South Africa has always been a hot bed of Jazz talent. It is all we can do to keep up with the sheer amount of variety and depth that is constantly pouring out of the cape. There are countless great jazz musicians to choose from every month.
But in an effort to single it down, every month we choose two artists over all of the others to showcase and celebrate what they bring to the Jazz community of South Africa and these special artists becomes our featured South African Artists of the month.
These great artists have been chosen because of their tremendous talent and also because of their activities outside of music. Many are humanitarians like Masekala who championed the freeing of Nelson Mandela and wrote an anthem for his release. And some have been great mentors to our youths. It is all of these factors all with musical ability that have made these musicians our featured South African artists.