3rd most read contributor for Biz Lounge two years in a row

I have been given a wonderful platform to open the world up to well know and not so well known artists for over 2 years now on Biz Community in the portal called Biz Lounge.

We have interviewed the good and the great including :

Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music recently inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame

Tony Cedras who worked with Paul Simon

the multi talented RJ Benjamin

world class poet Siphokazi Jonas

rising star Bianca Blanc

Super star Chad Saaiman,

Biggest selling artist inDecember 2018 Vusi Nova to name but a few

The articles come out once a week and if you wish to be featured do contact me

So for 2019 I was the 3rd most read contibutor for a second year running

The platform is available to all artists ,you just have to reach out to me to be featured email info

Have a fantastic 2019 and keep reaching for blue skies.

The Music Exchange dates are out for 2019 …1st week September and booking is open at Quicket.

Roeshdien Jaz is an ‘ESP YOUNG LEGENDS 2019 TOP 20 FINALIST

Roeshdien had a stellar 2018 and was happy to release his new summer single called” Want what you can’t have ” and also put the finishing touches to his debut album to be released before the end of March 2019.

2018 will also go down as the the night he got to perform alongside his mentor and friend Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse at the Baxter Theatre on 26 October 2018 .

Roeshdien said the other day he is still pinching himself about that night.

The Baxter event was truly amazing and then to cap off 2018 he got nominated as an ESP YOUNG Legend.

Please if you would vote for Roeshdien as the winner gets to perform at Cape Town International Jazz Festival – during March 2019

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW, TO VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE FINALIST ONLINE, BEFORE MIDNIGHT 7 JANUARY 2019.

TOP 10 FINALIST WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE 10 JANUARY 2019…#ESPYL2019 #CTIJF2019

http://www.espafrika.com/top20/

Roeshdien Jaz up for ESP young legends award -please vote

A good friend and hard working artist Roeshdien Jaz is up for ESPYOUNGLEGENDS AWARD IN 2019

Do click on this link and vote Please

http://www.espafrika.com/finalists-2019/

This weekend we in Vredenburg with W Cape Department of Culture and Sport

After 6 weeks of going to various towns we head to Vredenburg for the final leg for 2018

The work does not stop Artists are being mentored by:

Craig Parks ( founder of Jazzathon ) that will take place early January 2019

Selwyn Bartlett -Radio expert and specialist consultant in Community radio

Heinrich Frans – artist and co artist manager to Kyle Sheppard and lead backing vocalist for Jonathan Butler

Martin Myers founder of Music Exchange and manager to Sipho Hotstix Mabuse

The team also took 3 time SAMA winner Tony Cox to George and well as the fantastic artist and educator RJ Benjamin to Swellendam

All the speakers are over whelemed with the talent on offer and imparted valuable music insights and practical business principals to students over the 2 days in each town

We have been to

Paarl -with Heinrich Frans

Swellendam -with RJ Benjamin

Knysna -with Tony Cox

Beaufort West with Heinrich Frans

Cape Town CBD

and now

Vredenberg

Now we await 2019 and what these artists will send us ..so we can get them access to live music platforms in Cape Town.

Siphokazi Jonas press in the Argus today about 16 days of Activism

An important read by Siphokazi Jonas

Alan Committie goes back to school in his brand-new comedy, Class(y) Clown at the Baxter, this November and December

The hugely popular Cape Town comedian, Alan Committie, goes back to school with his brand-new show, Class(y) Clowns, directed by Chris Weir, in the Baxter Concert Hall, from 23 November to 15 December at 8.15pm, with Saturday matinee performances.

Hot on the heels of hosting the Mother City’s favourite winter showcase, the 2018 Jive Cape Town Comedy Festival and the sold-out success of his Love Factually, Committie is ready to hand out top-class laughs.

He has gone back to the classroom, to teach himself (and audiences along the way), a few lessons.

As 2019 quickly approaches, he reviews the year that was – and what to look forward to – in the comic madness of the year ahead.

The verbally dexterous Committie has been described as having “a flair for thinking on his feet” and “turning something quite ordinary into a hysterical situation”. Class(y) Clowns promises to be no exception to this rule. “Verbal hi-jinx and madcap physicality make this comedian a must see,” is how Business Day described him.

Regarded as one of South Africa’s leading stand-up comedians and renowned master of ceremonies, Committie has hosted six Fleur Du Cap Theatre Awards, nine Jive Cape Town Funny Festivals and seven Sunday Times Top 100 Companies, amongst many others. He is also a multi-award-winning actor whose accolades include a Fleur du Cap Best Actor award for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and a SAFTA (South African Film and Television Best Supporting Actor) award for Laugh Out Loud.

Most recently he was seen in Oleanna at the Fugard Theatre and in early next year, he takes on the title role of Richard III at Maynardville. He also directed The Play That Goes Wrong at Theatre on the Bay.

Class(y) Clown is an 80-minute exploration of what we have learnt, what we still need to understand and how we can keep sane in this age of bewilderment.

Using his experience as a former school teacher, Committie will be re-educating audiences about the hilarious and precariously fragile state of the world. He covers subjects like science, history, geography, physical education, sex education and even home economics. The curriculum includes fluctuating from flossing to fiscal fragility and bouncing between ball-sports and by-elections as everything is covered in this hilarious new comedy show.

“There will be lots of textbook laughs but, be warned,” says Committie, “miss this show and you’ll be sent off to detention straight away.”

Class(y) Clown runs at the Baxter Concert Hall, from 23 November to 15 December at 8.15pm with Saturday matinees on 1, 8 and 15 December at 5pm. Ticket prices range from R120 to R165. Booking is through Webtickets on 086 111 0005, online at www.webtickets.co.za or from selected Pick n Pay stores.

ROESHDIEN JAZ RELEASES NEW SUMMER DANCE SINGLE!

Cancer Survivor/Cape Town based Singer-Songwriter Roeshdien Jaz fresh from being on stage with Sipho Mabuse at the Baxter last month in Cape Town , continues to uplift, elevate an inspire with the official release of his brand-new Tropical House/Dance Summer single, ‘Want what you can’t have’

rj banner 2 new 6 nov 2018

rj banner 2 new 6 nov 2018

“Want what you can’t have” is the brand NEW Summer, Dance/Club single, by Cape Town Singer-Songwriter, Roeshdien Jaz. It’s a fresh, dynamic dance track with suttle depth. The song speaks of how we… “Always seem to want what we just can’t have”.

“Even though she has a man, you still pursue your plan. “It’s a shame even though she knew, all the things he puts her through, cause she wants what she can’t have. It ain’t clear to me it’s a mystery, life always seems to be, a search, a hunt for what we always want, that’s never meant to be.”

A must have in your ‘SUMMER 2018 PLAYLIST’ to get you dancing, or that ‘adrenalin’ pumping on the treadmill at the gym. Remixes in the pipeline featuring  Cape Town female emcees, EJ Von Lyrik, Burni Aman and Shame (Godessa).

Available on ALL major digital platforms, worldwide. Roeshdien’s, much anticipated Debut Album 8 years in the making, is set for Digital release in the first quarter of 2019, called ‘The Contradiction’ (Every Mood).

“This body of work is a special tribute to life, an all it’s many beautiful contradictions”, says Roeshdien.

https://itunes.apple.com/za/album/want-what-you-cant-have-single/1437901945

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