Me and my friend having fun with the instruments.
Loved this - to me it captured the essence of Jazz and the night.
For the romantics Ann Hampton Callaway was just perfect. Her music made one want to grab a loved one and start dancing.
Then there was Christian Scott – that man is one with his trumpet. His whole band was amazing particularly Isadora Mendez Scott (his wife) on the vocals. I was left wanting more from this performance.
To promote local South African composers and artists there was the Sounds of Democracy performance where local flavor was the order of the day. Boy, did people sing along and get lost in the songs performed by various local artists. There is nothing like hearing music in your mother tongue – it’s so easy to get lost in a song.
Dwele – well then there was also Dwele (full name Andwele Gardner) – he is the performer who made us leave after 2 in the morning. He had the ladies swooning and passing him their phone numbers over the stage.
Dwele doing his thing – he is good performer. He grabs you and takes you on a musical journey. It wasn’t just about his singing but his creativity – there was no chance of getting bored.
Dwele Dwele Dwele - this man is a total flirt. I think he really liked this girl that he picked up from the crowd and began serenading on stage. Things were heating up on stage with Dwele suggesting his friends hanging out with her friends, when she ran off the stage. Apparently, there was one unamused boyfriend watching from below.
After my time at the Joy of Jazz Festival I actually think that Jazz can grow on me.