The University of York is hosting a six-day programme of events focusing on SouthAfrican jazz from September 4th – 9th: discussions, public lectures, book readings, film showings, record launches and live music. The programme is devised by Dr. Jonathan Eato.
This series of events marks the start of a two-year British Academy Newton Advanced Fellowship project, in association with the University of York Department of Music, under the banner South African Jazz Cultures and the Archive.
UK-based artists with strong South African origin or deep connections such as Eugene Skeef, Adam Glasser, Pinise Saul and Darius Brubeck are involved. Skeef will present sections from an unfifnished film about Bheki Mseleku. The final event presents a sextet led by pianist Tete Mbambisa, and including Julian Arguelles and Chris Batchelor.
Tickets are required to attend the events and they are available by emailing jonathan (dot) eato (at) york (dot) ac (dot) uk