Debut CD by Ivan Mazuze - Maganda
The long-awaited debut album of saxophonist Ivan Mazuze "Maganda" portrays the saxophonists’ influences of various southern African cultures as well as his continuous jazz studies. Mazuze incorporates chopi and muthimba rhythms, the maskandi and marrabenta styles with the stylistic features of jazz and latin jazz on various tracks of the album which results in a largely varied repertoire.
Maganda, which is also Ivan’s traditional name, is a document of his musical journey and experiences.
From the start this talented young man had a clear vision of what he had to do in order to succeed in the music industry. Mazuze realized that educating himself and mastering his instrument was not enough, and while studying he set up his own production and publishing company to handle the administration and business side of his career.
Mazuze released his debut CD "Maganda" on Imazuze Music (January, 2009) in South Africa. The CD features some of the top South African musicians:
Alvin Dyers – guitar
Lucas Khumalo – bass
Kevin Gibson – drums
Mark Fransman – piano
Camillo Lombard – piano
Andrew Lilley - keyboards
John Hassan – percussion
Tony Paco – percussion
Graham Beyer - trombone
Melanie Scholtz - vocals
Nomfundo Xaluva – vocals
Hlulani Hlangwane – vocals
Heinrich Frans – vocals
The album is now available in selective independent music shops as well as at live performances.
The online magazine www.CapeTownMagazine.com “is passionate about South African music and particularly music from Cape Town. In this country and in this city we are blessed with musicians who not only have spectacular musical talent, they also know how to communicate wise and colourful insights through their songs – whether via words or via rhythms. Ivan Mazuze is undoubtedly one of those people!” (February 18, 2009).