JoJ: Empowering the Youth With Jazz Music Industry Workshops

The Joy of Jazz takes the magic of Jazz to the youth with an empowered skills workshop on 23rd November 2022 from 10am – 3pm at Joburg Theatre. 

The workshop is designed to empower music students and young people with dreams of a career in music with valuable knowledge and insights. Focused on imparting actionable, useful and relevant skills, the workshop also creates a welcoming context for young people to access experienced musicians.

A league of award winning musicians will take turns giving classes on key subjects and learning areas throughout the day.

Free-Kiba drummer, composer and producer, Dr Sello Galane will start the programme with a session on “Introduction to improvisation”. The lesson makes use of games and activities to allow students to understand music away from instruments. This aims to help with expanding the imagination and techniques for practice and performance.

Guitarist, composer and song-stylist, Selaelo Selota will present on Ears without Tears. A lesson which aims to help improve the connection between aural and theoretical skills of students’ approach to playing in small and larger group settings. 

Multi-award winning vocalist, Gloria Bosman on How to play anything with confidence while composer and guitarist, Billy Monama will present a lesson themed, “Ensemble is the way to go.”

The workshop is also designed to allow students to build relationships with the musicians as mentors as they grow. The workshop, as an investment in the future careers of young musicians is at the heart of this year’s focus on recovery for the festival after two year Covid-19 related hiatus.

“We are committed to building a festival that is more than a great musical event. The Joy of Jazz as a platform includes workshops designed to provide music students a once in a lifetime opportunity to share and absorb skills from renowned professional musicians. The impact of  artists has been far reaching thanks to their committed contributions over the years; It’s reflected in the responses by young musicians, who post our workshops and share their experiences as they grow,” says Mantwa Chinoamadi Mutshinya – Festival Producer.

The 2022 Joy of Jazz focus on economic recovery is made possible by the industry stewardship of the T-Musicman team and its partners. These include,The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, Gauteng Tourism, SAMPRA, MNS Attorneys, Southern Sun and Radio stations, 702, Radio 2000, and Kaya 959

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Tickets to the festival are available at Computicket and Shoprite Checkers retail outlets nationally.

Festival contact
Mantwa Chinoamadi-Mu
Festival Producer