Life, Love, and Passports

The joy of jazz

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!

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4 responses

  1. Pearl Maharaj

    Hey there old friend! I can remember us jiving to “here comes the hot stepper” what fun and fond memories!! Much love

    April 3, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    • Good times indeed! You are the original hot stepper!

      April 4, 2012 at 12:33 pm

  2. prudence stevens

    How I so agree. I was fortunate 2 hav been @ The Jazz Festival (by default) & thoroughly enjoyed every minute spent @ da CTICC. Crowd management, cleanliness of venues & performance of artist will certainly see me make a return time & time again 2 a wonderful magical event (should the Easter w.end be the same time as the Jazz Fest. I would hav 2 pass on ths event & remain faithful 2 ths very important time in da lives of all Christians & love of our Lord & Saviour – He who makes all things possible)

    April 3, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    • Well it looks certain you will miss the next one. It is on Easter weekend 2013!

      April 4, 2012 at 12:35 pm

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