Last time we mentioned that we got the opportunity to attend an exclusive event all aimed at finding the next sensation in our local Jazz scene. We also went on to mention that we are especially looking forward to the finale set to take place on 4 December at the very same swanky and classy venue in Rosebank simply referred to as Katzys. Driven by two powerhouses in Emirates (the world’s largest airline) and Universal Music Group (the world’s leading music company), the competition will be contested by 5 talented individuals, namely:
- Casper Mofokeng – Saxophonist (Johannesburg)
- Viwo Kulati – Singer (Johannesburg)
- Siya Charles – Trombone (Johannesburg)
- Gally Ngoveni – Bassist (Pretoria)
- Nkosazana Mashinini – Singer (Johannesburg)
The big prize on offer makes us wish we had half that talent and were also in the running, sadly this isn’t the case. The prize comprises of a recording deal with Universal Music Group (UMG) and an opportunity to perform at the Blue Note, one of the most iconic jazz clubs in New York City, during the NYC Winter Jazzfest in January 2019. Voting is still open until 3 December so don’t forget to get in on the act. But wait, there’s more (always wanted to say that) – we are giving one lucky reader (could easily be you) the opportunity to join us with a partner of their choosing. To stand a chance, simply answer the below question:
Where is the winner of Emirates Pursuit of Jazz set to perform in January?
- New York City
All you need to do is pop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your answer and who knows you could be the lucky winner which we’ll announce on Monday (3 December). Enter, you know you want to and hope to see you there!