What is cape jazz?

Cape Jazz

Cape jazz (more often written Cape Jazz) is a genre of jazz that is performed in the very southern part of Africa, the name being a reference to Cape Town, South Africa. Cape Jazz is similar to the popular music style known as marabi, though more improvisational in character. Where marabi is a piano jazz style, Cape Jazz in the beginning featured (though not exclusively) instruments that can be carried in a street parade, such as brass instruments, banjos, guitars and percussion instruments.

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Cape Jazz - Sheet Music Collection
... researcher Colin Miller together with publisher Nick Green of jazz.co.za, released the first ever sheet music collection of Cape Jazz compositions arranged by Jannie van Tonder, entitled the Cape Jazz ... included in this anthology are a modest part of the large body of music composed by some of Cape Town's premier jazz musicians ... Barrow, Basil Coetzee and Robbie Jansen who, among others, are household names in South African jazz ...
Mountain Records
... Mountain Records is a record label started in Cape Town, South Africa in 1980 by Patrick Lee-Thorp ... mostly South African music and is known as the home of Cape Jazz recordings, having issued a number of albums by such names as Basil Coetzee, Robbie Jansen, Jonathan Butler, Tony Schilder and others ... A sub-label, known as Sea Records was launched in about 1989 to release Jazz productions and several German jazz ensembles had their music issued on the label ...

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