Jazz X Change on a mission
Founded in 2013, Jazz X Change is a live music performance platform, which has hosted, groomed and opened doors for various local artists, including Sereetsi and the Natives, Kabo Leburu, Perfect Pitch and Mpho Sebina among others.
Speaking to Voice Entertainment this week, the initiative’s founder, Rahman EL-Kindiy admitted the project comes at a great expense, which includes advertising and marketing as well as paying for the venue.
“For the past four years we featured about 36 shows for different artists. We give them a platform for high performance standard after going through this development programme. Our aim is to bring artists or bands that are amateurs or seasoned musicians and veterans, put them in one studio and produce good music. We want to run a show that would basically develop musicians to a much higher level in the region,” he explained.
For his part, Ophius Siyabongo, the lead singer of Ecstasy Roots, who recently completed the 30-day course, stressed that the experience was invaluable to the band’s development.