The Pamberi Trust is using the funding to inculcate knowledge about the history and tradition of jazz and to celebrate and promote local jazz initiatives through its Jazz Appreciation Society.
This week the society with appreciate a unique collaboration between young jazz artists of Zimbabwe entitled ‘Diverse’, led by drummer Blessing Muparutsa, collaborating with Sam Mtukudzi (guitar/sax) and keyboardist Nicholas Nare. “Diverse is an innovative experiment in creativity and improvisation within our big jazz genre” said Muparutsa.
In Zimbabwe the term ‘jazz’ has become a wide, grey area, including fusions with many African and other music styles, but Diverse plan to take the audience back to the essence of jazz – creativity and improvisation – and hope to lead aÂ trend towards experimenting with unconventional and diverse groupings of instrumentalists.Â Â
HARARE - Funding from the W F Kellogg Foundation has brought jazz to the stage at The Mannenberg Jazz Club.