Thursday, September 16th, 2010
This past summer at least three prominent figures of the Cape Town jazz scene–the saxophone players Robbie Jansen and Ezra Ngcukana and, most recently, pianist and historian Vincent Kolbe–passed.
Thursday, July 8th, 2010
Two of South Africa’s most talented musicians of the last 30 years, Robbie Jansen (1949-2010), sax and flute player who was in a band with Abdullah Ibrahim, and Nana Coyote (1955-2010), who made his name as a...
Thursday, December 31st, 2009
Around this time every year I especially the place where I was born and grew up. (Last year this time I was in Cape Town). Right now I am in northern Wyoming where its cold and snow...
Wednesday, August 5th, 2009
Robbie Jansen (a Cape Town alumnus of Abdullah Ibrahim’s various bands) turns 60 today. Jansen, who fell ill last year, now performs with an oxygen tank close by. The video is from a live performance in 2007.