‘Fireworks’ in store at Winter Jazz Festival

Staff Writer

THE 2012 edition of the Winter Jazz Festival, which was expected to commence yesterday, will be held at Jazz 105 in Harare from July 26-30. This year’s event is being held under the theme “Jazz is not a state of mind; it is a fact of life!”.Today’s show will feature the talents of Victor Kunonga, Dudu Manhenga, Edith WeUtonga as well as Jean Masters while on Saturday the likes of Max Vidima, Willom Tight, Cool Crooners and Prudence Katomeni-Mbofana among others will be belting out.
South African-based afro-pop maestro, Q Montana, is also another act pencilled for Saturday, and has promised to set the stage “alight”.
The multi-instrumentalist, who recently landed a lucrative music deal in South Africa, promised to give his all come Saturday evening.
“We are going to be on fire at the festival and fans must expect nothing short of fireworks,” he said.
The show, he said, will give him a chance to reconnect with his audience.
“I have really missed jamming in Zimbabwe. The few shows I have held in Zimbabwe have given me the chance to reconnect with my local fans and the festival will be yet another platform,” the 29-year old crooner said.
Q Montana who has been on a national tour, which included stops in Mutare, Bulawayo, Masvingo, Gweru, Kwekwe and Harare, will end his tour today on the Roof Travel Plaza.
“I am going to be performing on Friday at On the Roof Travel Plaza. This will be my final gig before I head back to South Africa,” he said.
Q Montana gained prominence with his debut album Neo Vector (2005) which was followed by Sweet Pain (2007) and Untamed (2009).
His new stable, Coolspot Production, now distributes his music to over 45 countries.
The festival will be capped by performances from Sulu Chimbetu, Jah Prayzah and Too Open on Sunday.