Ivan Mazuze

Location: Based in Cape Town


Artist Info

Noteworthy Performances

  • Peperoncino Jazz Festival 2017 (Italia)
  • International Academy of Music Festival 2017 (Italia)
  • Jazztage Gorlitz Festival 2017 (Germany)
  • International Jazz Day 2017 at Teatro della Fortuna (Italy)
  • Play Music Festival 2017 (Italy)
  • San Severino Blues Festival in Matelica 2017 (Italy)
  • Vossa Jazz Festival 2017 (Norway)
  • Amapa Jazz Festival 2016 (Brasil)
  • Oslo Kulturnatt 2016 at Cosmopolite Scene (Norway)
  • Hamilton World Music Festival 2016 (Canada)
  • Musikkfest Oslo 2016 (Norway)
  • Havana International Jazz Festival 2015 (Cuba)
  • Musica Festival 2015 (Zimbabwe)
  • Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2015 (Denmark)
  • Xiquitsi Festival 2014 (Mozambique)
  • Grahamstown Jazz Festival 2014 (South Africa)
  • Verao Amarelo 2013 (Mozambique
  • Vuka Showcase Festival 2013 (South Africa)
  • Joy of Jazz Festival 2013 (South Africa)
  • Locomotive Jazz Festival 2013 (Italy)
  • Musicastrada Festival 2013 (Italy)
  • Valdarno Jazz Festival 2013 (Italy)
  • HIFA 2013 (Zimbabwe)
  • Mela Festival 2012 (Norway)
  • Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2011 (South Africa)

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Media Quotes

"Ivan has the confidence of a runner who can go at top speed if necessary but who knows the value of superb phrasing and tone" - Anya Wassenberg, Arts and Culture Maven - Canada, 2016

"This is the third album that he has recorded and reveals a talented composer and multi-instrumentalist playing at the top of his game".  - Chris Baber, Jazz Views 

"This is the world of jazz and world-class jazz. The names may be unfamiliar, but this is the musical greats throughout heard behind Ivan Mazuze and his amazing and interesting saxophone playing. It is music that speaks, music that is not quite like what we are used to, but also no wonder. Ivan Mazuze is an exciting musician and Ubuntu feels like a cannonball". - Lennart Götesson, Dalademokraten - Sweden

"Mazuze uses the strong earthy and funky in the African beat with Africa clear with major / minor tonality. But then pops up anyway quite familiar world, the Nordic tone"... - Peter Rahbek, Jazzspecial Magazine - Denmark

Ubuntu is a South African word (Xhosa, Zulu) and refers to a quality connected with human virtues, such as compassion and humanity. This is reflected in the warm sounds, the energy and the joy of the music. It is music that connects rather than divides. - JAKOB BAEKGAARD, All About Jazz - USA


Typical Budget for Ivan Mazuze is
R5000 - R40000.


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