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	<strong>By Jimmy Masingi<br />
	jimmym@greateralextoday.co.za</strong></p>
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	BEING an artist is the most visible part of the music industry. Whether a singer, a band or a guitarist, a drummer, a pianist or a saxophonist. The Alexandra music students and artists were privileged to be given a chance to learn about the different careers and businesses in the music industry. According to one of the workshop organisers, Concord Nkabinde, many youths dream about a career in the music industry but have little knowledge and understanding of how the industry works.</p>
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	The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz, T-Music man and the City of JHB embarked on a mission to help the underprivileged artists as well as music student around the country to learn the ropes in the music industry. The workshop started at Soweto on the 11th of July, Orange Farm on the 15th of July and concluded at the Alexandra Eastbank Hall on the 17th of July. All workshops were facilitated and co-ordinated by Jazz Maestro and record company owner, Concord Nkabinde.</p>
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	The workshops were attended by top artist and record company owners like Sipho Sithole of Native Rhythms, R.J Benjamin; Ernie Smith; Zwai Bala; and Wanda Baloi; testifying and sharing their experience in the industry. The 2014 Standard Bank Joy of Jazz will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre from 25 to 27 September.</p>
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	Details: Dianne Graney (011) 636 3873 Dianne.graney@standardbank. co.za www.joyofjazz.co.za</p>
Artists learn the business of arts

By Jimmy Masingi
jimmym@greateralextoday.co.za

BEING an artist is the most visible part of the music industry. Whether a singer, a band or a guitarist, a drummer, a pianist or a saxophonist. The Alexandra music students and artists were privileged to be given a chance to learn about the different careers and businesses in the music industry. According to one of the workshop organisers, Concord Nkabinde, many youths dream about a career in the music industry but have little knowledge and understanding of how the industry works.

The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz, T-Music man and the City of JHB embarked on a mission to help the underprivileged artists as well as music student around the country to learn the ropes in the music industry. The workshop started at Soweto on the 11th of July, Orange Farm on the 15th of July and concluded at the Alexandra Eastbank Hall on the 17th of July. All workshops were facilitated and co-ordinated by Jazz Maestro and record company owner, Concord Nkabinde.

The workshops were attended by top artist and record company owners like Sipho Sithole of Native Rhythms, R.J Benjamin; Ernie Smith; Zwai Bala; and Wanda Baloi; testifying and sharing their experience in the industry. The 2014 Standard Bank Joy of Jazz will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre from 25 to 27 September.

Details: Dianne Graney (011) 636 3873 Dianne.graney@standardbank. co.za www.joyofjazz.co.za

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