Jazz band from PE to perform at Cape Town Jazz Festival

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A jazz band from Port Elizabeth is geared to play one of their biggest gigs yet – The Cape Town International Jazz Festival.

‘Edgar Muzah and Friends’ – the winner of the ESP Afrika’s 2019 talent search competition – will make their debut sharing the stage with the legendary Chaka Chan and many others.

Whether you in New Orleans in the United States or from South Africa jazz is celebrated globally.

The ‘Edgar Muzah and friends’ band is popular among the PE locals, but now they want to blow the international crowd away.

Their sound is a culmination of African notes infused with a sultry and contemporary feel, sure to leave you tapping your feet asking for more.

Originally from Zimbabwe, Edgar is no novice in the music industry. His efforts with Zimbabwean world music artist, Willis Wataffi received three Zimbabwe Music Awards in 2016.

He believes Jazz speaks a universal language.

Musician Edgar Muzah from the “Edgar Muzah and friends band” says: “It’s a great opportunity for us especially with what we have been speaking about democracy. We get a chance to perform at a bigger scale festival that has all races and they get to listen so music has been point of social cohesion.”

Playing at the Cape Town International jazz festival is a dream come true for some of the band members.

Vocalist Andy Ndlazilwana says: “I am super excited for this because I would like to say to everyone and it’s a dream that everybody had to be performing on such a platform it’s a huge deal and it’s a big deal.”

And it is a huge platform to showcase their talent.

Norman Masamba, lead guitarist of the “Edgar Muzah and Friends Band” says: “The excitement is so super. So we’re really looking forward at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, and the band is ready we are ready.”

The band will join the likes of Moonchild, Shekhinah, the South African jazz legend Don Laka, and the chart-topping vocalist Craig Lucas on stage.

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