This weekend saw the celebration of the 13th annual jazz festival in Cape Town. So in celebration of the festival I spent a morning listening to a variety of jazz musicians. It seemed quite strange to me that on some level I had forgotten how much I loved jazz. My choice in music seems to have totally evolved. When I thought back to those days in my late teens and early twenties I couldn’t help but smile. There is no substitute for the sound of live jazz! I remember the days of following musicians to jazz lounges and hotel lobbies and even one or two rather dodgy venues.
So as I listened to the likes of Fourplay, Ronny Jordan, David Sanborn, Peter White and Dave Koz of course the list is endless but the memories are all very good ones. The musicians who in my opinion deserve a shout out are Jonathan Butler, Kenny G and Andrew Young mainly because I’ve seen them perform live and the experience is forever etched in my memory. So as I journey back to the days of my love of jazz I’m so glad that I took the time to remember a very beautiful but oh so different time in my life!