If Jazz Be The Food of Love

"Indulge your senses in the enchanting melodies of love as we present 'If Jazz Be the Food of Love', a mesmerizing jazz show that pays homage to South Africa's cherished love songs.

Immerse yourself in the soulful renditions of classics by Ringo Madlingozi, the rhythmic beats of Mi Casa, and the evocative tunes of Langa Mavuso, all seamlessly woven together in a jazz tapestry. Join us for an unforgettable evening that transcends musical boundaries, awakening the very essence of love. Feel the passion and emotion as our talented ensemble breathes new life into these favorites, infusing them with the timeless allure of jazz.

This is more than just a concert; it's a celebration of love, expertly crafted to stir your emotions and leave you with a melody in your heart. 'If Jazz Be the Food of Love' promises an immersive experience, transporting you to a realm where music becomes the language of the heart. Don't miss your chance to be part of this musical journey. Secure your tickets now and let jazz serenade your soul with the flavors of love!"

Production Credits

Musical Director & Vocalist - Mava Gqeba


Obakeng More - Percussion

Theo Mngaza - Saxophone

Thami Dlamini - Piano



About the Artists

Mava Gqeba (26) is a Creative Arts Practioner based between Cape Town and East London who holds a BMus Degree in Jazz Vocal Performance from the University Of Fort Hare in East London. He is also a faculty memeber of the Sonwa Sakuba Institute for the Performing Arts where he teaches music theory and history.

Mava has been a part of two Standard Bank Ovation Award winning productions including, Afrika Sings! and "Dear Tata... What Makes a Man a Man?", the latter of which he wrote and performed himself. 

  • Venue: Thomas Pringle
  • Location: Monument Building
  • Ticket price: ZAR 100.00
  • Programme type: The Fringe
  • Genre: Music
  • Duration: 60 min
    • Suitable for All Ages
Thomas Pringle
June 25, 2024 14:00 - 15:00
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June 26, 2024 16:00 - 17:00
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June 27, 2024 12:00 - 13:00
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June 28, 2024 10:00 - 11:00