CTMA
PROFESSIONALS

“The arts can and must
make a contribution to a
more inclusive society.

JAZZ IN THE QUAD

The CTMA in collaboration with SU Woordfees and Jazz in the Native Yards (JINY), presented the first ever Jazz in the Quad music experience – a late night music venue featuring some of South Africa’s best live music acts, during the 2018 SU Woordfees.

The inaugural event was held on five evenings and the line-up consisted of top-notch local
jazz musicians: Siya Makuzeni Sextet, Bongani Sotshononda and the United Nations of Africa band, Ramon Alexander and band, Reza Khota and IYONDE (featuring Sisonke Xonti and Bokani Dyer).

Jazz in the Native Yards, who curated the event together with CTMA, was founded in 2013, and is an initiative of Native Yards Arts, a township based creative art enterprise.

Jazz in the Native Yards, like CTMA, seeks to promote existing live music performance spaces and create new venues for artists to showcase their talent in different areas of the Western Cape.

OUR IMPACT

AUDIENCE REACHED: 1 500 ARTISTS/MUSICIANS EMPLOYED

  • Event curators: Jazz in the Native Yards
  • 32 Musicians
  • 5 DJs
  • 3 Technicians
  • Production coordinator
  • Illustrator
  • Graphic designer
  • Publicist

“The Toyota SU Woordfees values the partnership with the Cape Town Music Academy greatly. The vibrant shows produced by the CTMA, including the Jazz in the Quad series, added flair and local zest to the contemporary music programme at the festival. We also share the belief of the CTMA that the arts can and must make a contribution to a more inclusive society.”

Retha Bornman
Toyota SU Woordfees: Coordinator Marketing & Activation

“The city of Cape Town has always been abuzz with jazz music. JINY is now taking the sound through vehicles such as the Woordfees to where the people are, in a new jazz route and revival, past Muizenberg, Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha as far as Stellenbosch.”

Koko Nkalashe
JINY co-founder

DELHEIM
JAZZ & FONDUE SERIES

The Jazz & Fondue series, a collaborative initiative between the CTMA, Jazz in the Native Yards (JINY) and Delheim Wine Estate, was launched in the winter of 2018 to showcase jazz talent in the Winelands.

The series, consisting of Sunday afternoon jazz concerts held at Delheim estate’s cellar restaurant over nine consecutive weeks, not only affords jazz musicians a platform to perform, but also exposes local and international guests to the diverse local music talent that South Africa has to offer.

The 2018 Delheim Jazz & Fondue series boasted an impressive line-up that featured Bongani Sotshononda, Mandla Mlangeni, John Hassan Quartet, Buddy Wells, Mandisi Dyantyi, Luis Gimenez, Reza Khota, Ramon Alexander, Schalk Joubert, Ithonga (Hilton Schilder) featuring Madonsini, Babalwa Mentjies and Blackie Tempi.

“The JINY & CTMA are two wonderful organizations keeping the passion alive for local Jazz”

OUR IMPACT

AUDIENCE REACHED: 700 people over 9 weeks
ARTISTS/MUSICIANS EMPLOYED

  • Event curators: Jazz in the Native Yards
  • 45 Musicians
  • Sound engineer

“The Delheim Jazz & Fondue series played an exciting tune in the Stellenbosch Winelands thanks to collaboration with the Cape Town Music Academy (CTMA) and Jazz in the Native Yards. We were super stoked to be offering an inspiring showcase of fresh new talent and we had the opportunity to have some of the very best local artists perform on the farm in Stellenbosch giving them some great exposure but
also introducing the Winelands to the great talent Cape Town offers on both a national and international scale. The JINY and CTMA are two wonderful organizations keeping the passion alive for local Jazz talent in South Africa.”

Danica van Zyl
Delheim Marketing Manager

OUR IMPACT

AUDIENCE REACHED: 100
ARTISTS/MUSICIANS EMPLOYED: 11

FÊTE DE LA MUSIQUE

On June 21, the French celebrate Fête de la Musique – “The Day of Music Celebration”. The streets of Paris close down and transform into a carnival with buskers on every corner and live music in every cafe.
In true French style, the Alliance Française du Cap in Loop Street joyously follows suit every year and in 2017, CTMA partnered with them to bring the world-famous Malagasy accordion player, Régis Gizavo, to perform at the Alliance on this special day. This World Music icon performed to a full house with various other local Capetonian as well as Francophone artists residing in Cape Town, bringing to the Cape Town Fête de La Musique a spirit of exchanging our continent’s cultures as well as a true African togetherness.

“It is always inspiring to work with the CTMA as they strive to integrate and bring African cultures closer together through creativity and music.”

Christian Pizafy
Former director Alliance Française du Cap

WELGEMEEND
WOMEN’S DAY

On 9 August 2018, the CTMA collaborated with Welgemeend, a historic venue and arts trust in Cape Town, to host a Women’s Day celebration as part of their August Month of Art fundraising event with special focus on South African female artists. The CTMA provided the entertainment for the event in the form of the enigmatic female vocalists, Sima Mashazi and Luna Paige. They wowed the audience and celebrated the power of South African women by paying homage to iconic female artists such as Miriam Makeba, Dorothy Masuka, Laurika Rauch and Ingrid Jonker.

OUR IMPACT

AUDIENCE REACHED: 120
ARTISTS/MUSICIANS EMPLOYED: 5

“It was a privilege to co-host the August 2018 Women’s Day celebrations with the Cape Town Music Academy. With the CTMAs support, input and sponsorship we achieved our shared goal to promote the arts to the Cape Town public. We would love to collaborate with the CTMA again.”

Helena le Roux
Manager, Friends of Welgemeend

McCOY MRUBATA QUARTET AT GUS

Gallery University Stellenbosch (GUS), an off– campus extension of the Visual Arts Department, established The Stellies Jazz Experiment live music series in May 2017.
On Friday, 13 October, GUS hosted a free
music performance by the McCoy Mrubata Quartet. The line-up included McCoy Mrubata on saxophone, Blake Hellaby on keyboard, Frank Paco on drums and Peter Ndlala on electric bass.

The jazz evening was an initiative of Jazz in the Native Yards, supported by the CTMA. The CTMA also sponsored the live broadcast of the event on Fine Music Radio (FMR) in support of promoting jazz music to a broader Cape Town audience.

OUR IMPACT

AUDIENCE REACHED: 100
ARTISTS/MUSICIANS EMPLOYED: 11

  • Event curators: Jazz in the Native Yards
  • 4 Musicians
  • Sound engineer

“This journey…
has helped create a platform for social cohesion”

“Through the Cape Town Music Academy’s support we have for the past two years taken township-based musicians to perform at the Woordfees Festival and also the Delheim Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. This journey outside of the township has helped create
a platform for social cohesion between the various communities of the Western Cape.”

Ndaxola Samuel Nkalashe
Director: Jazz in the Native Yards