle Sheperd for “South African History !x” [his third SAMA nomination], and Tutu Puoane for “Breathe” [previous 2 x SAMA winner for “Best Vocal Jazz”].

kyleBOOKfinTutu Puoane - Breathe

Tutu Puoane – Breathe

Sheer Sound proudly announces the signing of another massive jazz-based musical talent: Tutu Puoane. Highly acclaimed two (2) x South African Music Award (SAMA) winner for “Best Vocal Jazz’ categories – Tutu Puoane joins Sheer Sound with her latest offering “Breathe” – her 4th release to date.

Tutu says: “Most music in this world is about love – this album is no different.” Indeed resonant and heartfelt tracks and ballads find a home – and Tutu’s amazing and soaring vocal and compositional abilities are very readily apparent, and very impressive.

Media and jazz circles are a-buzz re Tutu and her new album. Seeds have been planted and tracks are already rotating – with mentions of pending albums release. The social network side is positively humming with anticipation likewise –

Tracklisting:

01. Us
02. Through The Years
03. Her Beauty
04. Moratuwa
05. Waiting for You
06. Cape Town
07. Dream
08. Dream On
09. Love Ends
10. Breathe

Joy of Jazz 2011

Wynton MarsalisForthcoming release featuring Wynton Marsalis (pictured), McCoy Tyner, Tutu Puoane, Tania Maria, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Sibongile Khumalo, Simphiwe Dana, Ringo, Bonga, Gerals Veasley, Jeff Lorber, Frank McComb, Alexander O’ Neal…

The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz 2011 – taking place 25- 27 August 2011 – marks twelve years of putting South Africa on the international jazz map. The annual fest attracts an audience of 20 000, aoss 7 venues in Johannesburg’s buzzing Newtown Cultural precinct.

With an international line-up of top artists, and an exciting mix of home-grown talent, Joy of Jazz has contributed to the cultural exchange between artists and many international performers have met their local counterparts and subsequently collaborated on various projects.

Importantly, Joy of Jazz has also seen a phenomenal growth in the number of developing jazz artists who have been given exposure and a platform on which to perform.

The staging of the Joy of Jazz in the Newtown Precinct has played an integral part in the regeneration of the inner city, having had significant benefits in helping to shape the future of Johannesburg, and contributing to the city’s changing creative and cultural landscape.

More information from www.joyofjazz.co.za